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The Transformed Library

Author : Jeannette A. Woodward
ISBN : 9780838911648
Genre : Computers
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Are libraries extinct? In these times of economic downturn and digital availability, what could provide libraries with a reason for being? In order to provide a vital presence on Facebook and Google+, you must provide a true sense of connection with the library's friends.
Category: Computers

Academic Library Metamorphosis And Regeneration

Author : Marcy Simons
ISBN : 9781442273085
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Academic Library Metamorphosis and Regeneration continues the discussions around change and transformation that are taking place in the library profession today. Academic libraries are undergoing change at a remarkable rate and have been through transitions that were unthinkable before disruptive technology changed everything. For academic libraries, changes in higher education, scholarly communication, and user expectations are driving a continuous need to adjust, transform, and re-create ourselves. This book explores the changes that led us to where we are today, reviews academic libraries that have transformed, and offers suggestions for those who are beginning a change process.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Libraries In The Twenty First Century

Author : Stuart J. Ferguson
ISBN : 9781780632810
Genre : Business & Economics
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Libraries in the Twenty-First Century brings together library educators and practitioners to provide a scholarly yet accessible overview of library and information management and the challenges that the twenty-first century offers the information profession. The papers in this collection illustrate the changing nature of the library as it evolves into its twenty-first century manifestation. The national libraries of Australia and New Zealand, for instance, have harnessed information and communication technologies to create institutions that are far more national, even democratic, in terms of delivery of service and sheer presence than their print-based predecessors. Aimed at practitioners and students alike, this publication covers specific types of library and information agencies, discusses specific aspects of library and information management and places developments in library and information services in a number of broad contexts: socio-economic, ethico-legal, historical and educational.
Category: Business & Economics

The Smaller Academic Library

Author : Gerard B. McCabe
ISBN : 0313250278
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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". . . [T]he book offers a source of strategies and practical solutions to vexing and recurrent problems which readers can tailor to their individual needs. . . . It is highly recommended as an important resource that belongs in the professional collection of every small academic library." Journal of Academic Librarianship
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Conversations With Catalogers In The 21st Century

Author : Elaine R. Sanchez
ISBN : 9781598847031
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reclaiming The American Library Past

Author : Suzanne Hildenbrand
ISBN : 1567502342
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This solid anthology makes a fine start at the effort in its title, ^IReclaiming the American Library Past: Writing the Women In^R. Like most good beginnings, it succeeds first by clarifying the status of the field and then by raising questions for subsequent scholars to ponder and pursue. -^IHistory of Education Quarterly ^RThe essays in this book contribute along several dimensions to the new scholarship on a profession and public service of vital importance for well over a century to American literacy, culture and invention. Their authors add to the individual and collective biographies of women who have founded and administered diverse institutions and taught succeeding generations of librarians. The worksites of influential women such as Anne Carroll Moore, Josephine Rathbone, and Grace Hebard, like the nameless paid and volunteer staff who have served as unrecognized catalogers and children's librarians, have varied. They range from the pioneering libraries and library schools of the settled East- including Brooklyn and the Harlem, Times Square, and Morningside Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan- the historically Black Howard University to the numberless small towns of the West. They include the raw A&M colleges of Arkansas, Utah, New Mexico, and similarly neglected centers of local and regional enlightenment.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Combinatorial Peptide Library Protocols

Author : Shmuel Cabilly
ISBN : 9781592595716
Genre : Science
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Shmuel Cabilly presents in Combinatorial Peptide Library Protocols a collection of new and unique techniques for the construction and use of peptide libraries. These powerful methods-often detailed here by their pioneers-include protocols for the chemical synthesis of peptide libraries, for constructing peptide libraries that are displayed on the surface of filamentous phage or bacteria, and for the rapid screening of these libraries for molecules with biospecific properties. Additional methods permit identifying specific enzyme substrates, investigating the recognition spectra of various binding proteins, epitope mapping, and identifying mimotopes. Combinatorial Peptide Library Protocols offers novice and experienced investigators alike the ability to select molecules from a randomized pool having specific biological activities. Its state-of-the-art techniques, combined with clear step-by-step instructions, make this book an essential tool in the selection of peptides suitable for drug development.
Category: Science

