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VA07-212 Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science, Information Management, and Scholarly Inquiry
  Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A./ 9781522576594/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
Book Cover As the academic and scholarly landscape are continuously enhanced by the advent of new technology, librarians must be aware and informed to develop and implement best practices. Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to patrons and ensuring that information resources are disseminated efficiently. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science, Information Management, and Scholarly Inquiry provides emerging information on modern knowledge management and effective means of sharing research through libraries. While highlighting the importance of digital literacy and information resources, readers will also learn new methods in information retrieval and research methods in quality scholarly inquiry. This book is an important resource for librarians, administrators, information science professionals, information technology specialists, students, and researchers seeking current information on the importance of effective library science technology. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAcademic Libraries ¡EDigital Libraries ¡EDigital Literacy ¡EInformation Resources Management ¡EInformation Technology ¡EKnowledge Management ¡ELibrary Science ¡EResearch Methods ¡EScholarly Identity ¡EScholarly Publishing
   
VA07-211 Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals
  S. Thanuskodi/ 9781522571254/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover With the increasing use of information communication technology in education, new skills and competencies among library science professionals are required for them to effectively disseminate necessary information to users. It is essential to equip educators and students with the requisite digital and information literacy competencies. Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals provides emerging research exploring the roles and applications of information literacy and technology within library science and education. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as electronic resources, mobile learning, and social media, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information and communication technology researchers, academicians, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the ability to find, evaluate, use, and share information in library science. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EElectronic Resources ¡EInformation and Communication Technology ¡EInformation Literacy ¡ELegal Research ¡ELibrary Collections and Services ¡EManagerial Skills ¡EMobile Learning ¡EScientometric Analysis ¡ESocial Media ¡EWeb Resources
   
VA07-210 Exploring the Relationship Between Media, Libraries, and Archives
  Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita/ 9781522558408/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover New forms of digitalization and digital media technologies are positively and negatively disrupting the free flow of information preservation. These new technologies are revolutionizing the way messages are transmitted and breaking the traditional monopolization of information by well-established institutions. Exploring the Relationship Between Media, Libraries, and Archives provides emerging research on new digital trends in information preservation, origination, and sharing. While highlighting the current shift in information sharing from institutional archives to digital platforms, readers will learn how media, librarians, and archivists reinvent their processes to meet the ever-progressing needs of users. This book is an ideal resource for librarians, archivists, information preservers, and media professionals aiming to find a balance among the use of media, new digital technologies, libraries, and archives in preserving and furthering information sharing. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EInformation Preservation ¡EInformation Sharing ¡EInformation Society ¡ELiquid Communications ¡EMedia Archives ¡EMedia Literacy ¡EOpen Access Models ¡EOral History ¡EResource Sharing
   
VA07-209 Digital Curation: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522569213/ Price:US$ 295.00
 
Book Cover The effective use of technology offers numerous benefits in protecting cultural heritage. With the proper implementation of these tools, the management and conservation of artifacts and knowledge are better attained. Digital Curation: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the preservation, selection, collection, maintenance, and archiving of digital materials. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as electronic resource management, digital preservation, and virtual restoration, this publication is an ideal reference source for digital curators, technology developers, IT professionals, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in the curation and preservation of digital resources. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EDigital Archives ¡EDigital Conversion ¡EDigital Media ¡EDigital Preservation ¡EElectronic Resource Management ¡EInformation Retrieval ¡EMultimedia Tools ¡ERecords and Archives Management ¡EVirtual Restoration
   
SA07-477 Supervision and Management: An Introduction for Support Staff
  Marie Keen Shaw/ 9781538107669/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
   
Career Guide: Librarian
  / 9781984624369/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
Book Cover This book helps readers make the most of cloud computing, including how to fold mobile devices into the cloud-based research management equation. Taken as a whole, this book provides a valuable, inclusive source of information for all major aspects of reference service. With new and updated content, our Career Guide shows middle-school and high-school students how they can make the world a better place through a career as Librarian.
   
Illustrated Handbook of Future Library Technology
  / 9781680945942/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover The focus of this book is on introducing current and future trends in library technology and automation within the larger context of strategic and systems. This book helps library workers understand the underpinnings of technology and how to powerfully manage tech to serve patrons and staff alike.
   
3GE Collection on Library Science: Library Automation
  / 9781984623591/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This book is intended to give theoretical and practical information to the information managers about information technology and their applications in the library operations and services. This book is a guide for library students about the planning process for a library automation system of all sizes.
   
3GE Collection on Library Science: Small Public Library Management
  / 9781984623607/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Includes everything administrators need to keep a handle on library operations, freeing them up to streamline and improve how the organization functions. This book is meant for practising librarians and students pursuing LIS courses. It covers and addresses all practical problems generally faced in the management of a library.
   
3GE Collection on Library Science: Electronic Document Management Systems
  / 9781984623614/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Among the activities of a records management program are identifying records and sources of records and providing records management guidance. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the technology of electronic document management using modern electronic image processing.
   
Document Management system: Principles, Techniques, and Applications
  Lory James/ 9781682505496/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover This book looks at the substantial aspects of system integration and main problem questions of this process. It highlights some important issues, many of which are often overlooked. This work suggests how this can be achieved in the context of knowledge management and improvement approaches such as business process re-engineering, quality management and Investors in People. This book is envisioned to assistance potential users of electronic document management systems in determining the route to take in implementing a system.
   
Human Resource Management in Today's Academic Library
  Noah S Taylor/ 9781682505502/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover The dynamics and structure of the academic library within the higher education community create complex environments for the library administrator attempting to navigate the myriad rules and regulations that affect staff recruiting, hiring, processing, compensating, and related functions for library personnel. This book focuses on strategic human resource management techniques in a digital library environment which may help policy makers to identify ways in which they can motivate their employees, and policy planners to identify their staff¡¦s different requirements in digital library context. Several tasks, functions, and responsibilities are explored in greater depth.
   
The Changing Academic Library: Work Culture and operations
  L N Daniel/ 9781682505519/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover The libraries of the 21st century are no longer simply familiar repositories for books. This book is intended to provide a critical overview of the issues and research and useful look at the library as a workplace and offers practical solutions that can be implemented to improve the work environment in an academic library. The special features of 21st century academic libraries like library softwares, retrospective conversion, and digital library initiative are also discussed.
   
Library Crime and Security: An International Perspective
  Kelvin C Jack/ 9781682505526/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Today, library environments are increasingly reliant on computer technology. Libraries have the main objectives of being entrusted with the selection, acquisition, organisation, storage and dissemination of information to their patrons. This book examines the literature on library security and collection security to identify factors to be considered to develop a collection security management assessment instrument for university libraries. This book is intended for all types of libraries ¡V public, academic, corporate, and special libraries and collections.
   
Preserving Digital Materials in libraries, Archives and Museums
  Elia Martin/ 9781682505533/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Digital Preservation has been recognized as one of the urgent challenges in our digital information society. It is the current trends in all modern libraries and a recognized as a vital part of managing information in digital format. To indicate interdisciplinary roads towards successful applications, the topics in this book explore the implication of digital Libraries, Archives and Museums from the perspectives of design, procedure, and advancement. This book discusses the current state of digital preservation policy planning within cultural heritage organizations.
   
Computers in Library Management
  Elliana Harris/ 9781682505540/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Now, in the 21st century, with the emergence of ICT & Web 2.0 technologies, libraries have a new, more dynamic role in knowledge society and as the individual is affected by ICT, in the same way, the individual can also influence the technology. Presenting state of the art on the role of IT utilities in the transformation of library services, this book identifies critical issues related to the utilization of digital technologies and digital material; their benefits and challenges faced by librarians and library users as well as their effective operation from academic libraries in this information age.
   
Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries: Theory & Practice
  Natalja Silva/ 9781682505557/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Library and information science has been evolving into a discipline in which the variety of research methods and approaches has been expanding. This book covers the importance of research methods in LIS as well as the significance LIS researchers have attached to research methods in their scholarly undertakings. Intended to serve the needs of scholars, students, library managers, information professionals, interdisciplinary faculty, teacher librarians, library media specialists, and teachers.
   
Rethinking Reference for Academic Libraries: Innovative Developments
  Maria Lure/ 9781682505564/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover In this IT era, the role of the libraries and information centers has been changed drastically. They have to deal with all types of novel technology. Librarians have to be familiar with the new and universal trends in handling the information and providing prompt as well as accurate services. This book covers state of the art studies to discuss innovative developments and future trends of library reference services. A guide for professionals working in reference services in libraries covers such topics as relationships with paraprofessionals, new resources, references
   
Information Technology And Library: Managing Transformative Library Services
  John McClain/ 9781773613475/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Information Technology and Library Managing Transformative Library Services studies various aspects of library management including an extensive technological overview of information technology and transformative services. It includes definitions of types of Library and integration of ICT in the Management of Library. Provides the reader with insights into the development of its information, so as to understand the application of information technology and transformative services in library.
   
Assistive Technologies in the Library
  John McClain/ 9781773614540/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Assistive Technologies in the Library discusses the role technology is playing in providing assistive measures in library to assist the people especially the differently abled ones in an efficient manner. Further it provides readers with the role and importance of library staff in helping differently abled readers in library. Funding and marketing campaigns are discussed in order to promote the initiative and to tell people about the dire need of these facilities even in small scale libraries.
   
Building Corporate Libraries
  Romesh Chander/ 9781773614557/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover In current years, corporate libraries have confronted both downsizing and outsourcing, placing them on the front of changes to library structure and opposing them with a need to prove their worth, notwithstanding the fact that studies show higher-performing companies are more likely to have a corporate library. This book explores the core elements of an ideal corporate information center and how they compare and contrast with those of an academic library. The book also provides insight into librarians' skill sets and ideas for communicating information management tools and services.
   
VA07-208 Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs
  Anna Kaushik/ 9781522551461/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Online education plays an important role across numerous industries. These processes and strategies can be adopted into the library and information science programs for use in assisting with educational developments. Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs is a critical scholarly resource that explores the ideas on how library and information science professionals implement the use of massive open online courses in the library and information science domain. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as distance learning, technology enhanced learning, and online learning, this book is geared towards academicians, librarians, and researchers seeking current research on solving problems related to massive open online courses. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EDigital Divide ¡EDistance Learning ¡ELibrarian Professional Development ¡EOnline Learning ¡EOnline Platforms ¡EOpen Online Courses ¡ETechnology Enhanced Learning
   
VA07-207 Information Retrieval and Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 4-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522551911/ Price:US$ 2495.00
 
Book Cover businesses, organizations, and individuals to understand how to optimize this data and new methods are emerging for more efficient information management and retrieval. Information Retrieval and Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material in the field of information and communication technologies and explores how complex information systems interact with and affect one another. Highlighting a range of topics such as knowledge discovery, semantic web, and information resources management, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for researchers, developers, managers, strategic planners, and advanced-level students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBig Data ¡EData Processing ¡EInformation Resources Management ¡EInformation Systems ¡EKnowledge Discovery ¡EKnowledge Management ¡ESearch Engines ¡ESemantic Web ¡EWeb Mining
   
VA07-206 Handbook of Research on Heritage Management and Preservation
  Ngulube, Patrick/ 9781522531371/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover Archives, museums, and libraries are pivotal to the management and preservation of any society's heritage. Heritage assets should be systematically managed by putting in place proper policies, maintenance procedures, security and risks measures, and retrieval and preservation plans. The Handbook of Research on Heritage Management and Preservation is a critical scholarly resource that examines different aspects of heritage management and preservation ranging from theories that underline the field, areas of convergence and divergence in the field, infrastructure and the policy framework that governs the field, and the influence of the changing landscape on practice. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as community involvement, records legislation, and collection development, this book is geared towards academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on heritage management and preservation. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAction Research ¡ECollection Development ¡ECommunity Involvement ¡EEthical Issues ¡EHeritage Studies ¡EOutreach Programs ¡ERecords and Archives Management ¡ERecords Legislation ¡EUniversity Libraries
   
VA07-205 Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age
  Bhattacharyya, Swati/ 9781522528029/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover The current digital age is impacting the contents and delivery of instructional service in many ways. Instructional sessions not only describe various features of a resource, but these sessions also bring issues like the ethical use of information, copyrights, and the value of open knowledge to light. Librarians are required to help users to learn use these tools. Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age provides emerging information on data visualization tools, creating effective instructions, and instructional design in library sciences. While highlighting the challenges of effectively training new and seasoned librarians in these various aspects of data technology and teaching methods, readers will learn the importance of giving librarians the tools they need to complete their new responsibilities. This book is an important resource for entry level and seasoned librarians, researchers, and instructional design specialists seeking current research on up to date library instruction in the modern technology age. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EDirect Instruction ¡EFlipped Instruction ¡EInformation Literacy ¡ELibrary Instructions ¡EManaging Library Instruction Sessions ¡ESelf-Reflective Learning ¡ETheoretical Foundation/Framework of Designing Library Instructions
   
VA07-204 Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522539148/ Price:US$ 2195.00
 
Book Cover Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to the public. To develop and implement best practices, librarians must be aware and informed of the recent advances in library administration. Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and management of libraries and examines the benefits and challenges of library administration. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as digital libraries, information sciences, and academic libraries, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, practitioners, and librarians seeking current research on library science and administration. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAcademic Libraries ¡EDigital Libraries ¡EElectronic Resources ¡EInformation Sciences ¡ELibrary Associations ¡ELibrary Management ¡ELibrary Portals
   
VA07-203 Measuring the Validity of Usage Reports Provided by E-Book Vendors: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Chen-Gaffey, Aiping/ 9781522532385/ Price:US$ 135.00
 
Book Cover Electronic publications are proving to be a popular resource for many consumers. It is imperative that the credibility of vendor-supplied usage data is analyzed in order to present the most accurate, non-biased information on these up-and-coming products. Measuring the Validity of Usage Reports Provided by E-Book Vendors: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal scholarly source that examines the current practices and trends in usage reporting and offers recommendations for further refinement of this system. Featuring pertinent topics including COUNTER standardization, usage data, data consolidation, and report formatting, this publication is an ideal resource for academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in the latest evaluations in vendor-submitted usage reports. Topics Covered ¡ECOUNTER Standardization ¡EData Consolidation ¡EEbrary Reports ¡EEBSCO Reports ¡ENon-COUNTER Reporting ¡EReport Formatting ¡ESafari Reports ¡EUsage Data
   
VA07-202 Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Lowe, Megan/ 9781522537618/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Longevity and sustainability in a career field is dependent upon a number of factors. Evaluating the mental and emotional issues that academic librarians face can provide solutions to combat the burnout this field is facing in the wake of so many large-scale industry changes. Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly resource that offers detailed discussion on the latest crises and challenges for librarians and supplies innovative solutions to these issues. Highlighting relevant topics such as emotional exhaustion, research agendas, and deselection, this publication is an ideal resource for librarians, academicians, students, and researchers who have an interest in the mental and emotional landscape of modern library environments. Topics Covered ¡EAcademic Literature ¡EBurnout ¡ECustomer Service ¡EDeselection ¡EEmotional Exhaustion ¡EEmotional Labor ¡EPublic Librarians ¡EResearch Agendas ¡ETechnical Services Librarians
   
