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The internet, libraries, archives, museums and community information services provide an over-whelmeing number of resources, ranging from websites to printed sources such as encyclopaedias and directories. Bibliographic control and information sources maps out how information is organised so that it can be used to find relevant information. This edition of this handbook finds a balance between electronic resources and the more traditional references-type books of library collections.
Much as art history is in the process of being transformed by new information communication technologies, often in ways that are either disavowed or resisted, art practice is also being changed by those same technologies. One of the most obvious symptoms of this change is the increasing numbers of artists working in universities, and having their work facilitated and supported by the funding and infrastructural resources that such institutions offer. This new paradigm of art as research is likely to have a profound effect on how we understand the role of the artist and of art practice in society. In this unique book, artists, art historians, art theorists and curators of new media reflect on the idea of art as research and how it has changed practice. Intrinsic to the volume is an investigation of the advances in creative practice made possible via artists engaging directly with technology or via collaborative partnerships between practitioners and technological experts, ranging through a broad spectrum of advanced methods from robotics through rapid prototyping to the biological sciences.
This book provides a comprehensive account of Information Technology (IT) applications in libraries. It will enable the students of Library and Information Science to understand the IT options appropriate for modern libraries and they will be able to manage libraries and provide services efficiently by adopting suitable IT tools and techniques. Library and Information Science syllabi of many universities in India have been taken care of while deciding the content of this book. Spread in 10 chapters, the book discusses: Overview of IT. Computer hardware and software. Application programs like MS Word, Power Point and MS Excel Library automation and library automation software Overview of the existing communication systems and networks Internet search techniques Important database management systems Online information systems Keyboard shortcuts
The subject of this two-volume publication is an inventory of manuscripts in the book treasury of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II from his royal librarian 'Atufi in the year 908 (1502-3) and transcribed in a clean copy in 909 (1503-4). This unicum inventory preserved in the Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MS Toeroek F. 59) records over 5,000 volumes, and more than 7,000 titles, on virtually every branch of human erudition at the time.
To meet the evolving needs of a dynamic profession, the new edition of Richard Rubin's best-selling text has been streamlined using feedback from faculty, students, and an outstanding Editorial Board: Kendra Albright, SLIS, University of South Carolina; Joseph Janes, Th e Information School, University of Washington; Michele V. Cloonan, GSLIS, Simmons College; and Michael Stephens, GSLIS, Dominican University. Featured Review ..".an exhaustive, in-depth reference and resource for library and information science professionals....A top-notch curriculum or self-study aid for anyone interested in any of a wide variety of information science professions, Foundations of Library and Information Science is especially recommended for college library collections." Midwest Book Review, July 2010 Read More.... Rubin observes in his preface, "Our profession demands constant growth, continuous learning, and very open minds." Accordingly, this meticulous revision of his landmark text includes a completely fresh discussion of the most current issues and key technological developments in the field. Rubin explores the ever-growing impact of the World Wide Web, the impact of blogs, wikis, and social networks on services, electronic publication including e-books, digital libraries, digital preservation, mass digitization, and digital repositories, and Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). His unique insights into these technologies and their impact on library services, policies, and legal standards--are all part of why this book forms the essential foundation one needs to succeed as an information professional. Rubin integrates contemporary coverage with a detailed and accessible account of the fundamental principles of information science and technology, information policy, intellectual organization, and ethical issues and principles across all types of libraries: public, academic, school, and special. Instructors: Interested in adopting this textbook? Neal-Schuman Publishers is happy to tell you more about the book or arrange an exam copy. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Cultural heritage professionals-museum curators, museum professionals, archivists, and librarians- use their specialized knowledge to prioritize the needs of their collections. Preservation managers and collections care specialists draw from experts in climate control, fire safety, pest management, and more in assessing a collection and its needs. And all the special materials within the collections have their experts too. This revised second edition contains a wide range of topic-specific expertise that comprises both an enduring text for preservation and collections care students, as well as an essential one-stop reference for cultural heritage professionals-particularly those in small- to medium sized organizations where resources are limited and professional help, is not always accessible. In addition to updated and expanded existing content, a new chapter on digital prints has been added to the Media and Material. Also new is Expanded information on disaster planning; A quick guide to good, better, and best preservation practices to help institutions strive to improve their own activities; A comparative terminology guide to assist in greater understanding between LAMs; and two quick references for temperature and relative humidity preferences for a wide range of collection materials.
