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Provenance Research in Book History - A Handbook (Hardcover, New edition): David Pearson Provenance Research in Book History - A Handbook (Hardcover, New edition)
David Pearson
R1,484 R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Save R335 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Since this handbook was first published in 1994, interest in the book as a material object, and in the ways in which books have been owned, read and used, has burgeoned. Now established as a standard reference work, this book has been revised and expanded with a new set of over 200 colour illustrations, updated bibliographies and extended international coverage of libraries and online resources. It covers the history and understanding of inscriptions, bookplates, ink and binding stamps, mottoes and heraldry, and describes how to identify owners and track down books from particular collections via library and sale catalogues. Each section features an evaluated bibliography listing further sources, both online and in print. Illustrated examples of the many kinds of ownership evidence which can be found in books are also shown throughout. Relevant to anyone seeking to identify previous owners of books, or trace private libraries, this title will also support the work of all book historians interested in the history of reading or the use of books and in the book as a material object. An essential handbook for anyone working in provenance research.

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu - And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts (Paperback): Joshua... The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu - And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts (Paperback)
Joshua Hammer 1
R234 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R87 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door. Joshua Hammer writes about how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world's greatest smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction. With bravery and patience, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. His heroic heist is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty of their culture. His story is one of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it.

The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff (Hardcover): Ofer Bergman, Steve Whittaker The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff (Hardcover)
Ofer Bergman, Steve Whittaker
R572 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R129 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Why we organize our personal digital data the way we do and how design of new PIM systems can help us manage our information more efficiently. Each of us has an ever-growing collection of personal digital data: documents, photographs, PowerPoint presentations, videos, music, emails and texts sent and received. To access any of this, we have to find it. The ease (or difficulty) of finding something depends on how we organize our digital stuff. In this book, personal information management (PIM) experts Ofer Bergman and Steve Whittaker explain why we organize our personal digital data the way we do and how the design of new PIM systems can help us manage our collections more efficiently. Bergman and Whittaker report that many of us use hierarchical folders for our personal digital organizing. Critics of this method point out that information is hidden from sight in folders that are often within other folders so that we have to remember the exact location of information to access it. Because of this, information scientists suggest other methods: search, more flexible than navigating folders; tags, which allow multiple categorizations; and group information management. Yet Bergman and Whittaker have found in their pioneering PIM research that these other methods that work best for public information management don't work as well for personal information management. Bergman and Whittaker describe personal information collection as curation: we preserve and organize this data to ensure our future access to it. Unlike other information management fields, in PIM the same user organizes and retrieves the information. After explaining the cognitive and psychological reasons that so many prefer folders, Bergman and Whittaker propose the user-subjective approach to PIM, which does not replace folder hierarchies but exploits these unique characteristics of PIM.

The European Encyclopedia - From 1650 to the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover): Jeff Loveland The European Encyclopedia - From 1650 to the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)
Jeff Loveland
R2,043 Discovery Miles 20 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

First taking shape during the seventeenth century, the European encyclopedia was an alphabetical book of knowledge. For the next three centuries, printed encyclopedias in the European tradition were an element of culture and peoples' lives, initially just among Europe's educated elite but ultimately through much of the literate world. Organized around themes such as genre, economics, illustration, and publishing, The European Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive survey of encyclopedias to be written in English in more than fifty years. Engaging with printed encyclopedias, now largely extinct and the object of nostalgia, as well as the global phenomenon of Wikipedia, Jeff Loveland brings together encyclopedias from multiple languages (notably English, French, and German, amongst others). This book will be of interest to anyone, from academics in the humanities to non-academic readers, with an interest in encyclopedias and their history.

Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+ Findings - From Data to Action (Paperback): Fred M Heath, Martha Kyrillidou, Consuella Askew Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+ Findings - From Data to Action (Paperback)
Fred M Heath, Martha Kyrillidou, Consuella Askew
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn how other libraries are using LibQUAL+ data to improve their services and programs This book focuses on the value of the 2002 LibQUAL+ survey data to help librarians provide better services for users. This unique work highlights the continued efforts of participating libraries that used this Web-based marketing instrument to assess and evaluate their service quality, resource allocations, staffing, technology, and policies. Library professionals dealing with or interested in library service quality assessment will benefit from the practical examples and graphical representations found in this vital book. With Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+ Findings, you will gain a better understanding of how to use your LibQUAL+ data to identify opportunities to improve your services and programs, initiate further data exploration, and identify those areas of your library which need change. In times of budget reductions, the information in this book will show you how to better demonstrate to your patrons, community, and government agencies the value of the investment in library staff and resources. Enhanced with charts, graphs, tables, and figures, this text will help your library smoothly evolve with your patrons' expectations and needs. Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+ Findings: From Data to Action covers several important topics, including: the LibQUAL+ survey instrument what it is and how it works library service quality and user perceptions of library service quality peer comparisons and benchmarking qualitative and quantitative data analysis how to read your findings strategic planning how to use your findings This resource is of national importance, presenting varying perspectives from different library contexts, such as library consortia, library types, and individual library case studies. The book also provides ideas for using LibQUAL+ to develop better library services for diverse users faculty as opposed to students or the general public rather than specialists. From identifying and reaching patrons for conducting the LibQUAL+ survey to identifying gaps between desired, perceived, and minimum expectations of services, this book will guide you in continuously meeting the needs of your community.

ITIL Service Design 2011 (Paperback, 2nd Ed., 2011): The Cabinet Office ITIL Service Design 2011 (Paperback, 2nd Ed., 2011)
The Cabinet Office; Edited by The Stationery Office
R2,024 Discovery Miles 20 240 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In order to meet the current and future business requirements, Service Design provides guidance on the production and maintenance of IT policies, architectures, and documents for the design of appropriate and innovative IT infrastructure service solutions and processes. Throughout the updated ITIL Service Design publication, there has been particular focus on alignment with ITIL Service Strategy. A number of concepts and principles have been clarified, most significantly the flow and management of activity throughout the overall service design stage with the addition of the 'design coordination' process. Other significant clarifications include the five aspects of service design, the design of the service portfolio and the terminology related to views of the service catalog.

Weeding and Maintenance of Reference Collections (Paperback): Linda S. Katz Weeding and Maintenance of Reference Collections (Paperback)
Linda S. Katz; Edited by Sydney J. Pierce
R767 Discovery Miles 7 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Here is unique volume offering practical advice on weeding and maintaining reference collections. It covers different types of libraries--academic, corporate, public--and problems, and librarians describe in detail methods and criteria used by their libraries in weeding their reference collections. Dr. Pierce has organized the topics of her book into relevant chapters. These chapters, bound to appeal to a variety of needs, address and discuss the problems and management of growing reference collections. As many librarians find weeding reference books a difficult task, most reference departments suffer from a lack of space as a result. Collection growth reduces shelf and seating space, and both books and people are lost in the clutter. In reading this essential book, reference supervisors will come to understand the importance of allowing reference area growth combined with effective weeding to promote an attractive and well-stocked reference area. Heads of reference will find Weeding and Maintenance of Reference Collections full of useful information, from the specific criteria and detailed methods contributed by several librarians who have found success in weeding their reference collections, to the practical hints on planning and evaluating collection contents and organization. Students and faculty of library schools and information studies will gain insight into successful management of increasing amounts of reference material as the Information Age gathers momentum into the 1990s.

Integrating Total Quality Management in a Library Setting (Paperback): Susan Jurow, Susan Barnard Integrating Total Quality Management in a Library Setting (Paperback)
Susan Jurow, Susan Barnard
R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Improve the delivery of library services by implementing total quality management (TQM), a system of continuous improvement employing participative management and centered on the needs of customers. Although TQM was originally designed for and successfully applied in business and manufacturing settings, this groundbreaking volume introduces strategies for translating TQM principles from the profit-based manufacturing sector to the library setting. Integrating Total Quality Management in a Library Setting shows librarians how to improve library services by implementing strategies such as employee involvement and training, problem-solving teams, statistical methods, long-term goals and thinking, and an overall recognition that the system (not the staff) is responsible for most inefficiencies.Total Quality Management in a Library Setting describes the principles of TQM, its origins, and the potential benefits and barriers to be expected when adopting quality management approaches in libraries. Chapters provide guidelines for planning and implementation to help libraries use total quality management to break down interdepartmental barriers and work on continuously improving library services. The contributors, who have begun to think about using or who are already using TQM in a library setting, present specific planning and implementation issues that can be put to immediate use in libraries. With this innovative book, library managers will learn that by working together on problem solving teams to address specific operational questions, and by developing a shared knowledge of problem-solving tools and techniques, staff members grow personally and gain a larger sense of organizational purpose. Other TQM methods introduced in this book include the concept of the internal customer, which teaches staff to recognize how other staff members use the results of their work, and the principle of continuous improvement, which enables libraries to set measurable goals based on quantitative performance indicators, and to monitor progress toward those goals.

