Examining the Impact of Industry 4.0 on Academic Libraries (Hardcover)

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As the rapid acceleration of industry 4.0 catapults a number of changes within the space of library services and operations into effect, it is more important than ever to understand the impact of technological revolutions on the academic library. This edited collection showcases the emerging issues brought by the 4th industrial revolution, and the effects on how libraries function, manage processes and continue to deliver products and services on a day to day basis.
The contributing authors examine the role of the Internet of Things in the academic library, identify the nature of the emerging technologies, and investigate how these innovations might be used in academic libraries. Documenting original research which offers a fresh insight into the opportunities and challenges of a new digital world, this book also delves into the readiness of libraries and library professionals to adapt to the change and new technologies brought about by Industry 4.0.
Presenting a wide-ranging road map of the future of libraries and information centres, this is an essential read for library professionals working in service delivery, as well as researchers interested in the nexus between academic libraries and emerging technologies.

About the Author

Josiline Phiri Chigwada is the Sub Librarian at Bindura University of Science Education. Her research interests are research data management, indigenous knowledge systems, Generation X, Y and Z, open access, reference services, marketing library products and services, digital libraries, and the changing role of librarians. Ngozi Maria Nwaohiri is a Senior Librarian, currently working at the University Library of Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Nigeria. Her research interests are the 21st century libraries and librarians and entrepreneurship education of LIS students.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781800436572
ISBN-10: 1800436572
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication Date: January 8th, 2021
Pages: 312
Language: English