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Digital Information and Knowledge Management - New Opportunities for Research Libraries (Hardcover): Sul H. Lee Digital Information and Knowledge Management - New Opportunities for Research Libraries (Hardcover)
Sul H. Lee
R2,953 Discovery Miles 29 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Digital Information and Knowledge Management examines how academic librarians can use knowledge management to provide an increasing amount of electronic information to an expanding user base. Several of the country's leading library administrators analyze these vital issues from the perspectives of both information providers and library users, exploring the challenges of selecting and managing electronic information and resources, making the most of knowledge management, and improving digital access to their users. Electronic resources have given the library new roles to fill and created a demand for librarians skilled in the acquisition, retrieval, and dissemination of digital information. Libraries and librarians have met the challenges presented by digital resources and have moved from building collections of print materials into the growing field of knowledge management. Digital Information and Knowledge Management offers insights into how librarians are making that transition to enhance the resources and services they can offer library users. Topics examined in Digital Information and Knowledge Management include: cooperative collection development the balance of print and electronic resources the evolution of digital resources in libraries the concept of knowledge management changes in research libraries knowledge management in academic libraries factors that influence the selection of electronic resources disseminating information about scholarly collections the need for a standardized method of information presentation successful approaches to managing digital information the digitalization of collections and historical materials how to maintain the connections between academic disciplines and libraries and much more! Digital Information and Knowledge Management is an essential professional resource for senior- and mid-level library administrators, and for acquisitions, reference, and collections librarians.

Reference Librarianship - Notes from the Trenches (Paperback): Peter Sprenkle, Charles R. Anderson Reference Librarianship - Notes from the Trenches (Paperback)
Peter Sprenkle, Charles R. Anderson
R927 Discovery Miles 9 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A daily diary of actual interactions between a reference desk librarian and his patrons Reference Librarianship documents a year in the life of a young librarian working in the "trenches" at a library in the Midwestern United States. This one-of-a-kind book provides a daily diary of every librarian/patron transaction-no matter how mundane or absurd-to demonstrate not only how advances in technology have affected the reference librarian's job, but how the public's expectations have changed, as well. The book also includes observations by a now-retired reference librarian on the current state of the field based on these unedited interactions. Over the past two decades, the job of reference librarian has seen many changes. But in many ways, reference desk work hasn't changed a bit, with its mix of odd, humorous, routine, and ridiculous requests that capture what it's like to deal with patrons day after day. Reference Librarianship paints a clear picture of the field for library school students, provides emotional and philosophical support to practitioners, and reminds library administrators of what life was like on the "front lines." A sampling of the daily transactions documented in Reference Librarianship: Monday, May 19, 2003: pencil pencil network down I tell people that I can't sign them up for an Internet terminal because the network is down and they just stand there, staring into space One of them asks for three days worth of newspapers microfiche machine explanation Sorry, Sir, the network is still down (multiply by twenty and insert randomly into the remainder of the day) magic tricks, but he pretty much knew where they were One of our large interior plate glass windows shattered. No one was hurt and it made a fascinating noise, like a crystal waterfall landing on soil. "Books on prostitution, you know-whores?" Someone from the County called to ask if any criminal activity had occurred on a particular street. Someone else referred her to us. She was dubious-with good reason. "Math puzzles." Okay. I show him the books. "Just math." Certainly. I show him the books. "I need them in Spanish." Grrr ... Reference Librarianship is an enlightening, educational, and entertaining look at the real world of reference desk work. It's an essential read for reference librarians (both public and academic), library administrators, and library school students, as well as anyone who works with the public.

Finding and Knowing - Psychology, Information and Computers (Paperback): Clare Davies Finding and Knowing - Psychology, Information and Computers (Paperback)
Clare Davies
R1,586 Discovery Miles 15 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today we can find almost any information on a computer or the Internet. Without too much thought, we search, browse and use it in our daily lives, work and study. Yet the issues hanging on a button-press can range from needless time-wasting, through frustration at failed searches and missed information, to mistaken and even dangerous conclusions for users' knowledge, careers, finance, health, travel or relationships.;This work is a reader-friendly summary of the latest research in psychology, computing and information science, that shows how we search and use information, what can go wrong, and why. It sheds light on online information seeking in many different contexts, to increase awareness and effectiveness as a user.