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.

Weeding and Maintenance of Reference Collections (Hardcover): Linda S. Katz Weeding and Maintenance of Reference Collections (Hardcover)
Linda S. Katz; Edited by Sydney J. Pierce
R2,001 Discovery Miles 20 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Here is unique volume offering practical advice on weeding and maintaining reference collections. It covers different types of libraries--academic, corporate, public--and problems, and librarians describe in detail methods and criteria used by their libraries in weeding their reference collections. Dr. Pierce has organized the topics of her book into relevant chapters. These chapters, bound to appeal to a variety of needs, address and discuss the problems and management of growing reference collections. As many librarians find weeding reference books a difficult task, most reference departments suffer from a lack of space as a result. Collection growth reduces shelf and seating space, and both books and people are lost in the clutter. In reading this essential book, reference supervisors will come to understand the importance of allowing reference area growth combined with effective weeding to promote an attractive and well-stocked reference area. Heads of reference will find Weeding and Maintenance of Reference Collections full of useful information, from the specific criteria and detailed methods contributed by several librarians who have found success in weeding their reference collections, to the practical hints on planning and evaluating collection contents and organization. Students and faculty of library schools and information studies will gain insight into successful management of increasing amounts of reference material as the Information Age gathers momentum into the 1990s.

Newspaper Reference Methods (Paperback, Minnesota Archive Editions Ed.): Robert W. Desmond Newspaper Reference Methods (Paperback, Minnesota Archive Editions Ed.)
Robert W. Desmond
R1,117 Discovery Miles 11 170 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Newspaper Reference Methods " was first published in 1933. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review - A Guide for Librarians (Hardcover): Margaret J. Foster, Sarah T. Jewell Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review - A Guide for Librarians (Hardcover)
Margaret J. Foster, Sarah T. Jewell
R1,387 Discovery Miles 13 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Here is a complete guide for librarians seeking to launch or refine their systematic review services. Conducting searches for systematic reviews goes beyond expert searching and requires an understanding of the entire process of the systematic review. Just as expert searching is not fully mastered by the end of a library degree, mastering the systematic review process takes a great deal of time and practice. Attending workshops and webinars can introduce the topic, but application of the knowledge through practice is required. Running a systematic review service is complicated and requires constant updating and evaluation with new standards, more efficient methods, and improved reporting guidelines. After a brief introduction to systematic reviews, the book guides librarians in defining and marketing their services, covering topics such as when it is appropriate to ask for co-authorship and how to reach out to stakeholders. Next, it addresses developing documentation and conducting the reference interview. Standards specific to systematic reviews, including PRISMA, Institute of Medicine, and Cochrane Collaboration, are discussed. Search strategy techniques, including choosing databases, harvesting search terms, selecting filters, and searching for grey literature are detailed. Data management and critical appraisal are covered in detail. Finally, the best practices for reporting the findings of systematic reviews are highlighted. Experts with experience in both systematic reviews and librarianship, including the editors of the book, contributed to the chapters. Each step (or piece) of the review process (Planning the review, Identifying the studies, Evaluating studies, Collecting and combining data, Explaining the results, and Summarizing the review into a report), are covered with emphasis on information roles. The book is for any librarian interested in conducting reviews or assisting others with reviews. It has several applications: for training librarians new to systematic reviews, for those developing a new systematic review service, for those wanting to establish protocols for a current service, and as a reference for those conducting reviews or running a service. Participating in systematic reviews is a new frontier of librarianship, in which librarians can truly become research partners with our patrons, instead of merely providing access to resources and services.

Implementing the Information Literacy Framework - A Practical Guide for Librarians (Paperback): Dave Harmeyer, Janice J. Baskin Implementing the Information Literacy Framework - A Practical Guide for Librarians (Paperback)
Dave Harmeyer, Janice J. Baskin; Foreword by Trudi E. Jacobson
R991 Discovery Miles 9 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book and its website address the implementation of the The Framework of Information Literacy in Higher Education. It gives the tools and strategies to implement Framework-based information literacy experiences for students and faculty, creating a campus culture that understands, and integrates, information literacy in its educational mission.

