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E-thesis repositories in the world - A critical analysis (Paperback): Shantashree SenGupta E-thesis repositories in the world - A critical analysis (Paperback)
Shantashree SenGupta
R1,492 R1,383 Discovery Miles 13 830 Save R109 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web - A Practical Guide for Librarians (Paperback): Rebecca Blakiston Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web - A Practical Guide for Librarians (Paperback)
Rebecca Blakiston
R1,300 Discovery Miles 13 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The written word is our primary tool for communication - with colleagues, administrators, stakeholders, and users. Poor use of words can lead to misunderstandings and inefficiencies. Writing effectively will help you be a stronger colleague, manager, and librarian. In this book, you will learn how to: *Define your audience and your primary messages *Simplify your writing so that it is succinct and understandable *Structure your written content so that it is most usable and accessible to your audience *Approach different forms of writing in a way that is most effective to getting your message across *Establish a voice and tone that reflects the identity of your organization and yourself as a professional The book covers writing for both print and Web-based publications and is aimed at all types of libraries.

Collaborative Library Design - From Planning to Impact (Paperback): Peter Gisolfi Collaborative Library Design - From Planning to Impact (Paperback)
Peter Gisolfi
R2,263 R1,989 Discovery Miles 19 890 Save R274 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Talking about why collaboration is so important is one thing-but taking an in-depth look at the ways it works (and sometimes doesn't work) in real-world design projects is both more revealing and instructive. Award-winning architect Gisolfi does exactly that in this essential new book, presenting detailed case studies of ten design projects from public, academic, and school libraries that identify paths to success as well as hazards to avoid. Inside, library planners, designers, and administrators will find practical guidance directly applicable to their own undertakings, regardless of size or complexity.

Makerspaces - A Practical Guide for Librarians (Paperback, Second Edition): John J. Burke Makerspaces - A Practical Guide for Librarians (Paperback, Second Edition)
John J. Burke; Revised by Ellyssa Kroski
R1,177 Discovery Miles 11 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Second Edition is an A-Z guidebook jam-packed with resources, advice, and information to help you develop and fund your own makerspace from the ground up. Learn what other libraries are making, building, and doing in their makerspaces and how you can, too. Readers are introduced to makerspace equipment, new technologies, models for planning and assessing projects, and useful case studies that will equip them with the knowledge to implement their own library makerspaces. This expanded second edition features eighteen brand new library makerspace profiles providing advice and inspiration for how to create your own library makerspace, over twenty new images and figures illustrating maker tools and trends as well as library makerspaces in action and new lists of actual grant and funding sources for library makerspaces.

The Dictionary of the Book - A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others (Hardcover): Sidney E. Berger The Dictionary of the Book - A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others (Hardcover)
Sidney E. Berger
R2,421 Discovery Miles 24 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Finally, here is the definitive glossary of the book, offering readers all the terms they will need for thorough understanding of how books are made, the materials they are made of, and how they are described in the bookselling, book collecting, and library worlds. Every key term --- over 1,300 different words --- that could be used in booksellers' catalogs, library records, and collectors' descriptions of their holdings is represented in this dictionary. This authoritative sources covers all areas of book knowledge: *the book as physical object, *typeface terminology, *paper, *printing, *book collecting, *book design, *bibliography, *calligraphy, t *he language of manuscripts, *writing implements, *librarianship, *legal issues, *the parts of a book, and much more. The definitions are supplemented by more than 100 illustrations showing the book as a physical object: parts of books, kinds of illustrations, kinds of printing techniques, tools that librarians, booksellers, and collectors refer to that are used in the making of books, kinds of binding structures and decoration, kinds of paper decoration, and other things.

Information economy report 2017 - digitization, trade and development (Paperback): United Nations Publications Information economy report 2017 - digitization, trade and development (Paperback)
United Nations Publications
R1,884 Discovery Miles 18 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Information Economy Report 2017 analyses the evolving digital economy and its implications for trade and development. While these are still early days of the digital economy, it is already clear that it will have globally transformative impacts on the way we live, work and develop our economies. As the world strives to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, harnessing the power of information and communications technologies (ICTs) is essential. Large parts of the developing world remain disconnected from the Internet, and many people lack access to high-speed broadband connectivity. Policymaking at the national and international levels needs to mitigate the risk that digitalisation could widen existing divides and create new gaps. Since increased reliance on digital technologies, such as cloud computing, three-dimensional printing, big data and "the Internet of things", it is essential to start assessing opportunities and pitfalls alike, and to prepare for what is coming. The analysis contained in the report contributes to this process and proposes ways in which the international community can reduce inequality, enable the benefits of digitalization to reach all people and ensure that no one is left behind by the evolving digital economy.

