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Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions (Hardcover): Thomas W. Leonhardt Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions (Hardcover)
Thomas W. Leonhardt
R2,313 Discovery Miles 23 130 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everything you need to know about adding e-resources to your library's servicesHandbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions steers librarians through the process of evaluating, choosing, and managing electronic resources as they expand their collection development policies to include electronic databases. This handy, how-to guide takes a practical approach to acquisitions, providing commonsense information on basic copyright laws, fair use guidelines and policies, offsite and in-house databases, virtual reference software, EDI, and vendors. The book's contributors draw on their own experiences, providing case studies and helpful evaluation checklists, worksheets, and templates. Electronic journals, full-text databases, and electronic books are altering the traditional purpose of the library as an "archive" for publications. The Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions provides usable tips on the practical aspects of implementing electronic resources, helping librarians develop the potential of digital media as they work to provide their patrons with top quality access and services in a rapidly changing environment. The Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions examines: * evaluating databases for acquisition, retention, and withdrawal* budgeting for electronic resources* measuring user satisfaction* online aggregated databases* licensing agreements* the TEACH (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization) Act* the Digital Millennium Copyright Act* e-mail tools* and much more!The Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions is an invaluable aid to librarians working at all levels as they attempt to keep pace with their changing environment.

Virtual Slavica - Digital Libraries, Digital Archives (Hardcover): Michael Neubert Virtual Slavica - Digital Libraries, Digital Archives (Hardcover)
Michael Neubert
R1,094 Discovery Miles 10 940 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get an inside view of producing digital information projects Digital technology has provided great opportunities as well as colossal challenges for information professionals at Slavic libraries, collections, and archives. Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives presents leading information experts exploring the monumental task of converting Slavic manuscripts and books for presentation in the digital realm. Readers get a clear inside view of how to conquer the various challenges that arise within digital library and archive projects through detailed descriptions of specific projects discussed in easy-to-understand language. Slavic studies present innate problems when attempts are made to allow access to the material over the Internet. The Cyrillic alphabet is just one of the huge stumbling blocks standing in the way of universal access to this important material. Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives provides practical strategies for anyone looking for answers to problems within their own virtual information project. Copyright issues, digital reference, text encoding, online translation, presentation issues, and use of grant funding are some the topics comprehensively discussed to give information professionals clear solutions to the issues they may be facing. The book is carefully referenced. Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives examines: the persistence of multiple standards for digitally handling the Cyrillic alphabet presenting the Comintern archives online FEB-web its structure, the creation of digital editions, its plans for the future copyright issues in the twenty-first century Meeting of Frontiers the reorganization of the text content of the international collaborative digital library project at the Library of Congress standardized encoding practical and theoretical programming issues the unforeseen difficulties and solutions to complete a grant-funded digital Slavic project and more Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives is of keen interest to librarians, archivists, Slavic studies academics, and library and information science educators and students.

The Reference Collection - From the Shelf to the Web (Paperback): Linda S. Katz The Reference Collection - From the Shelf to the Web (Paperback)
Linda S. Katz; Edited by William Frost
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Stay up-to-date with the growing amount of reference resources available online How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference titles in digital form. Libraries spend increasing amounts of funding on electronic reference materials, and librarians devote an increasing amount of time to assisting in their use. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential guide to collection development for electronic materials in academic and public libraries. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web tracks the continuing evolution of electronic reference resources-and how they're accessed in a variety of settings. Librarians representing university, elementary school, and public libraries in the United States and Australia examine how reference collections have evolved over time (and may soon be a thing of the past); how public and school libraries have dealt with the changes; why library research assignments have become more difficult for teachers to make and for students to complete; how to organize online reference sources; and why the nature of plagiarism has changed in the electronic era. The book also examines the use of electronic references from a publisher's perspective and looks at the most important Web-accessible reference tools both free and subscription in the areas of humanities, medicine, the social sciences, business, and education. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web also examines: issues of authority, accessibility, cost, comfort, and user education in evaluating electronic resources the formation of purchasing consortia to facilitate the transfer of reference materials from print to online formats current literature and research findings on the state of digital versus print reference collections what electronic publishing means to smaller reference books (dictionaries, almanacs, etc.) the need for increased information literacy among students the nature, extent, and causes of cyber plagiarism the use of federated search tools and includes a selected list of the top 100 free Internet reference sites The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential resource for all reference and collection development librarians, and an invaluable aid for publishing professionals.

Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections (Hardcover): Linda S. Katz Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections (Hardcover)
Linda S. Katz; Edited by Audrey Fenner
R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get informed answers to your questions and concerns about integrating the materials in your library's collection Library collections have always included materials in many formats handling a mix of material types is an accepted part of library work. And in recent years, the very concept of "collection" has been significantly redefined by the addition of electronic resources. But are print and digital materials really merged in library collections or are they treated and maintained as separate entities? Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections examines a variety of collection management issues, combining practical theory, research findings, "how-to" articles, and opinion pieces to encourage efforts in establishing fully integrated and accessible collections. While achieving a truly integrated collection can be difficult, the failure to do so can lead to duplication of access, effort, and expense. Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections can help guide you through the difficult aspects of keeping your collection up-to-date, including the "Big Deal" and consortial purchasing, shifting the emphasis from purchasing print to procuring online resources for library reference work, analyzing use patterns of electronic versus hard copy resources, serials workflow studies, and review projects. Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections examines: the implications of electronic resource licenses future directions of academic reference collections technologies that can help integrate electronic resources into reference collections the "Big Deal" the purchase of access to large aggregations of materials in electronic formats integrating electronic resources into the collections of ARL libraries a corporate library's progression to an all-digital collection how to decide what can and can't be digitized how large e-book collections affect the circulation of comparable print collections and much more! Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections is an invaluable resource for librarians experts and beginners seeking to develop the best collections for their patrons.

Selecting Materials for Library Collections (Hardcover): Linda S. Katz Selecting Materials for Library Collections (Hardcover)
Linda S. Katz; Edited by Audrey Fenner
R1,203 Discovery Miles 12 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Strategies and tools to help you plan, build, and maintain your library collection Selecting Materials for Library Collections takes you step-by-step through the process of planning, building, and maintaining a quality library collection. This up-to-date guide addresses the interests and concerns of academic and public libraries with expert advice on budgets, policies, and planning. The book examines print, non-print, and Internet selection resources, including the OCLC WorldCat Database and ACQNET-L. You'll find valuable information you can apply right away to help you keep any collection relevant and up-to-date Selecting Materials for Library Collections provides the tools you need to keep your library collection current. Seasoned experts share their thoughts on how to analyze your users' expectations and then provide them with the materials they need. The contributors also examine the selection aids that they use in their own acquisitions work and then look at how to achieve a balanced collection that efficiently serves their clients' needs. Supplementary reading lists and extensive bibliographies provide you with additional resources. Selecting Materials for Library Collections presents the latest information on: using print, non-print, and Internet selection resources such as OCLC WorldCat database and ACQNET-L initial collection assessment and decision making collection tool evaluations acquiring international core titles the New Thought movement approval plans set-up, maintenance, and evaluation the newest technology for media selection specialized library collections in music, art, business, economics, health, sports, leisure, and more