VA07-200 Developing In-House Digital Tools in Library Spaces
  Costello, Laura/ 9781522526766/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Library services are dependent on technology tools in order to host, distribute, and control content. Today, many libraries are creating, testing, and supporting their own tools to better suit their particular communities. Developing In-House Digital Tools in Library Spaces is a pivotal reference source with the latest empirical research on organizational issues, examples of library automation, case studies of developing library products, and assessment of the impact and usefulness of in-house technologies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as linked data, mobile applications, and web analytics, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, students, and librarians seeking current research on technological products and their development in library use. Topics Covered ¡EAdaptive Design ¡EAugmented reality ¡ELinked Data ¡EMobile applications ¡EOnline Learning ¡EWeb analytics ¡EWeb Archiving
   
VA07-199 Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic
  Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar/ 9781522521198/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover The development of online digital libraries has enhanced the availability of printed materials. By implementing these systems, this ensures the access of material to universities, students, and bibliophiles. Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic is a pivotal reference source for the latest techniques and initiatives needed to transition libraries into the digital age. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as electronic resource management, library management software, and semantic web, this publication is an ideal resource for faculty members, research scholars, students, information specialists, and librarians in universities and in academic, public, and special libraries. Topics Covered ¡EElectronic Journals ¡EElectronic Resource Management ¡EInstitutional Repositories ¡ELibrary Consortia ¡ELibrary Management Software ¡ELiteracy programs ¡ESemantic Web
   
VA07-198 Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries
  Tella, Adeyinka/ 9781522530930/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Taking into consideration the variety of information being created, produced, and published, the acquisition and archiving of e-resources by digital libraries is rapidly increasing. As such, managing the rights to these resources is imperative. The Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on strategies in which digital libraries engage in the management of increasing digital intellectual property to protect both the users and the creators of the resources. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as copyright management, open access, and software programs, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking material on property rights and e-resources. Topics Covered ¡ECopyright Management ¡EElectronic Resource Management Systems ¡EInformation and Communication Technology ¡EIP Management ¡EOpen Access ¡ESoftware Programs
   
SA07-479 The Organization of Information
  Daniel N. Joudrey/ 9781598848588/ Price:¢G 47.00
 
   
SA07-471 Emerging Trends in Archival Science.
  Karen F. Gracy/ 9781442275140/ Price:US$ 55.00
 
   
SA07-470 Media and Information Literacy. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680947175/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover This updated edition presents insight into that students need to know about searching for, and evaluating, information, and how teaching and learning can be planned and carried out to improve Media and Information Literacy skills. The edition is revised and updated with the latest information and new chapters are added.
   
SA07-470 Theory, Practice and Techniques in Library and Information Technology.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680948943/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Book Cover Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, and cataloging. The impact of the new technology on every facet of information handling, the advent of digital computer has opened up new possibilities in the information infrastructure by merging itself with other related technologies. The main focus of this book is to give theoretical and practical information to the information managers about information technology and their applications in the library operations and services.
   
SA07-470 3GE Collection on Library Science: Classification, Cataloguing and Indexing.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680958126/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This book covers all of the major library classification schemes use in Asia, Europe, UK and US. This book covers a wide range of important issues in the field, including archival finding aids, search engines, the major indexing and abstracting databases, subject guides, vendor-supplied cataloging records, metadata, and much more.
   
SA07-470 3GE Collection on Library Science: Digital Literacy.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680958140/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Tools and Methodologies for Information Society strives to define a conceptual framework for understanding social changes produced by digital media and creates a framework within which digital literacy acts as a tool to survive education. Developing digital literacy across the curriculum is about more than motivating and engaging learners with digital technology.
   
SA07-470 Library & Information Science Research.
  R. Y. Boher/ 9781682504284/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover LIS research has been changing from traditional topics to diversified topics in view of emerging trends in library management and services. In view of this, the traditional method of discharging responsibilities in most fields of human endeavor is gradually going into extinction and thus, the need to move along with times. This book explores the development, trends and research of library and information sciences (LIS) in the digital age. Promoting the value of research to practitioners, the wealth of resources available to support practitioner engagement in research, are also discussed.
   
SA07-470 Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals.
  Edward D. Arnett/ 9781682504260/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Libraries are delivering an ever-increasing proportion of their services through the web, a trend that seems certain to continue. The digital era has alleviated most space limitations and arguably removed the barriers to entry around publishing. These factors have given rise to the increase in number of electronic resources available to libraries, with financial rather than physical constraints being the primary limiting factor. This work is a comprehensive guide to web analytics tools, explaining what librarians need to know to implement them effectively.
   
SA07-470 Theoretical Developments in Library and Information Science.
  Thomas K. Garcin/ 9781682504277/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Library and Information Science has been an emerging disciplines and being recognized worldwide as the library or learning resource centers which are one of the important components of any academic institutions like colleges, universities & research institutions including other Institutions of higher learning. This book presents different facets or aspects of Library and Information Science (LIS) from a theoretical and philosophical perspective. It discusses the different labels for the discipline, its institutional affiliations and some technology driven paradigms. Libraries worldwide play an essential role in supporting development through equitable access to quality assured information.
   
SA07-470 Social Media in Libraries.
  K. N. Miller/ 9781682504703/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover The growth of social media and social networking sites has been one of the most impressive aspects of the internet in recent years and its popularity is undeniable. The aim of this literature is to study the association between libraries, social media, and users, meeting on information accomplishments. It examines how Libraries can leverage on social networking and Social Media skills to provide dynamic library services in the face of dwindling economic problems. The unprecedented technological advancement of the 21st century, no doubt has impacted on library services globally.
   
SA07-470 Developing Library Collections: Academic, Public, and Special Libraries.
  I.Y. Jordan/ 9781682504710/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Collection management cannot be successful unless it is integrated within all library operations and the responsible librarian has an understanding of and close relationship with other library operations and services. This book discusses the importance of collection development in libraries. Various factors have to be taken into consideration while developing a qualitative collection for the benefit of the users. These factors include policies, principles, techniques and procedures, problems associated with collection/ development and weeding out as well.
   
SA07-470 Libraries in the Ancient World.
  Peter N. Anderson/ 9781682504727/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover From ancient times to the present many cultures around the world have considered libraries as storehouses of ideas, creativity and knowledge. The preconditions for a society to have a library are a writing script, a level of literacy, schools that foster literary skills, an educated and resourceful educated class, an interest in reading, and a publishing industry. The ¡¥Libraries in Ancient World¡¦ is comprehensive, embracing book presenting the story of ancient libraries from the royal libraries of the most ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Asia, Greece and Rome.
   
SA07-470 Issues for Libraries and Information Science in the Internet Age.
  Robert C. Simon/ 9781682504734/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Digital age characterized by efficient graphic user interface, digital imaging, efficient transfer and storage of texts, is presenting important challenges for the libraries. Information privacy, copyrights, and information security are some of the challenging issues faced by the libraries in digital age. This book is an attempt to bring various issues to spotlight that can impede the digitization process in libraries. It is hoped that this exploratory effort would help the researchers as well as practitioners to devise strategies that could address the challenges associated with the digital age in an effective way.
   
SA07-470 3GE Collection on Library Science: Library Information Systems.
  / 9781680953992/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover A database management system is a collection of programs that enables you to store, modify, and extract information from a database. There are many di erent types of database management systems, ranging from small systems that run on personal computers to huge systems that run on mainframes. A database management system receives instruction from adatabase administrator and accordingly instructs the system to make the necessary changes. It manages incoming data, organizes it, and provides ways for the data to be modi ed or extracted by users or other programs. Most database software comes with an open database connectivity driver that allows the database to integrate with other databases.
   
VA07-201 Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 7-Vols/Set.
  McDonald, John D./ 9781466552593/ Price:¢G 1990.00
 
Book Cover Features ¡EPresents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven volumes ¡EContains more than 25 percent new material, including 55 new and 60 revised entries ¡EIncludes classic articles of historical or theoretical importance from prior editions ¡EExplores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries to offer a resource that is worldwide in scope Summary The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
   
VA07-197 The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Mabe, Michael/ 9781522521969/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
Book Cover Disasters can happen without warning and cause detrimental damage to society. By planning and conducting research beforehand, businesses can more effectively aid in relief efforts. The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly information on library engagement in official emergency response and how these institutions can offer community aid in disaster situations. Featuring extensive coverage on a number of topics such as hazard analysis, mitigation planning, and local command structure, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on the role local businesses play in emergency response situations. Topics Covered ¡EEmergency Support Functions (ESFs) ¡EHazard Analysis ¡ELibrary Staff ¡ELocal Command Structure ¡EMitigation Planning ¡ENatural Disasters
   
VA07-196 Enhancing Academic Research With Knowledge Management Principles
  Deshpande, Dhananjay S./ 9781522524892/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover The effective application of knowledge management principles has proven to be beneficial for modern organizations. When utilized in the academic community, these frameworks can enhance the value and quality of research initiatives. Enhancing Academic Research With Knowledge Management Principles is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on implementing theoretical frameworks of information management in the context of academia and universities. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as data mining, organizational and academic culture, this publication is an ideal resource for researchers, academics, practitioners, professionals, and students. Topics Covered ¡EAcademic Culture ¡EData Mining ¡ENetwork of Innovation ¡EOrganizational Culture ¡ESemantic Web ¡ESharing Expertise ¡ETechnological Knowledge
   
VA07-195 Examining Information Retrieval and Image Processing Paradigms in Multidisciplinary Contexts
  Lu, Joan/ 9781522518846/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Across numerous industries in modern society, there is a constant need to gather precise and relevant data efficiently and quickly. As such, it is imperative to research new methods and approaches to increase productivity in these areas. Examining Information Retrieval and Image Processing Paradigms in Multidisciplinary Contexts is a key source on the latest advancements in multidisciplinary research methods and applications and examines effective techniques for managing and utilizing information resources. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as knowledge discovery, spatial indexing, and data mining, this book is ideally designed for researchers, graduate students, academics, and industry professionals seeking ways to optimize knowledge management processes. Topics Covered ¡EData Mining ¡EData Processing ¡EInteractive Visual Analytics ¡EKnowledge Discovery ¡ESocial Media ¡ESpatial Indexing ¡EUser Segmentation
   
VA07-194 Library and Information Services for Bioinformatics Education and Research
  Ram, Shri/ 9781522518716/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover The delivery and availability of information resources is a vital concern to professionals across multiple fields. This is particularly vital to data intensive professions, where easy accessibility to high-quality information is a crucial component of their research. Library and Information Services for Bioinformatics Education and Research is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly material on the role of libraries for the effective delivery of information resources to optimize the study of biological data. Highlighting innovative perspectives across a range of topics, such as user assessment, collection development, and information accessibility, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, managers, computer scientists, graduate students, and practitioners actively involved in the field of bioinformatics. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECollection Development ¡EData Analytics ¡EInformation Accessibility ¡EInformation Network Analysis ¡EInformation retrieval ¡ESkill Development ¡EUser Assessment
   
VA07-193 Library Technology Funding, Planning, and Deployment
  Iglesias, Edward/ 9781522517351/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Advancements in technology are impacting many businesses and institutions, including libraries. As such, it is increasingly imperative to research purchasing methods to boost cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Library Technology Funding, Planning, and Deployment is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on the best methods of the purchase and implementation of various technology systems by libraries. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as library systems management, Open Source software, and budget constraints, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, practitioners and librarians seeking current research on library purchase and utilization of technology. Topics Covered ¡ECataloging ¡EIntegrated Library System ¡EJavascript ¡ELibrary Systems Management ¡ENational Library of Medicine ¡EOpen Source Software ¡EPCI Compliance
   
VA07-192 Web Data Mining and the Development of Knowledge-Based Decision Support Systems
  Sreedhar, G./ 9781522518778/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Book Cover Websites are a central part of today¡¦s business world; however, with the vast amount of information that constantly changes and the frequency of required updates, this can come at a high cost to modern businesses. Web Data Mining and the Development of Knowledge-Based Decision Support Systems is a key reference source on decision support systems in view of end user accessibility and identifies methods for extraction and analysis of useful information from web documents. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as semantic web, machine learning, and expert systems, this book is ideally designed for web developers, internet users, online application developers, researchers, and faculty. Topics Covered ¡EArtificial Intelligence ¡EDecision Support Systems ¡EEnterprise Information Management ¡EExpert Systems ¡EMachine Learning ¡ERecommendation Systems ¡ESemantic Web
   
VA07-190 Interdisciplinary Digital Preservation Tools and Technologies
  Ashraf, Tariq/ 9781522516538/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover The way information is shared and retained has evolved throughout the years. This progression into the digital age provides longevity and easy accessibility of information, while new advancements keep rolling society into the future. Interdisciplinary Digital Preservation Tools and Technologies addresses the processes that encompass digital conversion and preservation of information into electronic formats. This book provides exhaustive coverage on the details of digital preservation, lists the latest happenings in this field, and spreads awareness of this topic in order to keep the expansion of converting digital ongoing. This publication is a critical reference source for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the impact of digital advancements. Topics Covered ¡ECollection Content Profiling ¡EDigital Preservation Infrastructure ¡EGovernment Records ¡EPersonal Archiving ¡ESystem Architecture ¡ETechnical Records ¡EWeb Archiving
   
VA07-189 Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia
  Munigal, Achala/ 9781522516972/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover The promotion and dissemination of knowledge is a crucial part of the academic community. This is accomplished through the publication of new research through both traditional and emerging venues. Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia is an authoritative reference source for the latest material on methods and available networks for the publication of contemporary academic research. Highlighting innovative writing styles, ethical considerations, and marketing avenues, this book is ideally designed for researchers, upper-level students, scholars, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the publication of academic research. Topics Covered ¡EAltmetrics ¡ECopyright Considerations ¡EDigital Libraries ¡EIntellectual Property Rights ¡EOpen Access ¡EProper Citation ¡EResearch Methodologies
   
VA07-188 Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly Inquiry
  Esposito, Antonella/ 9781522508304/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover The academic landscape has been significantly enhanced by the advent of new technology. These tools allow researchers easier information access to better increase their knowledge base. Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly Inquiry is an authoritative reference source for the latest insights on the impact of web services and social technologies for conducting academic research. Highlighting international perspectives, emerging scholarly practices, and real-world contexts, this book is ideally designed for academicians, practitioners, upper-level students, and professionals interested in the growing field of digital scholarship. Topics Covered ¡EAcademic Conferences ¡EDigital Identity ¡EOnline Videos ¡EResearch Funding ¡EResearch Libraries ¡ESocial Media ¡EWriting Groups
   
VA07-187 Handbook of Research on Theoretical Perspectives on Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Developing Countries
  Ngulube, Patrick/ 9781522508335/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
Book Cover There has been a growth in the use, acceptance, and popularity of indigenous knowledge. High rates of poverty and a widening economic divide is threatening the accessibility to western scientific knowledge in the developing world where many indigenous people live. Consequently, indigenous knowledge has become a potential source for sustainable development in the developing world. The Handbook of Research on Theoretical Perspectives on Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Developing Countries presents interdisciplinary research on knowledge management, sharing, and transfer among indigenous communities. Providing a unique perspective on alternative knowledge systems, this publication is a critical resource for sociologists, anthropologists, researchers, and graduate-level students in a variety of fields. Topics Covered ¡EIndigenous Languages ¡EIndigenous Populations ¡EKnowledge Societies ¡ELocal Narratives ¡ESocio-Economic Development ¡ETribal Medicine
   
VA07-186 Academic Library Development and Administration in China
  Ruan, Lian/ 9781522505501/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover As the Chinese economy develops, academic libraries continue to evolve and provide indispensable services for their users. Throughout this growth, the scientific and cultural dialogue between China and the United States has made it necessary for each country¡¦s libraries to understand each other. Academic libraries often act as catalysts for progress and innovation; proper management and applications of these resources is key to promote further research. Academic Library Development and Administration in China provides a resource to promote Sino-U.S. communication and collaboration between their academic libraries. In considering the relationship between China and the West, this publication serves as a timely reflection on the expanding global field of information science. This publication is intended for librarians, researchers, university administrators, and information scientists in both the U.S. and China. Topics Covered ¡EChinese Ancient Collections ¡EChinese Special Libraries ¡EData Management ¡EDigital Associative Library ¡ELibrary and Information Systems ¡ELibrary Buildings ¡EScholarly Learning Commons ¡ESpecial Subject Databases ¡ETechnology Innovations ¡EUser Services
   
SA07-471 The LITA Leadership Guide: The Librarian as Entrepreneur, Leader, and Technologist.
  Carl Antonucci/ 9781442279025/ Price:US$ 37.00
 
   
SA07-470 Library Management in Electronic Environment.
  Rajesh Singh/ 9781680959444/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Internet has become a part of library environment today. It has added a great value to the library and information services. With the expansion of internet a new class of electronic document has emerged, it was at once promising and attractive for its obvious advantage of speed and transmissibility and profoundly elusive and confounding to the library community because of its intangibility and malleability. Within the last ten years, the Internet has become global and ubiquitous. It reaches in hundreds of countries of all continents and is featured daily in the business sections of all major newspapers. Library Management in Electronic Environment discusses the available technological opportunities that can be used by the library information services in addressing such challenges. The Text discusses the available technological opportunities that can be used by the library information services in addressing the challenges brought about by the ever-increasing complexity of information needs in the digital age.
   