Conversing with Cancer - How to Ask Questions, Find and Share Information, and Make the Best Decisions (Hardcover, New... Conversing with Cancer - How to Ask Questions, Find and Share Information, and Make the Best Decisions (Hardcover, New edition)
Lisa Sparks, Anna Leahy
R2,159 R1,479 Discovery Miles 14 790 Save R680 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With more than 40% of people eventually facing a cancer diagnosis, Conversing with Cancer is a much-needed addition to understanding and improving cancer care through strong communication among providers, patients, and caregivers. Each person whose life is affected by a cancer diagnosis-patient, healthcare provider, caregiver-has information and needs information in order to make the best decisions possible under the circumstances. After studying and writing about the topics of communication and cancer for many years separately, authors Lisa Sparks and Anna Leahy combine their expertise in this new tour de force. Here, they apply principles from the field of health communication to the cancer care experience, drawing from a wide range of scholarship to offer a comprehensive view of cancer care communication and extend existing work into new insights. Engaging chapters cover all phases of the journey through cancer, from prevention to recovery or end-of-life; analyze the roles of the variety of cultural and social identities and relationships; and explore written, verbal, non-verbal, and electronic communication. In addition, this book draws from the real-life stories of cancer patients themselves to enrich the book's unique discussions and to better understand how theory can be put into practice. Conversing with Cancer is ideal for use in health communication classes, medical and nursing programs, and formal caregiver training. In addition, it is useful for cancer patient and caregiver supports groups and for individual providers, patients, and caregivers.

Urban Communication Regulation - Communication Freedoms and Limits (Hardcover, New edition): Harvey Jassem, Susan J. Drucker Urban Communication Regulation - Communication Freedoms and Limits (Hardcover, New edition)
Harvey Jassem, Susan J. Drucker
R2,136 R1,625 Discovery Miles 16 250 Save R511 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cities are where the majority of people in the world live. As such, it is critically important to understand cities when seeking to address quality-of-life issues. While the concentration of people in cities presents many complex issues that warrant attention, the focus of this book is on urban communication and human interaction as regulated by municipal governments. Thirteen scholars-whose backgrounds range from community organizing, to law, telecommunication, architecture, city planning, art, policy studies, and urban communication-examine public communication venues and opportunities, all of which are impacted by municipal regulation. Whether it is the selective funding of public art, the establishment of architectural standards for public buildings, the regulation of signage, public assembly, food trucks, or telecommunication access, the authors in Urban Communication Regulation: Communication Freedoms and Limits contend that urban policy and regulation shape communication in cities. Through zoning, funding, "private law," and a host of other means, the regulation of communication has significant impacts on the quality of life for those who live in cities. The essays in this volume focus on many of these impacts, and suggest both why and how municipal regulation can improve the quality of urban communication.

Public Relations Strategy, Theory, and Cases - Praxis at Its Best (Hardcover, New edition): Tricia Hansen-Horn, Adam E. Horn Public Relations Strategy, Theory, and Cases - Praxis at Its Best (Hardcover, New edition)
Tricia Hansen-Horn, Adam E. Horn
R2,133 R1,622 Discovery Miles 16 220 Save R511 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presenting a robust introduction to public relations strategy, this book helps readers explore their perceptions of what strategy is or might be; highlights influencers of strategic decision making such as distinctions among B2B, B2C, and B2G as well as public relations roles and organization types; discusses the education and training value and limitations of the popular case study; and provides a easy-to-understand overview of four theories important for every "student" (academic and non-academic) of public relations to understand. Excellence theory, contingency theory, rhetorical theory, and social capital theory are introduced. In the spirit of praxis (the application of theory to practice), the authors provide theory-specific and other relevant "keys" for use as the reader seeks to apply what is read to actual public relations cases. As might be expected, highly structured case studies that clearly distinguish between objectives, strategies and tactics are included for the purposes of education and training. The featured set of case studies includes: March of Dimes Rebrand; Inside Pediatrics Children's Mercy Kansas City; Vanity Fair Women Who Do LiftTOUR; TouchNet + Heartland; WeatherTech Public Relations Super Bowl Ad Buy; ZF Race Reporter/Fan Reporter: Europe, Japan and the US; Pinnacle Not So Silent Night; Lee Jeans-Influencer Relations; Fight CRC One Million Strong Collection; Tips for Kids-Seventeen Years Later; and Dairy Queen's Fan Food Not Fast Food Campaign: Retrospective Cases Analysis from the Outside.