ITIL Continual Service Improvement (Paperback, 2nd Ed., 2011): The Stationery Office ITIL Continual Service Improvement (Paperback, 2nd Ed., 2011)
The Stationery Office
R1,982 Discovery Miles 19 820 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ITIL 2011 Editions have been updated for clarity, consistency, correctness and completeness.

Alongside the delivery of consistent, repeatable process activities as part of service quality, ITIL has always emphasized the importance of continual service improvement. Focusing on the process elements involved in identifying and introducing service management improvements, this publication also deals with issues surrounding service retirement.

Key features:

The updated ITIL publications share a similar standard structure (including generic content in Chapters 1, 2 and 6) to improve consistency and aid navigation. Some content has been reorganized to improve flow and readability, and ensure alignment across the suite - including clarification around interfaces, and inputs and outputs across the service lifecycle.

Terminology has been clarified and made consistent across the publications and the ITIL glossary.

A Companion to Public History (Hardcover): David M Dean A Companion to Public History (Hardcover)
David M Dean
R2,995 R2,277 Discovery Miles 22 770 Save R718 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

An authoritative overview of the developing field of public history reflecting theory and practice around the globe This unique reference guides readers through this relatively new field of historical inquiry, exploring the varieties and forms of public history, its relationship with popular history, and the ways in which the field has evolved internationally over the past thirty years. Comprised of thirty-four essays written by a group of leading international scholars and public history practitioners, the work not only introduces readers to the latest scholarly academic research, but also to the practice and pedagogy of public history. It pays equal attention to the emergence of public history as a distinct field of historical inquiry in North America, the importance of popular history and 'history from below' in Europe and European colonial-settler states, and forms of historical consciousness in non-Western countries and peoples. It also provides a timely guide to the state of the discipline, and offers an innovative and unprecedented engagement with methodological and theoretical problems associated with public history. Generously illustrated throughout, The Companion to Public History's chapters are written from a variety of perspectives by contributors from all continents and from a wide variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences. It is an excellent source for getting readers to think about history in the public realm, and how present day concerns shape the ways in which we engage with and represent the past. Cutting-edge companion volume for a developing area of study Comprises 36 essays by leading authorities on all aspects of public history around the world Reflects different national/regional interpretations of public history Offers some essays in teachable forms: an interview, a roundtable discussion, a document analysis, a photo essay. Covers a full range of public history practice, including museums, archives, memorial sites as well as historical fiction, theatre, re-enactment societies and digital gaming Discusses the continuing challenges presented by history within our broad, collective memory, including museum controversies, repatriation issues, 'textbook' wars, and commissions for Truth and Reconciliation The Companion is intended for senior undergraduate students and graduate students in the rapidly growing field of public history and will appeal to those teaching public history or who wish to introduce a public history dimension to their courses.

ITIL Service Strategy 2011 (Paperback, 2nd Ed., 2011): The Cabinet Office ITIL Service Strategy 2011 (Paperback, 2nd Ed., 2011)
The Cabinet Office; Edited by The Stationery Office
R2,199 R1,836 Discovery Miles 18 360 Save R363 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ITIL 2011 Editions have been updated for clarity, consistency, correctness and completeness. ITIL Service Strategy provides a view of ITIL that aligns business and IT so that each brings out the best in the other. It ensures that every stage of the service lifecycle stays focused on the business case and relates to all the companion process elements that follow. Subsequent titles will link deliverables to meeting the business goals, requirements and service management principles described in this publication. Key features: The updated ITIL publications share a similar standard structure (including generic content in Chapters 1, 2 and 6), to improve consistency and aid navigation. Some content has been reorganized to improve flow and readability, and ensure alignment across the suite - including clarification around interfaces, and inputs and outputs across the service lifecycle. Terminology has been clarified and made consistent across the publications and the ITIL glossary.

Itil Service Operation (Paperback, 2nd Ed., 2011): The Cabinet Office Itil Service Operation (Paperback, 2nd Ed., 2011)
The Cabinet Office; Edited by The Stationery Office
R2,174 R1,804 Discovery Miles 18 040 Save R370 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ITIL Editions 2011 has been updated for clarity, consistency, correctness, and completeness. By focusing on delivery and control process activities, ITIL Service Operation describes how a highly desirable steady state of managing services can be achieved on a day-to-day basis.

