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Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One's Books (Paperback): Georges Perec Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One's Books (Paperback)
Georges Perec
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Ships in 9 - 14 working days

'A problem of space first of all, then a problem of order' One of the most singular and extravagant imaginations of the twentieth century, the novelist and essayist Georges Perec was a true original who delighted in wordplay, puzzles, taxonomies and seeing the extraordinary in the everyday. In these virtuoso writings about books and language, he discusses different ways of reading, a list of the things he really must do before he dies and the power of words to overcome the chaos of the world. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

Charleston Voices - Perspectives from the 2017 Conference (Paperback): Lars Meyer Charleston Voices - Perspectives from the 2017 Conference (Paperback)
Lars Meyer
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Brief History of the Bodleian Library, A (Hardcover, New, updated illustrated edition): Mary Clapinson Brief History of the Bodleian Library, A (Hardcover, New, updated illustrated edition)
Mary Clapinson
R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How did a library founded over 400 years ago grow to become the world-renowned institution it is today, home to over thirteen million items? From its foundation by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1598 to the opening of the Weston Library in 2015, this illustrated account shows how the Library's history was involved with the British monarchy and political events throughout the centuries. The history of the Library is also a history of collectors and collections, and this book traces the story of major donations and purchases, making use of the Library's own substantial archives to show how it came to house key items such as early confirmations of Magna Carta, Shakespeare's First Folio and the manuscript of Jane Austen's earliest writings, among many others. Beautifully illustrated with prints, portraits, manuscripts and archival material, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of libraries and collections.

The Library Book (Paperback, Main): Susan Orlean The Library Book (Paperback, Main)
Susan Orlean 1
R285 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R57 (20%) Ships in 9 - 14 working days

A New York Times Book of the Year, 2018 A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries. After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying more than 400,000 books, and perhaps even more perplexing, why? With her characteristic humour, insight and compassion, Orlean uses this terrible event as a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world. Filled with heart, passion and extraordinary characters, The Library Book discusses the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.

Charleston Voices - Perspectives from the 2018 Conference (Paperback): Lars Meyer Charleston Voices - Perspectives from the 2018 Conference (Paperback)
Lars Meyer
R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Riches of the Rylands - The Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library (Hardcover): Jan Wilkinson Riches of the Rylands - The Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library (Hardcover)
Jan Wilkinson
R698 R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Save R41 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Riches of the Rylands explores and celebrates the outstanding Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library. These collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, maps and visual materials are extraordinarily rich and diverse. They span 5,000 years and six continents, and include almost every format ever used for written communication. Many derive from the superlative collections purchased by Enriqueta Rylands for the magnificent library she founded as a memorial to her husband John. The book features over 150 key items from across the collections. Thirteen thematic chapters contain short essays on individual items by over sixty contributors - curators and experts in particular fields. Every item is beautifully illustrated in full colour and an extended introduction charts the history and context of the collections. Riches of the Rylands will appeal to a broad readership - lovers of books and libraries, and anyone interested in literature, art, history, the history of ideas and collecting. -- .

The Information - A History, a Theory, a Flood (Paperback): James Gleick The Information - A History, a Theory, a Flood (Paperback)
James Gleick 1
R339 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R78 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing. We live in the information age. But every era of history has had its own information revolution: the invention of writing, the composition of dictionaries, the creation of the charts that made navigation possible, the discovery of the electronic signal, the cracking of the genetic code. In 'The Information' James Gleick tells the story of how human beings use, transmit and keep what they know. From African talking drums to Wikipedia, from Morse code to the 'bit', it is a fascinating account of the modern age's defining idea and a brilliant exploration of how information has revolutionised our lives.

Bradsher: Managing Archives & Archival Institutions (Pr Only) (Paperback, 2nd ed.): BRADSHER Bradsher: Managing Archives & Archival Institutions (Pr Only) (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
BRADSHER
R1,074 Discovery Miles 10 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Drawing on the expertise of nineteen highly regarded American archivists, 'Managing Archives and Archival Institutions' establishes general principles that will be of practical value to archivists at all stages of professional development in all types of archival institutions. Contributions reflect the broad scope of archival work today and the wide range of skills and expertise archivists must acquire to meet the challenges presented by modern records and archives.