Systematic Searching - Practical ideas for improving results (Paperback): Paul Levay, Jenny Craven Systematic Searching - Practical ideas for improving results (Paperback)
Paul Levay, Jenny Craven
R2,270 Discovery Miles 22 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In resource poor, cost saving times, this book provides practical advice on new methods and technologies involved in systematic searching and explores the role of information professionals in delivering these changes The editors bring together expert international practitioners and researchers to highlight the latest thinking on systematic searching. Beginning by looking at the methods and techniques underlying systematic searching, the book then examines the current challenges and the potential solutions to more effective searching in detail, before considering the role of the information specialist as an expert searcher. Systematic Searching blends theory and practice and takes into account different approaches to information retrieval with a special focus being given to searching for complex topics in a health-related environment. The book does not presume an in-depth prior knowledge or experience of systematic searching and includes case studies, practical examples and ideas for further research and reading.

Grahame's Guide to Chocolates around the World (Paperback, 2019 ed.): Grahame's Guides Grahame's Guide to Chocolates around the World (Paperback, 2019 ed.)
Grahame's Guides
R338 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R67 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
User Experience in Libraries Yearbook 2018 - Inclusivity, Diversity, Belonging (Paperback): Andy Priestner User Experience in Libraries Yearbook 2018 - Inclusivity, Diversity, Belonging (Paperback)
Andy Priestner; Contributions by Christian Lauersen, Sara Leren
R1,032 R968 Discovery Miles 9 680 Save R64 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the
            World - Buildings, Management, Programmes... Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World - Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services (Hardcover)
Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney, Harri Sahavirta
R3,094 Discovery Miles 30 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries' workaday operations as well as the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability. The theoretical background and practical applications of contributions made by worldwide libraries to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are discussed. General articles and research studies from Finland, Germany, Portugal, and Brazil illuminate libraries' contributions to the SDGs. Case studies from Sweden, Kenya, Germany, Ukraine, China, and Serbia highlight challenges and opportunities in implementing sustainable approaches in public libraries. Examples of best practice from academic libraries in Hong Kong, Cameroon, Germany, Uganda, USA and Kenya, are presented. All papers published in this book are selected from the best papers of the ENSULIB Satellite Meeting 2017 in Berlin, the ENSULIB/Public Libraries Section's Open Session at the IFLA Conference 2017 in Poland, and from the IFLA Green Library Award 2017. All articles are written in English.

Greek Manuscript Cataloguing - Past, Present, and Future (English, French, Italian, Paperback): Paola Degni, Paolo Eleuteri,... Greek Manuscript Cataloguing - Past, Present, and Future (English, French, Italian, Paperback)
Paola Degni, Paolo Eleuteri, Marilena Maniaci
R2,902 Discovery Miles 29 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Freedom of Information Officer's Handbook (Paperback): Paul Gibbons Freedom of Information Officer's Handbook (Paperback)
Paul Gibbons
R2,111 Discovery Miles 21 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Freedom of information (FOI) is now an international phenomenon with over 100 countries from Albania to Zimbabwe enacting the right to know for their citizens. Since 2005, the UK's Freedom of Information Act has opened up thousands of public bodies to unparalleled scrutiny and prompted further moves to transparency. Wherever the right to know is introduced, its success depends on the way it is implemented. In organisations worldwide, FOI only works because of those who oversee its operation on a day-to-day basis, promoting openness, processing requests and advising colleagues and the public. FOI is dependent on the FOI Officers. The Freedom of Information Officer's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to FOI and its management. It is designed to be an indispensable tool for FOI Officers and their colleagues.

The Library - A Catalogue of Wonders (Paperback): Stuart Kells The Library - A Catalogue of Wonders (Paperback)
Stuart Kells
R449 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R116 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Contemporary Library Architecture - A Planning and Design Guide (Paperback, New): Ken Worpole Contemporary Library Architecture - A Planning and Design Guide (Paperback, New)
Ken Worpole
R1,531 Discovery Miles 15 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Focusing on the practical issues which need to be addressed by anyone involved in library design, here Ken Worpole offers his renowned expertise to architects, planners, library professionals, students, local government officers and members interested in creating and sustaining successful library buildings and services. Contemporary Library Architecture: A Planning and Design Guide features: a brief history of library architecture an account of some of the most distinctive new library designs of the 20th & 21st centuries an outline of the process for developing a successful brief and establishing a project management team a delineation of the commissioning process practical advice on how to deal with vital elements such as public accessibility, stock-holding, ICT, back office functions, children's services, co-location with other services such as learning centres and tourist & information services an sustainability in depth case studies from around the world, including public and academic libraries from the UK, Europe and the US full colour illustrations throughout, showing technical details and photographs. This book is the ultimate guide for anyone approaching library design.

