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Supporting Trans People in Libraries (Paperback): Stephen G. Krueger Supporting Trans People in Libraries (Paperback)
Stephen G. Krueger
R1,007 Discovery Miles 10 070 14 working days

Designed to provide practical information to library workers of all types, this book offers specific strategies for supporting trans people in their libraries. As trans people (including those on the nonbinary spectrum) start to feel safer expressing their identities in public, libraries are making an effort to show that they welcome people of all gender identities. Yet there are many potential barriers to actively supporting trans people, including lack of knowledge about the needs of the trans community and lack of funding or institutional support. This book, written entirely by trans library workers, is designed to dismantle some of these barriers. Supporting Trans People in Libraries is relevant for library workers of any background and position. People with little knowledge about trans identities can start with the opening introductory chapters, while those looking for guidance on a specific situation-such as adding all-gender restrooms, interacting respectfully with trans coworkers, deciding what information to require on library card applications, writing inclusive job postings, making collection development decisions, and more-can jump to a particular chapter. For each topic, there are sections on easy fixes, best practices, and example language. Readers can easily adapt the information to benefit their libraries and communities in concrete ways. Provides introductory information on trans people, community needs, and preferred language Offers specific best practices for creating inclusive library environments for trans patrons and employees Includes resources and suggestions for long-term support of trans people in libraries Suggests inclusive language for various scenarios (e.g., sharing pronouns and writing job descriptions)

Libraries and Reading - Intellectual Disability and the Extent of Library Diversity (Hardcover): Matthew Conner, Leah... Libraries and Reading - Intellectual Disability and the Extent of Library Diversity (Hardcover)
Matthew Conner, Leah Plocharczyk
R1,430 Discovery Miles 14 300 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Libraries are supposed to serve all people in the community, but some still struggle to provide support for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In an age of increasing social consciousness and awareness of diversity, individuals with IDD deserve the greatest attention and support to achieve equality, yet how to do so remains a legitimate question as most library services are not yet prepared to offer the help needed. In Libraries and Reading, expert authors Matthew Conner and Leah Plocharczyk examine the modern history of libraries and diversity, the recent legislative history of those with IDD such as No Child Left Behind and mainstreaming policies; learning theories such as social constructivism, cognitivism, preliteracy, and Universal Design for Learning; and case studies of library outreach around the globe. Including real-world examples, they show how we can make big changes through small steps. In a climate of tightened budgets and severe demands on public literacy resources, the moral imperative of helping those with IDD runs up against practical barriers. Conner and Plocharczyk go to the foundations of social justice in Cultural Studies to show how the means of integrating those with disabilities into libraries and communities can be found in our everyday practices.

Digital Paper - A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials (Paperback): Andrew Abbott Digital Paper - A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials (Paperback)
Andrew Abbott
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Today's researchers have access to more information than ever before. Yet the new material is both overwhelming in quantity and variable in quality. How can scholars survive these twin problems and produce groundbreaking research using the physical and electronic resources available in the modern university research library? In Digital Paper, Andrew Abbott provides some much-needed answers to that question. Abbott tells what every senior researcher knows: that the research process in such materials is not a mechanical, linear process, but a thoughtful and adventurous journey through a non-linear world. He breaks library research down into seven basic and simultaneous tasks: design, search, scanning/browsing, reading, analyzing, filing, and writing. He moves the reader through the phases of research, from confusion to organization, from vague idea to polished result. He teaches how to evaluate data and prior research; how to follow a trail to elusive treasures; how to organize a project; when to start over; when to ask for help. He shows how an understanding of scholarly values, a commitment to hard work, and the flexibility to change direction combine to enable the researcher to turn a daunting mass of found material into an effective paper or thesis. More than a mere how-to manual, Abbott's guidebook helps teach good habits for acquiring knowledge, the foundation of knowledge worth knowing. Those looking for ten easy steps to a perfect paper may want to look elsewhere. But serious scholars, who want their work to stand the test of time, will appreciate Abbott's unique, forthright approach and relish every page of Digital Paper.

