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Boosting the Knowledge Economy : Learning Services in Educational, Cultural and Corporate Environments
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A traditional and often underestimated mission, learning services provision is increasingly being perceived by libraries, archives, museums and companies as an invaluable strategy to facilitate knowledge creation and innovation in the context of a knowledge-driven society. Boosting the Knowledge Economy provides a fresh look at this key area, presenting a comprehensive, international and up-to-date overview of learning services, from the basic concepts to cutting-edge practices and guidance on developing learning programmes. The first chapters introduce knowledge economy and learning services. The following chapters discuss learning services in the context of different institutions, such as libraries and museums. The remaining chapters explore principles and strategies of implementing learning services, implications for the LIS profession and a conclusion.
- Presents a contemporary view on DRM and fair use for librarians in the context of contemporary technology
- Addresses file standards in relation to devices in libraries
- Demonstrates ways that librarians can support and engage students using emerging digital technologies
- Identifies low- or no-cost solutions available to assist librarians to fully engage with users through technology in the digital milieu