Transforming Libraries To Serve Graduate Students

Author : Crystal Renfro
ISBN : 0838946062
Genre : Academic libraries
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A practical atlas of how librarians around the world are serving the dynamic academics that are today's graduate students. In four sections--One Size Does Not Fit All: Services by Discipline, Degree, and Delivery Method; Librarian Functions and Spaces Transformed to Meet Graduate Students' Needs; More Than Just Information Literacy: Workshops and Data Services; and Partnerships--readers will discover a plethora of programs and ideas gleaned directly from experienced librarians working at some of the top academic institutions, and explore the power of leveraging their library initiatives through partnerships with other university units. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, graduate students have comprised between 14 and 15 percent of all students enrolled in higher education since 2000, and are expected to exceed 3,300,000 students in 2020. While the traditional graduate student starting their fifth consecutive year of study still populates university campuses, graduate students also include seasoned professionals seeking an advanced degree to further career goals, career changers, international students, and online-only students. Each grad student comes with their own levels of expertise, challenging librarians to provide targeted help aligned with the expectations of their specific program of study. Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students incorporates the experiences of librarians from across the United States, Canada, and Europe into thirty-four chapters packed with programs, best practices, and ideas readers can implement in their own libraries.
Category: Academic libraries

Strategic Marketing For Libraries

Author : Elizabeth J. Wood
ISBN : 0313244057
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discusses how marketing principles fit into library operations and planning. Stresses market segmentation, marketing opportunity analysis and principles of strategic planning.
Category: Business & Economics

Library And Information Center Management 8th Edition

Author : Robert D. Stueart
ISBN : 9781610693264
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Development Of Digital Libraries

Author : Kanazawa Institute Of Technology International Rou
ISBN : 0313314780
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 38.90 MB
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These essays on the development of digital libraries provide a historical record and give insight into the rationale for digital libraries in some of the leading institutions in the United States.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Of Universal Knowledge

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ISBN : UVA:X030737033
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Beyond Domination International Library Of The Philosophy Of Education Volume 23

Author : Patricia White
ISBN : 9781135170042
Genre : Education
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This volume introduces a new conception of political education and new roles for headteachers and parents in the creation of a more democratic educational system. The book proposes curbing the power of teachers, including headteachers, stripping parents of their rights, and making political education the keystone of education. It considers what kind of educational strategies would be appropriate to help move a society like our own towards greater democracy, in the light of a co-ordinated set of proposals about the democratic organization of political decision-making, and the development of democratic attitudes, notably fraternity. All this is underpinned by a radical analysis of basic democratic principles and assumptions, and a fundamental critique of the power-sharing machinery of such contemporary democratic societies as the UK and USA.
Category: Education

Marketing And Promoting Electronic Resources

Author : Eleonora I. Dubicki
ISBN : 9781317994084
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Technological advances allow libraries to more readily serve patrons’ needs. But how can a librarian effectively communicate what services libraries offer? Marketing and Promoting Electronic Resources: Creating the E-Buzz! explains the foundations of marketing and promotion, focusing on practical and creative techniques that have worked in academic, public, and special libraries. Respected authorities from various libraries offer their insights and advice for effective marketing strategies for electronic resources such as e-serials, databases, and e-books, helping library patrons to better understand the resources now available to them. This book provides librarians with practical suggestions on how to best let their patrons know about the available e-resources and instruct them on how to use them effectively. Librarians in any type of library setting, even if previously unschooled in marketing campaigns, can find fresh ideas to apply in their own setting. This invaluable tool discusses in detail how to develop a marketing plan, create and finance a promotional campaign, and how to use new technologies to reach out to your library patrons in the most effective way to promote your e-resources. This material was published as a special issue of The Serials Librarian.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Human Resource Management In Today S Academic Library

Author : Janice Simmons-Welburn
ISBN : 0313320764
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Provides a comprehensive look at issues that shape the nature of Human Resources in academic libraries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines