Category: Library Information Science

Beginning Cataloging, 2nd Edition by Jean Weihs,Sheila Intner

By Jean Weihs,Sheila Intner

Now completely up to date to incorporate fresh alterations with RDA, this easy-to-use primer offers an creation to standardized cataloging that may gain library technicians in addition to scholars in library technician and instructor librarian programs.

• offers transparent and understandable motives of the foundations and instruments utilized by libraries to catalog and classify their materials

• Illustrative examples for every point of cataloging, class, RDA, and MARC desktop encoding

• Covers all kinds of fabric codecs, together with books, audiovisuals, photographs, sound, digital assets, and more

• deals a number of functional workouts in addition to a word list of cataloging phrases and tools

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Biblioteca spiegata agli studenti universitari (Conoscere la by Mauro Guerrini

By Mauro Guerrini

Il quantity si rivolge agli studenti universitari according to offrire loro una consapevolezza crescente della funzione e del valore della biblioteca come luogo della scoperta, disseminazione e memoria della conoscenza registrata, come spazio consistent with l’apprendimento individuale e di gruppo. Vuole essere un rispettoso compagno di viaggio nella navigazione nell’universo bibliografico. L’attività di ricerca infatti implica l. a. conoscenza dei molteplici e sempre nuovi servizi che essa offre, tra banche dati e cataloghi, motori di ricerca e repertori, prestito di risorse bibliografiche e fornitura di documenti. Il testo è redatto con un linguaggio diretto e immediato, e deriva da anni di esperienza nell’insegnamento e nel lavoro concreto e quotidiano in biblioteca.

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The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for by Carol Smallwood,Julie Todaro

By Carol Smallwood,Julie Todaro

Library Roles in attaining monetary Literacy between its buyers is a set of articles from 25 librarians in numerous elements of the U.S. and Canada, every one contributing 3,000-4,000 phrases: concise chapters with sidebars, bullets, and headers; there's an creation. members have been chosen for the artistic power of their themes, those who can be utilized in a variety of kinds of libraries and that exhibit a command of monetary literacy and may be able to converse what they understand to supporting clients remedy their monetary info difficulties. the gathering has 3 sections. the 1st offers an outline of monetary literacy: what it skill usually, what wishes exist between library buyers, and what ways were attempted to this point. the second one part offers with assets which are to be had in libraries, or can be made to be had. those comprise collections, ability units in librarians, application possibilities and others. The 3rd part is a sequence of case reports that reveal successes and most sensible practices.

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Putting Assessment into Action: Selected Projects from the by Eric Ackermann

By Eric Ackermann

Are you new to library overview? Are you tasked with undertaking an evaluation undertaking and don t understand what ways to use, or which of them are the simplest (or practical)? The methodological matters addressed in "Putting evaluation into motion: chosen initiatives from the 1st Cohort of the evaluation in motion provide" (edited by means of Eric Ackermann) are in keeping with the genuine global, functional adventure of librarians who participated within the first cohort of the evaluate in motion undertaking. not like many books in this topic, this quantity permits the choice of an acceptable overview method(s) in response to the job or software being assessed with no requiring broad earlier wisdom of analysis layout, equipment, or information. Twenty-seven instances are awarded in arenas as diverse as assessing fourth yr undergraduate studying, first 12 months adventure, graduate scholar details literacy, expertise amenities, assessing outreach providers and house, and extra. Represented are 25 U.S. associations and Canadian associations and a variety of different types of associations from doctoral/research universities to baccalaureate/masters granting associations to a tribal university and a group college.

This booklet is acceptable for pro Library and data technology collections in every kind of libraries and is especially acceptable for instant attention of evaluation methods.

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Libraries in Prisons: A Blending of Institutions (New by William J. Coyle

By William J. Coyle

This is the 1st book-length research of legal libraries to supply a entire review in their heritage and to investigate their improvement when it comes to the objectives of correctional corporations and the values and traditions of librarianship. The author's advent issues out that during contemporary years new issues have made it tougher to obviously ascertain the worth and goal of felony libraries with appreciate to either the inmates who use them and the associations of which they're a half. A heightened experience awareness within the library career, increased knowledge of the makes use of of libraries, and alterations within the legislation and politics of legal justice have all contributed to new methods of pondering criminal libraries, and feature made a possible as soon as basic topic complex.

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How Libraries Should Manage Data: Practical Guidance On How by Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

Have you ever checked out your Library’s key functionality signs and stated to your self "so what!"? have you ever stumbled on your self making judgements in a void as a result loss of invaluable and simply available operational info? have you apprehensive that you're being left at the back of with the emergence of information analytics? Do you are feeling there are very important tales on your operational info that have to be informed, yet you don't have any concept how to define those tales? for those who replied definite to any of those questions, then this e-book is for you. How Libraries should still deal with Data offers special directions on how one can remodel your operational facts from a fog of disconnected, unreliable, and inaccessible info - into an exemplar of top perform information administration. just like the human mind, most folk are just utilizing a really small fraction of the genuine power of Excel. faucet right into a better share of Excel’s hidden strength, and within the procedure rework your operational facts into actionable company intelligence.