What Ails Library Websites of Research and Technical Institutions of India (Hardcover): Shalini Wasan What Ails Library Websites of Research and Technical Institutions of India (Hardcover)
Shalini Wasan
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 14 working days
Current Issues in Libraries, Information Science and Related Fields (Hardcover): Anne Woodsworth, W. David Penniman Current Issues in Libraries, Information Science and Related Fields (Hardcover)
Anne Woodsworth, W. David Penniman
R1,808 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R1,193 (66%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This volume is unusual in that the theme is quite broad in scope yet focused on a specific topic; innovations and boundary-pushing studies in areas not usually found in library literature. It represents a look at the periphery of the field surveyed in previous volumes and presents chapters grouped into two categories: professional issues and transforming services. First section chapters include the challenges facing librarians in an age of litigiousness and threats to academic freedom, educating ethical leaders for the information society by adopting practices from business, valuing intellectual capital assets by looking at the role of librarians in a knowledge society, and emerging practices of open peer review as a means of achieving a "new science". In the second section chapters include the effects of terminology on health queries by analysing users' health literacy and topic familiarity, an analysis of academic social networking via a case study of users' information behaviour, a study on redefining services and spaces for graduate student success by creating a "scholars' commons", and a final chapter on serving adults and teens in social spaces within a "virtual branch".

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Neal Wyatt, Joyce G Saricks The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Neal Wyatt, Joyce G Saricks
R1,609 Discovery Miles 16 090 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Everyone's favorite guide to fiction that's thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back-and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers' advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they're sure to love.

Defending Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books - A Handbook for Librarians and Educators (Hardcover): Pat R. Scales Defending Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books - A Handbook for Librarians and Educators (Hardcover)
Pat R. Scales
R1,293 Discovery Miles 12 930 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

A Day No Pigs Would Die, Speak, Thirteen Reasons Why These are some of the most beloved, and most challenged, books. Leaving controversial titles such as these out of your collection or limiting their access is not the answer to challenges. While ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reports more than 4,500 challenges to young adult literature from 2000 through 2009. This authoritative handbook gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response and ensure free access to young book lovers. With a profile of each book that includes its plot and characters, related materials and published reviews, awards and prizes, and Web and audiovisual resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks.

Information Services Today - An Introduction (Paperback, Second Edition): Sandra Hirsh Information Services Today - An Introduction (Paperback, Second Edition)
Sandra Hirsh
R790 R693 Discovery Miles 6 930 Save R97 (12%) Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

This second edition of Information Services Today: An Introduction demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, and one's personal learning network in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community. Specifically, the book * provides a thorough introduction, history, and overall state of the field, * gives a diverse and global perspective of what it means to be a library and information professional today, * addresses why information organizations and information and technological literacy are more important today than ever before, * discusses how technology has influenced the ways that information professionals provide information resources and services in today's digital environment, * highlights current issues and trends and provides expert insight into emerging challenges, innovations, and opportunities for the future, and, * identifies career management strategies and leadership opportunities in the information profession. The new edition features chapter updates to address changes in information services, introducing new topics such as strategic planning, change management, design thinking, advocacy, and data management and analysis, and includes new contributing authors. The book begins with an overview of libraries and their transformation as information and technological hubs within their local and digital communities. It covers the various specializations within the field - emphasizing the exciting yet complex roles and opportunities for information professionals in a variety of information environments. With that foundation in place, it presents the fundamentals of information services, delves into management skills needed by information professionals today, and explores emerging issues related to the rapid development of new technologies. The book addresses how libraries and information centers serve different kinds of communities, highlighting the unique needs of increasingly diverse users and how information organizations and information professional's work to fulfill those needs. This book provokes discussion, critical thinking, and interaction to facilitate the learning process. The content and supplemental materials - discussion questions, rich sets of online accessible materials, multimedia webcast interviews featuring authors from this book discussing the trends and issues in their respective areas, and chapter presentation slides for use by instructors - give readers the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of and engagement with the topics. Additionally, this book recognizes the broad range of environments that people with Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degrees work in, which include both libraries and other information environments. Thus, this book does not only focus on libraries, but instead encompasses ALL kinds of information organizations.