Trusting Records in the Cloud - The creation, management, and preservation of trustworthy digital content (Paperback): Luciana... Trusting Records in the Cloud - The creation, management, and preservation of trustworthy digital content (Paperback)
Luciana Duranti, Corinne Rogers
R1,703 Discovery Miles 17 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book presents up-to-date research and offers concrete guidelines for records professionals concerned with challenges to records in the online environment including privacy, accessibility, portability, metadata and ownership. Trusting Records in the Cloud presents the key findings of the InterPARES Trust project, which has investigated issues of trust in and trustworthiness of records in the cloud environment. The project generated theoretical and methodological frameworks to develop local, national and international policies, procedures, regulations, standards and legislation, in order to ensure public trust grounded on evidence of good governance, a strong digital economy, and a persistent digital memory. Coverage includes: the risks and remedies to the contracts the general public must enter into with social media and other service providers implementing retention and disposition schedules in the cloud understanding the role of metadata in cloud services for chain of custody rethinking issues of appraisal, arrangement and description new practices with respect to preservation including a model for preservation as a series of services that may be implemented by a single trusted digital repository or by a variety of preservation actors information governance, risk management, and authentication practices and technologies. The book will be essential reading for records managers, archivists, information professionals and organizations who are using or intend to use the cloud for creation, management and preservation of their information. It will also be useful reading for students of records management, archival studies and information management, educators in those disciplines, individuals working in academic, government and the private sector and members of the public at large who are concerned about their privacy and rights with respect to personal information in the cloud.

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's... A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College (Hardcover)
David T Gura
R3,023 Discovery Miles 30 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

David T. Gura's innovative catalogue describes the 288 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts held by the University of Notre Dame (Hesburgh Library and Snite Museum of Art) and Saint Mary's College. Bound manuscripts, leaves, and fragments, which span the late eleventh through the sixteenth century and include bibles, books of hours, calendars, liturgical texts, and much more, are given thorough critical treatment and scholarly description. Organized by repository, each manuscript description is based on Gura's intensive paleographical and codicological analyses, which address features such as material and support, collation, illumination, layout, script types, ownership history, book bindings, and bibliographical references. Scaled diagrams of distinct and variant ruling patterns and border arrangements are included with each catalogue entry to facilitate comparison with each other and with manuscripts outside the collection. Gura's flexible schematic for analytical manuscript description presents the important aspects of particular genres of the manuscripts, distinguishes their uncommon features, and interprets them. In his introduction to the catalogue, Gura provides a history of the formation of the manuscript collections, a scholarly overview organized by genre, and a detailed explanation of his analytical schematic. Paratextual materials allow readers to browse all manuscripts in the collections by repository, date, country or region of origin, language, and textual contents. Academic librarians, manuscript dealers and collectors, and the community of scholars, curators, and librarians who work with medieval and Renaissance manuscripts will find this an accessible and valuable resource.

Archive Everything - Mapping the Everyday (Hardcover): Gabriella Giannachi Archive Everything - Mapping the Everyday (Hardcover)
Gabriella Giannachi
R866 R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Save R209 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How the archive evolved to include new technologies, practices, and media, and how it became the apparatus through which we map the everyday. In Archive Everything, Gabriella Giannachi traces the evolution of the archive into the apparatus through which we map the everyday. The archive, traditionally a body of documents or a site for the preservation of documents, changed over the centuries to encompass, often concurrently, a broad but interrelated number of practices not traditionally considered as archival. Archives now consist of not only documents and sites but also artworks, installations, museums, social media platforms, and mediated and mixed reality environments. Giannachi tracks the evolution of these diverse archival practices across the centuries. Archives today offer a multiplicity of viewing platforms to replay the past, capture the present, and map our presence. Giannachi uses archaeological practices to explore all the layers of the archive, analyzing Lynn Hershman Leeson's !Women Art Revolution project, a digital archive of feminist artists. She considers the archive as a memory laboratory, with case studies that include visitors' encounters with archival materials in the Jewish Museum in Berlin. She discusses the importance of participatory archiving, examining the "multimedia roadshow" Digital Diaspora Family Reunion as an example. She explores the use of the archive in works that express the relationship between ourselves and our environment, citing Andy Warhol and Ant Farm, among others. And she looks at the transmission of the archive through the body in performance, bioart, and database artworks, closing with a detailed analysis of Lynn Hershman Leeson's Infinity Engine.

