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In the Library Series

Amy Guest Associate Marketing Manager - Taylor & Francis, Library (Books)

In the Library is a series of free resources that has been specifically created for librarians in order to help them discover and engage with current key areas of interest, including: social media, metadata practices, user experience, digital ethnography, and digital resources.

To download the series, please click on the individual FreeBook titles or covers, below:

User Experience in the Library – DOWNLOAD THE FREEBOOK HERE

Modern librarians must grapple daily with questions of how best to implement innovative new services, while also maintaining and updating the old in the digital age. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with a clear introduction to human-centered design, ethnographic methods, information access and exchange, as well as the use of physical space in the library – all of which is in light of the User Experience (UX) in the library.

 

Digital Ethnography in the Library – DOWNLOAD THE FREEBOOK HERE

Libraries are portals to information, providing user access to tools for the creation of new concepts. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with a discussion on traditional usability (UX) work as a subset of ethnographic practices, eliciting data on user behaviour, and providing a road to transforming institutional practices through anthropological insights – all of which is in light of Digital Ethnography in the Library.

 

Digital Resources in the Library – DOWNLOAD THE FREEBOOK HERE

Print and digital resources can have creative and interesting relationships; they don’t need to reside in separate worlds, leaving libraries to promote their combined use. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with an exploration of the collective use of print and digital to style libraries as the key players in the academic world of the future, and the digital age – all of which is in light of Digital Resources in the Library.

 

Social Media in the Library – DOWNLOAD THE FREEBOOK HERE

Using social media effectively enables libraries to connect with users in a space that they already occupy, while bringing added value to existing activities. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with suggestions on how librarians, and academics, can use social media to improve audience engagement, create a community of users, and enhance the libraries profile – all of which is in light of Social Media in the Library.

 

Metdata Practices in the Library – DOWNLOAD THE FREEBOOK HERE

The current technical services operations within libraries needs to be redirected and refocused in terms of format priorities. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with a consideration around shifting scholarly publishing, open access, social networking, loss of market share, and declining library funding on collection budgets and digital accessibility to print resources – all of which is in light of Metadata Practice in the Library.

 

Physical Space in the Library – DOWNLOAD THE FREEBOOK HERE

For many decades space was a solely architectural and practical issue, but now library space can be more than just functional. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with an exploration of library space as multifaceted, with different social, cultural, and objective meanings, while also fostering, motivating, and inspiring collaborative and informal learning processes – all of which is in light of Physical Space in the Library.

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