Technological Advancements in Library Service Innovation

  • 7h 6m
  • Manika Lamba
  • IGI Global
  • 2022

Innovations in library services are rapidly developing within numerous areas including building design, program and event planning, patron experience and engagement, literacy program development, and administration and management. To ensure these changes are implemented and considered successfully, a closer look at the challenges, trends, and practices of these innovations is crucial.

Technological Advancements in Library Service Innovation examines the recent activities of successful and groundbreaking research and practices around the world surrounding library service innovation and presents various forward-thinking initiatives. It also provides an overview of libraries’ successful experiences, identifies emerging global themes and trends, and offers guidance to library practitioners on how to pursue the recent trends in their own library environment. Covering topics such as technology adoption and organizational structures, this book is ideal for library professionals, researchers, academicians, instructors, and students.

About the Author

Manika Lamba ( is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) published by IGI Global. She is an ICSSR Doctoral Fellow and is currently serving as the Chair of Professional Development Sub-Committee & Elected Standing Committee Member at IFLA Science and Technology Libraries Section, Newsletter Officer & Webmaster at ASIS&T South Asia Chapter, Secretary/Treasurer at ASIS&T SIG-OIM, and Cabinet Representative at ASIS&T SIG-DL. Moreover, she is serving as the program committee member for the Digital Marketing & eCommerce Conference. She was Editor-at-large for dh+lib (an ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group project) and was featured in the "Information Professionals Share their Top Tips for 2019" blog by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). She is an active reviewer for more than 18 international journals including IEEE Access, Scientometrics, Library Hi-Tech, and Journal of Information Science. In addition to publishing scholarly articles, she has authored a book on "Text Mining for Information Professionals: An Uncharted Territory" ( published by Springer Nature. She actively organizes workshops to equip information professionals with new computational and digital skills. Her research focuses on information retrieval, digital libraries, social informatics, and science of science using text mining, natural language processing, and machine learning techniques.

In this Book

  • The Tele-Reference Model—Adopting Virtual Tools to Enhance Reference Services during COVID-19 and Beyond
  • Knowledge Services Development in Unprecedented Circumstances—Experiences of the National Agricultural Library of CAAS
  • How Does AI Make Libraries Smart?—A Case Study of Hangzhou Public Library
  • Developing Geodetic Search Interface Through Auto-Generation of Geographic Name Authority Datasets
  • Actor Engagement in the Archival Value Co-Creation Process Through Social Networking Tools—Context of Archive Services in Japan
  • Information Literacy Module—A Case Study at the International School Library in Malaysia
  • Opportunities and Challenges of Academic Librarians in Offering Information Literacy Skills Training to Freshmen
  • Digital Information Literacy among the Faculty of Applied Science Students at a Private University in Malawi
  • Management and Use of Metadata as a Legal Information Retrieval Tool—Nigerian Legal Practices
  • Role of Medical/Health Librarians in Promoting the Use of Medical Library Resources and Services
  • Libraries in a World of Data—How to Move Forward While Protecting Users
  • Library Consumer Engagement Practices
  • Open-Source Software Use in Libraries in Developing Countries
  • Software Adoption and Use by Libraries
  • Creative Commons—Demand of the Time
  • Compilation of References