The Scholarship of Practice - Academic-Practice Collaborations for Promoting Occupational Therapy (Paperback): Patricia Crist,... The Scholarship of Practice - Academic-Practice Collaborations for Promoting Occupational Therapy (Paperback)
Patricia Crist, Gary Kielhofner
R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Integrate the freshest research with clinical practice Occupational therapy (OT) practitioners often lack the fundamental skills to conduct or effectively use research, illustrating a disturbing gap between the advancement of theoretical concepts and the extent to which concepts are actually applied. The Scholarship of Practice: Academic-Practice Collaborations for Promoting Occupational Therapy closes this gap by presenting a conceptual framework that integrates theory and research with clinical practice. Leaders in the field provide insightful, thought-provoking ideas and strategies to promote research and facilitate effective new concepts and theories to hands-on practitioners. The Scholarship of Practice is a model that blends education with practice, dynamically applying theoretical principles of occupational therapy learned in the classroom to their actual clinical practice. This framework is a planned, focused, practice-relevant way to educate students, build a tradition of independent scholarship, consult with community-based organizations, and contribute to best occupational therapy practice. Case studies show how partnerships and collaborative efforts can foster and apply important advances and rehabilitative strategies within communities. Examples of faculty-practitioner partnering at Duquesne University and the approach to scholarship at the University of Illinois are clearly discussed. This cutting-edge compilation of ideas and research is extensively referenced and filled with useful diagrams and tables. The Scholarship of Practice: Academic-Practice Collaborations for Promoting Occupational Therapy discusses: evidence-based scholarship participatory action research single case study designs approaches that provide scientific evidence supporting OT services how theory, models, or frames of reference are modified as a result of practice demands or expectations best practices in education continuum of care services the "New Doors Model" that provides occupation-based services while providing new opportunities for occupational therapists the Practice-Scholar Program at Duquesne University the Concerns Report Method research on the outcomes of practice that support improved services creative fieldwork education that engages students in the scholarship of practice and more! The Scholarship of Practice: Academic-Practice Collaborations for Promoting Occupational Therapy makes important, enlightening reading for occupational therapists, OT educators and scholars, and graduate students preparing for advanced roles in OT.

The Book of the British Library (Hardcover): Michael Leapman The Book of the British Library (Hardcover)
Michael Leapman
R758 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R167 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As well as holding some of the world's most prized cultural treasures, the British Library is the repository of the nation's collective memory. Owing its origin to the generosity and far-sightedness of a handful of eighteenth-century scholars and booklovers, and built up over 250 years, the Library's very extensive collections - of books, manuscripts, maps, music, newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, stamps, and digital media - offer keys to the understanding of human achievement in literature, art, music, politics, journalism, exploration and much else, from ancient times to the present day. In this highly illustrated book Michael Leapman tells the Library's story, highlighting the most significant and beautiful items in its care, as well as exploring some of the lesser known, more surprising artifacts housed in its iconic building in the heart of London.

Improved Access to Information - Portals, Content Selection, and Digital Information (Paperback): Sul H. Lee Improved Access to Information - Portals, Content Selection, and Digital Information (Paperback)
Sul H. Lee
R941 Discovery Miles 9 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Connect patrons with the information they seek with these promising electronic tools! Improved Access to Information: Portals, Content Selection, and Digital Information focuses on how you can improve access to information using electronic reference resources. This book features nine of America's leading library administrators who give their perspectives, observations, and stipulations on how to meet the research needs of patrons in a digital age. This timely resource is relevant to senior library administrators in the process of developing electronic tools and services. Improved Access to Information addresses the current library issue of how to utilize scarce resources to provide an ever-increasing amount of electronic information to an ever-expanding user base. The use of portals and their advantages are discussed in detail and from the different perspectives of information providers and users. Several authors offer instructive graphs, tables, and other illustrations to emphasize their findings. In Improved Access to Information, you'll learn more about: the variety of groups that libraries serve cooperative collection development the balance of print and electronic resources the evolvement of collection development in libraries to the concept of knowledge development the implementation of portals in research libraries the factors influencing the selection of electronic resources digitizing unique collections for preservation and improved access The product of the 2003 University of Oklahoma Libraries annual conference, Improved Access to Information offers library administrators new approaches for overcoming the proliferation of electronic information and making it readily available to users. This book will help you provide essential research services to your users and secure your patron base.

Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback): Susan Wyngaard Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
Susan Wyngaard
R944 Discovery Miles 9 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Increase your knowledge of the digital technology that is essential for art librarianship today! Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century is your key to cutting-edge discourse on digital image databases and art libraries. Just as early photographers tried to capture the world to make it accessible, now information professionals in art libraries and art museums are creating and sharing digital collections to make them broadly accessible. This collection shares the experience and insight of art information managers who have taken advantage of digital technology to expand the coverage and scope of image collections and improve access to previously difficult-to-locate information. In Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century you will learn step-by-step what goes into the planning and creation of these "digital global museums" and what advances are still being made in this rapidly evolving discipline. The pros and cons of these ventures are thoroughly examined, as experts take you through the theoretical and practical issues they have faced along the way. Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century will help you gain a better understanding of: image censorship Web filters user expectations the comparative impact on the viewer of surrogate images versus artifacts databases as an in-class teaching and learning tool You can also read in-depth about the existing digital image collections ArtSTOR and OhioLINK Digital Media Center (DMC) as well as the specific art library materials being considered for these collections. Find out what it takes to catalogue these materials and how the proliferation of digital images is changing the profession of art librarianship. Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century is a thorough and highly specialized book suitable for expert librarians and visual resource curators, but its straightforward style also makes it suitable for beginners and students interested in library and information science programs.

Collection Development Policies - New Directions for Changing Collections (Paperback): Linda S. Katz, Daniel C Mack Collection Development Policies - New Directions for Changing Collections (Paperback)
Linda S. Katz, Daniel C Mack
R969 Discovery Miles 9 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get the tools you need to build a collection development policy that will help your library run efficiently today and in the future! Considering the amount and variety of topics being published, effectively organizing and guiding a library in today's accelerated world is no easy task. Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collections is the contemporary librarians guide to building or revising a first-rate collection development policy. In this up-to-date book, experts in the field take you step-by-step through the publishing process from writing an initial draft to applying the official copy. Find out what did and did not work in their own practices and get the tools you'll need to tackle any obstacles you may encounter. Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection covers a variety of topics including pricing policies and remote storage facilities without leaving out the traditional concerns of space and funding. This valuable book also addresses the needs of specialized collections with information on acquisition policies for contemporary subjects collections and building subject specific policy statements. Experienced professionals examine the stability of the electronic resources market and explain how the impact of technical services is redefining the access, collection, and cataloging of libraries. Collection Development Policies also provides examples of collection policies currently in use. Read about: the subject specific policy statements of Schreyer Business Library and the women's studies collection at Pennsylvania State University Berkeley's Collection Development Policy (CDPS) and the factors hindering its revision the creation and revision of St. John's University's collection development policy Simmons College's Graduate School of Library and Information Science's term project and syllabus and how it can be applied to functioning libraries the Association of Research Libraries' Web pages and how they have been influenced by the electronic management revolution Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection is a valuable resource for anyone selecting and acquiring library materials, maintaining a library collection, or building a collection development policy. The information in this book will help you organize your library collection in a manner that will be beneficial not only to you, but to your clients as well.

Collection Development Policies - New Directions for Changing Collections (Hardcover): Linda S. Katz, Daniel C Mack Collection Development Policies - New Directions for Changing Collections (Hardcover)
Linda S. Katz, Daniel C Mack; Edited by Daniel C Mack
R1,256 Discovery Miles 12 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get the tools you need to build a collection development policy that will help your library run efficiently today and in the future! Considering the amount and variety of topics being published, effectively organizing and guiding a library in today's accelerated world is no easy task. Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collections is the contemporary librarians guide to building or revising a first-rate collection development policy. In this up-to-date book, experts in the field take you step-by-step through the publishing process from writing an initial draft to applying the official copy. Find out what did and did not work in their own practices and get the tools you'll need to tackle any obstacles you may encounter. Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection covers a variety of topics including pricing policies and remote storage facilities without leaving out the traditional concerns of space and funding. This valuable book also addresses the needs of specialized collections with information on acquisition policies for contemporary subjects collections and building subject specific policy statements. Experienced professionals examine the stability of the electronic resources market and explain how the impact of technical services is redefining the access, collection, and cataloging of libraries. Collection Development Policies also provides examples of collection policies currently in use. Read about: the subject specific policy statements of Schreyer Business Library and the women's studies collection at Pennsylvania State University Berkeley's Collection Development Policy (CDPS) and the factors hindering its revision the creation and revision of St. John's University's collection development policy Simmons College's Graduate School of Library and Information Science's term project and syllabus and how it can be applied to functioning libraries the Association of Research Libraries' Web pages and how they have been influenced by the electronic management revolution Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection is a valuable resource for anyone selecting and acquiring library materials, maintaining a library collection, or building a collection development policy. The information in this book will help you organize your library collection in a manner that will be beneficial not only to you, but to your clients as well.

Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science (Paperback): Linda S. Katz, Irene Owens Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science (Paperback)
Linda S. Katz, Irene Owens; Edited by Irene Owens
R927 Discovery Miles 9 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Combine marketing and strategic planning techniques to make your library more successful!
With cutting-edge research studies as well as theoretical chapters that have not been seen before in the marketing literature for LIS, this book examines the current and quite limited state of marketing by LIS practitioners and institutions. It provides you with examples of how marketing can be made more widely applicable within LIS and illustrates some of the usefulness of marketing in special LIS settings and contexts. The book explains how and why managers should combine marketing strategy with strategic planning and demonstrates the means by which LIS could move toward a more full-fledged use of marketing--relationship marketing and social marketing in particular.
In order to be a more effective tool, Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science is divided into two sections: "The Basis and Context for Marketing" (theoretical information) and "The Application of Marketing" (practical applications that you can put to use in your institution). Chapters cover: existing literature on marketing in LIS--what it has to offer and what it lacks strategic planning that must take place before marketing money is spent the branding process and how it can be helpful in LIS marketing a marketing method for bridging the gap between staffing needs and the current shortage of librarians a way to use relationship marketing techniques to respond to the challenge of marketing electronic resources marketing applications relevant to theological libraries the effective use of social marketing at the Austin History Center--a fascinating case study! a fresh marketing approach to bridging gaps betweencultural history and education the importance of marketing for public libraries

The Image and Role of the Librarian (Paperback): Linda S. Katz The Image and Role of the Librarian (Paperback)
Linda S. Katz; Edited by Wendi Arant, Candace R. Benefiel
R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get a unique insight into the image problems librarians face!
The Image and Role of the Librarian addresses all aspects of professional identity for librarians, including professional roles, cultural images, popular perceptions, and future trends. The book examines historical representations, stereotypes, and popular culture icons and the role each plays in the relationship between librarian and patron. The book also looks at the profound impact the Internet has had on the services librarians provide and how electronic resources have transformed the roles and responsibilities of librarians.
From the Editors: "There seems to be no profession as preoccupied with self-examination as that of librarianship. While some of it may stem from an identity crisis, the refrain heard over and over is startlingly similar to Rodney Dangerfield's 'I don't get no respect.' This seems to be true of all types of librarians--from public librarians who (often rightly) complain of being treated like servants by the patrons they serve, to the academic librarians who are always trying to establish their 'faculty-ness' to the teaching professors."
Topics addressed in The Image and Role of the Librarian include: public, student, and faculty perceptions of librarians cinematic portrayals of librarians images of librarians in comic books librarians in children's literature male librarian stereotypes "know-it-all" librarians changing roles for specialty librarians Generation X and the future of librarianship and much more! A unique examination of professional roles and responsibilities, patron expectations and perceptions, The Image and Role of the Librarian brings clarity and recognition to theservices and functions librarians provide in their day-to-day work.

Works as Entities for Information Retrieval (Paperback): Richard P. Smiraglia Works as Entities for Information Retrieval (Paperback)
Richard P. Smiraglia
R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Examine domain-specific research about works and the problems inherent in their storage and retrieval! This book addresses the issue of focusing on known-item identification and retrieval vs. collocation and retrieval of works in the construction of catalogs. Works as Entities for Information Retrieval reports significant research on the role of works as key entities for information retrieval, focusing on the importance of works in information-need and the importance of recognizing and using the work entity in the construction of bibliographic databases, Internet search engines, etc. This single source brings together librarians and scholars from around the world-the United States, Denmark, Canada, Australia, and India-to examine the most recent research on works and on systems to facilitate their retrieval. They share their expertise on essential aspects of works cataloging, including: record clustering for works of fiction ways to define and categorize video works conceptualizing the bibliographic record as text the semiotics of scientific works performed works and AACR2R ways to catalog scientific models cataloging digitized rare books and electronic texts cataloging cartographic materials as works-with three fascinating case studies and more! Works as Entities for Information Retrieval will bring you up to date on essential aspects of works-related cataloging, including analyzing networks of related works; canonicity and the rate of evolution of works; epistemology and taxonomy; user-stipulated interaction with catalog displays of works; searcher-defined attributes of bibliographic works; works in relation to digital resources; and domain-specific analyses of video, scientific, cartographic, performance, theological, and digital works. Make it a part of your professional collection today!