Collection Management Basics, 7th Edition (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro, G Edward Evans Collection Management Basics, 7th Edition (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro, G Edward Evans
R1,364 Discovery Miles 13 640 14 working days

If the heart of the library is its collection, this textbook provides the keys to the heart of your library. Alongside standards of basic principles and processes, you'll find practical guidance on everything from acquisitions to preservation. Managing collections in today's libraries is more complicated and challenging than ever. Electronic formats, new options for collaboration and sharing, and the drive to use data for evaluation purposes are just a few of the changes now driving collection management. This updated edition of a classic text addresses changes in the field and provides a thorough overview of what collection development specialists now need to know to effectively and efficiently manage processes that range from selection and assessment to sharing resources, handling challenges, weeding, and preservation. Readers will find increased coverage of technical services, intellectual freedom and censorship, and collection policy development, as well as budget development and tracking, joint purchasing, and negotiating with vendors. Updates on e-resources, user needs assessment (including data visualization), and disaster management, along with suggestions for further reading, are also included. Engagingly written and easy to understand, this is a valuable text for students preparing for careers in public, academic, school, and special libraries. It will additionally serve as a training resource and professional refresher for practitioners. * Provides faculty and students with a thorough, up-to-date overview of all aspects of the collection development process * Helps collection development librarians to address new challenges such as online resources, how to use new tools for assessing your library's collection, developing a budget, and negotiating with vendors * Engages readers and is easy to read, with real-life examples to clarify principles and concepts * May be used as a text for LIS courses on collection development as well as a resource for training and personal or professional enrichment

Genreflecting - A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition (Hardcover, 8th Revised edition): Diana Tixier Herald, Samuel... Genreflecting - A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition (Hardcover, 8th Revised edition)
Diana Tixier Herald, Samuel Stavole-Carter
R1,677 Discovery Miles 16 770 14 working days

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. Next to author, genre is the characteristic that readers use most to select reading material and the most trustworthy consideration for finding books readers will enjoy. With its detailed classification and pithy descriptions of titles, this book gives users valuable insights into what makes genre fiction appeal to readers. It is an invaluable aid for helping readers find books that they will enjoy reading. Providing a handy roadmap to popular genre literature, this guide helps librarians answer the perennial and often confounding question "What can I read next?" Herald briefly describes thousands of popular fiction titles, classifying them into standard genres such as science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, and mystery. Within each genre, titles are broken down into more specific subgenres and themes. Detailed author, title, and subject indexes provide further access. As in previous editions, the focus of the guide is on recent releases and perennial reader favorites. In addition to covering new titles, this edition focuses more narrowly on the core genres and includes basic readers' advisory principles and techniques. * Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" * Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking * Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

The No-nonsense Guide to Research Support and Scholarly Communication (Paperback): Claire Sewell The No-nonsense Guide to Research Support and Scholarly Communication (Paperback)
Claire Sewell
R1,534 Discovery Miles 15 340 14 working days

This accessible and highly practical book provides an introductory guide to the world of research support in the academic library. Academic libraries have seen huge changes in recent years thanks to the increasing availability of information online but they are now undergoing another shift. As libraries move away from providing access to existing information and towards helping users create new knowledge there is an opportunity for them to develop new services for the research community. To do this successfully libraries need to have a knowledgeable workforce who are equipped to provide the support that researchers need. Information professionals are increasingly being asked to advise their users on issues such as open access and research data management but are often doing so with little or no formal preparation. Outlining the reasons why library staff need to develop a knowledge of research support and guiding them through the key information on each topic, The No-nonsense Guide to Research Support and Scholarly Communication provides an ideal primer for those who seek to work in this area or those who have acquired these responsibilities as part of a wider role. The practical nature of the book means readers can dip into it or read it from cover to cover as needed. It includes practical checklists of knowledge and skills, international case studies by practitioners from around the globe, end of chapter references, how-to sections, activities and links to freely available online training materials. The book covers: scholarly communication, open research and the research lifecycle research data management open access disseminating research metrics and measuring impact including the Journal Impact Factor, H-Index and Altmetrics career paths in research support why and how library staff at all levels can get involved in the process of doing research and sharing their outputs. The book will be essential reading for academic librarians who have had research support duties added to their role with little or no formal training or those who have taken on a newly created role and are unsure of how best to use their existing skills or develop new ones suitable for a role in research support. The book will also be of interest to public librarians who may be dealing with supporting their own research communities and those who are considering taking on a career in this growing area but are unsure where to turn for guidance including students studying for postgraduate library qualifications and those who have undertaken qualifications in publishing.

Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): Susan L. Mizruchi Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Susan L. Mizruchi
R564 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R125 (22%) 14 working days

The role of archives and libraries in our digital age is one of the most pressing concerns of humanists, scholars, and citizens worldwide. This collection brings together specialists from academia, public libraries, governmental agencies, and non-profit archives to pursue common questions about value across the institutional boundaries that typically separate us.

Exploring New Roles for Librarians - The Research Informationist (Paperback): Lisa Federer Exploring New Roles for Librarians - The Research Informationist (Paperback)
Lisa Federer
R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 14 working days

Librarians have been providing support to researchers for many years, typically with a focus on responding to researchers' needs for access to the existing literature. However, librarians' skills and expertise make them uniquely suited to provide a wide range of assistance to researchers across the entire research process, from conception of the research question to archiving of collected data at the project's conclusion. In response to increasingly stringent demands on researchers to share their data, and as computationally intensive and primarily data-driven scientific methods begin to take the place of traditional lab-based research, the "research informationist" has emerged as a new information profession. With a background in library and information sciences, as well as expertise in best practices for data management, grant funder policies, and informatics tools, the research informationist is capable of implementing a full suite of research support services. This book will discuss how the research informationist role has developed out of the previously established clinical informationist model and how it expands on the model of embedded librarianship. The book will also examine core competencies for the successful research informationist and the training and preparation necessary for students in library and information sciences programs, as well as currently practicing librarians. Finally, this book will consider how research informationists can form collaborative partnerships with research teams and build their services outside the walls of the library, citing practical examples of the types of support research informationists can offer.

Connecting Afro Futures - Fashion x Hair x Design (English, German, Paperback): Claudia Banz, Cornelia Lund, Beatrace Angut Oola Connecting Afro Futures - Fashion x Hair x Design (English, German, Paperback)
Claudia Banz, Cornelia Lund, Beatrace Angut Oola
R719 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R165 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Connecting Afro Futures: Fashion x Hair x Design is published in connection with the eponymous exhibition at the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin. The magalog takes up the positions presented in it from the two project hubs in Dakar and Kampala and expands on them with discursive and visual contributions such as essays, interviews, photo spreads, and illustrations. Fashion and hair in the African context as well as the question of Afro Futures that is posed in the title of the project, are discussed and staged visually not so much from an ethnological perspective as from a decolonialised perspective on global developments in design. Text in English and German.

Assessment Strategies in Technical Services (Paperback): Kimberley A Edwards, Michelle Leonard Assessment Strategies in Technical Services (Paperback)
Kimberley A Edwards, Michelle Leonard
R1,554 Discovery Miles 15 540 14 working days

Are you spending money wisely? If you're a technical services manager at an academic library, an administrator, or a dean, you're tasked with proving it. Incorporate assessment and analysis work into your library's existing workflow with the guidance of this new collection from the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). Contributors from several academic libraries draw from real-world practices to suggest new approaches for acquisition and collections, cataloging and metadata, digital preservation, and e-resources and serials. You'll find advice on such topics as assessing e-resource budgets, workflows, vendors, and collaborative initiatives; how to use multiple data sets to assess collections across subjects, formats, or other factors; working with data using common applications like Excel, Access, or MySQL; four types of preservation assessment and how to structure them for actionable results; ways to save on serial expenses while avoiding cancellations; seven key considerations for building a data warehouse; and benchmarking techniques for improving metadata processes Exploring your options for assessment will lead you to the right balance of traditional and new metrics, and this book provides a valuable overview.