SA07-470 The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Culture, Environments.
  Sujit Kumar Pandey/ 9781680959413/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Academic libraries are an integral part of a college, university, or other institution of postsecondary education, mandated to meet the information and research needs of its students, faculty, and sta . There is a common observation that the academic libraries are changing faster than their respective parent institutions. Essentially everything in and around the library is changing such as services, technologies, organizational constructs, etc. Most of the academic libraries have been facing nancial as well as changing technology constraints. With the advent of computers, the nature of academic libraries has changed dramatically. The academic libraries are facing challenges like capacity building, declining budgets, insu cient facilities, and traditional functions knocked by modern technologies. Despite many obstacles, the library professionals are leading from the front in digitization projects and implementing digital resource management systems. The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Culture, Environments is intended to re ect the dynamic states of higher education and academic libraries. It presents a critical examination of major issues facing colleges and universities and the unique challenges that their libraries must come to grips with.
   
SA07-470 Design, Development and Management of Resources for Digital Library.
  Pramod Kumar Singh/ 9781680959390/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Over the last ten to fteen years, a new generation of readers has grown up who prefer electronic editions to paper. Accordingly, libraries increasingly redistribute funds in favor of electronic publications to the detriment of paper publications. The growing popularity of electronic resources and the use of the Internet as an information source lead to a decrease in library attendance and a reduction in the number of references to their reference and bibliographic services. In this book changes in the collection of funds and attendance of libraries under the in uence of the growing popularity of electronic resources in comparison with paper libraries are considered. Methods of increasing the e ciency of using licensed databases, improving electronic catalogs and web sites of libraries are discussed. A brief review of metadata formats for describing electronic resources and collections, logical structures of electronic publications, as well as standards for data collection and exchange was made. A range of new responsibilities for librarians responsible for electronic resources is described. Changes in the eld of library education are considered. Problems of preservation of electronic resources, their in uence on schoolchildren, students and in general on libraries are discussed.
   
SA07-470 Research Studies in Library Science.
  Pramod Kumar Singh/ 9781680959406/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover During the recent past, quite a number of research activities have been carried out in the universities and research institutions in various parts of the world. The research in LIS in the past was considered primarily to provide a theoretical foundation to professional practice. The roots of research in LIS profession appears to be not very deep. Research in library science during the Twentieth Century in the areas of LIS can be traced to the Library School of the University of Chicago, in mid-1920s. The ndings vividly indicate that the growth of literature in library and information science is on increase. Professionals and researchers all over the world have embraced the scholarly publication revolution from various disciplines, to which library and information science is no exception. This Book entitled ¡¥Research Studies in Library Science¡¦ provides a detailed description of library and information science literature. Various disciplines all over the world have witnessed a volcanic growth in their respective elds in terms of scholarly publications like journals, magazines, conference papers, trade publications, and monographs. Not only developed nations but the developing nations, too, from time to time and in a variety of forms have realized the need and importance of scholarly literature as they bring varied ideas from masterminds in their respective elds.
   
SA07-470 Business Information Protocols and Library Science.
  Sujit Kumar Pandey/ 9781680959420/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover The lnternet today has become one of the most important mode of communication and its services are being exploited by people in every walk of life such as business, education, defense, medicine, etc. In the eld of library and information science, the Internet has become one of the most popular and talked about subject. The Book entitled ¡¥Business Information Protocols and Library Science¡¦ focuses on the impact of lnternet on various library processes, services and products. It also emphasizes the challenging role of librarians and information professionals in the present lnternet era. Today the lnternet has revolutionized the traditional library activities viz document acquisition, technical processing, circulation, reference service, resource sharing, document delivery, etc. The text also emphasizes the crucial role of librarians and information professionals in designing and maintaining libraries' web page/website leading to increase in library e ciency. This Book will be of valuable to students and researchers associated with libraries, museums, and archives, as well as government and business information centers.
   
SA07-470 Learning and Libraries in an Information Age.
  Ashish Kumar Srivastava/ 9781680959437/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Library information services are a key element in libraries since the ancient times. Their dynamic role is increasingly becoming a measure of the library¡¦s contribution to the transformation and development of a society and the nation at large. The use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) has caused a transformation in the users¡¦ perception from what is being hosted in the library to how and when services are rendered to ful ll their requests. Consequently, libraries are becoming less important for the material they collect or house. Instead, their importance is being measured in respect to the ful llment of the users¡¦ requests. Learning and Libraries in an Information Age explores the structure and theory behind the learning-centered library and its focus on information literacy, and examines implementation strategies, learning methods, planning, and community involvement.
   
SA07-470 Digital Libraries: Methods and Applications.
  Rajesh Kumar Singh/ 9781680947090/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover The evolving roles of the traditional publisher and the research library are particularly illuminating as indicators of the ferment that the digital era is producing. Rapid advances in information technologies have revolutionized the role of libraries. Consequently, libraries face new challenges, competitors, demands, and expectations. Libraries are redesigning services and information products to add value to their services and to satisfy the changing information needs of the user community. Traditional libraries are still handling largely printed materials that are expensive and bulky. Information seekers are no longer satis ed with only printed materials. They want to supplement the printed information with more dynamic electronic resources. Demands for digital information are increasing. This book entitled ¡¥Digital Libraries: Methods and Applications¡¦ attempts to spread the practical experiences of solutions to the operation of digital libraries. To specify interdisciplinary routes towards successful applications, the chapters in the book reveal the allegation of digital libraries in the context of design, operation, and promotion. Without common agreement on a broadly accepted model of digital libraries, authors from diverse elds seek to develop theories and empirical investigations that to advance our understanding of digital libraries.
   
SA07-470 Libraries in Digital Era.
  M. S. Rana/ 9781680947045/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Over the last two decades, the development and use of information and communication technologies have set in motion a worldwide process of transition from industrial to information society. These technologies have exerted a dominant pressure in redesigning the work of library. New technologies and mode of access have articulated change in organization and dissemination of information. The library of the future is one that we are building by adopting such technologies. Libraries in 21st century will be increasingly user centered information centres. There will be a need to enhance not only user services but also the house keeping services jobs. This book is designed and prepared, within the parameters of needs of future library services for the users. It explores scope for libraries to adopt the new and emerging information technologies. The book covers topic of new publishing trends, cloud computing, digital preservation, application of arti cial intelligence, information gateway, e-books etc. The implied objective of the book is to inform about the present status of the libraries and draw the picture of future libraries.
   
SA07-470 Advancement in Library and Information Science.
  Anand Murugan/ 9781680947052/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover This Book, Advancements in Library and Information Science, consists of high quality, research-oriented continuing developments and trends a ecting the public, school, and academic elds, as well as specialized libraries and librarians globally. These notions on professional and organizational considerations in library and information resource development and management assist in showcasing the latest methodologies and tools in the eld. This Book giving an opportunity to students and researchers to showcase their experiences and results that portray various approaches and techniques applied. This is aimed at addressing signi cant issues related to Library and Information Science, its various implications and problems, contributing towards addition of new concepts, trends and knowledge to Science.
   
SA07-470 Classification System in Library Collections.
  Anand Murugan/ 9781680947069/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Libraries use classi cation systems to organize library materials so they can be easily and quickly found. These systems place items about the same subject in the same area of the library. This process helps the user to arrange, organize and make a logical sense of objects which also assists the user to locate them in an easy manner. A major objective of libraries is to ensure that optimum use is made of their collections by leading each user as directly as possible to the material he or she requires. The rapid success of these technologies led to development of many types of electronic resources. This book will constitute a meaningful contribution to contemporary literature in this crucial area. Students, researchers, academicians as well the professionals in the eld, will nd this book most useful.
   
SA07-468 Expanding Perspectives on Open Science: Communities, Cultures and Diversity in Concepts and Practices, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Electronic Publishing
  Chan, Leslie/ 9781614997689/ Price:EUR 75.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of Elpub 2017, the 21st edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing, held in Limassol, Cyprus, in June 2017. Continuing the tradition of bringing together academics, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in the issues surrounding electronic publishing, this edition of the conference focuses on Open Science, and the 27 research and practitioner papers and 1 poster included here reflect the results and ideas of researchers and practitioners with diverse backgrounds from all around the world with regard to this important subject. Intended to generate discussion and debate on the potential and limitations of openness, the book addresses the current challenges and opportunities in the ecosystem of Open Science, and explores how to move forward in developing an inclusive system that will work for a much broader range of participants. It will be of interest to all those concerned with electronic publishing, and Open Science in particular.
   
SA07-463 Library and Information Science Fundamentals.
  Gonzalez, Angelique P./ 9781680946055/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Library and Information Science is a profession that is full of people passionate about making a positive change in the world & they tend to be wildly happy about what they do. A library is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to¡Xor cannot afford to¡Xpurchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research. Libraries provide access to education by teaching information skills, by providing leadership and expertise in the use of information and information technologies, and by participating in networks that enhance access to resources outside the school or community.
   
SA07-463 Academic Library Management.
  Gonzalez, Angelique P./ 9781680946062/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover The library is not just a repository, or a service like any other, or a place for study: it is all these things. It can also be a partner in research and in teaching, and institutions which fail to capitalise fully on this asset will find it harder to compete in the future. An academic library plays a significant role in the context of this new learning paradigm. According to this new understanding of learning, a university library as a subsystem of university organization has not been a division only providing services for studies and research any longer. Instead, it has become an important unit of university¡¦s information infrastructure and an active participant in the learning process of the particular study programme. Together with the university departments and teaching staff, the academic library strives to realize the study aims. The library becomes one of the potential learning environments that function at the university. It is characterized by the abundance of information sources.
   
SA07-463 Public Library Management.
  Gonzalez, Angelique P./ 9781680946079/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Public library is a nonprofit library established for the use of the general public and maintained chiefly by public funds. Public libraries also provide free services such as preschool story times to encourage early literacy, quiet study and work areas for students and professionals, or book clubs to encourage appreciation of literature in adults. Anyone at the helm of a small public library knows that every little detail counts. But juggling the responsibilities that are part and parcel of the job is far from easy. This book includes basic concepts that administrators need to keep a handle on library operations, freeing them up to streamline and improve how the organization functions.
   
SA07-463 Digital Libraries: Principles and Practice.
  Gonzalez, Angelique P./ 9781680946093/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Rapid advances in information technologies have revolutionized the role of libraries. As a result, libraries face new challenges, competitors, demands, and expectations. Libraries are redesigning services and information products to add value to their services and to satisfy the changing information needs of the user community. Traditional libraries are still handling largely printed materials that are expensive and bulky. Information seekers are no longer satisfied with only printed materials. They want to supplement the printed information with more dynamic electronic resources. Demands for digital information are increasing. A digital library is a collection of documents in organized electronic form, available on the Internet or on CD-ROM (compact-disk read-only memory) disks. Depending on the specific library, a user may be able to access magazine articles, books, papers, images, sound files, and videos.
   
SA07-463 Information Science.
  Gonzalez, Angelique P./ 9781680946109/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the study of information usage covers activities such as information collection, processing, storage and retrieval, presentation, and communication of information. It also encompasses study of the organisational contexts in which information is used, and of information systems that support information usage. Information Science plays a vital role in just about everything we do in modern society. Accordingly, information systems are vital to the operation of modern organisations and information scientists are involved in almost every field of endeavour imaginable. People with information science skills are in high demand, and there are many and varied career opportunities in fields such as business, science, education, health, music and mass media. Information Science sits at the intersection of technology, people, and organisations.
   
SA07-463 Electronic Document Management Systems.
  Gonzalez, Angelique P./ 9781680946116/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
An EDM system allows an enterprise and its users to create a document or capture a hard copy in electronic form, store, edit, print, process, and otherwise manage documents in image, video, and audio, as well as in text form. An EDM system usually provides a single view of multiple databases and may include scanners for document capture, printers for creating hard copy, storage devices such as redundant array of independent disks systems, and computer server and server programs for managing the databases that contains the documents. EDM may be needed in enterprises that capture and store a large number of documents such as invoices, sales orders, photographs, phone interviews, or video newsclips.
   
SA07-463 The Fundamentals of Library Classification.
  Gonzalez, Angelique P./ 9781680946123/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Library classification is an aspect of library and information science. A library classification is a system by which library materials are arranged according to subject. Library classifications use a notational system that represents the order of topics in the classification and allows items to be stored in that order. Library classification systems group related materials together, typically arranged in a hierarchical tree structure. A different kind of classification system, called a faceted classification system, is also widely used which allows the assignment of multiple classifications to an object, enabling the classifications to be ordered in multiple ways.
   
SA07-463 Illustrated Handbook of Digital Libraries.
  / 9781680946628/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover A digital library is a collection of documents in organized electronic form, available on the internet or on CD-ROM (compact-disk read-only memory) disks. Depending on the specific library, a user may be able to access magazine articles, books, papers, images, sound files, and videos. Digital libraries contain diverse information for use by many different users. Digital libraries range in size from tiny to huge. They can use any type of computing equipment and any suitable software. The goal of this guide is based on the unifying theme that information is organized on computers and available over a network, with procedures to select the material in the collections, to organize it, to make it available to users, and to archive it.
   