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): John Feather, Paul Sturges International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
John Feather, Paul Sturges
R5,777 Discovery Miles 57 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web.
The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203403304

Works as Entities for Information Retrieval (Hardcover): Richard P. Smiraglia Works as Entities for Information Retrieval (Hardcover)
Richard P. Smiraglia
R1,542 Discovery Miles 15 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Examine domain-specific research about works and the problems inherent in their storage and retrieval! This book addresses the issue of focusing on known-item identification and retrieval vs. collocation and retrieval of works in the construction of catalogs. Works as Entities for Information Retrieval reports significant research on the role of works as key entities for information retrieval, focusing on the importance of works in information-need and the importance of recognizing and using the work entity in the construction of bibliographic databases, Internet search engines, etc. This single source brings together librarians and scholars from around the world-the United States, Denmark, Canada, Australia, and India-to examine the most recent research on works and on systems to facilitate their retrieval. They share their expertise on essential aspects of works cataloging, including: record clustering for works of fiction ways to define and categorize video works conceptualizing the bibliographic record as text the semiotics of scientific works performed works and AACR2R ways to catalog scientific models cataloging digitized rare books and electronic texts cataloging cartographic materials as works-with three fascinating case studies and more! Works as Entities for Information Retrieval will bring you up to date on essential aspects of works-related cataloging, including analyzing networks of related works; canonicity and the rate of evolution of works; epistemology and taxonomy; user-stipulated interaction with catalog displays of works; searcher-defined attributes of bibliographic works; works in relation to digital resources; and domain-specific analyses of video, scientific, cartographic, performance, theological, and digital works. Make it a part of your professional collection today!

Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions - Theory and Practice (Paperback): Mark Winston Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions - Theory and Practice (Paperback)
Mark Winston
R924 Discovery Miles 9 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Safely guide your library into the new millennium Like so much else in the information professions, leadership styles are being forced to change to meet the demands of technological innovation. Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions is among the first books to focus on this increasingly important job qualification. It offers practical advice for developing strong, flexible, and creative leadership skills in yourself and your staff.This fascinating volume stresses the leadership needed to manage change. The essential skills taught here will help you update library services at a reasonable pace while preserving valuable low-tech alternatives. As one chapter recommends, "Every librarian at every level should have ready an answer-multiple answers-to the ubiquitous questions: Why do we still need libraries when everything is on the Web? How can you justify an expanding budget in the Internet Age?"Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions offers fresh ideas for developing and using leadership skills, including: recruiting tips for identifying potential leaders staff training and development restructuring the organization to encourage full staff participation budget strategies for successful leaders issues of gender and ethnic diversity evaluating and assessing leadershipLeadership in the Library and Information Science Professions is an essential resource for library administrators and staff. By developing your leadership skills and those of your staff, you can confidently face the hectic pace of change in the information sciences.

The Age Demographics of Academic Librarians - A Profession Apart (Paperback): Stanley Wilder The Age Demographics of Academic Librarians - A Profession Apart (Paperback)
Stanley Wilder
R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Age Demographics of Academic Librarians: A Profession Apart discusses the current demographics of librarianship in North America and examines how a huge retiree rate will affect the profession. With the average age of librarians increasing dramatically since 1990, this book examines the changes that will have to take place in your library, such as recruiting, training, and working with a smaller staff. The Age Demographics of Academic Librarians provides you with insights on how to make your library's transition easier when several of your colleagues leave your library. Valuable and intelligent, The Age Demographics of Academic Librarians discusses trends through easy-to-read charts, tables, and comprehensive data analysis.Exploring possible reasons for the anomalies of this trend, this book explores several surprising facts, such as: 16 percent of the 1995 American Research Libraries population of librarians will retire by the year 2000, another 16 percent between 2000 and 2005, 24 percent between 2005 and 2010, and 27 percent between 2010 and 2030, leaving the ARL lacking seasoned librarians the number of ARL cataloging librarians are decreasing, but the number of reference librarians seems to be increasing 54 percent of all ARL librarians who have twenty or more years of professional experience have worked at only one library in the course of their careers Canadian ARL librarians are older than their United States counterparts in 1990, 48 percent of ARL librarians were 45 years old or older; in 1994, the number increased to 58 percent The Age Demographics of Academic Librarians provides you with valuable insight into the unusual shape and movement of the academic librarian age profile as well as some speculation on its possible effects so you can predict how it will affect your library in the future and help you prepare to take preventative actions.