The Economics of Open Access - On the Future of Academic Publishing (Hardcover): Thomas Eger, Marc Scheufen The Economics of Open Access - On the Future of Academic Publishing (Hardcover)
Thomas Eger, Marc Scheufen
R1,973 Discovery Miles 19 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The increasing shift towards digital publishing has provoked much debate concerning the issues surrounding 'Open Access' (OA), including its economic implications. This timely book considers how the future of academic publishing might look in a purely digital environment and utilizes unique empirical data in order to analyze the experiences of researchers with, as well as attitudes towards, OA publishing. Presenting findings from a novel, in-depth survey with more than 10,000 respondents from 25 countries, this book shows that the culture of scientific research differs considerably between disciplines and countries. These differences significantly determine the role of both 'gold' and 'green' forms of OA and foster both opportunity and risk. Discussing their findings in the light of recent policy attempts to foster OA, Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen reveal considerable shortcomings and lack of knowledge on fundamental features of the academic publishing market and conclude by highlighting a policy agenda for its future development. Well-timed and far-reaching, this book will particularly appeal to students and scholars interested in the economic analysis of copyright law. Academic librarians and research sponsors will also benefit from the insights offered.

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
R3,995 R2,541 Discovery Miles 25 410 Save R1,454 (36%) Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Provenance Research in Book History - A Handbook (Hardcover, New edition): David Pearson Provenance Research in Book History - A Handbook (Hardcover, New edition)
David Pearson
R1,483 Discovery Miles 14 830 Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Libraries amid Protest - Books, Organizing, and Global Activism (Paperback): Sherrin Frances Libraries amid Protest - Books, Organizing, and Global Activism (Paperback)
Sherrin Frances
R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In September 2011, Occupy Wall Street activists took over New York's Zuccotti Park. Within a matter of weeks, the encampment had become a tiny model of a robust city, with its own kitchen, first aid station, childcare services -- and a library of several thousand physical books. Since that time, social movements around the world, from Nuit Debout in Paris to Gezi Park in Istanbul, have built temporary libraries alongside their protests. While these libraries typically last only a few weeks at a time and all have ultimately been dismantled or destroyed, each has managed to collect, catalog, and circulate books, serving a need not being met elsewhere.Libraries amid Protest unpacks how these protest libraries -- labor-intensive, temporary installations in parks and city squares, poorly protected from the weather, at odds with security forces -- continue to arise. In telling the stories of these surprising and inspiring spaces through interviews and other research, Sherrin Frances confronts the complex history of American public libraries. She argues that protest libraries function as the spaces of opportunity and resistance promised, but not delivered, by American public libraries.

Placing Papers - The American Literary Archives Market (Paperback): Amy Hildreth Chen Placing Papers - The American Literary Archives Market (Paperback)
Amy Hildreth Chen
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The sale of authors' papers to archives has become big news, with collections from James Baldwin and Arthur Miller fetching record-breaking sums in recent years. Amy Hildreth Chen offers the history of how this multimillion dollar business developed from the mid-twentieth century onward and considers what impact authors, literary agents, curators, archivists, and others have had on this burgeoning economy.The market for contemporary authors' archives began when research libraries needed to cheaply provide primary sources for the swelling number of students and faculty following World War II. Demand soon grew, and while writers and their families found new opportunities to make money, so too did book dealers and literary agents with the foresight to pivot their businesses to serve living authors. Public interest surrounding celebrity writers had exploded by the late twentieth century, and as Placing Papers illustrates, even the best funded institutions were forced to contend with the facts that acquiring contemporary literary archives had become cost prohibitive and increasingly competitive.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book (Hardcover): James Raven The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book (Hardcover)
James Raven
R789 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R223 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 14 original essays, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book reveals the history of books in all their various forms, from the ancient world to the digital present. Leading international scholars offer an original and richly illustrated narrative that is global in scope. The history of the book is the history of millions of written, printed, and illustrated texts, their manufacture, distribution, and reception. Here are different types of production, from clay tablets to scrolls, from inscribed codices to printed books, pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers, from written parchment to digital texts. The history of the book is a history of different methods of circulation and dissemination, all dependent on innovations in transport, from coastal and transoceanic shipping to roads, trains, planes and the internet. It is a history of different modes of reading and reception, from learned debate and individual study to public instruction and entertainment. It is a history of manufacture, craftsmanship, dissemination, reading and debate. Yet the history of books is not simply a question of material form, nor indeed of the history of reading and reception. The larger question is of the effect of textual production, distribution and reception - of how books themselves made history. To this end, each chapter of this volume, succinctly bounded by period and geography, offers incisive and stimulating insights into the relationship between books and the story of their times.