SA07-463 Illustrated Handbook of Library Management and Automation.
  / 9781680946673/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Library is a fast growing entity in the Era of 21st Century. The ancient methods of maintaining it are no longer dynamic and efficient. For expeditious retrieval and dissemination of information and better service for the clientele, application of modern techniques has become absolutely indispensable. A properly computerized library will help its users with quick and prompt services. Library automation refers to mechanization of library housekeeping operations predominantly by computerization. Library automation or Integrated Library System (ILS) is an enterprise resource planning systems for a library, used to tracks items owned, order made, bills paid etc. This helps to keep the records of whole transactions of the books available in the library. A library management system (LMS) is used to track items owned, orders made, bills paid, and patrons who have borrowed. This book provides practical directions for replacing library automated systems. This book presents a new hierarchical heterogeneous of parallel computing model which is based on the method library as well as its management system
   
SA07-462 Library Automation.
  / 9781680955569/ Price:US$ 64.95
 
Book Cover Library automation refers to the use of computer to automate the typical procedures of libraries such ascataloging and circulation. Automation is a process of using the machinery for easily working and saving thehuman power and time. The main purpose of library automation is to free the librarians and library sta and to allow them to contribute more meaningfully to spread of knowledge and Information. Automation of the library helps take some of the workload o of librarians and other sta members in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging and circulation, which in turn allows them to better serve their patrons. This extra time can lead to more programs being facilitated in the library and make library sta available to answer reference questions and help people who having trouble researching or nding the right information. Automation of the library allows for an improvement in the variety, amount and quality of materials that are available in the library¡¦s collection. It can also help make weeding out old, outdated and irrelevant books and materials from the collection, which helps keep the library¡¦s collection more streamlined and easier to nd the right item.
   
SA07-462 Small Public Library Management.
  / 9781680955576/ Price:US$ 64.95
 
Book Cover A public library is a library that is accessible by the general public and is generally funded from public sources, such as taxes. It is operated by librarians and library paraprofessionals, who are also civil servants. Public libraries exist in many countries across the world and are often considered an essential part of having an educated and literate population. Public libraries also provide free services such as preschool story times to encourage early literacy, quiet study and work areas for students and professionals, or book clubs to encourage appreciation of literature in adults. Library management encompasses normal managerial tasks, as well as intellectual freedom and fundraising responsibilities. Issues faced in library management frequently overlap with those faced in managing non-pro t organizations. Small public library administrators address everything from nance and HR to collection development, policy and programming.
   
SA07-462 Cloud Computing for Libraries.
  / 9781680955583/ Price:US$ 64.95
 
Book Cover In a time when the term ¡§cloud computing¡¨ seems tagged to almost any kind of technology product to make it sound new and trendy, Cloud Computing for Libraries distinguishes the substance from the hype to make you well-equipped to understand and evaluate its merits, risks, and value to your organization. Cloud computing is making it possible to separate the process of building an infrastructure for service provisioning from the library of providing end user services. Cloud computing provides people the way to share distributed resources and services that belong to di erent organizations or sites. Cloud computing share distributed resources via the network in the open environment. It is a virtual pool of computing resources through internet. Every day we make use of computing and information resources through a web browser powered by some distant and di use infrastructure. This model has become routine for personal use¡Xe-mail, word processing, social networking, photo sharing. In more recent months and years cloud computing has entered the library technology sphere. Cloud computing brings the opportunity for libraries to shift away from the need to own and operate their own servers to power their core automation applications and to instead shift to gaining similar functionality through web-based services. In order to develop technology strategies in this context, it¡¦s essential for libraries to have a solid understanding of this new technology landscape, to move beyond a vague awareness of cloud computing to a more nuanced, well-informed understanding of such concepts as software-as-a-service, infra-structure-as-a-service, and platform-as-a-service and the relative advantages, caveats, and risks.
   
SA07-462 Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers.
  / 9781680955590/ Price:US$ 64.95
 
Book Cover Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy andresources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization. An important aspect of library management is planning and maintaining library facilities. Planning the construction of new libraries or remodeling those that exist is integral since user needs are often changing. To supplement their operating budget, managers often secure funding through donor gifts and fundraising. Many facilities have begun including cafes, Friends of the Library spaces, and even exhibits to help generate additional revenue. These areas should be taken into account when planning for building expansions.
   
SA07-460 Libraries in the Information Age.
  Ovid, P. D./ 9781682503249/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover This book provides an important overview of libraries in the era of electronic information. It helps students as well as researchers and practitioners build necessary core knowledge in such areas as electronic dissemination of information, the impact of the Internet on libraries, the changing responsibilities of library professionals, the new paradigm for evaluating information, and characteristics and functions of today¡¦s library personnel. The book discovers the structure and theory behind the learning-centered library and its focus on information literacy, and examines implementation strategies, learning methods, planning, and community involvement.
   
SA07-460 Library Automation
  Patternson, Ken/ 9781682503256/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Library automation refers to the use of computer to automate the typical procedures of libraries such as cataloging and circulation. Automation of the library helps take some of the workload off of librarians and other staff members in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging and circulation, which in turn allows them to better serve their patrons. This extra time can lead to more programs being facilitated in the library and make library staff available to answer reference questions and help people who having trouble researching or finding the right information. This book is essential for library leaders, technology experts, and library vendors interested in the future of library automation and its impact on the decline of human interaction in libraries.
   
SA07-460 Small Public Library Management.
  Carol, D. L./ 9781682503263/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Library management is a sub-discipline of institutional management that focuses on specific issues faced by libraries and library management professionals. Library management encompasses normal management tasks as well as intellectual freedom, anti-censorship, and fundraising tasks. Issues faced in library management frequently overlap those faced in management of non-profit organizations. This book includes all topics which administrators need to keep a handle on library operations, freeing them up to streamline and improve how the organization functions.
   
SA07-460 Cloud Computing for Libraries.
  Corrado, J. L./ 9781682503270/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Cloud computing is being used in every domain like business, industries, corporate sectors. Through cloud computing one can access hardware and software promptly through internet. Application of cloud computing in libraries is a relatively new area as compared to its applications in business and corporate sector. Libraries all over the world are moving towards cloud computing implementation to use the features and services of it to make their infrastructures and services better. This book discusses the basics of cloud computing along with its characteristics, types, advantages, needs and applications in field of libraries.
   
SA07-460 Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers.
  Yaan, Rachel/ 9781682503287/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Although rarely linked, there are a number of similarities between strategic planning and organizational development. Both approaches are used by administrators to manage change in a systematic fashion. Strategic planning emphasizes environmental scanning and goal setting, whereas organizational development relies on intervention techniques, such as benchmarking and team building. The focus of this book is on organizational politics of strategic planning, an interdisciplinary subject that is often overlooked in both management and library literatures. Libraries enter into strategic planning by a variety of routes, from dynamic technology and rising costs to budget cuts and pressure for change. This book guides library manager toward a greater understanding of the role of strategic planning and its attendant responsibilities. Academic, public, and special librarians alike will benefit from explanations, real-life examples, and time-tested recommendations.
   
SA07-460 Altmetrics: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Academics.
  Paul, Pitter/ 9781682503300/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover In scholarly publishing, tracking the citation frequency of research can be a powerful tool to determine the reach and impact of the work. In recent years, it has become more common to measure this with altmetrics, as opposed to the traditional impact factor, or ¡§the average number of citations of recent articles published in a journal. This book gives an overview of altmetrics, their tools and how to implement them successfully to boost your research output. This book is of valuable tool for library and information professionals working higher education, research bodies, government bodies and charities; researchers, academics, higher education leaders and strategists.
   
SA07-460 Envisioning Future Academic Library Services.
  Kin, Lee J./ 9781682503317/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover As the information technologies are changing day-today and growing at a tremendous speed, the knowledge society is becoming more complex, competitive and dependent on technological changes and information explosion. The need for e-information services to the users are also growing and becoming very essential. The impact of web based e-learning and teaching environment has influenced every facet of library and information services in academic libraries and providing new opportunities and challenges to the library professional for involvement in the knowledge based society including electronic and multimedia publishing, Internet based-information services, global networking, web based digital resources etc. Librarians need to be ¡¥blended professionals¡¦ who can take all their professional skills and experience, and adapt them to different business models, strategic challenges and communities of practice. This book is essential reading for all library managers and educators who wish to add real value to their organization by thinking strategically and informing decision making at organizational level. It will also be of great value to academic administrators and government policy analysts involved with learning and teaching.
   
SA07-460 Practical Cataloguing.
  Johnson, P. L./ 9781682503324/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover A library catalog or library catalogue is a register of all bibliographic items found in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations. This book simplifies the preparation of entries of various types of books, ranging from simple titles, single to multi-volume or composite books with the help of illustrative examples which help the reader grasp the basic rules of the cataloguing code. This book provides readers with an introduction to current catalogs and standards, and examine publication formats, bibliographic elements, access points, and headings.
   
SA07-460 Strategies for Library and Information Science Research.
  Peter, J. K./ 9781682503348/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Library and Information Science (LIS) is the academic and professional study of how information and information carriers are produced, disseminated, discovered, evaluated, selected, acquired, used, organized, maintained, and managed. It provides a unique perspective on the profound impact information makes on people and society as a whole. This book explores the development, trends and research of library and information sciences . The book provides a theoretically informed research guide and draws attention to areas of potential research in Library and Information Science.
   
Library Assessment in Higher Education
  Rajesh Singh/ 9781680959451/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover The role of the library is necessarily dependent upon the educational objectives of the institution. Frequently, these are unstated or inadequate. The role identi- ed for libraries in traditional higher education has not been transferred to the thinking about the external mode of study. Issues and trends in higher education have direct impact on the missions and outcomes of academic libraries and their institution and require careful attention. Current concerns in higher education include increasing demands for accountability within the academy; expectation for outcomes based assessment of learning and programs. Designed speci cally to address the library's role in education, this book provides guidance on performing assessment at academic institutions that will serve to improve teaching e ectiveness and prove library's impact on student learning outcomes and thereby demonstrate library's value. Libraries must demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional e ectiveness and be prepared to address changes in higher education.
   
Libraries: Current Trends and Future Perspectives
  S.D. Vyas/ 9781680943474/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
Book Cover he editors have put together invited papers, representing the current trends and future perspectives of the present day's libraries, from eminent information professionals and teachers. There are thirty five articles covering all aspects of modern library and information science. These articles have been categorized under the following subject wise order: Collection Development and Management, Information Storage and Retrieval, LIS Education In India, Library Automation, Digital Libraries, Institutional Repositories, E?resources, Library consortium, Cloud Computing, Information Literacy, Preservation and conservation. Along with above, fourteen brief write?ups about Dr. Tilwani's life, work, social relations, help and guidance etc. carried out in the last. In this way, the book covers all the domains of knowledge in the field of library and information science which is current in nature.
   
VA07-185 E-Discovery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries
  Egbert de Smet/ 9781522504740/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Technology has reolutionized the ways in which libraries store, share, and access information. As digital resources and tools continue to adance, so too do the opportunities for libraries to become more efficient and house more information. E-Discoery Tools and Applications in Modern Libraries presents critical research on the digitization of data and how this shift has impacted knowledge discoery, storage, and retrieal. This publication explores seeral emerging trends and concepts essential to electronic discoery, such as library portals, responsie websites, and federated search technology. The timely research presented within this publication is designed for use by librarians, graduate-leel students, technology deelopers, and researchers in the field of library and information science. Topics Coered ¡EAcademic Libraries ¡EDigital Libraries ¡EElectronic Resources ¡EFederated Search Tools ¡EInformation Retrieval ¡EInstitutional Repositories ¡ELibrary Portals ¡ELibrary Website Design ¡EOpen Source Software
   
VA07-184 Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries
  Tella, Adeyinka/ 9781522502968/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Digital libraries have been established worldwide to make information more readily available, and this innovation has changed the way information seekers interact with the data they are collecting. Faced with decentralized, heterogeneous sources, these users must be familiarized with high-level search activities in order to sift through large amounts of data. Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries addresses the problems of usability and search optimization in digital libraries. With topics addressing all aspects of information seeking activity, the research found in this book provides insight into library user experiences and human-computer interaction when searching online databases of all types. This book addresses the challenges faced by professionals in information management, librarians, developers, students of library science, and policy makers. Topics Covered ¡EBibliometric Approach ¡ECognitive Skills ¡ECopyright ¡EDistance Learning ¡EInformation-Seeking Models ¡ESocial Networking ¡ETrade Unionists ¡EUsability
   
VA07-183 Technology-Centered Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations
  Doherty, Brian/ 9781522503231/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Book Cover In order to meet the needs of a changing and demanding society, many academic institutions face great competition for highly coveted, yet dwindling, resources. Traditionally, libraries were a centralized focus on any campus; however, these facilities are now facing budget cuts and decreased resources, forcing them to seek out the necessary partnerships to obtain the support needed to continue to provide services to students and staff. Technology-Centered Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations examines cooperation efforts employed by librarians, allowing them to provide more services and resources to their patrons with an emphasis on the digital tools and resources being used in such collaborations. Featuring research on various types of partnerships and institutional relationships, as well as the overall benefits of these collaborations, this publication is an essential reference source for librarians, researchers, academic administrators, advanced-level students, and information technology professionals. Topics Covered ¡ECollaborative Storage ¡ECollection Development ¡ECyberinfrastucture ¡EDigital Humanities ¡EOnline Tutorials ¡EOpen Access ¡EOpen Government Data
   
VA07-182 Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations
  Doherty, Brian/ 9781522503262/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover A vital component of any academic institution, libraries are held to and expected to maintain certain standards. In order to meet these standards and better accommodate the student and faculty body they serve, many libraries are recognizing the benefit of forging relationships with other professional and academic entities. Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on and methods for utilizing existing spaces within libraries to facilitate collection development in addition to discussions on how on-campus and off-campus partnerships can assist in this endeavor. Focusing on issues related to faculty and researcher collaborations, collection management, and professional development, this book is ideally designed for administrators, librarians, academicians, MLIS students, and information professionals. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Libraries ¡EGovernment Publishing ¡EJoint Use Libraries ¡ELibrary Consortia ¡ELibrary-Sponsored Conferences ¡EOpen Access ¡EScholarly Publishing
   
VA07-181 Special Library Administration, Standardization and Technological Integration.
  Yap, Joseph M./ 9781466695429/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover The digital age has transformed the structure and management of libraries around the world. With an increased focus on technology and its use in library management, library professionals seek the best practices and management systems to implement in specialized library settings. Special Library Administration, Standardization and Technological Integration presents the latest scholarly research on the existing and emerging trends in special library management including technological advancements, the importance of social media outlets, and the necessary professional practices to maintain efficiency and success within a library setting. This publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, librarians, and advanced level students interested in the management of special libraries in the digital age. Topics Covered ¡EAcademic Library ¡EDigital Library ¡EE-Government ¡EKnowledge Management ¡ELaw Library ¡ELibrary Management ¡ESocial Media
   
VA07-180 Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries.
  Decker, Emy Nelson/ 9781466686243/ Price:US$ 345.00
 
Book Cover Special interest in topics relating to library management over the last decade has led to the close examination of crisis management practice among library professionals. Due to the importance of the archives, documents, and books housed within libraries around the world, preemptive planning for potential disaster is necessary to all librarians and their staff. The Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Librariesbrings together the latest scholarly research, theories, and case studies to investigate the scale and types of disasters that can impact a library. Through the evaluation of past crisis management strategies and future best practices, this handbook is an essential reference source for librarians, library staff, archivists, curators, students, professionals, private collectors, and corporations with archival collections to learn from the experiences of others, expand their definition of disaster, and create or redesign their own disaster plans with newfound awareness. This handbook features timely, research based chapters and case studies on crisis management, emergency response, exhibition loans, natural disasters, preserving archives, public and staff safety, and risk assessment. Topics Covered ¡ECrisis Management ¡EEmergency Response ¡EExhibition Loans ¡ENatural Disasters ¡EPreserving Archives ¡EPublic and Staff Safety ¡ERisk Assessment
   
SA07-476 Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries.
  Starr Hoffman/ 9781783300495/ Price:¢G 54.95
 
   
SA07-476 Altmetrics: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Academics.
  Andy Tattersall/ 9781783300105/ Price:¢G 54.95
 
   
SA07-476 Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging practices in academic libraries
  Alison Mackenzie/ 9781783301102/ Price:¢G 54.95
 
   
SA07-473 Mobile Learning Trends: Accessibility, Ecosystems, Content Creation (Library Technology Reports, April 2016 (52:3))
  Nicole Hennig/ 9780838959718/ Price:US$ 43.00
 
   
SA07-464 Practical Tips for Facilitating Research.
  Bent, Moira J./ 9781783300174/ Price:¢G 54.95
 
   
SA07-457 Positioning and Power in Academic Publishing: Players, Agents and Agendas
  Loizides, Fernando/ 9781614996484/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Book Cover The field of electronic publishing has grown exponentially in the last two decades, but we are still in the middle of this digital transformation. With technologies coming and going for all kinds of reasons, the distribution of economic, technological and discursive power continues to be negotiated. This book presents the proceedings of the 20th Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub), held in Gottingen, Germany, in June 2016. This year¡¦s conference explores issues of positioning and power in academic publishing, and it brings together world leading stakeholders such as academics, practitioners, policymakers, students and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of fields to exchange information and discuss the advent of innovations in the areas of electronic publishing, as well as reflect on the development in the field over the last 20 years. Topics covered in the papers include how to maintain the quality of electronic publications, modeling processes and the increasingly prevalent issue of open access, as well as new systems, database repositories and datasets.
   