An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries (Hardcover): Elizabeth Connor An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Connor
R2,541 Discovery Miles 25 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An indispensable resource for librarians of all roles, the case studies in An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries demonstrate the necessity and value of integrating the library's mission statement and strategic plan with bold approaches to staff orientation, training, mentoring, and development.

Libraries and Graduate Students - Building Connections (Hardcover): Gretta Siegel Libraries and Graduate Students - Building Connections (Hardcover)
Gretta Siegel
R2,435 Discovery Miles 24 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book gathers together a variety of perspectives and approaches toward building relationships between academic libraries and a unique scholarly population with specific needs-graduate students. This valuable resource shows efforts on specific programs and strategies to enhance and enrich the graduate student experience. Contributions to this volume include a wide variety approaches though case studies, an extensive literature review on academic integrity, an initiative for program development in the context of a broader education initiative, and a chapter on graduate fellowships for manuscripts and special collections.
Many of the approaches integrate tried and true information literacy strategies, but they also put unique 'spins' on these approaches. This book's scope includes large and small colleges and universities, public and private, and specialized and general. Subjects include stand alone courses and workshops, program development, assessment, distance education, online environments, instructional design, and collaborations.

This book is a valuable resource for public service librarians, information literacy/instruction librarians, library science professors, graduate program coordinators, special collections librarians, and subject specialist librarians in all areas.

This book was published as a special issue of Public Services Quarterly.

Marketing and Promoting Electronic Resources - Creating the E-Buzz! (Hardcover): Eleonora I. Dubicki Marketing and Promoting Electronic Resources - Creating the E-Buzz! (Hardcover)
Eleonora I. Dubicki
R2,434 Discovery Miles 24 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Technological advances allow libraries to more readily serve patrons' needs. But how can a librarian effectively communicate what services libraries offer? Marketing and Promoting Electronic Resources: Creating the E-Buzz! explains the foundations of marketing and promotion, focusing on practical and creative techniques that have worked in academic, public, and special libraries. Respected authorities from various libraries offer their insights and advice for effective marketing strategies for electronic resources such as e-serials, databases, and e-books, helping library patrons to better understand the resources now available to them. This book provides librarians with practical suggestions on how to best let their patrons know about the available e-resources and instruct them on how to use them effectively. Librarians in any type of library setting, even if previously unschooled in marketing campaigns, can find fresh ideas to apply in their own setting. This invaluable tool discusses in detail how to develop a marketing plan, create and finance a promotional campaign, and how to use new technologies to reach out to your library patrons in the most effective way to promote your e-resources. This material was published as a special issue of The Serials Librarian.

Putting Library Assessment Data to Work (Paperback): Selena Killick, Frankie Wilson Putting Library Assessment Data to Work (Paperback)
Selena Killick, Frankie Wilson
R1,574 Discovery Miles 15 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Effective library assessment is crucial for a successful academic library. But what do we mean by library assessment and how can it be used to improve the library service? This book provides a practical guide for library administrators, managers and practitioners on how to make effective use of existing sources of information for assessment activities with the aim of improving academic library services. Putting Library Assessment Data to Work brings together key library assessment methodologies detailing how they can be used to improve an academic library. The book takes common sources of data that academic libraries will already be collecting, and presents simple qualitative and quantitative techniques that can be used to evaluate and assess their services, both in detail and overall. The different assessment methods are presented from a practical perspective with a theoretical grounding, and include practical case studies to illustrate how the methodologies have successfully been applied. The book includes coverage of: The theoretical framework for assessment, it's purpose and the tools and techniques used Institutional, national and international student surveys and how they can be sued to improve library service The history and development of standardised library surveys (eg libQUAL+), how they have been used and their impact The benefits of In house library surveys and case studies of where they gave been used Qualitative feedback in the library Taking a holistic approach to library assessment through advocacy and strategic planning. This book will be essential reading for library and information service managers, administrators, assessment practitioners, educators and policy shapers. It will also be useful for students and researchers interested in library assessment.

The Adventures of Jonathan Dennis - Bicultural Film Archiving Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback): Emma Jean Kelly The Adventures of Jonathan Dennis - Bicultural Film Archiving Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)
Emma Jean Kelly
R387 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R47 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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