ASLIB Directory of Information Sources in the United Kingdom (Hardcover, 17th New edition): Europa Publications ASLIB Directory of Information Sources in the United Kingdom (Hardcover, 17th New edition)
Europa Publications
R14,582 Discovery Miles 145 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The ASLIB Directory of Information Sources in the United Kingdom provides instant access to listings of 6,700 associations, clubs, societies, companies, educational establishments, institutes, commissions, government bodies, and other organizations which provide information freely or on a fee-paying basis. Entries in the 17th edition include: Macular Disease Society Costume Society of Scotland Parentline Plus Centre for Global Energy Studies Surrey Performing Arts Library. Each entry is listed alphabetically and includes the organization's name and contact details, type and purpose, and lists publications and collections where appropriate. The Directory also contains a comprehensive index of acronyms and abbreviations and a substantial subject index.

Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries - Issues and Solutions (Paperback): Elizabeth Connor Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries - Issues and Solutions (Paperback)
Elizabeth Connor
R1,015 Discovery Miles 10 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Give your patrons access to the digital content they need Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is an essential guide to the challenges of acquiring, licensing, and managing the electronic access and use of books and journals. Medical librarians working in a variety of settings, including academic health centers, hospital libraries, and government health associations, provide entry-level, mid-career, and experienced librarians with comprehensive information and advice on dealing with electronic resources. This invaluable resource examines a wide range of issues, including collection development, pricing, open access, licensing, remote access, statistics, publisher liability, and the Semantic Web. As healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, and students rely more and more on digital content, medical libraries spend more and more time dealing with the complexities surrounding the use of e-resources. Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries examines the issues they face everyday, including the shift from print to electronic materials, off-campus and cross-campus access, usage statistics, journal pricing, open-access publishing, licensing, collection development, and much more. Topics addressed in Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries include: how to negotiate consortial packages how to use an electronic resource management (ERM) system how to create a portal to share electronic resources how to consolidate costs and provide wide access how open access affects pricing how to establish and maintain access to licensed e-resources how to develop a combined e-journal Web page how off-campus students interact with a full-service document delivery option for electronic journals how to integrate e-resources into an online catalog how to apply emerging Semantic Web technologies to digital libraries and much more Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is an invaluable professional guide for medical and academic librarians, and a helpful classroom resource for faculty and students in library schools.

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
R256 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R78 (30%) Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Moving Beyond the Presentation Layer - Content and Context in the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System (Paperback): Joan... Moving Beyond the Presentation Layer - Content and Context in the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System (Paperback)
Joan S. Mitchell, Diane Vizine-Goetz
R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Can the Dewey Decimal System meet the needs of the rapidly changing information environment? Moving Beyond the Presentation Layer explores the Dewey Decimal System from a variety of perspectives, each of which peels away a bit of the "presentation layer" the familiar linear notational sequence-to reveal the content and context offered by the DDS. Library professionals from around the word examine how the content and context offered by the DDS can evolve to meet the needs of the changing information environment, with a special focus on the impact of the Internet on current and future developments. Moving Beyond the Presentation Layer examines whether the Dewey Decimal System is a rigid structure best suited to a physical information environment or a polymorphic one that can be adapted to meet a variety of physical and virtual needs. This unique book reviews the 40-year history of the online use of classification systems, the development of the Relative Index over 22 editions of the DDC, recommendations to ensure the viability of the DDC in a time of mass digitization, using DDS in an environment where it hasn't been used before, teaching the DDS, special issues related to the use of the DDS in Europe, North America, and Africa, and the future of online classification. Topics examined in Moving Beyond the Presentation Layer include: using the DDC as the browsing mechanism for resource discovery classification as an online cataloging tool classification as an online end-user tool browser behavior in a DDC-based Web service the role of the DDS in the ongoing HILT (High-Level Thesaurus) project using the DDS to organize Web resources localization and interoperability in knowledge organization mapping terminologies to classification systems the DeweyBrowser and much more Moving Beyond the Presentation Layer is an essential professional resource for librarians, information scientists, computer scientists, and metadata and Web services specialists.