SA07-456 Foundations of Library and Information Science.
  Krasteva, Rositsa/ 9781682502471/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Library and Information Science is a profession that is full of people passionate about making a positive change in the world and they tend to be wildly happy about what they do. Also it work to design and develop knowledge organization systems. This book concerns with metatheories in Library and Information Science (LIS) and especially with the philosophy of science of LIS. Metatheories are theories about the description, investigation, analysis or criticism of the theories in a domain.
   
SA07-456 Library Development.
  Liu, Tie-Ming/ 9781682502488/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Library development is the process of meeting the information needs of the people in a timely and economical manner using information resources locally held, as well as from other organizations. This book includes how information resources are organized to serve the needs of select user group, how people interact with classification systems and technology, how information is acquired, evaluated and applied by people in and outside of libraries as well as cross-culturally.
   
SA07-456 Library, Information and Society.
  Mehra, Bharat/ 9781682502495/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover A library is a means of access to information, ideas and works of imagination for the society and all other fields. Libraries take many physical forms, ranging from large purpose-built buildings, to rooms in parent institutions, and small temporary structures. Library and information services are key actors in providing unhindered access to essential resources for economic and cultural advance. This book highlights the aims that bring together works related to the changing role of the library as a social institution in the emerging information society.
   
SA07-456 Cataloguing and Indexing.
  Genetasio, Giuliano/ 9781682502518/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Cataloguing provides information such as creator names, titles, and subject terms that describe resources, typically through the creation of bibliographic records. Whereas Indexing is an indirect shortcut derived from and pointing into, a greater volume of values, data, information or knowledge and process of entering information from historical records into an online, searchable database. This book covers the important issues in the field, including archival finding aids, search engines, the major indexing and abstracting databases, subject guides, vendor-supplied cataloging records and much more.
   
SA07-456 Management of Libraries.
  McDonald, Andrew/ 9781682502525/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Library management is a sub-discipline of institutional management that focuses on specific issues faced by libraries and library management professionals and also the issues faced in it frequently overlap those faced in management of non-profit organizations. This book includes everything for that are need to keep a handle on library operations, freeing them up to streamline and improve how the organization functions.
   
SA07-456 Library and Information Science Research: Current Trends.
  Tumuhairwe, Goretti K./ 9781682502532/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Library and information science is a profession that is full of people passionate about making a positive change in the world and they tend to be wildly happy about what they do. Also it work to design and develop knowledge organization systems. This book presents the latest scientific achievements of library researchers and professionals on the qualitative and quantitative methods of Libraries.
   
VA07-179 Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries.
  Sacco, Kathleen L./ 9781466684447/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Digital Humanities is a burgeoning field of research and education concerned with the intersection of technology and history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, music, cultural studies, and the arts. Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries aims to stand at the forefront of this emerging discipline, targeting an audience of researchers and academicians, with a special focus on the role of libraries and library staff. In addition to a collection of chapters on crucial issues surrounding the digital humanities, this volume also includes a fascinating account of the painstaking restoration efforts surrounding a 110-year-old handwritten historical source document, the results of which (never before published on this scale) culminate in a full-color, 70-page photographic reproduction of the 1904 Diary of Anna Clift Smith. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Humanities Methodology and Pedagogy ¡EDigital Methods and Modes of Knowledge Acquisition ¡EExamples of Digital Humanities Projects ¡EFuture Directions in the Discipline ¡EInternational Digital Humanities Projects ¡EOverview of Digital Humanities and Current Scholarship ¡EPartnerships in Digital Humanities ¡ERole of Librarians in Digital Humanities ¡ERole of Libraries and Research Centers in the Digital Humanities Process ¡ERole of Libraries in Supporting the Digital Humanities Instructor
   
VA07-178 Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries.
  Thanuskodi, S./ 9781466681781/ Price:US$ 295.00
 
Book Cover The quality of library collections depends heavily on the initial assessment requirements. An accurate assessment assists with meeting the goals and missions of the library, but the introduction of digital media and resources is accompanied with new challenges in measuring the effective use of the library¡¦s collection. The Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries details how libraries strive to bridge traditional collections with their new digital counterparts. Providing real-world examples and analysis of the modern library, this publication is a timely reference source for professionals and researchers in the fields of library and information science, as well as executives interested in information and organizational development. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Libraries ¡EDigital Media ¡EE-Learning ¡EInformation Sciences ¡ELibraries ¡ERadio Frequency Identification ¡ESocial Media
   
VA07-177 Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries.
  Bonnand, Sheila/ 9781466683921/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover The library has always been an essential part of the collegiate experience, providing students with access to knowledge and literature. However, as virtual services and online learning become more prominent within collegiate environments, the ways students conduct research and access resources has been altered. Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries examines new methods librarians use to engage both on-campus and online users in library services, taking into account the significant impacts of online learning on students¡¦ interaction with library resources. Focusing on various outreach practices, techniques of literacy instruction, and the utilization of library spaces, this research-supported book is a pivotal reference source for distance educators, program planners, academics, and library professionals interested in new ways to attract users to library services. Topics Covered ¡EInternational Students ¡EK-12 and College Partnerships ¡ELibrary Renovations ¡EOnline Graduate Students ¡EPeer-to-Peer Outreach ¡EStudent Advisory Groups ¡EStudent Government Collaborations
   
VA07-176 Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development.
  Adeyinka Tella/ 9781466674158/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover As social technologies continue to evolve, it is apparent that librarians and their clientele would benefit through participation in the digital social world. While there are benefits to implementing these technologies, many libraries also face challenges in the integration and usage of social media. Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development discusses the integration of digital social networking into library practices. Highlighting the advantages and challenges faced by libraries in the application of social media, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals and researchers working within the fields of library and information science, as well as practitioners and executives interested in the utilization of social technologies in relation to knowledge management and organizational development. Topics Covered ¡EAntisocial Networking Behavior ¡EDigital Environments ¡EEthical Use ¡EInformation Science Professionals ¡ELibrary Technologies ¡EMarketing ¡ESocial Technologies
   
VA07-175 Information Seeking Behavior and Technology Adoption: Theories and Trends.
  Mohammed Nasser Al-Suqri/ 9781466681569/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover With the increasingly complex and ubiquitous data available through modern technology, digital information is being utilized daily by academics and professionals of all disciplines and career paths. Information Seeking Behavior and Technology Adoption: Theories and Trends brings together the many theories and meta-theories that make information science relevant across different disciplines. Highlighting theories that had their base in the early days of text-based information and expanding to the digitization of the Internet, this book is an essential reference source for those involved in the education and training of the next-generation of information science professionals, as well as those who are currently working on the design and development of our current information products, systems, and services. Topics Covered ¡EActivity Theory ¡EAkerlof's Theory of Information Asymmetry ¡EBates' Berrypicking Model ¡EChatman's Theories of Information Behavior ¡ECognitive Constructivism ¡EDervin's Sense-Making Theory ¡EInformation Grounds Theory ¡EKrikelas' Model of Information Seeking ¡ESocial Constructivism ¡EWilson's Information Seeking Behavior Model
   
VA07-174 Integrating Video Game Research and Practice in Library and Information Science.
  Ratliff, Jacob A./ 9781466681750/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Video games are now a ubiquitous form of media used by the majority of the American population. However, the academic research field surrounding this genre does not accurately reflect the pervasive influence of video games. The field of library and information sciences helps provide the necessary foundational support for this media. Integrating Video Game Research and Practice in Library and Information Science brings together video gaming culture and its unique forms of communication with information behavior research. By detailing the nuances of video games and their influence, this reference book reveals communication patterns within society and provides comprehensive background and analysis for libraries, librarians, and information professionals. Topics Covered ¡ECollection Development ¡EEducation ¡EGaming Spaces ¡EInformation Seeking Behavior ¡EUser Centered Design ¡EUser Experience ¡EVideo Game Communication ¡EVideo Game Culture ¡EVideo Games
   
VA07-173 Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods.
  Wang, Victor C. X./ 9781466674097/ Price:US$ 335.00
 
Book Cover For faculty to advance their careers in higher education, publishing is essential. A competitive marketplace, strict research standards, and scrupulous tenure committees are all challenges academicians face in publishing their research and achieving tenure at their institutions. The Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods assists researchers in navigating the field of scholarly publishing through a careful analysis of multidisciplinary research topics and recent trends in the industry. With its broad, practical focus, this handbook is of particular use to researchers, scholars, professors, graduate students, and librarians. Topics Covered ¡EAcademic Writing ¡EData Analysis ¡EKnowledge Creation ¡EPreparing Proposals ¡EPublication Process ¡EQualitative Research ¡EQuantitative Research ¡ESurvey Research ¡ETechnology-Enhanced Learning
   
SA07-457 New Avenues for Electronic Publishing in the Age of Infinite Collections and Citizen Science: Scale, Openness and Trust: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Electronic Publishing.
  Schmidt, Birgit/ 9781614995616/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub), held in Valetta, Malta, in September 2015. This year¡¦s conference explores the interplay of two dimensions of electronic publishing ¡V the ever growing volume of digital collections and the improved understanding of the widest user group, citizens. This exciting theme encompasses human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, policy-related, commercial, and other relevant aspects. Echoing the conference agenda, the book covers a wide range of topics, including engagement with citizens and professionals, enhanced publishing and new paradigms, discovery and digital libraries, open access and open science, as well as the use and reuse of data. Addressing the most recent developments in these areas, the book will be of interest to practitioners, researchers and students in information science, as well as users of electronic publishing.
   
Handbook of Libraries and Librarianship
  Pramod Kumar Singh/ 9781680943481/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
Book Cover The Handbook of Libraries and Librarianship provides the historical background of traditional and modern libraries and librarianship. It focuses, chapter by chapter, on various types of libraries including national libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, and special libraries. It also covers the state of bibliographic control and services, professional organizations, library education, and automation. This book offers detailed description of the development of libraries and related activities in the field of librarianship. This is an informative guide to libraries and the profession of librarianship that will be of great value to scholars and researchers of world librarianship.Providing a historical background of traditional and modern libraries and librarianship, this book will be useful to library science students and faculty worldwide.
   
VA07-172 Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship.
  Chakraborty, Susmita/ 9781466643659/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow. Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science. Topics Covered ¡ECollaborative Authorship in LIS ¡EComparative Librarianship ¡ECultural & Information Agencies ¡EInfluence Factors with LIS ¡EInternational Librarianship ¡EInternational Non-Governmental Organizations in LIS ¡ELearning from Developed Countries
   
VA07-171 Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments.
  Walker, Joseph/ 9781466647398/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Times have changed and library institutions struggle to maintain relevancy in the Information Age. With the inescapable presence of harnessing technologies for information management and access, the role of the library has increased in importance within academic institutions and public communities. Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments brings into focus the new responsibility libraries have in meeting patron needs, specifically with the use of emerging technologies. Highlighting the concepts of collection management, library space planning, and information technologies; this book is a critical guide for library professionals, para-professionals, as well as researchers who wish to meet the diverse needs of patrons in ever-changing societies. Topics Covered ¡EAdvancements in Information Technology ¡EDigital Technologies & Complex Discrete Systems ¡EInformation Management and Access ¡ELibraries as Learning Space ¡EPublication Digitalization ¡ESocial Interaction in Patron Communities
   
VA07-170 Authors, Copyright, and Publishing in the Digital Era.
  Cantatore, Francina/ 9781466652149/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Basic copyright laws and enforcements have been in effect for hundreds of years. However, laws with such extensive histories can often make understanding them complicated. As publishing moves into a digital arena, copyright laws have become increasingly complex. Authors, Copyright, and Publishing in the Digital Era not only addresses the current complexities that aries with authors and copyright laws when publishing digitally, but it also sheds light on the current processes and procedures in place concerning copyright options for digital publishers. This publication addresses a global audience in the manner in which it discusses traditional methods used in publishing before segueing into new model and strategies for both a business and an author in this ever-expanding digital world. Topics Covered ¡ECopyrights Theories ¡EDigital Considerations ¡EEmerging Publishing Models ¡ENew Business Strategies ¡EOrigins of Copyright Law ¡ESupport Structures
   
VA07-169 Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice.
  Du, Jia Tina/ 9781466651586/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Library and Databases ¡EHuman-Information Interaction ¡EInformation and User Behaviour ¡EInformation Architecture ¡EInformation Literacy ¡ELeading Edge Theories and Models ¡ELIS Community, its Research and Publication ¡ELIS Education ¡EPolicy Issues ¡ETrends in LIS Research
   
VA07-168 Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources.
  Deards, Kiyomi D./ 9781466658127/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover As the baby boomer generation begins to retire, the focus shifts to the next generation of global leaders in diverse industries. Within the field of library science, succession planning has become a topic of interest to ensure the success of future libraries as the workforce shifts and enable up-and-coming leaders. Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources provides valuable insight into the process of implementing succession planning in libraries. This book delves into the challenges and possibilities of a succession plan¡¦s effect on the success of library organizations. Human resources officers, library administrators, academicians, and students will find this book beneficial to furthering their understanding of current practice in succession planning. Topics Covered ¡ELeaders ¡ELeadership ¡ELibrarianship ¡ELibrary Planning ¡EStrategic Planning ¡ESuccession Management ¡ESuccession Planning
   