E-Serials Collection Management - Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities (Hardcover): Jim Cole, Wayne Jones, David C. Fowler E-Serials Collection Management - Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities (Hardcover)
Jim Cole, Wayne Jones, David C. Fowler
R1,279 Discovery Miles 12 790 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn how information professionals are addressing the electronic resource issues being faced in their own libraries and around the world! This informative volume gives you an up-close look at the increasingly important role that electronic serials play in the overall library collection, today and in the future. It addresses many of the themes, problems, and questions raised by this fast-evolving medium, including e-journal publishing issues, troubleshooting, and accreditation issues, as well as e-reserves, e-books, and more. In E-Serials Collection Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities, library professionals from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia discuss these issues, the problems they have faced, and the solutions they have developed for them. From the editor: "It is my belief that e-serials will continue to emerge as the key players in the library world, as the physical library gradually and inexorably gives way to the virtual library. As e-journals insinuate themselves throughout the infrastructures of libraries and expand their reach globally, the issues addressed in this book are becoming of concern to all librarians, not just the electronic resources and information technology specialists. Librarians all over the world are struggling with how to manage electronic serials and the issues associated with them. In this book, readers will see how library professionals just like themselves deal with electronic journals, their transitions, trends, and technicalities." With helpful graphs, figures, and charts making the information in the book easily accessible and understandable, E-Serials Collection Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities will increase your understanding of: the interrelationship between pricing, licensing, technological aspects, and proximity to publishers and libraries from the point of view of a leading global subscription agent the benefits and pitfalls of using vendors/publishers, third-party providers, and subscription agents for electronic journal services how information professionals are currently developing and cataloging online materials with a survey of 70 libraries! the IP ranges vs. passwords conundrum the advantages of joining a consortium to make journals available to users at a lower cost to your library how to determine the amount of usage your electronic products are getting claiming and troubleshooting e-journals with a fascinating case study from UCLA's biomedical library how to efficiently handle electronic articles destined for a reserve collection how to select an e-book model that will satisfy your users and your staff open-access systems and software and what they mean to your institution regional accreditation for e-serials using a database-driven approach to manage e-resources and more!

Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age (Paperback): Annabel Stephens Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age (Paperback)
Annabel Stephens
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age discusses the increasing amounts of information that are used in collection development. Case studies, interviews, and research are the basis for this book's suggestions to improve your collection methods without straining your library's budget. It will help you acquire the most useful materials while sharing information with collaborating libraries to offer patrons the latest and largest variety of resources. Discussing a topic that is scarcely addressed in collection literature, this book explores ways in which one informational medium the Internet impacts materials budgets, selection tools, and alternative sources of information during the selection process. Offering methods that apply to libraries of different sizes and financial capability, Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age provides you with ideas and suggestions for the improvement of collection development methods, including: examining how libraries use information to plan and budget for collection development developing a budget method that takes several factors into consideration, such as population impact, property tax revenues, circulation, reference needs, and client needs centralizing selections in order to allocate additional staff time and to choose resources patrons want without sacrificing the utility of local collections building public library collections with the assistance of vendors and the five levels of vendor participation using the conspectus method to assess and organize the collections of small libraries for easier access researching three public libraries in the United Kingdom to determine how varying levels of automation affect patron resources and services To help you integrate the appropriate electronic resources into collection development policies and procedures, Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age discusses which formats, access methods, pricing schemes, and differences in scope will best meet your selection needs. Containing proven strategies that will target your collection priorities and criteria to evaluate the use and effectiveness of electronic resources, this book will help revise your collection development methods to satisfy the informational needs of patrons.

