Compounded with the emergence of information technology, information services have become more complex. In order to break the bottleneck in providing information services, the information behavior of the user community must be studied and library staff must be effectively trained to identify, adapt, and satisfy the information needs of every type of information seeker. Innovations in the Designing and Marketing of Information Services provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of improving and expanding information resources and services in a cost-effective way and enables librarians to plan and present information services for the betterment of civil society. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as e-resources, knowledge ethics, and user-friendly technology, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information scientists, behavioral scientists, information technologists, marketers, marketing executives, academicians, researchers, and students.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Faced with increased budget cuts, libraries must continue to advance their services through new technologies and practices in order to keep pace with the rapid changes society is currently facing. The once traditional in-person services offered can no longer be the only option, and to keep themselves afloat, libraries must offer more in terms of digital services. The convenience of offering mobile and digital services brings a new wave of accessibility to libraries and a new question on just how much libraries will need to change to meet the newfound needs of its patrons. Beyond offering these digital services, libraries are incorporating other types of technology in multifaceted ways such as utilizing artificial intelligence practices, social media, and big data management. Moreover, libraries are increasingly looking for ways to partner and collaborate with the community, faculty, students, and other libraries in order to keep abreast of the best practices and needs of their users. The Research Anthology on Collaboration, Digital Services, and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries explores emerging strategies and technologies that are redefining the role of the library within communities and academia. This reference book covers extensive ground on all the ways libraries have shifted to manage their resources, digitalize their services, and market themselves within the new technological revolution. These continued shifts for libraries come with benefits, challenges, and future projections that are critical for discussion as libraries continue to strive to remain updated and relevant in times of change. This book is ideal for librarians, archivists, collection managers, IT specialists, electronic resource librarians, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in the current state of libraries and how they are transforming to fit modern needs.
"This book provides a sound grounding in what industrial informatics is and in what directions the field is moving, providing a broad state-of-the-art review and showing connections and gaps in knowledge for those who design and use information technologies in industrial settings"--Provided by publisher.
This book presents the current state of research in information systems and digital transformation. Due to the global trend of digitalization and the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, the need for innovative, high-quality research on information systems is higher than ever. In this context, the book covers a wide range of topics, such as digital innovation, business analytics, artificial intelligence, and IT strategy, which affect companies, individuals, and societies. This volume gathers the revised and peer-reviewed papers on the topic "Domain" presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, held at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2021
Scientific investigation in the service industry has produced a major effect on productivity and quality in order to lead to new services. With ever-evolving internet technologies and information environments, system science and knowledge science seem to be an effective tool for service innovation in the 21st century. Progressive Trends in Knowledge and System-Based Science for Service Innovation illustrates new approaches to service innovation and new methodologies from the knowledge science and system science perspectives. Practitioners and researchers interested in knowing more about practical theories and successful examples in service science will find this book to be a vital asset to their studies.
The chapters presented in this book draw on ethnography as a methodology in a variety of disciplines, including education, management, design, marketing, ecology and scientific contexts, illustrating the value of a qualitative approach to research design. The chapters discuss the use of traditional ethnographic methods, such as immersion, observation and interview, as well as innovative ethnographical methods which have been influenced by the new digital culture. The latter challenges notions of identity, field and traditional culture such that people are able to represent themselves in the research process rather than be represented. New approaches to ethnography also examine the use and implication of images in representation as well as critically examining the role and impact of the researcher in the process.
Information technology has helped to facilitate the development of various marketing techniques, thus enabling a more efficient distribution of the data that are essential to business success. These advances have equipped managers with superior tools to interpret available consumer and product data and use this information as part of their strategic planning. Trends and Innovations in Marketing Information Systems features the latest prevailing technological functions and procedures necessary to promote new developments in promotional tools and methods. Bringing together extensive discussions on the role of digital tools in customer relationship management, social media, and market performance, this book is an essential reference source for business professionals, managers, and researchers interested in the use of current technology to improve marketing practice.
As information service management becomes increasingly critical in the 1980s, its attention is no longer limited to the acquisition, indexing, and storage of documents. Instead, it is taking on an expanded role in the understanding and analysis of economic issues and the management of technological innovation, This collection defines the dimensions of this expanded role and suggests strategies for improved information service management. Three principal areas related to information policy and decision making are covered: economics and government policy, management and marketing of services, and innovations and the impacts of technology. The book provides a practical and comprehensive background and framework for librarians, students of information science, information center managers, and others who are concerned with effective management of information services.