VA07-167 Rural Community Libraries in Africa: Challenges and Impacts.
  Dent, Valeda F./ 9781466650435/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Around the word, in developed as well as developing countries, libraries play an important role in the dissemination of knowledge. The availability of information resources can often mean the difference between poverty and prosperity, particularly in underdeveloped African communities. Rural Community Libraries in Africa: Challenges and Impacts investigates the relationship between local libraries and community development. From the historical roots of rural libraries to their influence on the literacy, economy, and culture of the surrounding region, this book will present academics, researchers, and, most importantly, librarians with crucial insight into the tangible benefits of rural community libraries and the obstacles they must overcome. Topics Covered ¡EBorrowing Patterns ¡ECommunity Enrichment ¡ECost Analysis ¡EEconomic Development ¡EEducational Impact ¡EGrowing Libraries ¡ELiteracy Programs ¡ERural Library Services
   
SA07-464 Delivering Research Data Management Services: Fundamentals of Good Practice.
  Pryor, Graham/ 9781856049337/ Price:¢G 69.95
 
   
VA07-166 Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future.
  Hines, Samantha Schmehl/ 9781466646759/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover As more associations struggle with limited professional development funding, the opportunities for library and information experts to advance their skills are being examined in a more effective and cost-efficient manner. Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Futureexamines the future of library professional development by investigating the aspects that make these development events worthwhile. This book is essential for library association personnel, educational institutions, and management personnel in large library systems to aid in determining future trends in professional development opportunities for their staff. Topics Covered ¡EFinancial Benefits ¡EFunding ¡EIncreased Membership ¡EProfessional Development Opportunities ¡ETraditional Library Associations ¡EVirtual Professional Development
   
VA07-165 Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries.
  Patra, Nihar K./ 9781466647619/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover As physical collections go digital, the organizational procedures, budgets, and usage patterns of libraries must evolve to meet this change by identifying the various issues that are essential in understanding the management of e-resources. Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries provides relevant theoretical and practical details from an international perspective on the current e-resources landscape. Through a detailed discussion of the specific aspects of e-resources management, this book is a useful source for library science faculty and students, academic librarians, research scholars, and IT professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the theoretical details, history, selection, acquisition, fair use and management of e-resources. Topics Covered ¡ECollection Development Perspective ¡ECost Benefit Analysis ¡EDigital Copyright and Licensing ¡EE-Resources Emerging Dynamics ¡EElectronic Resource Management Systems (ERMS) ¡EElectronic Resources ¡ELife Cycle of E-Resource ¡EOpen E-Resources ¡EPatron Driven Acquisitions ¡EProtection of Intellectual Contents
   
VA07-164 Technology and Professional Identity of Librarians: The Making of the Cybrarian.
  Hicks, Deborah/ 9781466647350/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover The library profession has changed rapidly in the wake of advanced technologies. Once regarded as the gatekeepers of information found in books, today¡¦s library professionals are shifting from a traditional center of attention to a new focus on all areas of information studies. Technology and Professional Identify of Librarians: The Making of the Cybrarian brings into focus both the positive and negative aspects that technology places on the professional identity of librarians. Highlighting the new methods involved in data management, communication, and Library Information education and research; this book is a necessary means for librarians, students, and researchers to obtain an up to date understanding of what it means to maintain relevancy in the information age. Topics Covered ¡ECore Values & Ethical Standards ¡EHistorical Uses ¡EInternet Communities ¡EL-Schools ¡ELibrary Information Education & Research ¡EModern Library Technologies ¡EProfessional Identity ¡ETechnology Pre-Automation ¡EWeb 2.0 Applications
   
VA07-163 Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries.
  Dhamdhere, Sangeeta N./ 9781466646315/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover The emergence of open access, web technology, and e-publishing has slowly transformed modern libraries into digital libraries. With this variety of technologies utilized, cloud computing and virtual technology has become an advantage for libraries to provide a single efficient system that saves money and time. Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries highlights the concerns and limitations that need addressed in order to optimize the benefits of cloud computing to the virtualization of libraries. Focusing on the latest innovations and technological advancements, this book is essential for professionals, students, and researchers interested in cloud library management and development in different types of information environments. Topics Covered ¡ECloud Architecture ¡ECloud Based Information Services ¡ECloud Data Centers ¡EDigital Content Management ¡EICT and Web Technology in Libraries ¡EServer Virtualization ¡EVirtual Learning Environment
   
VA07-162 Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships.
  Kennedy, Kathryn/ 9781466643611/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Once considered designated storytellers, modern library professionals are emerging as experts in technology integration, information literacy, and curriculum alignment. Though, their collaboration with technology specialists and administrators continues to be a struggle. Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships brings together best practices and innovative technological approaches in establishing the media specialist-teacher partnership. Highlighting theoretical concepts of case based learning, knowledge repositories, and professional learning communities; this book is an essential practical guide for professional development specialists, administrators, library media specialists, as well as teacher educators interested in maintaining and developing collaborative instructional partnerships using emerging digital technologies. Topics Covered ¡ECommunity development ¡EFoster Administrative Support ¡EInformation Literacy & Research Collaborations ¡EProcedures for Collaborative Planning ¡ESchool Librarians as Online Course Designers ¡EVirtual Collaboration
   
VA07-161 Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries.
  Thanuskodi, S./ 9781466640702/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection. Topics Covered ¡EDistance Education ¡EE-Resources Management ¡EGovernment Aided University Libraries ¡EOnline Periodicals ¡EOpen Access Initiatives ¡ESecurity challenges ¡ESelf Sustainability ¡ESocial Networking ¡EStudents¡¦ Attitudes ¡EWeb Credibility
   
VA07-160 Information Access and Library User Needs in Developing Countries.
  Lillard, Linda L./ 9781466643536/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover While high quality library and information services continue to thrive and strengthen economic and social development, much of the knowledge that exists on user's needs and behaviors is fundamentally based on the results of users in English-speaking, western developed countries. Information Access and Library User Needs in Developing Countries highlights the struggles that developing countries face in terms of information gaps and information-seeking user behavior. The publication highlights ways in which users in developing countries can benefit from properly implementing LIS services. Researchers, academics, and practitioners interested in the design and delivery of information services will benefit from this collection of research. Topics Covered ¡ELibrary information systems ¡ELIS in Developing Countries ¡EOnline Information-Seeking Behavior ¡EPublic Services ¡ETheories and Models of Information-Seeking ¡EUser Needs and Behaviors
   
VA07-159 Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institutions.
  Cordell, Rosanne M./ 9781466642416/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover As classrooms and universities strive to adapt their instructional methods to an ever progressing technological age, it is imperative that academic libraries also revisit the ways in which reference and instruction services are organized and implemented. Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institution not only advocates for a more intentional integration of reference and instructional services, but it also provides organizational background, staff objectives, and various successes and challenges that have already been experienced by real institutions. This publication is an important reference source for librarians, practitioners, and university leaders who wish to maximize the current utilize of their resources. Topics Covered ¡EDistance Education ¡EInstruction Models ¡ELibrary Instruction Services ¡EOrganizational Behaviors ¡EProject Management ¡EReference Services
   
VA07-158 Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation.
  Iglesias, Edward/ 9781466639386/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover In recent years, automation has played a vital role in library systems that handle tasks of acquisition, cataloging, serials, and circulation. The automation of these operations has, in turn, minimized the demand for human interaction. Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation provides an overview on the current state of library automation, addresses the need for changing personnel to accommodate these changes, and assesses the future for academic libraries as a whole. This book is essential for library leaders, technology experts, and library vendors interested in the future of library automation and its impact on the decline of human interaction in libraries. Topics Covered ¡ECirculation ¡ECollection management ¡EIntegrated Library System ¡EInter-Library Loan ¡ELibrary Automation ¡EOpen Source ¡EPublic Interface Design
   
VA07-157 Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries: Case Studies.
  Cool, Colleen/ 9781466629912/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Table of Contents: 1. Infrastructure-Based Research Digital Libraries 2. Reengineering The Portal to Texas HistorySM: A Case Study 3. Content Analysis of CONTENTdm Item Level Records and Their Aggregated Metadata in WorldCat 4. Issues and Challenges of Integrating Digital Library Services in Blended Learning Environments: A Case Study of Open University Malaysia (OUM) 5. Information Analysis in Digital Library Environments: Lessons Learned in Pharma 6. Listening to Images: Exploring Alternate Access to a Digital Collection 7. Wrestling with Mosasaurs: Results of the Sternberg Museum of Natural History-Forsyth Library Fossil Digitization Pilot Project 8. Evaluation Constructs and Criteria for Digital Libraries: A Document Analysis 9. Building for Success?: Evaluating Digital Libraries in the Cultural Heritage Domain 10. A Cognitive Task Analysis Approach for Usability Evaluation of Digital Libraries 11. Documenting the Untold Stories of Feminist Activists at Welfare Rights Initiative: A Digital Oral History Archive Project 12. Creating an Online Image Database: Illustrating a Hands-On Approach to Experiential Learning 13. Enterprise 2.0 in a Digital Library: Implementations and Outcomes
   
VA07-156 Modern Library Technologies for Data Storage, Retrieval, and Use.
  Wei, Chia-Hung/ 9781466629288/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover In recent years, libraries have embraced new technologies that organize and store a variety of digital information, such as multimedia databases, digital medical images, and content-based images. Modern Library Technologies for Data Storage Retrieval, and Use highlights new features of digital library technology in order to educate the database community. By contributing research from case studies on the emerging technology use in libraries, this book is essential for academics and scientists interested in the efforts to understand the applications of data acquisition, retrieval and storage. Topics Covered ¡EArchitecture of Digital Library Systems ¡EContent and Knowledge Management ¡EData Mining and Extraction ¡EDigital Library Applications ¡EHuman-Computer Interface Design ¡EInformation Visualization ¡EMultimedia System Integration
   
SA07-442 How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times: Purposeful Abandonment.
  Stern, David/ 9781843347019/ Price:US$ 80.00
 
Book Cover Contemporary library managers face the need to make difficult choices regarding resource allocation in the modern business environment. How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times is a practical guide for library managers, offering techniques to analyze existing and potential services, implement best practices for maximizing existing resources, and utilize pressing financial scenarios in order to justify making difficult reallocation decisions. The book begins by asking the fundamental questions of why, what, and how, moving on to look at how to manage expectations and report to both administration and faculty. The book then considers the four ¡¥D¡¦s of Do, Delegate, Delay and Drop, before covering project management, and how to understand the mission and objectives of your organisation. The book then focuses on: service quality improvement analyses; identifying underlying issues; reviewing resources; identifying best practice; managing feedback and expectations; and looking at decision making skills and implications.
   
SA07-440 Records and Information Management.
  Franks, Patricia C./ 9781555709105/ Price:US$ 82.00
 
   
VA07-155 Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services.
  Ashraf, Tariq/ 9781466625006/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover In the past decade, technology and the digital age has continued to shape our society. As corporations and universities continue to transition into the digital world, developments of the same type of information retrieval have modernized library resources and services. Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services offers a global perspective on the development and design of digital library and highlights its benefits over a traditional library. This reference source brings together research and ideas on the different facets of a digital library. Topics Covered ¡ECensorship ¡EContent and Workflow Management ¡EDigital Library Development ¡EInformation Literacy ¡EMetadata Creation and Management ¡EOpen Access ¡ESocial Networking ¡EWeblogs and Libraries
   
VA07-154 Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions.
  Selwyn, Laurie/ 9781466621848/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover While there are common misconceptions regarding the definition of a public law library, it can be defined as a government mandated library which provides the public with access to legal resources. Largely, public law libraries are instituted by state or federal law. Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions aims to introduce firsthand knowledge on the funding, organizational structures, and governance related to the public law library. This book includes comprehensive research for current and future public law librarians to provide administrative guidance and professional sources essential for running a public law library. Topics Covered ¡E Collection Development ¡E Federal and National Law Libraries ¡E Organizational Structures ¡E Patron Base ¡E Private Law Librarians ¡E Public Law Librarians ¡E Reference Service
   
VA07-153 Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape.
  Tramullas, Jesus/ 9781466619128/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover The advent of computers in libraries made library automation a hot topic in the 1980s and 1990s, but this focus has dropped off over time, leaving much library automation research outdated. Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape brings library automation back to the forefront of cutting-edge research. In today¡¦s age of Web 2.0 and social networking, libraries are entering the new Library 2.0 era, and this reference will present current and future librarians with the necessary new library automation research they will need to keep their institutions up-to-date in today¡¦s constantly changing technological environment. Topics Covered ¡E Collaborative technologies on libraries ¡E Integrated library systems ¡E Library 2.0 services and products ¡E Library 2.0 user information behavior ¡E Library data visualization ¡E Library information systems ¡E OPAC 2.0 ¡E Semantic libraries and open data ¡E Social networks on libraries 2.0 ¡E User interfaces for libraries and library systems
   
VA07-152 Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries.
  Popp, Mary Pagliero/ 9781466618213/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover ¡§Resource discovery¡¨ has many meanings, and it is now beginning to be defined as a description for library research software that allows a library user to search multiple Web-based resources simultaneously and bring back usable search results. Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries addresses the many new resource discovery tools and products in existence as well as their potential uses and applications. This timely publication will be invaluable to librarians and administrators seeking information on how to evaluate, choose, and ultimately implement a resource discover product for their library¡¦s collection. Topics Covered ¡E Areas of concern in use of the discovery tool ¡E How college students, faculty members, or other researchers find information ¡E How the digital consumer experience influences online research ¡E Integrating local digital collections and non-mainstream resources into discovery tools ¡E Issues in implementing a discovery tool ¡E Representative examples of discovery tools in use ¡E Selecting a discovery tool ¡E User behavior and expectations for library web sites and finding tools ¡E User testing and user-centered design in implementing discovery solutions ¡E What libraries have learned from federated search
   
VA07-151 Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices.
  Holder, Sara/ 9781466618978/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Collection development, the process used by librarians to choose items for a particular library or section of a library, can be time-consuming and difficult due to the many factors that must be taken into consideration. Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices addresses the challenging task of collection development in modern academic libraries, which is largely learned on the job. This publication contains practical advice and innovative strategies and will therefore be essential for current collection development librarians and future librarians seeking guidance in this complex position. Topics Covered ¡E Business, commerce, and management library collections ¡E Collection development ¡E Collection management ¡E Engineering library collections ¡E Law library collections ¡E Library information systems ¡E Library science ¡E Medical, nursing, dentistry, and pharmaceutical library collections ¡E Social work and counseling library collections ¡E Teacher education library collections
   
