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Lifelong learning is currently a major concern of governments who wish to see their citizens remain employable while the job market changes. Critical to this are digital learning centres where learning is delivered through internet access or via CD-based packages. Access to these turns public libraries and community networks into 'multi media neighbourhood superstores' where print-based learning materials are enhanced by multimedia. The multiplicity of sources of learning materials and experiences reinforces and extends the traditional role of the librarian as mediator between the user and their needs. To support and foster these activities frontline public library and community network staff must be capable of offering user support and advice in a much wider arena. This requires training in new knowledge and skill sets.
This timely new book offers practical guidance and expertise for public library and community network staff in setting up, running and developing an effective digital learning centre based within the People's Network or in a related community networking initiative. It has a holistic focus on the use of ICT, taking staff beyond user training applications into areas of network management, e-learning, digitization, web design and XML that staff face on a day-to-day basis. Key areas covered include:
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"...a must for any librarianship student, recently appointed librarian, or any librarian, or learning centre manager, that finds themselves needing to transform their current library environment into a twenty-first century library." (Performance Measurement and Metrics)
"...a valuable resource for any public librarian." (Library Review)
"...concise, topical and practical" (Online Information Review)
David McMenemy BA(Hons) MSc MCLIP ILTM is a Lecturer at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde. He was formerly Lifelong Learning Officer for Glasgow City Council, where he worked on the roll-out programme for the People’s Network. Other previous experience includes work on two large digitization programmes.
Alan Poulter BA MA MSc MCLIP is a Lecturer at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, and runs training sessions on internet-related topics, as well as being co-author with Debra Hiom and David McMenemy of The Library and Information Professional’s Internet Companion (Facet Publishing, 2005).
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Book Description Facet Publications, 2005. 184 pages Book in very good condition. 9781856045100 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Seller Inventory # 911409
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