Defining Relevancy

Author: Janet McNeil Hurlbert
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591584193
Format: PDF, Docs
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Twenty plus academic library managers offer studies, models, and documentation, in addition to sound advice on how to plan strategically for greatest effect across the campus.

The Reference Interview Today

Author: Susan Knoer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848232
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn and perfect the skills needed to conduct satisfying reference interviews in the modern technological environment with this easy-to-use guide.

Best Practices for Corporate Libraries

Author: Sigrid Kelsey
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847376
Format: PDF
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In this book, experts in the field describe best practices based on their experiences in corporate libraries worldwide. * 44 graphs and figures demonstrating concepts and providing data * Six photographs of library events and services * A glossary of business and library terms * A bibliography for each chapter in the book

The Changing Academic Library

Author: John Budd
Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
ISBN: 9780838983188
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The Changing Academic Library is a revision of Budd's The Academic Library: Its Context, Its Purpose, and Its Operation. This book has been completely updated and revised to reflect 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. Current practice is reviewed, but it is examined in the broader context of educational needs, scholarly communication, politics and economics, technology, and the nature of complex organizations."--Publisher's description.

Academic Librarianship Today

Author: Todd Gilman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442278765
Format: PDF, Docs
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Intended for use by both librarians and students in LIS programs, Academic Librarianship Today is the most current, comprehensive overview of the field available today. Key features include: Each chapter was commissioned specifically for this new book, and the authors are highly regarded academic librarians or library school faculty— or both Cutting-edge topics such as open access, copyright, digital curation and preservation, emerging technologies, new roles for academic librarians, cooperative collection development and resource sharing, and patron-driven acquisitions are explored in depth Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions for discussion and carefully constructed assignments that faculty can assign or adapt for their courses The book begins with Gilman’s introduction, an overview that briefly synthesizes the contents of the contributors’ chapters by highlighting major themes. The main part of the book is organized into three parts: The Academic Library Landscape Today, Academic Librarians and Services Today, and Changing Priorities, New Directions.

Library Leadership in the United States and Europe

Author: Peter Hernon
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781610691260
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is the first to examine library and information science leadership in the United States and throughout Europe, providing a critical analysis and comparison of leadership in America versus in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century

Author: Elaine Sanchez
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847023
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Authored by cataloging librarians, educators, and information system experts, this book of essays addresses ideas and methods for tackling the modern challenges of cataloging and metadata practices. * Contains essays authored by experienced, passionate, and articulate catalogers, metadata librarians, and other experts * Includes original research survey results on librarians' views regarding current topics such as RDA, AACR2, FRBR, the use of upstream data, and cataloging on the Semantic Web * Contains an introductory timeline and history of cataloging and metadata from ancient to present times * Provides a chronological bibliography of selected works related to cataloging and libraries through 1800 and a more complete bibliography of related works * Includes a foreword and afterword by three internationally known and respected cataloging figures, Michael Gorman, Dr. Sheila S. Intner, and Dr. Susan S. Lazinger

Floating Collections

Author: Wendy K. Bartlett
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847449
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This easy-to-use, comprehensive guide shows how to establish a floating collection in any library—regardless of type or size. • Checklists for various stages of the floating process • Frequently asked questions for staff members • A bibliography of publications on floating collections, covering websites of floating libraries, PLA presentations, articles, and listserv archives • An index covers major topics, libraries described within the text, as well as interviewed individuals

Dictionary for Library and Information Science

Author: Joan M. Reitz
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580751
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now available for the first time in print, the dictionary is the most comprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. With more than 4,000 terms and cross-references (last updated January, 2003), the dictionary's content has been carefully selected and includes terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science where, in the author's judgment, they are relevant to both library professionals and laypersons.

Systems Analysis for Librarians and Information Professionals

Author: Larry N. Osborne
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086939
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed for people with little or no exposure to systems analysis, this book outlines the basic steps in the process, such as identifying problems and selecting strategies for implementing systems. Osborne (library and information studies, U. of Hawaii at Manoa) and Nakamura, an automation trainer