VA07-150 Current Trends and Future Practices for Digital Literacy and Competence.
  Cartelli, Antonio/ 9781466609037/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Being a digital citizen has transformed from a process of familiarizing ones¡¦ self with terminology and techniques to a full-time responsibility in the hands of any who want to stay abreast of the latest technological change in their respective field. Current Trends and Future Practices for Digital Literacy and Competence offers a look at the latest research within digital literacy and competence, setting the bar for the digital citizen of today and tomorrow. Presented in the form of case studies, frameworks, methodologies, architectures, and research, this compendium offers a vital resource for practitioners and academics in any field looking to stay up-to-date on their digital literacy. Chapters range from technically fundamental to the layman to complex, from experts around the world in a variety of jobs and countries. Topics Covered ¡EDigital divide ¡EMultimedia literacy ¡EComputer literacy ¡EInformation literacy ¡ENew literacies ¡EElectracy ¡ETransliteracy ¡EGrammatology ¡EConstructivism ¡EGAID
   
VA07-149 Multimedia Storage and Retrieval Innovations for Digital Library Systems.
  Wei, Chia-Hung/ 9781466609006/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Digital libraries are libraries in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers. Multimedia Storage and Retrieval Innovations for Digital Library Systems offers the latest research on retrieval and storage methods for digital library systems, a burgeoning field of data sourcing. In order to stay abreast of the latest terminology, case studies, frameworks, architectures, methodologies, and research within the field of digital libraries, it is crucial to keep up with the latest literature. The information in this compendium comes from contributing authors and experts around the world, making it a one of a kind addition to any research library. Topics Covered ¡E Copyrights ¡E DELOS ¡E Digital preservation ¡E Digitization ¡E DLRM ¡E Hybrid library ¡E Licensing ¡E Metadata ¡E OAI-PMH ¡E Selection criteria
   
VA07-148 Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers.
  Fulkerson, Diane M./ 9781466602342/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover The growth of the Internet over the past 20 years has caused a fundamental shift in the way library materials are accessed. Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers is crucial to understanding these changes and the new expectations that library users have in the 21st century. Identifying, implementing and updating new technologies, understanding copyright and fair use laws, creating metadata for access to digital collections, and meeting user needs are just some of the topics covered in this volume. Libraries have become the electronic information commons of the new information age and this reference provides a vital exploration of the future, which is now. Topics Covered ¡EModern Library Users ¡EDeveloping online or digital collections ¡ELimitations of digitization ¡EOpen Access ¡ECopyright protection ¡ECourse Management Software ¡ESocial Networks ¡EMobile Technologies ¡EVirtual Libraries ¡ERemote access technology problems
   
VA07-147 Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities: Resources and Solutions.
  Ellis, Karen/ 9781613503874/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Public libraries must connect to their local communities. Considering modern funding constraints, this can be best done by collaborating and partnering with other local organizations. Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities: Resources and Solutions shows how these partnerships can be cultivated through projects, programming, funding, and extending the library¡¦s presence through unique avenues. With a diverse set of contributions from state, local, educational, penal, and governmental libraries that actively pursue community involvement in a myriad of ways and through varying levels of commitment, the examples presented in this book will give librarians a better understanding of what might be possible for their unique requirements and limitations. This publication focuses on practical applications such as navigating an era of budget cuts and sparse resources to post-project analysis of programs that did not work effectively alongside success stories and ideas for the future. Topics Covered ¡E Adult Literacy Programs ¡E Business-Library Partnerships ¡E Collaboration ¡E Community Awareness ¡E Community Outreach ¡E Educational Programming ¡E Employment Workshops ¡E Funding ¡E Libraries and Communities ¡E Library Management ¡E Partnerships
   
SA07-464 Practical Cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC21.
  Welsh, Anne/ 9781856046954/ Price:¢G 59.95
 
   
SA07-427 Managing Research Data.
  Pryor, Graham/ 9781856047562/ Price:¢G 69.95
 
   
SA07-423 Managing Intellectual Capital in Libraries: Beyond the Balance Sheet.
  Kostagiolas, Petros/ 9781843346784/ Price:¢G 49.50
 
In the knowledge economy, professionals have to make decisions about non-tangible, non-monetary, and largely invisible resources. Information professionals need to understand the potential uses, contributions, value, structure, and creation of broadly intangible intellectual capital in libraries. In order to fully realize intellectual capital in libraries, new practices and skills are required for library management practitioners and researchers. Managing Intellectual Capital in Libraries provides research advances, guidelines, methods and techniques for managing intellectual capital in a library environment, and includes analyses and case studies. This book includes a foreword by Anne Woodsworth and is structured into seven chapters, covering: libraries in the knowledge economy; worlds of production and intellectual capital utilization in libraries; identifying and categorizing intellectual capital; measuring libraries¡¦ intellectual capital; financial valuation and reporting of intellectual capital in libraries; and survival analysis for libraries¡¦ intellectual capital resources. The book concludes with a summary, and turns the reader towards future research.
   
SA07-423 From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0: Semantic Search and Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry and STM Publishing.
  Basset, Herve/ 9781843347095/ Price:¢G 52.50
 
This item is in: Chandos > Internet, web and social media > Social media Jacket image for From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0 ¡V Chandos Publishing Add to basket From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0: Semantic search and social media in the pharmaceutical industry and STM publishing Herve' Basset, Science Intelligence, France, David Stuart, King's College London, UK and Denise Silber, BASIL Strategies & Doctors 2.0 TM & You, France Chandos Publishing Social Media Series No. 7 - gives a global overview of success and failure in Science 2.0 - presents useful stories and lessons learned - gives a clear view of how semantic search is present in science platforms and its potential in STM publishing - offers realistic perspectives written by experts in contact with research and medical communities Science 2.0 uses the resources of Web 2.0 to communicate between scientists, and with the general public. Web 3.0, in turn, has brought disruptive technologies such as semantic search, cloud computing and mobile applications into play. The term Pharma 3.0 anticipates the future relationship between drug makers and doctors with their patients in light of such technology. From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0 examines these developments, discussing the best and worst of Web 2.0 in science communication and health. Successes such as the Open Access phenomena and also less successful networks are covered. This title is divided into three parts. The first part considers the Web 2.0 revolution, and the promise of its impact on science communication and the state of Science 2.0. The second part looks at impact on Pharma and Health, including attempts to utilise digital in Pharma. The last part looks at the promising disruptive technologies of Web 3.0, including semantic search in biomedicine and enterprise platforms. The book concludes by looking forward to developments of ¡¥3.0¡¦ in Pharma and STM publishing.
   
SA07-413 Not Your Ordinary Librarian: Debunking the Popular Perceptions of Librarians.
  White, Ashanti/ 9781843346708/ Price:¢G 49.50
 
When you picture a librarian, what do you imagine? An old white woman with glasses and a prudish disposition? That is the image that many people conjure up when asked to picture a librarian; with 82 per cent of the professional force being female and the average age of a librarian at 45, coupled with popular stereotypical images, it is difficult to dispute the perceptions. But there is more to librarians than meets the eye. This book will explore the origin of the image and popular media images of the librarian, in addition to the effects of the stereotype, and the challenges to the perception of librarians today. Readership: Professionals and paraprofessionals in academic and public settings for professional development. It also has relevance to those Masters and technician students who are contemplating or about to enter the field, especially on those courses studying the importance of diversity in information accessibility. Moreover, this book will be a text for recruiters who want a better understanding of why people are reluctant to enter the field.
   
SA07-412 Finding Official British Information: Official Publishing in the Digital Age.
  Inman, Jane/ 9781843343929/ Price:¢G 55.00
 
Examining the different bodies which publish official material, this new book describes the types of material published, how it is made available and how it is recorded. Finding Official British Information focuses on the digital availability of official information and considers how much is now freely available on the web and how to locate it as well as addressing issues of web only publishing. It covers public bodies in the UK, and includes publications issued by central and local government as well as the devolved assemblies and the many other organisations which issue official publications. It is a practical handbook designed for the non-specialist librarian who needs to use official information but may well have received very little training in this area.
   
Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the Interplay Between Culture and Technology - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing.
  Baptista, A. A./ 9781614990642/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
The processes and forms of electronic publishing have been changing since the advent of the Web. In recent years, the open access movement has been a major driver of scholarly communication, and change is also evident in other fields such as e-government and e-learning. Whilst many changes are driven by technological advances, an altered social reality is also pushing the boundaries of digital publishing.
   
VA07-146 Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues.
  Tella, A./ 9781613503355/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover The field of library and information science is experiencing significant and continued transformation as a result of advancements in digital technology. Adapting to new technologies is crucial for librarians and other information professionals, but there exists a particularly acute gap in technology adoption among developing countries. Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues explores the relationship between global technology development and the impact of new technologies on library practice, library education, and information science. Book chapters and case studies in this work provide insight to and support for practitioners and executives concerned with the management of knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work environments and learning communities. Topics Covered ¡E Career Progression of Library Professionals ¡E Curriculum Delivery ¡E Database Management ¡E Digital Libraries ¡E Digital Scholarship ¡E E-Records Management ¡E Funding of Library School Programs ¡E Library Metadata ¡E Library Staffing
   
VA07-145 E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts.
  Polanka, Sue/ 9781613503089/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Without question, reference collections have changed. We are in the midst of a paradigm shift where publishers are focusing on a future with electronic content and full-text interfaces; classic reference sources are being transformed into online interactive products; and the use of print continues to decline. Despite this relentless shift, some libraries cannot afford a complete transformation to e-reference and depend on print and free Web-based sources for added support. Students, however, are turning to search engines and Wikipedia as starting points for their research, leaving vetted content out-of-sight, and consequently, out-of-mind. E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts consists of over 20 informative chapters by librarians, publishers, and other industry professionals that propose new ideas for reinventing reference collections and interfaces to fit the needs of today¡¦s researchers. The chapters examine the issues of reference context and discoverability in school, public, and academic libraries, as well as within the reference publishing community. Librarians, publishers, and those studying library and information science are the book¡¦s primary audience, but others in the information industry, particularly those with an interest in reference, will find significant value here as well. Topics Covered ¡E Discovering Authoritative Reference Material ¡E Effective Mobile Content Delivery ¡E Embedded Librarianship ¡E Indexing Scholarly Content ¡E Medical E-Reference ¡E Mobile-Optimized Library Resources and Services ¡E Open Web Capture for Libraries ¡E Reference Products and Services ¡E Role of Bibliographies in Research ¡E Trends in Undergraduate Research
   
VA07-144 Book Publishing, 4-Vols/Set.
  Feather, John/ 9780415490092/ Price:¢G 790.00
 
Volume I (¡¥Concepts and Theories: Issues in Book History¡¦) deals with the discipline itself, its parameters, its theoretical foundations, and the issues and controversies which have helped it to develop and which are still carrying it forward. Volume II (¡¥Publishing and the Book Trade¡¦), meanwhile, focuses on the development of the publishing industry, the commercial heart of the book world, and the engine of its evolution. In the third volume (¡¥Publishers and Authors¡¦), the emphasis is on the extremities of the chain of production and distribution¡Xthe authors who create books, and the readers who use them¡Xand on the complex relationships between both and the publishers. The final volume (¡¥Printing and Book Production¡¦) is concerned with the history of printing¡Xthe most important single technological development in the whole history of the book.
   
VA07-143 E-Publishing and Digital Libraries: Legal and Organizational Issues.
  Iglezakis, Ioannis/ 9781609600310/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Digital libraries collect, manage, and preserve electronic expressions of knowledge on any subject and in any type or format. Consequently, the creation of a digital library presupposes the respect of the legal norms which govern the pre-existing materials included in the database. E-Publishing and Digital Libraries: Legal and Organizational Issues provides a comprehensive overview of the organizational and legal issues concerning digital libraries. It includes 24 contributions from world-renowned specialists in digital libraries. This premier reference source is a must-have for researchers and professionals in the field of ICTs and its various disciplines, including library, education, computer science and management, as well as experts in the field of law. Topics Covered o Collaboration through Digital Libraries o Copyright Issues o Digital Libraries and Web Linking o E-Books in Digital Libraries o Encoding Models o Intellectual Property Issues o Interoperability in Digital Libraries o Moral Right and Limits o Music Libraries o Orphan Works in Digital Libraries
   
SA07-433 The Future of Archives and Recordkeeping: A Reader.
  Hill, Jennie/ 9781856046664/ Price:¢G 64.95
 
   
SA07-408 Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian.
  Kellam, Lynda M./ 9781843345800/ Price:¢G 52.50
 
The proliferation of online access to social science statistical and numeric data sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau¡¦s American FactFinder, has lead to an increased interest in supporting these sources in academic libraries. Many large libraries have been able to devote staff to data services for years. Recently smaller academic libraries have recognized the need to provide numeric data services and support. This guidebook serves as a primer to developing and supporting social science statistical and numeric data sources in the academic library. It provides strategies for the establishment of data services and offers short descriptions of the essential sources of free and commercial social science statistical and numeric data. Finally, it discusses the future of numeric data services, including the integration of statistics and data into library instruction and the use of Web 2.0 tools to visualize data.
   
SA07-408 Plagiarism Education and Prevention: A Subject-Driven Case-Based Approach.
  Bradley, Cara/ 9781843345848/ Price:¢G 49.50
 
Academic librarians and university instructors worldwide are grappling with an increasing incidence of student plagiarism. Recent publications urge educators to prevent plagiarism by teaching students about the issue, and some have advocated the value of a subject-specific approach to plagiarism prevention education. There is, however, a complete lack of resources and guidance for librarians and instructors who want to adopt this approach in their teaching. This book opens with a brief overview of plagiarism today, followed by arguments in favour of a subject-based approach. The rest of the book is divided into academic subject areas and features an overview of the major issues in that subject area, followed by a high profile and engaging case within the discipline.
   
SA07-401 The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbook: Define and Create Your Success.
  Ulla de Stricker/ 9781843346081/ Price:¢G 52.50
 
The definitive guide to developing and managing a successful career in the information profession: Information Professionals and Knowledge Managers deal with significant challenges in building successful careers for a number of reasons associated with common misperceptions of their expertise and roles. In environments where they must often justify their work and value over and over again, those already in the profession need a boost and those just entering need to be prepared for a reality that may differ quite a bit from their expectations. The book is intended to give readers a set of tools and techniques with which to secure a strong career, build an effective brand, and succeed as professionals.
   
VA07-142 Developing Sustainable Digital Libraries: Socio-Technical Perspectives.
  Ashraf, Tariq/ 9781615207671/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
The increasing prevalence of digital information systems and technologies compels libraries across the globe to update systems and provide users with a digital experience outside the confines of the structural library, providing useful benefits to the user while creating new areas of concern such as digital information preservation. Developing Sustainable Digital Libraries: Socio-Technical Perspectives presents a compilation of articles discussing the benefits and challenges of digital information and library digitization. Scholars from around the globe investigate web application development, techniques for digital conversion, composition of digital libraries, digital environments, and much more. This reference work proves valuable to the study and enhancement of digital information systems and technologies, and in assisting practitioners in the implementation and building of such systems and applications.
   
SA07-437 RDA: Resource, Description and Access Instructions.
  / 9781856047494/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SA07-400 Facelifts for Special Libraries: A Practical Guide to Revitalizing Diverse Physical and Digital Spaces.
  Bassett, Dawn/ 9781843345916/ Price:¢G 49.50
 
Libraries/information centres are continuously evolving to keep up with rapid changes in information gathering, processing, and distribution. Corporate and non-profit special libraries face special challenges in revitalizing their physical space and providing efficient access to digital content. This book provides practical solo-librarians or special library managers with practical advice as to revitalize their libraries both in the physical space and the digital space. The book uses case studies, surveys and literature review to provide practical, innovative and evidence-based information, to help special librarians develop information centres that will remain relevant to their organizations.
   
