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Recent trends in library science

Library science is a field that is constantly evolving, and staying up-to-date with the latest trends is crucial for librarians to provide the best possible service to their patrons. Here are some recent trends in library science:
  • Advances in collection management: Electronic Resource Management (ERM), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Implementation, Cloud Computing, and Internet of Things (IoT) are some of the latest trends in collection management
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  • User engagement: Libraries are focusing on user engagement by providing personalized services, creating interactive spaces, and offering virtual services
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  • Adoption of digital technologies: The adoption of digital technologies to manage library collections and services, including the use of online databases, web catalogs, and digital archives, is one of the latest trends in library science
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  • Research data management: Research data management is becoming increasingly important in library science, and librarians are playing a key role in helping researchers manage their data
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  • Rethinking of library space: Libraries are rethinking their physical spaces to make them more flexible, adaptable, and conducive to learning and collaboration
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  • Consolidation of LIS companies: The LIS industry is seeing a trend of companies merging or being bought out by larger competitors, which supports the further development of LIS technology
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  • Virtual and augmented reality: Virtual and augmented reality are being used in libraries to create immersive learning experiences
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  • Artificial intelligence: Artificial intelligence is being used in libraries to automate routine tasks, such as cataloging and circulation, and to provide personalized services to patrons
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References:
[1] https://resources.noodle.com/articles/latest-trends-in-library-and-information-science/
[2] https://slimkm.com/news-articles/emerging-trends-technologies-in-library-information-services/
[3] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/371125954_Current_Trends_in_Library_and_Information_Science
[4] https://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends
[5] https://librarysciencedegree.usc.edu/blog/4-library-and-information-science-technology-trends-in-2020/
[6] https://irjhis.com/paper/IRJHIS2303018.pdf

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