  • Recognize and conquer the social boundaries to making worthwhile operational data
  • Understand the capability price and pitfalls of operational data
  • Learn easy methods to constitution your information to acquire necessary details quick and easily
  • Create your personal laptop library dice with step by step directions, together with DAX formulas

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Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, 11th Edition by Daniel Joudrey,Arlene Taylor,David Miller

By Daniel Joudrey,Arlene Taylor,David Miller

A new version of this best-selling textbook reintroduces the subject of library cataloging from a clean, smooth perspective.

• Delineates the hot cataloging landscape

• stocks a principles-based perspective

• presents introductory textual content for novices and intermediate students

• Emphasizes descriptive and topic cataloging, in addition to format-neutral cataloging

• Covers new cataloging principles and RDA

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Big-Deal Serial Purchasing: Tracking the Damage by Walt Crawford

By Walt Crawford

The “Big Deal” gave the impression of a whole lot, a real win-win. yet whereas the large Deal has decreased the speed of serial fee inflation, for lots of libraries the pricing is still unsustainable. approximately half libraries have noticeable tremendous raises in serial spending up to now ten years. the place does your establishment fall at the scale? Drawing from nationwide heart for schooling information (NCES) info, Crawford provides a radical learn, crunching the numbers of a survey of 2,594 educational libraries via eighty three revealing charts and graphs. analyzing info prepared via teams of educational libraries, and damaged down through library measurement, region, and Carnegie category, this factor of Library know-how studies bargains such findings and factors as:
Summary of variety of associations and full-time identical students
Tables plotting key figures from 2002 to 2012
Analysis of traits in spending and acquisitions, with notes on specific cases
Data on how the non-serial spending is hitting the 1,516 small libraries relatively hard
Book-spending developments evaluating liberal arts schools to doctoral learn universities or private and non-private institutions
Suggestions for bettering libraries' place within the serial marketplace

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Making the Library Accessible for All: A Practical Guide for by Jane Vincent

By Jane Vincent

Any library open to the general public has a criminal and moral legal responsibility to make their companies obtainable. This e-book is meant to be a single-source advisor correct to all library capabilities that librarians can simply discuss with while making plans, remediating, or comparing for accessibility. It has a different holistic viewpoint, in addition to an emphasis on perceiving individuals with disabilities as offering assets to satisfy a standard objective instead of as a inhabitants to be “served.”

Accessibility is changing into a subject that libraries can now not forget about. Making the Library obtainable for All presents a holistic consultant to accessibility that addresses universal concerns and provides options for responding to specific occasions. themes addressed include:

  • Increasing effectiveness of interactions with buyers who've disabilities
  • Interpreting the genuine reason at the back of architectural and site accessibility guidelines
  • Making occasions and trainings inclusive for everyone

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Approval Plans: Issues and Innovations (Acquisitions by Linda S Katz,John H Sandy

By Linda S Katz,John H Sandy

how are you going to, as an acquisition librarians, retain present at the output of thousands of publishers? the reply, after all, is that you just can't. For over 30 years, approval plans were utilized by librarians to procure present titles, retailer employees time, and construct center collections. Even at the present time, those purposes appear acceptable, as libraries try and preserve up to date collections and regulate team of workers and working budgets. although, as proven in Approval Plans: matters and suggestions, using approval plans isn't so basic and simple; their use is topic to complicated systems and policies--and even politics. This booklet offers learn by way of librarians from educational libraries and pros from approval owners to provide you important perception at the significant approval plan concerns and to teach you a few of the cutting edge techniques to fixing the issues linked to approval plans.

Unfortunately, approval plans usually are not so simple as making a “needs” profile and receiving the books that fit that profile from an approval seller. difficulties and questions at all times come up. when you are in acquisitions and assortment improvement or management, it truly is relatively very important that you simply discover the subsequent questions posed in Approval Plans:

  • What mechanisms can lessen receipt of reproduction titles?
  • Do owners see small university libraries as a doable market?
  • What position does expertise play in enhancing approval plans?
  • What point of returns is acceptable?
  • Do the hidden operational expenditures of approval plans offset their benefits?

    Approval Plans is filled with worthwhile info that might help you keep money and time, enhance collections, and make the most of new know-how. The e-book discusses such key concerns as: the advantages of approval plans to public carrier vs. the prices to technical carrier; the decision for subtle profiles to aid hold go back charges low; right administration in key parts akin to profile improvement, quality controls, and plan upkeep; approval plan overlap; and seller tasks. ideas lined comprise: the decision for advent of approval plans to small collage libraries; the potential for “outsourcing” technical carrier features with vendor-supplied cataloging and end-processing; using on-line companies, world-wide-web, and the web to enhance conversation among proprietors, publishers, and libraries; and an inventory of standards to be thought of whilst opting for an automatic acquisitions method.

    Approval Plans is mainly important and well timed as libraries are contemplating the easiest methods for buying books in the course of an period of declining fabrics budgets. This assortment additionally has precise value, in a broader experience, to the numerous alterations which are happening in educational libraries today.

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