Sport, Leisure and Tourism Information Sources (Paperback): Martin Scarrott Sport, Leisure and Tourism Information Sources (Paperback)
Martin Scarrott
R1,678 Discovery Miles 16 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sport, Leisure and Tourism is a practical guide to finding information, encouraging readers to make active use of libraries in their research. This book provides readers with an understanding of the major information search tools which are available. It is a starting point in the search for information which offers advice and indicates some of the major sources which are available. Sport, Leisure and Tourism Information Sources is aimed primarily at final year undergraduate and postgraduate students who are preparing a dissertation in the area of sport and leisure studies who need access to information sources. It is also ideal for academics for teaching purposes and practitioners in the sport and leisure industry needing to undertake research.

Oclc 1967:1997 - Thirty Years of Furthering Access to the World's Information (Hardcover): Oclc 1967:1997 - Thirty Years of Furthering Access to the World's Information (Hardcover)
R2,222 Discovery Miles 22 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In OCLC 1967--1997: Thirty Years of Furthering Access to the World's Information, you'll see how libraries, librarians, and librarianship have changed dramatically since the late sixties, when OCLC was founded as a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization. You'll also see how far information professionals have come in their common crusade to provide access to the ever-expanding body of information worldwide. OCLC 1967--1997 gives you both a look back and a look forward across thirty years of continuous technological change as OCLC grows from an Ohio network of 54 academic libraries to a global network of 26,000 libraries in 65 countries. Eighteen experienced authors give you a panoramic overview and specific insight into OCLC as both a membership organization and a provider of computer services. You'll see how libraries and librarians have an institutionalized voice for libraries in OCLC's strategic directions. And, you'll better understand how the shared commitment of OCLC members to the ideals of research, scholarship, and education has created a unique library resource--WorldCat--which has become the most consulted database in higher education. Specifically, you'll read about: the changing tasks of cataloging, from automatic processing of print materials to the new challenges of electronic metadata the revolution in reference services and resource sharing OCLC in Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America today's leading-edge electronic libraries--GALILEO and the CIC VEL research at OCLC the new electronic scholarshipOCLC 1967--1997 is for library professionals in libraries of all types. It is a definitive guidebook to today's OCLC and to all those who are helping their libraries and staffs deal with the challenges and opportunities of the Information Age.

Minor Ballet Composers - Biographical Sketches of Sixty-Six Underappreciated Yet Significant Contributors to the Body of West... Minor Ballet Composers - Biographical Sketches of Sixty-Six Underappreciated Yet Significant Contributors to the Body of West (Hardcover)
William E. Studwell, Bruce R. Schueneman; Edited by William E. Studwell
R2,329 Discovery Miles 23 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

While most music lovers are familiar with the famous scores of Tchaikovsky, Delibes, and Stravinsky, many other lesser-known composers also wrote for the ballet. Several of these composers wrote almost exclusively for the ballet--and all enriched the world of dance. Minor Ballet Composers presents biographical sketches of 66 underappreciated ballet composers of the 19th and 20th centuries from around the world, along with selected stories from the ballets they helped create. While the composers'contributions to ballet music are emphasized, all aspects of their lives and works are touched upon. Plot summaries and excerpts from reviews of many of the ballets are also provided. Other topics of interest you'll find covered in Minor Ballet Composers include: Les Six: Darius Milhaud, Louis Durey, Georges Auric, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, and Germaine Tailleferre--and their relationship with Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau how politics, revolutions, and wars have affected composers and their works who studied with whom; who collaborated with whom schools, movements, and musical renaissance the importance of opera to ballet music the relationship between film scores and ballet music which books, plays, stories, and folk tales certain ballets are based upon where many of these ballets premieredMinor Ballet Composers emphasizes the importance of second-tier composers and their influence on the rich tradition of music written for the dance (though in some cases the music was appropriated for the ballet from other original designs). The gathering of these composers in a single volume in appreciation of their ballet music, with a glossary of choreographers and an index of ballet titles, makes this book a useful volume for ballet aficionados, music librarians, musicians, and others interested in dance and dance music.

Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts (Hardcover): Linda S. Katz, Laura B. Cohen Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts (Hardcover)
Linda S. Katz, Laura B. Cohen; Edited by Laura B. Cohen
R2,337 Discovery Miles 23 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Like their librarian colleagues, reference archivists mediate between the user and the source material. However, given the nature of archival materials and of their holding repositories, unique issues arise. While such matters as provenance and original order and access and security continue to be vital underpinnings of their work, a myriad of other issues comes into play as reference archivists attempt to balance the competing demands of donors, researchers, the public, and the press. From the creation and dissemination of finding aids for electronic resources to the implementation of marketing strategies to increase support and strengthen service, Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts shows you how to thrive in the changing world of archival reference. Intended to foster an appreciation of the issues both within and beyond the field of archives, Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts reveals that today's archivist is straddling the world of the traditional with the world of the new. The book establishes its value as it guides you through new concerns such as how to: take advantage of technological developments in appraisal, accession, and preservation address copyright, privacy, and funding issues for electronic resources mount archival cataloging records on local and wide-area databases create a publicly available site on the Internet improve in-house access tools, professional abilities, and the caliber of public service address security issues and respond to theftReference Services for Archives and Manuscripts also helps you by preparing you for changes in the relationship between archivist and researcher that will inevitably occur with further changes in technology. Other vital issues discussed are improved access for unserved and underserved groups, a revision in ethical codes, and the ability of archivists to become more customer-centered.

Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery and Customer Satisfaction - Strategies for Redesigning Services (Hardcover): Pat L.... Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery and Customer Satisfaction - Strategies for Redesigning Services (Hardcover)
Pat L. Weaver-Meyers, Wilbur A. Stolt, Yem S Fong; Edited by Pat L. Weaver-Meyers, Wilbur A. Stolt, …
R1,842 Discovery Miles 18 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains the results of the first and only multi-institution study of interlibrary loan and document delivery customer satisfaction among academic library patrons. By examining customer perceptions and ILL/DD activities, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery and Customer Satisfaction: Strategies for Redesigning Services allows library administrators and managers to better understand service needs and shows them where to best allocate resources. The volume includes current reports on workload and staffing in ILL, analysis of current ILL statistical software packages, reports of on-site software development, and suggestions for the future of ILL/DD services. As ILL and DD are the fastest growing services in academic libraries, having a tool that provides so much comparative data on service quality, efficiency, and effectiveness is crucial for librarians in search of solutions to an array of ILL/DD problems.Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery and Customer Satisfaction is a valuable resource for academic librarians, public and special librarians struggling with ILL/DD issues, DD providers (commercial or otherwise), and students in the field of library and information studies. Readers become immersed in the issues as this book: describes the development of local software to reduce the tedious tasks involved in request fulfillment, freeing office personnel to tackle more difficult requests analyzes how important delivery speed is to academic ILL/DD requestors and suggests when investing additional resources in improving delivery speed may be a waste of money provides comparative data on how many requests can be processed by the typical ILL office staff member debunks some long-held assumptions about delivery speed sets guidelines for efficiency and effectiveness proposes two strategies for redesigning ILL services to incorporate new developments in technology and innovative approaches toward long-standing, traditional servicesInterlibrary Loan/Document Delivery and Customer Satisfaction is useful not only to administrators interested in redesigning ILL and DD, but also to other libraries interested in comparing the speed and effectiveness of their service with some positively evaluated services provided by high-volume libraries. The software review helps providers implement the best choice of software for their offices and provides in-depth discussions about the strategies needed to further develop one's own software to reduce workload. At a time when the tenets of Total Quality Management and customer satisfaction are the focus of many managers, interlibrary loan and document delivery are transforming from peripheral services to primary services in the academic library. Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery and Customer Satisfaction reflects the convergence of these trends and provides a great snapshot of services provided by a representative group of academic libraries.

Architects of Memory - Information and Rhetoric in a Networked Archival Age (Hardcover): Nathan R. Johnson Architects of Memory - Information and Rhetoric in a Networked Archival Age (Hardcover)
Nathan R. Johnson
R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Probes the development of information management after World War II and its consequences for public memory and human agency. We are now living in the richest age of public memory. From museums and memorials to the vast digital infrastructure of the internet, access to the past is only a click away. Even so, the methods and technologies created by scientists, espionage agencies, and information management coders and programmers have drastically delimited the ways that communities across the globe remember and forget our wealth of retrievable knowledge. In Architects of Memory: Information and Rhetoric in a Networked Archival Age, Nathan R. Johnson charts turning points where concepts of memory became durable in new computational technologies and modern memory infrastructures took hold. He works through both familiar and esoteric memory technologies- from the card catalog to the book cart to Zatocoding and keyword indexing - as he delineates histories of librarianship and information science and provides a working vocabulary for understanding rhetoric's role in contemporary memory practices. This volume draws upon the twin concepts of memory infrastructure and mnemonic technE to illuminate the seemingly opaque wall of mundane algorithmic techniques that determine what is worth remembering and what should be forgotten. Each chapter highlights a conflict in the development of twentieth-century librarianship and its rapidly evolving competitor, the discipline of information science. As these two disciplines progressed, they contributed practical techniques and technologies for making sense of explosive scientific advancement in the wake of World War II. Taming postwar science became part and parcel of practices and information technologies that undergird uncountable modern communication systems, including search engines, algorithms, and databases for nearly every national clearinghouse of the twenty-first century.

Syria's Secret Library - The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope (Hardcover): Mike Thomson Syria's Secret Library - The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope (Hardcover)
Mike Thomson 1
R546 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R106 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Yet it lives in another world. Besieged by Syrian government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. Its buildings lay in ruins; office buildings, shops and family homes shattered by the constant shelling from government forces. But deep beneath this scene of frightening devastation lay a secret library. No signs marked its presence. While the streets above echoed with rifle fire and shelling, the secret world below was a haven of peace and tranquillity. Books, long rows of them, lined almost every wall. Bloated volumes with grand leather covers. Tattered old tomes with barely readable spines. Pocket sized guides to Syrian poetry. Religious works with gaudy gold-lettering and no-nonsense reference books, all arranged in well-ordered lines. But this precious hoard of books was not bought from publishers, book warehouses, or loaned by other libraries. Many people had risked their lives to save books from the devastation of war. Because to them, the secret library was a symbol of hope - of their determination to lead a meaningful existence and to rebuild their fractured society. This is the story of an extraordinary place and the people who made it happen. It is also a book about human resilience and values. And through it all is threaded the very wonderful, universal love for books and the hope they can bring. "Just like the body needs food the soul needs books." Anas Habib (library user)

Library Users and Reference Services (Hardcover): Linda S. Katz Library Users and Reference Services (Hardcover)
Linda S. Katz; Edited by Jo Bell Whitlatch
R2,596 Discovery Miles 25 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This useful book helps reference librarians understand the information seeking needs and behaviors of the diverse groups of people in the communities they serve. With the increasing diversity of the American population, librarians striving to plan and deliver excellent reference services must enhance their understanding of how best to assist many types of individuals and groups, from children to the elderly. Library Users and Reference Services provides much-needed help in this area, delivering strategies and methods to aid readers in their quest for increasingly effective service for all members of the communities in which they work. Library Users and Reference Services is divided into four sections of chapters which cover a broad range of topics to assist readers in planning and delivering appropriate services. Section One explores customer service, economics of information, and marketing as key concepts useful in studying information needs of specific groups in the population. Section Two focuses on scholars and students in three broad academic disciplines: science, humanities, and social sciences.Section Three covers groups with special characteristics such as age, economic standing, gender, or profession. Section Four discusses evaluation and provides guidance in the use of the most widely accepted measures for assessing reference effectiveness. The book's final chapter explores redesigning reference services for the future, providing a glimpse of how such services may change. Library Users and Reference Services is a practical guide to help readers understand the many issues related to serving diverse populations in a community. Reference librarians and graduate library school students and faculty will learn more effective ways to help a heterogeneous public with the help of this new book.

Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies - Volume 1, First-Year Composition Courses (Paperback): Grace Veach Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies - Volume 1, First-Year Composition Courses (Paperback)
Grace Veach
R1,240 R1,116 Discovery Miles 11 160 Save R124 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume, edited by Grace Veach, explores leading approaches to foregrounding information literacy in first-year college writing courses. Chapters describe cross-disciplinary efforts underway across higher education, as well as innovative approaches of both writing professors and librarians inthe classroom. This seminal work unpacks the disciplinary implications for information literacy and writing studies as they encounter one another in theory and practice, in the post-information age. Topics include: reading and writing through the lens of information literacy, curriculum design, specific writing tasks, transfer, and assessment.

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