SA07-400 The Critical Assessment of Research: Traditional and New Methods of Evaluation.
  Bailin, Alan/ 9781843345435/ Price:¢G 49.50
 
This book examines the following factors: sponsorship of research, control of the dissemination of research, effects of dominant research paradigms, financial interests of authors, publishers, and editors, role of new technologies (for example, Web 2.0). It is widely accepted among researchers and educators that the peer review process, the reputation of the publisher and examination of the author's credentials are the gold standards for assessing the quality of research and information. However, in the contemporary research environment, the traditional gold standards are no longer sufficient, and the effective evaluation of information requires the consideration of additional factors. Controversies about positive evaluations of new medications that appear in peer-reviewed journals, the literature on Enron prior to the revelations that led to its collapse and the suppression of research that does not conform to dominant paradigms are just a few examples that indicate the need for a more sophisticated and nuanced approach to evaluating information. Each of these areas is discussed in a factual manner, supported by many examples that illustrate not only the nature of the issues but also their complexity. Practical suggestions for the evaluation of information will be an integral part of the text.
   
SA07-395 Context-Aware Semantics-Based Information Retrieval.
  Kebler, Carsten/ 9781607506355/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Information retrieval can benefit from contextual information to adapt the results to a user¡¦s current situation and preferences. Semantics-based retrieval is especially challenging because a change in context may require modifications to the knowledge base at hand. This book introduces a novel approach for context-aware semantics-based information retrieval that covers two aspects. First, a novel measure for the impact of a contextual aspect on the query results is introduced. This measure allows for the identification of relevant contextual information during work flow and user interface design. Developers can identify which contextual aspects strongly influence the outcome of the retrieval task and should therefore be in the user¡¦s focus. Second, a method for the integration of contextual information with semantics-based knowledge bases is put forward. Starting from qualitative data on the Semantic Web, the book develops a rule-based implementation for the integration of quantitative contextual information from the Sensor Web. This approach establishes an explicit link between an ontology and the dynamic sensor data.
   
VA07-140 Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact.
  Theng, Yin-Leng/ 9781599048796/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
As digital libraries expand in their proliferation, and as researchers, students, and consumers increasingly depend on them for their information needs, developers are keen to learn more about the design, use, and usability of these systems. The Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact is the single academic reference work to provide comprehensive coverage of digital libraries. Through predictions of future trends, examinations of techniques and technologies, and focuses on users, interactions, and experiences, this in-depth collection provides developers and scholars with an extensive collection of research articles from the expanding field of digital libraries.
   
SA07-424 The Organization of Information.
  Taylor, Arlene G./ 9781591587002/ Price:¢G 49.00
 
   
SA07-411 Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion.
  Burke, John J./ 9781555706760/ Price:US$ 70.00
 
   
VA07-141 Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice.
  Yu, Holly/ 9781599048918/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.
   
VA07-139 Author Cocitation Analysis: Quantitative Methods for Mapping the Intellectual Structure of an Academic Discipline.
  Eom, Sean B./ 9781599047386/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Over the past 80 years, the way that citation frequency was counted and analyzed changed dramatically from the early manual transcribing and statistical computation of citation data to computer-based citation data creation and its manipulation. Author Cocitation Analysis: Quantitative Methods for Mapping the Intellectual Structure of an Academic Discipline provides a blueprint for researchers to follow in a wide variety of investigations. Pertinent to faculty, researchers, and graduate students in any academic field, this book introduces an alternative approach to conducting author cocitation analysis (ACA) without relying on commercial citation databases.
   
Integrating Geographic Information Systems into Library Services: A Guide for Academic Libraries.
  Abresch, John/ 9781599047263/ Price:US$ 99.95
 
   
Studies in Indian Coins.
  Sircar, D.C./ 9788120829732/ Price:US$ 43.00
 
   
SA07-404 Library Technology Reports, Vol. 43, No. 6 November-December 2007: Information Organization Future for Libraries.
  Eden, Brad/ 00242586-43-6/ Price:US$ 53.00
 
   
SA07-357 Evidence-Based Librarianship: Case Studies and Active Learning Exercises.
  Connor, Elizabeth/ 9781843343004/ Price:¢G 57.00
 
This book features case studies and active learning exercises related to using evidence-based approaches in several types of academic libraries. Evidence-based librarianship is important to practicing librarians, library science students, and library science educators as it focuses on applying practice-based evidence gleaned from users, direct observation, and research
   
SA07-340 The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries: Adding Value in the Digital World.
  Farmer, Lesley S./ 9781843342588/ Price:¢G 57.00
 
This book answers the questions: how do academic libraries provide value-added reference and information services in a digital age? It provides best practices from a global perspective. The book starts at the information needs and info-seeking behaviours of university students and faculty. Then it examines the use cycle: consumer, instruction, and producer. It examines the resource cycle: collection development, instructor, maintenance. What are the essential elements of reference: orientation, instruction, collaborative planning, products?
   
SA07-337 The Academic Research Library in a Decade of Change.
  Carr, Reg/ 9781843342458/ Price:¢G 42.50
 
This book starts from the premise that the last decade has brought more changes for the academic research library than any ever previously known. The book provides an authoritative overview and analysis of the issues and challenges affecting academic research libraries from the closing years of the 20th century onwards. While the focus on this period of ?white water? change is primarily British, with a number of ?case studies? based on the transformative initiatives of the UK?s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and its seminal Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib), as well as on the Bodleian Library?s far-reaching responses to the complex demands of the digital age, the issues themselves are presented in their global context, with implications drawn for research libraries everywhere
   
SA07-441 Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery: Best Practices for Operating and Managing Interlibrary Loan Services in All Libraries.
  Hilyer, Lee A./ 9780789031297/ Price:¢G 22.99
 
   
SA07-339 Academic Publishing in Europe: The Role of Information in Science and Society.
  Arnoud de Kemp/ 9781586036546/ Price:EUR 72.00
 
What is happening in publishing and in the information market? This book provides an international strategic forum for all parties involved in the role of information in science and society. Rather than simply restating well known positions, the editors aim at a fresh approach which will deal with the many structural changes which have taken place in the information and value chains. Issues of language, culture, education, finance, technology, politics, standardization and other matters will have a serious impact on the outreach of scientific communication. Academic publishing in Europe has a long tradition in which many small and medium -sized publishers and publishing societies have played a significant role. We have seen valuable initiatives for the creation of digital libraries. We have seen new funding models such as Open Access and a major change from subscriptions to the licensing of information usage. The way in which we cite, quote and link information is changing as well. The correct use of information, however, depends also on the ability to search information and search engines do not yet come up to professional expectations. The goal of this publication is that stakeholders and interested parties will have a better understanding of the implications of change and will be able to identify the challenges and possibilities for more efficient production, dissemination and use of information.
   
VD05-24 Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 5-Vols/Set.
  Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi/ 9781591405535/ Price:US$ 1125.00
 
Technology is constantly changing; what is cutting edge today is obsolete tomorrow. In this ever-evolving environment, educators, researchers and professionals of the discipline need access to the most comprehensive knowledge about the concepts, issues, trends and technologies in this hi-tech field. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is the first work to map this ever-changing field. It is the most comprehensive, research-based encyclopedia consisting of contributions from over 900 noted researchers in over 50 countries. This five-volume encyclopedia includes more than 550 articles highlighting current concepts, issues and emerging technologies. These articles are enhanced by special attention that is paid to over 5,000 technical and managerial terms. These terms will each have a 5-50 word description that allow the users of this extensive research source to learn the language and terminology of the field. In addition, these volumes offer a thorough reference section with over 11,500 sources of information that can be accessed by scholars, students, and researchers in the field of information science and technology. These wide-ranging, user-friendly alphabetically organized volumes are an important addition for your library collection.
   
VD05-21 Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications.
  Rivero, Laura C./ 9781591405603/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
There are a myriad of new directions in which databases are growing, presenting new and exciting challenges that promise flux in the whole society, because of the impact and changes the database systems have provoked almost everywhere in modern life. This ranges from the way the organizations operate and make their business decisions, to the use of portable devices with database involvements. The Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications is a wide-ranging collection of diverse coverage of topics related to database concepts, technologies, and applications - providing an overview of the state-of-the-art of classical subjects. It also delivers clear and concise explanations of emerging issues and technologies such as multimedia database systems, data warehousing and mining, geospatial and temporal databases, and data reverse engineering. Contributions from hundreds of international researchers make this publication a priceless single reference source in any library on the topic of database technologies and applications. This important new publication offers researchers, scholars, students and professionals access to the latest knowledge related to database science and technology.
   
VD05-20 Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, 2-Vols/Set.
  Wang, John/ 9781591405573/ Price:US$ 495.00
 
Data Warehousing and Mining (DWM) is the science of managing and analyzing large datasets and discovering novel patterns and in recent years has emerged as a particularly exciting and industrially relevant area of research. Prodigious amounts of data are now being generated in domains as diverse as market research, functional genomics and pharmaceuticals; intelligently analyzing these data, with the aim of answering crucial questions and helping make informed decisions, is the challenge that lies ahead. The Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining provides a comprehensive, critical and descriptive examination of concepts, issues, trends, and challenges in this rapidly expanding field of data warehousing and mining (DWM). In addition, this authoritative publication offers in-depth coverage of evolutions, theories, methodologies, functionalities, and applications of DWM in such interdisciplinary industries as healthcare informatics, artificial intelligence, financial modeling, and applied statistics. Numerous contributions from researchers from all around the world make this encyclopedia a single source of knowledge and latest discoveries in the field of DWM.
   
VD05-19 Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management.
  Coakes, Elayne/ 9781591405566/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
During the past several decades, information technologies have had profound impacts on organizations and societies of all size and types. In this today's most rapidly changing information science discipline, it is extremely important for researchers, educators, and policy makers to keep up with the latest research and practices of the utilization and sharing of information and knowledge management and their organizational and sociotechnical impacts. The Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research in the field of communities of practice (CoPs) in information and knowledge management. With knowledge management work on the increase, this single volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive, critical and descriptive examination of all facets of CoPs in information and knowledge management in societies and organizations. Hundreds of international researchers provide in-depth coverage of conceptual and practical issues as well as topics regarding learning, leadership, ethics, social, intellectual, rewards, and language challenges.
   
SA07-413 Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries.
  Adams, Helen R./ 9781591582090/ Price:US$ 42.00
 
   
SA07-402 Information Literacy: A Practitioner's Guide.
  Andretta, Susie/ 9781843340652/ Price:¢G 42.50
 
   
VA02-49 Literacy: Major Themes in Education, 4-Vols/Set.
  Wray, David/ 9780415277082/ Price:¢G 1010.00
 
There can be few areas of education which have been more controversial than the teaching of literacy. In an increasingly information-dense society, the ability to make sense of and to produce text is crucial to success, and literacy has understandably assumed the burden of the benchmark of 'educatedness'. This four-volume collection covers the major debates about exactly what it means to be literate and how literacy can best be taught. Rather than centering on the emotional reaction of mass media debates, this set focuses on research findings into processes and pedagogy.
   
GA23-24-177 SUPERLCCS Edition 2003, Schedule DS-DX: History of Asia, Africa, Austalia and New Zealand.
  / 9780787672744/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
   
GA23-24-176 SUPERLCCS Edition 2003, Schedule D-DR.
  / 9780787672737/ Price:US$ 315.00
 
   
GA23-24-174 SUPERLCCS Edition 2003, Schedule BR-BX: Christianity Bible.
  / 9780787672713/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
   
VA07-113 International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science.
  Feather, John/ 9780415259019/ Price:¢G 205.00
 
The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web. The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.
   
VA02-48 Lexicography: Critical Concepts, 3-Vols/Set.
  Hartmann, Reinhard/ 9780415253659/ Price:¢G 800.00
 
Lexicography is a growing academic specialization, with both a practical and a theoretical branch, numerous perspectives, and interdisciplinary significance. This collection draws together the most important and influential work in the field of lexicography. As well as a new general introduction contextualizing the main themes, each section will be preceded by a smaller introduction by the editor, guiding the reader through the selection of pieces made, and drawing together the thematic threads of the individual pieces. Completed with an extensive index, this collection provides a comprehensive reference point for those working in the field. Volume I: Dictionaries, Compilers, Critics and Users Part 1: Compiler Perspectives Part 2: Critical Perspectives Part 3: User Perspectives Volume II: Reference Works across Time, Space and Languages Part 4: Historical Perspectives Part 5: Regional Perspectives Part 6: Linguistic Perspectives Volume III: Lexicography, Metalexicography and Reference Science Part 7: Typological Perspectives Part 8: Structural Perspectives Part 9: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
   
SA07-431 Creating a Winning Online Exhibition: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums.
  Kalfatovic, Martin R./ 9780838908174/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
   
SA07-417 Library and Information Center Management.
  Stueart, Robert D./ 9781563089862/ Price:¢G 39.99
 
   
SA07-334 Dizionario di Biblioteconomia: Tedesco-Italiano, Italiano-Tedesco. (Dictionary of Librarianship: German-Italian, Italian-German)
  Sauppe, Eberhard/ 9783598113963/ Price:EUR 149.95
 
The Dizionario di Biblioteconomia/Worterbuch des Bibliothekswesens provides an extensive glossary of library terminology in both Italian and German. The German-Italian section contains 10,901 entries, the Italian-German part a total of 9,722 entries. The following fields are covered: bibliology, book trade, universities, reprography and data processing. Providing yet another milestone in communication between librarians world wide, this dictionary both facilitates the understanding of library related texts in the other language and furthers the international exchange of ideas.
   
SA07-334 Diccionario De Biblioteconomia: Aleman- Espanol, Espanol-Aleman. (Dictionary of Librarianship: German-Spanish, Spanish-German)
  Calvo, Gabriel/ 9783598112690/ Price:EUR 149.95
 
This is the first dictionary to provide extensive translations for German-Spanish and Spanish-German terminology in the field of librarianship. Comprising not only terms relevant to librarianship but also to related fields, the publication contains a total of roughly 21,300 entries, ca. 10,000 in the German-Spanish section plus some 11,300 in the Spanish-German part. In addition, each entry provides the short form of the respective subject field, enabling the user to clearly establish the context of potentially ambiguous terms.
   
SA07-334 Multilingual Dictionary of Electronic Publishing: English-German-French-Spanish-Italian.
  Vollnhals, Otto/ 9783598112959/ Price:EUR 179.95
 
With approximately 3,500 entries in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, this reference work contains the current terminology of Electronic Publishing. The main section is alphabetically arranged by the sequence of the English words and each entry includes translations into the other four languages. Where appropriate terms are followed by an indication of the specialist fields to which they belongs, such as "CD-ROM publishing", "data processing", "user interface" etc., useful to the user for orientation. Four alphabetical indexes, listing the individual terms in each language along with their English translation, complete the work. Thus the four indexes represent bilingual dictionar...ies, which may be used for quick search independent of the main section. Comprehensive, meticulously researched and topical, this dictionary is an indispensable tool for all translators in software development, marketing and promotions, for printers, programmers and producers of software, CD-ROM developers, online-distributors, all those involved in software marketing and consulting and communicating internationally in electronic publishing.
   
 

 

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