Change Management for Library Technologists - A LITA Guide (Paperback): Courtney Mcallister Change Management for Library Technologists - A LITA Guide (Paperback)
Courtney Mcallister
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Technology has transformed how libraries, archives, and museums store and display their collections, engage with their users, and serve their communities. The pressure to implement new technologies is constant, but technology that isn't truly useful to users, staff, and stakeholders can represent a huge investment of time and money that yields little reward. In order to make meaningful technology changes in our libraries, archives, and museums, we need a flexible toolkit that will help information professionals become change leaders, navigating the equally complex variables associated with system specs and human experience or perception. Change management incorporates these concerns into a comprehensive framework. Change management principles form the foundation for this book's approach to managing technology change. While change will inevitably elicit unexpected situations or complications, cultivating a change management repertoire can help information professionals better identify opportunities for valuable technology change, plan and execute those changes, assess the process, and translate the experience into enriched plans for the future. Whether you have been managing library systems for decades or are an MLIS student, this book is designed to introduce you to change management principles and practical skills that you can apply to your local organization's needs. Chapters on assessment, communication, and iterative change outline a wide range of skills that can facilitate changes like an ILS migration, makerspace launch, website re-design, or room reservation process overhaul. The condensed case studies integrated throughout the book demonstrate the breadth of technology changes taking place in the field and give first-hand accounts of triumphs and learning experiences. There is universal template that guarantees successful technology change. But a robust change management toolkit can cultivate organizational adaptability and responsiveness that empowers libraries, archives, and museums to make the most of current technology changes and positions them to embrace new ones.

Library and Information Science Trends and Research - Europe (Hardcover): Amanda Spink, Janica Heinstrom Library and Information Science Trends and Research - Europe (Hardcover)
Amanda Spink, Janica Heinstrom; Series edited by Amanda Spink
R2,154 Discovery Miles 21 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe", co-edited by Professor Amanda Spink and Dr. Jannica Heinstrom provides an understanding of the new directions in library and information science/management, education and research in Europe. The volume focuses on new research directions within the field but will also discuss curriculum changes due to the rapidly developing information world. Europe has developed substantially both socially and economically in the last ten years with a growing population and economy. The field of library and information science/management has also grown in educational and research developments as information increasingly has become a part of people's everyday social and life processes. This book is directly relevant to information scientists, information professionals and librarians, social scientists and people interested in understanding more about the trends and research in library and information science/management in the European region. Undergraduate and graduate students, academics, educators, and information professionals interested in library and information science will find this book of particular benefit.

Marketing Your Library - Tips and Tools That Work (Paperback): Carol Smallwood, Vera Gubnitskaia, Kerol Harrod Marketing Your Library - Tips and Tools That Work (Paperback)
Carol Smallwood, Vera Gubnitskaia, Kerol Harrod
R1,617 R1,481 Discovery Miles 14 810 Save R136 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the current economic climate, most librarians recognize the critical importance of marketing as a means of self-preservation, largely accepting that the future of libraries requires marketing in order to increase library use and public perceptions of worth. However, few librarians have prior professional experience marketing products or services and the majority must balance marketing duties with many other job responsibilities. This anthology offers practical insight on marketing techniques specifically designed for libraries. Concise, how-to case studies from practicing public, school, academic, and special librarians provide proven strategies to improve brand management, campaign organization, community outreach, media interaction, social media, and event planning and implementation. Intended for the novice and the old hand, individuals and large staffs, this valuable guide provides librarians with the effective marketing tools necessary to help their libraries thrive in these challenging times.

Report (Paperback): State Library of Massachusetts Report (Paperback)
State Library of Massachusetts
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Memoirs of Libraries, of Museums - And of Archives (Paperback): Edward Edwards, Thomas Greenwood Memoirs of Libraries, of Museums - And of Archives (Paperback)
Edward Edwards, Thomas Greenwood
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Get Your Book Into Australian Libraries (Paperback): Ebony McKenna Get Your Book Into Australian Libraries (Paperback)
Ebony McKenna
R366 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R72 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Report (Paperback): State Library of Massachusetts Report (Paperback)
State Library of Massachusetts
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, Volume 18, Part 1 (Paperback): New York Public... Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, Volume 18, Part 1 (Paperback)
New York Public Library
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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