Talking about why collaboration is so important is one thing-but taking an in-depth look at the ways it works (and sometimes doesn't work) in real-world design projects is both more revealing and instructive. Award-winning architect Gisolfi does exactly that in this essential new book, presenting detailed case studies of ten design projects from public, academic, and school libraries that identify paths to success as well as hazards to avoid. Inside, library planners, designers, and administrators will find practical guidance directly applicable to their own undertakings, regardless of size or complexity.
Innovative, well-designed school library programs can be critical resources for helping students meet high standards of college and career readiness. In School Libraries and Student Learning, Rebecca J. Morris shows how school leaders can make the most of their school libraries to support ambitious student learning. She offers practical strategies for collaboration between school leaders, teachers, and librarians to meet schoolwide objectives in literacy, assessment, student engagement, and inquiry-based learning. Topics include: establishing "makerspaces" and "learning commons" to support student-centered learning developing a schoolwide focus on literacy across multiple formats and devices redesigning lesson plans that foster inquiry and critical thinking across classrooms and grade levels supporting collaboration between teachers and librarians in instruction and assessment using the library to strengthen ties between school, family, and community. This accessible guide will help librarians and school leaders work together to bring student learning to a new level.
"The Advances in Library Administration and Organization Series" seeks to develop a body of research literature that contributes to the base of organizational theory upon which library administrators rely. Its mix of contributions to the literature of library administration and organization is intended to be both diverse and eclectic. The volume 28 provides a collection of thought-provoking articles on issues relating to problems library managers face and strategies in addressing those challenges. The topics covered in this volume include: managing change in research libraries; the agility of library consortia and its member libraries; the evaluation of reference services; developing a recruitment strategy for a diverse workforce; the evaluation of training and professional development programs; and, collective bargaining within faculty unions on college campuses. "Advances" is widely read by practitioners, library and information science graduate students, and those working in associated fields of information management, and remains the premier series in its area of coverage. This latest volume adds another significant contribution to the literature of library and information centre management.
Named an "outstanding resource" in a starred review by Library Journal, Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboards, music, dance, and child-parent interaction into dynamic programs that bring whole families into the library. Her research-based approach to helping young children learn has made Diamant-Cohen's book a best-seller, and now she's revised and updated it to include additional research, information, and tips. Filled with ready-to-use plans and activities that build motor, music, social, emotional, and pre-literacy skills in infants and toddlers, this resource includes planning and scheduling sheets for implementing the program; guidance on designing new MGOL sessions, plus five MGOL programs with complete scripts and instructions, easily adaptable as needed; suggestions for incorporating digital media such as tablets; tips for communicating with parents, library administrators, and stakeholders; research findings on the learning process for infants and toddlers, including the importance of repetition, ritual, play, reading, movement, and music; and links to additional online resources such as music, sample participant surveys, and promotional tools. Librarians, educators, and caregivers across the country have already found MGOL easy to learn and easy to present, and so will you!
As concern grows over the relevance of a master's degree to the professional work of librarianship, more and more schools will be looking to incorporate service-learning into the student experience. Roy brings together authors from the top-tier schools to outline their programs and surrounding efforts and provide examples of how to incorporate service learning into library and information science education; give an overview of the history of service-learning; and, outline the student, faculty, and field supervisor roles. ""Service Learning"" serves as the rare educational resource that will tie professional and formalized education together.
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is good news for one-shot instructors. With its six frames and conceptual approach you're freed from a long list of outcomes and can instead focus on big ideas. The new edition of this concise guide will help you stay organized and use your limited time wisely. With guidance that will help students sharpen their critical thinking skills, use better sources, improve their understanding, and avoid plagiarism, this book covers creative solutions for real-life problems, such as a difficult assignment or controversial topic, illustrated with 13 vignettes from professionals in the field; efficient assessment despite limited time or resources; specialized settings like an online class or classroom without computers; practical ideas on instruction for the six frames; choosing the right lesson for the right student at the right time; how to use concept maps; and creating assignments for active learning and experiential learning .Filled with strategies to guide students towards meeting instructors' expectations for critical thinking, this resource will also empower librarians to become better, more confident teachers.
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