Reference Assessment and Evaluation (Paperback): Tom Diamond, Mark Sanders Reference Assessment and Evaluation (Paperback)
Tom Diamond, Mark Sanders
R548 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R123 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Learn effective ways to assess and evaluate reference services in YOUR library Innovation and the constant evolution of technology continually spur academic librarians to find superior ways to deliver high quality reference service to students, faculty, and researchers. Reference Assessment and Evaluation offers librarians and administrators a plethora of fresh ideas and methods to effectively assess and evaluate reference service in any academic library. Leading experts share their own best practices in delivering digital reference, training staff and student workers, and providing instruction through case studies from academic libraries of all sizes. Because of fiscal pressures, the need to attract the best and brightest students and faculty to the academy, and increased competition from Internet search engines, the evaluation and assessment of reference service remains one of the most important challenges for academic libraries. Reference Assessment and Evaluation provides practical tips and clear examples on assessing and evaluating several diverse aspects of reference services. This book discusses in detail case studies from various colleges and universities on wide-ranging issues such as virtual reference evaluation, merging reference desks, peer evaluations, library instruction, and staff development. Academic libraries of all types will find opportunities to modify these innovative ideas to remain at the forefront of reference service. Topics in Reference Assessment and Evaluation include: a case study of the library at the University of Colorado at Boulder's efforts to implement a drop-in research consultation program for students enrolled in the introductory writing course coordination of an annual professional development program for specialized instruction targeted at faculty and staff members at Colorado State University peer observation between the reference staff members of Augustana College Library and St. Ambrose University Library the merging of San Jose State University's government publication desk with the reference services desk along with the public library's reference desk Valparaiso University's main library's training and use of student assistants analyzing user and librarian satisfaction within virtual reference transactions evaluation of the University of South Alabama's Baugh Biomedical Library's chat reference service evaluation of the University of Texas at Arlington's virtual reference service library technology's impact on reference desk statistics statistical analysis of reference desk data for staffing needs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Reference Assessment and Evaluation is timely, important reading for academic references librarians and supervisors.

Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment (Paperback): Di Su Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment (Paperback)
Di Su
R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Expand your knowledge of problems and possibilities with e-material acquisitions around the world to aid in making your own decisions The demand for electronic material in academic libraries is growing and shows no sign of abating. Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment addresses key issues in electronic materials development and presents cutting-edge practices from academic libraries around the world. Leading authorities reveal insights on both common and special concerns that every library administrator can use in making decisions about their own collections. The text also presents real-life case studies illustrating approaches that can be modified for effective planning of your own library acquisitions. The strategies are practical, the information clear and helpful, all of it contained in a single useful volume that every information science professional or academic can use. Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment is separated into three sections. The first section tackles issues common to most academic libraries such as electronic journal delivery and budgeting. The second section addresses special library digital issues such as the preservation and dissemination of unique types of information such as annual reports. The final section delves into the future of library electronic acquisitions and the coming challenges. This text is carefully referenced and includes tables and figures to enhance understanding of the subjects. Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment topics include: virtual learning environments (VLE) problems of pricing and access with individually ordered or packaged electronic journals budgeting issues in electronic resources management of electronic-only versions of journals electronic vs. paper serials including selection criteria of each copyright law and its impact on electronic acquisitions subscriptions to databases and the variations in depth and quality of indexing the challenges in creation of an electronic collection of historical annual reports costs and delivery options for unbundled and integrated media materials systematic incentives to implement archiving of peer-reviewed papers produced by faculty PDA serials issues Collection Development Issues in the Online Environment is helpful, horizon-expanding information for librarians, library administrators, archivists, publishers, and library and information science educators and students.

New Directions in Reference (Paperback, annotated edition): Bryon D. Anderson New Directions in Reference (Paperback, annotated edition)
Bryon D. Anderson
R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Design and deliver traditional reference services in new and innovative ways Librarians work in an environment of constant change created by new technology, budget restraints, inflationary costs, and rising user expectations. New Directions in Reference examines how they can use new and innovative methods to design and deliver traditional reference services in a wide range of settings. The book's contributors relate first-hand experiences in libraries large and small, public and academic, and urban and rural dealing with a variety of changes, including virtual reference, music reference, self-service interlibrary loan, e-mail reference, and copyright law. Change isn't new to libraries but the accelerated pace of change is. Traditional lines that have existed between library departments have been erased and traditional notions about general and specialized reference services have been reconsidered. New Directions in Reference documents how librarians are re-thinking their roles and responsibilities to keep pace with the ongoing process of evolution that borders on revolution. New Directions in Reference examines: the skills needed to manage and evaluate virtual reference services the basics of modern copyright law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) the changes in users, sources, and modes of access in music reference services the use of interlibrary loan management software that allows patrons to request, track, and renew borrowed materials online the "Ask-A-Librarian" e-mail reference service the Government Printing Office and government information online and much more! New Directions in Reference also includes case studies involving the new Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose, California, and the impact of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) in providing references services for medical libraries. This important book is an essential professional resource for public, academic, and special librarians, especially those providing reference services.

Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions (Hardcover): Thomas W. Leonhardt Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions (Hardcover)
Thomas W. Leonhardt
R2,948 Discovery Miles 29 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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

Real-Life Marketing and Promotion Strategies in College Libraries - Connecting With Campus and Community (Hardcover, New):... Real-Life Marketing and Promotion Strategies in College Libraries - Connecting With Campus and Community (Hardcover, New)
Barbara W Petruzzelli
R2,947 Discovery Miles 29 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Practical advice on how to promote your library and how to better understand and serve library users Real-Life Marketing and Promotion Strategies in College Libraries is a "how-to" guide to marketing and promotional activities that will raise your library's visibility in the face of increased competition from other information providers. Academic librarians draw on their own experiences with real-life examples of what works (and what doesn't) when developing, implementing, and evaluating on-campus marketing initiatives. You'll learn how to use surveys, focus groups, advertising, target audiences, community outreach, and public relations to learn more about the needs of your library's users, how to make improvements to meet those needs, and how to communicate those improvements to students and faculty. Academic librarians just getting started or well into their careers will benefit from the book's practical approach to using marketing and promotional techniques that are effective and affordable. Each article of Real-Life Marketing and Promotion Strategies in College Libraries includes tables, figures, and appendices that provide tangible examples of marketing and promotional activities that really work. The book also includes a bibliography of effective marketing resources that's kept up-to-date through an accompanying Web site. Real-Life Marketing and Promotion Strategies in College Libraries shows you how to: incorporate the results of LibQUAL+ and student focus groups into your short- and long-range planning use posters, displays, brochures, newspaper ads, and giveaways in your public relations campaigns get the word out to the community about your library and its services use the right media to match your message with your audience increase awareness of your library's virtual reference services use postcards to promote your services collaborate with students to develop an advertising campaign implement a marketing action plan stage large-scale special events and programs and a whole lot more! Real-Life Marketing and Promotion Strategies in College Libraries is an essential professional resource for practicing academic librarians and library directors at colleges and universities.

Library/Vendor Relationships (Paperback): Sam Brooks, David H Carlson Library/Vendor Relationships (Paperback)
Sam Brooks, David H Carlson
R907 Discovery Miles 9 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A view of the mutual dependence between libraries and vendors As technology advances, libraries are forced to reach beyond their own resources to find effective ways to maintain accuracy and superior service levels. Vendors provide databases and integrated library systems that perform those functions for profit. Library/Vendor Relationships examines the increasing cooperation in which libraries find they must participate in, and vice versa, with the vendors that provide system infrastructure and software. Expert contributors provide insights from all sides of this unique collaboration, offering cogent perspectives on the give and take process that every librarian, publisher, and database provider/producer can use. The symbiosis between libraries and vendors of databases relies heavily upon open communication to achieve each one's beneficial results. Library/Vendor Relationships explores this partnership between profit and nonprofit entities in detail, focusing on issues of crucial importance for both sides. A variety of diverse types of libraries and vendors give voice to the multitude of issues facing them. Several charts, graphs, and other helpful visuals are included. Topics in Library/Vendor Relationships include: options for preventing systematic downloading of material benefits and challenges of delivering products on multiple platforms using the American Psychological Association's experiences as a case study book vendors' efforts to help libraries become more efficient comprehensive online support services to help increase interaction between libraries and academic publishers Anatolian University Libraries Consortium's effective relationship with vendors publisher and vendor use of library advisory boards to provide needed feedback a review of the database marketplace fostering a good relationship between library and vendor the future of government libraries in an increasingly technological age collaboration in standards development integrated ecommerce the relationship between OCLC and member institutions libraries' position between commerce and science vendor/community college library relationships e-mail discussion lists and more! Library/Vendor Relationships is stimulating, insightful reading for academic librarians, government librarians, public librarians, deans, directors, reference librarians, publishers, and database providers.

The Reference Collection - From the Shelf to the Web (Paperback): Linda S. Katz The Reference Collection - From the Shelf to the Web (Paperback)
Linda S. Katz
R989 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R435 (44%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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

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