Collection Development in a Digital Environment - Shifting Priorities (Hardcover): Sul H. Lee Collection Development in a Digital Environment - Shifting Priorities (Hardcover)
Sul H. Lee
R1,591 Discovery Miles 15 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Librarians and other library professionals will find this informative book chock full of thought-provoking papers that will help you find new solutions to the collection development problems your library may experience while facing this new digital age. Collection Development in a Digital Environment is a result of papers presented at the 1998 University of Oklahoma Libraries Conference. You will discover ways to help your library take the lead in advancing the academic agenda through technology while at the same time leaning how technology requires change in the way libraries themselves operate. Collection Development in a Digital Environment explores ethical and technological dilemmas of collection development and gives several suggestions on how your library can successfully deal with these challenges and provide patrons with the information they need.This guide covers many valuable ways that your library can be better prepared for developing a "user friendly" collection of materials in this new digital age. You will discover how methods to shift your library from buying materials for collections for faculty or students that may need them sporadically to a system of responsiveness and customization where "just in time" and "just for you" are the standards of information access, making you and your library both time-effective and cost-effective. Collection Development in a Digital Environment brings to light many ways in which libraries can improve collection development methods, such as: using the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) initiatives to improve global access to information, such as the Global Resources Program, which features a seamless web of interconnected, coordinated, and interdependent research collections that are electronically accessible to users examining discussions on scenario-driven planning and the benefits of having your patrons let you know what they are interested in instead of guessing what materials they may be interested in analyzing the influence of the World Wide Web on the role of libraries to discover how you can use these ideas to expand the collection of materials in your library gaining insight into how the concept of disintermediation in the publishing process will help libraries use the electronic environment to eliminate intermediate sources and collect materials directly from the publisher, thus saving time and moneyFrom the insightful chapters in Collection Development in a Digital Environment, you will find new and successful ways to use the new digital environment to enhance collection development in your library. This unique book will help your library be more digitally accessible while still being user-friendly to your clientele.

Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age (Hardcover): Annabel Stephens Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age (Hardcover)
Annabel Stephens
R1,456 Discovery Miles 14 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age discusses the increasing amounts of information that are used in collection development. Case studies, interviews, and research are the basis for this book's suggestions to improve your collection methods without straining your library's budget. It will help you acquire the most useful materials while sharing information with collaborating libraries to offer patrons the latest and largest variety of resources.
Discussing a topic that is scarcely addressed in collection literature, this book explores ways in which one informational medium--the Internet--impacts materials budgets, selection tools, and alternative sources of information during the selection process.
Offering methods that apply to libraries of different sizes and financial capability, Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age provides you with ideas and suggestions for the improvement of collection development methods, including: examining how libraries use information to plan and budget for collection development developing a budget method that takes several factors into consideration, such as population impact, property tax revenues, circulation, reference needs, and client needs centralizing selections in order to allocate additional staff time and to choose resources patrons want without sacrificing the utility of local collections building public library collections with the assistance of vendors and the five levels of vendor participation using the conspectus method to assess and organize the collections of small libraries for easier access researching three public libraries in the United Kingdom to determine how varying levels of automation affect patron resources and services To help you integrate the appropriate electronic resources into collection development policies and procedures, Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age discusses which formats, access methods, pricing schemes, and differences in scope will best meet your selection needs. Containing proven strategies that will target your collection priorities and criteria to evaluate the use and effectiveness of electronic resources, this book will help revise your collection development methods to satisfy the informational needs of patrons.

Going Digital - Strategies for Access, Preservation, and Conversion of Collections to a Digital Format (Hardcover): Donald L.... Going Digital - Strategies for Access, Preservation, and Conversion of Collections to a Digital Format (Hardcover)
Donald L. DeWitt; Edited by Donald L. DeWitt
R866 Discovery Miles 8 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Going Digital: Strategies for Access, Preservation, and Conversion of Collections to a Digital Format offers you succinct and analytic views of the problems and benefits of digital resources in the traditional academic library. Library administrators, collection managers, and librarians will learn the advantages and disadvantages of traditional and digital collections and the costs of providing local access or implementing remote access to digital collections. Originally presented at a series of five symposiums sponsored by the Research Libraries Group, the articles inGoing Digital will help you decide upon a cost-effective collection method that will meet the needs of your library, your patrons, and your budget.The chapters in this text are written by the nation 's leading librarians who pose and answer questions about hardware and software needed for digital libraries, the costs involved, establishing and maintaining access to digital collections, copyright concerns, and long-term preservation problems. Going Digital gives you insight into factors that will help you decide what will best meet the goals of your library, such as: the advantages and disadvantages of preserving microfilm and digital conversion choosing the correct hardware and software for your digital preservation program the changes required from librarians when shifting from collection development to digital resources examining the selection process for collections from perspectives of access, public service, technological requirements, and preservation ways to improve access to traditional collections cost comparisons between digital and hard copy resources devising a technical plan for successful digital conversion of projects involving the user 's wants when selecting collections for digital conversion and recognizing the central parts patrons play in the selection processIn light of the changing ways we receive and keep our information, Going Digital discusses new collection preservation criteria and suggests that access and informational values, not just deterioration, should be equal factors in selecting materials to be converted to digital form. Proving that digital collections are changing every facet of library operations, Going Digital shows you the most cost-effective way to begin a digital collection and how to choose what materials to digitize in order to provide your patrons with the information they want and need.

Collection Development - Access in the Virtual Library (Hardcover): Maureen Pastine Collection Development - Access in the Virtual Library (Hardcover)
Maureen Pastine
R1,847 Discovery Miles 18 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A guide to balancing traditional collection issues with electronic access and document delivery demands, Collection Development: Access in the Virtual Library helps librarians find solutions and approaches for dealing with changes occurring in interlibrary loan, regional consortia, commercial vendor relations, and ownership versus access. Its sophisticated analyses offer you clarity of vision, the wisdom of experience, and solid advice as you are transported into the `virtual library environment'with its variety of expectations, service complexities, and information technologies.Interested in reducing local collecting costs while expanding the universe of information and knowledge available to your primary clientele? Collection Development will show you just how many options are out there for enhancing your virtual environment, as it explores: teaching your users advancing bibliographical retrieval and assessment methodologies the delivery of library resources electronically for distributed learning/distance education conducting CD-Rom collection development comparisons planning space for a more technologically oriented research environment enriching your on-line catalog with contents pages and new indexing capabilities the impact of change and shifting paradigms on public services staffing the development of good electronic presentation designStill not convinced that this is the book you need to improve access in your library? Think again! Collection Development will help you with library control and ordering articles via commercial document delivery; it will help you develop coherent and intuitive ways of organizing and presenting available electronic resources; it will help you work with administrators and funding agents to attain a balance between traditional library resources and emerging information technologies, and much, much more!

Access, Resource Sharing and Collection Development (Hardcover): Sul H. Lee Access, Resource Sharing and Collection Development (Hardcover)
Sul H. Lee; Edited by Sul H. Lee
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Access, Resource Sharing, and Collection Development explores the role of libraries in acquiring, storing, and disseminating information in different formats to help you better use technology to share scarce resources and connect library users with collections. With an expressed goal of encouraging continued debate and further investigation, this book provides you with developing strategies and procedures to meet the challenges you face as a collection development librarian during this dynamic time. Among the vital concerns addressed are the competition for limited resources, trends in document delivery, the evaluation of document delivery products, and libraries?options for the future.
The chapters collected in Access, Resource Sharing, and Collection Development represent the proceedings of the annual conference held by the University of Oklahoma Libraries and the University of Oklahoma Foundation. The book provides insight into your peers?findings and ideas on:

  • access vs. ownership
  • the future role of the bibliographer
  • changes in collection management
  • managing restrained resource budgets
  • an emphasis on the library user as customer
  • the growth and acceptance of document delivery as a component of collection development and ILL
  • electronic publishing and copyright issues
  • commercial document delivery services


Access, Resource Sharing, and Collection Development also shows you how to discover and evaluate "free" resources on the Internet, as standards for production, promotion, and maintenance are nonexistent. The challenge of using these materials is being met by developing criteria for selection, looking at cataloging options, and working in cooperation with other institutions. You?ll also learn the different options for document delivery and how to evaluate document delivery products. Among the book's advice: you should consider the types of document delivery available, examine the benefits of combining outside services with in-house systems, review the criteria for selecting technologies and suppliers, and explore examples of institutions creating customized systems.

Evaluating Acquisitions and Collection Management (Hardcover): Linda S. Katz, Pamela S. Cenzer, Cynthia I. Gozzi Evaluating Acquisitions and Collection Management (Hardcover)
Linda S. Katz, Pamela S. Cenzer, Cynthia I. Gozzi
R755 Discovery Miles 7 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Here is an in-depth book on the process of evaluating your acquisitions and collection management programs. No project, no matter how ingenious or innovative, will be granted support by a funding agency without a solid evaluation plan. Evaluating Acquisitions and Collection Management discusses the reasons evaluation is held in such high regard by administrators. The authors describe a variety of evaluation activities that cover both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The first section of the book covers current trends and the impact on collection development and acquisitions, and how the evaluation of collections can reveal patterns of program support that can then be compared between peer institutions. Other topics include the process of assigning relative value to acquisitions activities, performance appraisal, and methods for improving procedures of acquiring materials. Acquisitions librarians and administrators will find this book extremely helpful in streamlining their acquisitions and collection management programs.

Company Curiosities - Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874 (Hardcover): Arthur MacGregor Company Curiosities - Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874 (Hardcover)
Arthur MacGregor
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For nearly three hundred years, the East India Company dominated British trade and relations with Asia. It made handsome profits for shareholders but also provided collectors in Europe with natural specimens and man-made rarities that were prized for their scientific, aesthetic or cultural value. An array of administrators, soldiers, surveyors spent much of their lives attempting to inventory and to comprehend India's vast country, its teeming populations and its myriad rituals and wildlife: nearly forty species of mammals and over 120 species of birds were discovered in the Katmandu valley alone; astonishing wall paintings from the fifth-century were unearthed in caves at Ajanta; and spectacular fossil fauna arrived from the Siwalik Hills. Company Curiosities: Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874 offers the first-ever overview of the remarkable role of the East India Company and its servants in collecting and showcasing a treasure-house of natural specimens and man-made objects - craft materials, paintings and sculptures, weapons, costumes, jewels and ornaments - that established the look and the feel of India for those who had never ventured abroad. Arthur MacGregor tells the stories behind the remarkable discoveries and collections, and those responsible for them, and their impact on natural science, commerce and industry, and personal taste.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations - Developing Standards and Changing Practices for Libraries and Universities (Hardcover):... Electronic Theses and Dissertations - Developing Standards and Changing Practices for Libraries and Universities (Hardcover)
Robert E. Wolverton, Lona Hoover, Susan Hall, Robert Fowler, Gary M. Pitkin
R2,407 Discovery Miles 24 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As open access initiatives, electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) provide Internet access to graduate student research documents from hundreds of academic institutions, thus furthering international scholarly communication. The last decade has seen change and collaboration among colleagues of varied disciplines and across institutional boundaries. There is a need for practical information for academics, database managers and library catalogers in dealing with the complexities of developing ETD programs and workflow. The authors present a comprehensive treatise on ETDs, drawing on many years of collective experience within this specialization. This book was published as a special issue of Technical Services Quarterly.

Managing the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals and Resources - A Guide for Library and Information Professionals... Managing the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals and Resources - A Guide for Library and Information Professionals (Hardcover)
Maria Collins, Patrick Carr
R2,660 R2,526 Discovery Miles 25 260 Save R134 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Managing the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals and Resources: A Guide for Library and Information Professionals is a collection of essays from the leading authorities on print-to-e-resource transition - from library institutions of all sizes and levels of funding. This book will help librarians and information professionals to design, implement, and manage solutions to effectively provide online access to e-journals and e-resources. Special topics discussed include reconfiguring acquisition models, electronic resource management (ERM) systems, skill sets necessary for e-resource management, efficiency enhancement, and current trends and initiatives in licensing. In addition, the wide range of articles included in Managing the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals and Resources: A Guide for Library and Information Professionals, will aid librarians in navigating the problems of changing formats, staffing issues, workflow approaches, and new and interrelated tools used to manage and provide access.

Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown - Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library (Paperback, New edition): L.S. Robbins Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown - Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library (Paperback, New edition)
L.S. Robbins
R381 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In 1950 Ruth W. Brown, librarian at the Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Public Library, was summarily dismissed from her job after thirty years of exemplary service, ostensibly because she had circulated subversive materials. In truth, however, Brown was fired because she had become active in promoting racial equality and had helped form a group affiliated with the Congress of Racial Equality.

Louise S. Robbins tells the story of the political, social, economic, and cultural threads that became interwoven in a particular time and place, creating a strong web of opposition. This combination of forces ensnared Ruth Brown and her colleagues-for the most part women and African Americans-who championed the cause of racial equality.

This episode in a small Oklahoma town almost a half-century ago is more than a disturbing local event. It exemplifies the McCarthy era, foregrounding those who labored for racial justice, sometimes at great cost, before the civil rights movement. In addition, it reveals a masking of concerns that led even Brown's allies to obscure the cause of racial integration for which she fought. Relevant today, Ruth Brown's story helps us understand the matrix of personal, community, state, and national forces that can lead to censorship, intolerance, and the suppression of individual rights.

Practicing Intellectual Freedom in Libraries (Paperback): Shannon M. Oltmann Practicing Intellectual Freedom in Libraries (Paperback)
Shannon M. Oltmann
R1,221 Discovery Miles 12 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

All librarians and library and information science scholars can benefit from learning more about intellectual freedom. This book relies on research and practical real-world scenarios to conceptualize and contextualize it. * Learn to apply intellectual freedom to your librarianship * Develop a deeper understanding of the legal and theoretical bases for intellectual freedom in the United States * Understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of intellectual freedom * Grasp how an institution's community affects the interpretation and application of intellectual freedom

Building Trustworthy Digital Repositories - Theory and Implementation (Paperback): Philip C Bantin Building Trustworthy Digital Repositories - Theory and Implementation (Paperback)
Philip C Bantin
R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Building Trustworthy Digital Repositories: Theory and Implementation combines information on both theory and practice related to creating trustworthy repositories for records into one up-to-date source. This book will bring all the credible theories into one place where they will be summarized, brought up to date, and footnoted. Moreover, the book will be international in its scope, and will discuss ideas coming from such important sources as Australia, Canada, and Western Europe.

Collection Management Basics, 7th Edition (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro, G Edward Evans Collection Management Basics, 7th Edition (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro, G Edward Evans
R1,348 Discovery Miles 13 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

If the heart of the library is its collection, this textbook provides the keys to the heart of your library. Alongside standards of basic principles and processes, you'll find practical guidance on everything from acquisitions to preservation. * Provides faculty and students with a thorough, up-to-date overview of all aspects of the collection development process * Helps collection development librarians to address new challenges such as online resources, how to use new tools for assessing your library's collection, developing a budget, and negotiating with vendors * Engages readers and is easy to read, with real-life examples to clarify principles and concepts * May be used as a text for LIS courses on collection development as well as a resource for training and personal or professional enrichment

Treasures from the Hocken Collections - Ka Taoka Hakena (Hardcover): Stuart Strachan, Linda Tyler Treasures from the Hocken Collections - Ka Taoka Hakena (Hardcover)
Stuart Strachan, Linda Tyler
R565 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R98 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Published to celebrate the centenary of its foundation, this book introduces and samples the Hocken Library's principal collections. There are many outstanding items in these collections, including significant holdings of twentieth-century New Zealand art, early New Zealand manuscripts, maps and publications, early Australian manuscripts and many other items of great interest. Designed to illustrate the richness of these collections, the book also stands as a tribute to the many benefactors, beginning with Dr T.M. Hocken at the end of the 19th century, who have the endowed the Hocken. This book will be both a surprise and a delight to all readers. The Hocken Collections owes its existence to the vigorous collecting and subsequent generosity of a Dunedin doctor, Thomas Morland Hocken (1836-1910). Hocken worked as a ship's surgeon between England and Australia until settling in Dunedin in 1862. Hocken applied his drive and talent to the acquisition of books, newspapers, maps, pamphlets,

Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, v. 1 - German, Dutch, Flemish, French and Spanish Schools (Hardcover): Otto... Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, v. 1 - German, Dutch, Flemish, French and Spanish Schools (Hardcover)
Otto Pacht, J.J.G. Alexander
R708 R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Save R53 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Managing and Analyzing Your Collection - A Practical Guide for Small Libraries and School Media Centers (Paperback): Managing and Analyzing Your Collection - A Practical Guide for Small Libraries and School Media Centers (Paperback)
R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Measure twice, cut once...If you can follow a cookbook, you can use these simple ""recipes"" - calculations, formulas, and measurements - to come up with statistics for analysis and management of your collection. Using measures of timeliness, relevancy, use percentages, user profiles, and comparisons, you can determine in quantitative ways the quality of your library's collection. From there, you can communicate its value to your customers and that's the name of the game! By gathering concrete statistical evidence, you will be in a position to weed appropriately and make decisions about future market-targeted acquisitions. An added bonus is that you can create a research-based profile of your total library - its collection and users - that you can present to budget-makers and potential funders. These time-tested, step-by-step directions show even the most math-phobic how to: * Gather and analyze data produced by automated systems * Conduct a random sampling using one of three easy-to-execute methods * Evaluate all types of information formats including books, videos, periodicals, and CD-ROMs * Provide hard evidence to decision makers * Improve collections with smart weeding to make way for new acquisitions * Estimate the cost of updating your collection This easy-to-understand system is perfect for busy librarians and managers who want to systematize the management of their collections. Take advantage of the insights of this expert author team and their unique and practical collection analysis methods!

Book Review Digest 2013 (Paperback): H.W. Wilson Book Review Digest 2013 (Paperback)
H.W. Wilson
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Concise critical evaluations are culled from more than 95 selected American, British, and Canadian periodicals. Book Review Digest is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers' advisory and collection development. It provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. It also includes descriptive summaries of the books. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt, and most have at least two. Every book in Book Review Digest appears with all its reviews together. The Digest includes: A citation to every book review that appears in any of over 5,000+ indexed journals Generous excerpts from book reviews Coverage of books for children with a suggested grade range Entries in Book Review Digest are arranged alphabetically by author, or title if appropriate, and supply: Author Title Paging Publication year Publisher ISBN LC number Descriptive note Review excerpts Notation of illustrations or maps Enhancing its value as both a collection development and general reference tool, Book Review Digest offers subject access to book reviews in a separate Subject and Title Index which also provides subject headings for adult fiction under the entry for ""Fiction themes,"" and gathers biographies in a biography section and juvenile literature into three age ranges. In addition, complete publication data is provided in every issue for each of the journals from which reviews are excerpted.

Children's Jukebox - The Select Subject Guide to Children's Musical Recordings (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Children's Jukebox - The Select Subject Guide to Children's Musical Recordings (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
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When it comes to keeping children engaged, take a clue from the Pied Piper: Music does the trick. The 548 recordings listed in ""Children's Jukebox"" offer a rich source of largely untapped material to energize children's experiences with storytimes or classroom presentations.This new must-have reference doubles the number of musical recordings from the first edition with selections sorted into 147 subject headings, plus subcategories. It's easy to: find the right song for the right occasion; learn about little-known songs discovered by the author; access web-based resources for more information on the artists and to order popular or hard-to-find recordings; and plan collection development and programming using the in-depth resources of the comprehensive discography.These nearly 550 children's recordings are among the best of the best, including Parent's Choice Award winners, ALA Notable Recordings, Grammy Award winners, and ""sleeper"" recordings the author discovered over many years of reviewing for School Library Journal and Booklist. The 45 recommendations for a core children's music collection provides librarians the essentials for a well-balanced collection.All children's librarians, school librarians, preschool, early childhood, elementary and head start educators - even parents - will want to put their hands on ""Children's Jukebox!

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