Saving Your Digital Past, Present, and Future - A Step-by-Step Guide (Hardcover): Vanessa Reyes Saving Your Digital Past, Present, and Future - A Step-by-Step Guide (Hardcover)
Vanessa Reyes
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

An engaging resource written for anyone interested in learning how to save their personal digital information. The digital era has reshaped the nature, scope, and use of personal information. People collect and store an ever-increasing volume of digital personal information on convenient portable devices and create substantial amounts of personal textual and visual digital information on their personal computers. Computer users have become accustomed to using a variety of tools that involve their interactive social activities. Because of social media, there is a large amount of user-generated content related to peoples' lives and there is no way for creators to save it all. This phenomenon may thus result in a massive gap in our current history because invaluable information may be lost. Because we may lose so much information, it is helpful to find out as much as we can about how we can manage our personal digital information. This book analyzes the concepts associated with preserving and managing personal digital information. This book will be a resource for everyone interested in learning how to manage and preserve their personal digital lives. Furthermore, the contents provide visual and textual examples that will illustrate how to use best practices to ensure the longevity of information, while considering current solutions to the problems associated with personal information loss. The book is a detailed visual and textual guide to our PIM processes covering the following key areas for information and images of all kinds: *Receiving *Generating *Keeping *Using *Organizing *Re-finding *Sharing. Sample Notable Sections *DIY Personal Information Management step-by-step guidance broken down by digital tile types, with images that support guidelines. *Analysis of all digital storage systems and tools that are available; for example, the diverse types of cloud storage systems. * Appendix of web resources containing personal information management tools.

60 Ready-to-Use Coding Projects (Paperback): Ellyssa Kroski 60 Ready-to-Use Coding Projects (Paperback)
Ellyssa Kroski
R1,544 Discovery Miles 15 440 14 working days
The Clinical Medical Librarian's Handbook (Paperback): Judy C. Stribling The Clinical Medical Librarian's Handbook (Paperback)
Judy C. Stribling
R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Written by experts working in academic medical centers, Clinical Medical Librarianship: A Primer provides inside guidance for developing, implementing, and improving clinical medical library services. The book leverages the experiences of past clinical medical library programs and how those experiences inform future services. Clinical Medical Librarianship provides descriptions of innovative initiatives and programs such as a curriculum for teaching the next generation of medical librarians, recognizing the importance of patient-centered care, and strengthening relationships with clinicians. In pace with the flow of evolving medical technology and patient care practices, the role of medical libraries and clinical librarians in academic medical centers is ever expanding. Clinical librarians teach medical students, residents, fellows, and new librarians; effect patient care by providing timely clinical information to healthcare providers; and increasingly engage directly with patients and their families by inserting patient education information into electronic medical records, and by contributing their expertise to patient-centered care initiatives. The contributors describe innovative programs and efforts currently in place at leading academic health centers. Practicing medical librarians, library students considering a career in health sciences, and library science instructors will find Clinical Medical Librarianship: A Primer an informative and helpful read.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science (Hardcover): Anna Kaushik, Ashok... Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science (Hardcover)
Anna Kaushik, Ashok Kumar, Payel Biswas
R5,986 Discovery Miles 59 860 14 working days

With the perpetual advancements of technology, library and information science professionals are tasked with understanding these technologies and providing accurate and comprehensive information to other potential users. These professionals must develop best practices for understanding these technologies in order to best serve other users. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science is a critical research book that examines advancing technologies and new innovations and their influences on library and information sciences for improved best practices. Featuring an array of topics such as digital libraries, distance education, and information literacy, this publication is essential for librarians, knowledge managers, information retrieval specialists, library and information science professionals, information scientists, researchers, web librarians, academicians, educators, IT specialists, and managers.

Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (Hardcover): Reysa Alenzuela,... Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (Hardcover)
Reysa Alenzuela, Heesop Kim, Danilo M. Baylen
R5,073 Discovery Miles 50 730 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Comprehensive internationalization is a strategic process that seeks to align initiatives for globally-oriented and internationally-connected programs that is essential for the attainment of global competitiveness and qualification recognition. Internationalization of higher education has been in broad debate among professionals, and procedures and processes towards desired quality of library and information science (LIS) academic standards are still a continuing discussion among stakeholders. Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region is a critical scholarly resource that examines the internationalization of LIS education to promote, develop, and facilitate engagement and mobility of library professionals around the world with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. This book can open doors for greater global engagement and cooperation among LIS schools and professional governing bodies in countries that can mutually benefit and propel development to be on par with European and North American counterparts. While highlighting various topics such as global engagement, curriculum design, and knowledge sharing, this book is ideal for academicians, library professionals, instructional designers, researchers, curriculum designers, librarians, educators, and students.

Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (Paperback): Reysa Alenzuela,... Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (Paperback)
Reysa Alenzuela, Heesop Kim, Danilo M. Baylen
R3,933 Discovery Miles 39 330 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Comprehensive internationalization is a strategic process that seeks to align initiatives for globally-oriented and internationally-connected programs that is essential for the attainment of global competitiveness and qualification recognition. Internationalization of higher education has been in broad debate among professionals, and procedures and processes towards desired quality of library and information science (LIS) academic standards are still a continuing discussion among stakeholders. Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region is a critical scholarly resource that examines the internationalization of LIS education to promote, develop, and facilitate engagement and mobility of library professionals around the world with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. This book can open doors for greater global engagement and cooperation among LIS schools and professional governing bodies in countries that can mutually benefit and propel development to be on par with European and North American counterparts. While highlighting various topics such as global engagement, curriculum design, and knowledge sharing, this book is ideal for academicians, library professionals, instructional designers, researchers, curriculum designers, librarians, educators, and students.

Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice (Hardcover): Information Resources... Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice (Hardcover)
Information Resources Management Association
R10,687 Discovery Miles 106 870 14 working days

Technology has revolutionized the ways in which libraries store, share, and access information, as well as librarian roles as knowledge managers. As digital resources and tools continue to advance, so too do the opportunities for libraries to become more efficient and house more information. Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to patrons and ensuring that information resources are disseminated efficiently. Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice addresses new methods, practices, concepts, and techniques, as well as contemporary challenges and issues for libraries and university repositories that can be accessed electronically. It also addresses the problems of usability and search optimization in digital libraries. Highlighting a range of topics such as content management, resource sharing, and library technologies, this publication is an ideal reference source for librarians, IT technicians, academicians, researchers, and students in fields that include library science, knowledge management, and information retrieval.

Getting Resource Discovery Right for Your User Community (Electronic book text): Simon McLeish Getting Resource Discovery Right for Your User Community (Electronic book text)
Simon McLeish
R1,688 Discovery Miles 16 880 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
Scholarship in the Digital Age - Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (Hardcover): Christine L. Borgman Scholarship in the Digital Age - Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (Hardcover)
Christine L. Borgman
R199 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R26 (13%) 14 working days

Scholars in all fields now have access to an unprecedented wealth of online information, tools, and services. The Internet lies at the core of an information infrastructure for distributed, data-intensive, and collaborative research. Although much attention has been paid to the new technologies making this possible, from digitized books to sensor networks, it is the underlying social and policy changes that will have the most lasting effect on the scholarly enterprise. In Scholarship in the Digital Age, Christine Borgman explores the technical, social, legal, and economic aspects of the kind of infrastructure that we should be building for scholarly research in the twenty-first century. Borgman describes the roles that information technology plays at every stage in the life cycle of a research project and contrasts these new capabilities with the relatively stable system of scholarly communication, which remains based on publishing in journals, books, and conference proceedings. No framework for the impending "data deluge" exists comparable to that for publishing. Analyzing scholarly practices in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, Borgman compares each discipline's approach to infrastructure issues. In the process, she challenges the many stakeholders in the scholarly infrastructure--scholars, publishers, libraries, funding agencies, and others--to look beyond their own domains to address the interaction of technical, legal, economic, social, political, and disciplinary concerns. Scholarship in the Digital Age will provoke a stimulating conversation among all who depend on a rich and robust scholarly environment.

Christine L. Borgman is Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in the Networked World (MIT Press, 2000).

Smart World Cities in the 21st Century (Hardcover): Agnes Mainka Smart World Cities in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Agnes Mainka
R2,184 R1,861 Discovery Miles 18 610 Save R323 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The term smart city has become a buzzword. City planners develop ubiquitous connectivity through Wi-Fi hotspots, establish science parks, introduce bike and car sharing, and push entrepreneurship. All this is happening under the flagship of becoming a knowledge city. This book investigates the digital and cognitive infrastructure of 31 cities and how they meet the demands of the knowledge society in an increasingly digitized environment.

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