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Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage

Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage

By: Kim Baker

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 11-MAR-2013

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There is a complex and contested terrain of cultural heritage in the library, archive and museum context. Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage explores this landscape and covers perspectives from museums, archives and libraries, highlighting the role of memory and contested history in the collection, description and presentation of cultural heritage. The book argues that the convergence of libraries, archives and museums in digital preservation should be extended to include the development of combined lifelong learning programmes, teaching both information literacy skills and...

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Library Scholarly Communication Programs

Library Scholarly Communication Programs

By: Isaac Gilman

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Libraries must negotiate a range of legal issues, policies and ethical guidelines when developing scholarly communication initiatives. Library Scholarly Communication Programs is a practical primer, covering these issues for institutional repository managers, library administrators, and other staff involved in library-based repository and publishing services. The title is composed of four parts. Part one describes the evolution of scholarly communication programs within academic libraries, part two explores institutional repositories and part three covers library publishing services. Part...

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Archives and Societal Provenance

Archives and Societal Provenance

By: Michael Piggott

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 22-OCT-2012

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Records and archival arrangements in Australia are globally relevant because Australia’s indigenous people represent the oldest living culture in the world, and because modern Australia is an ex-colonial society now heavily multicultural in outlook. Archives and Societal Provenance explores this distinctiveness using the theoretical concept of societal provenance as propounded by Canadian archival scholars led by Dr Tom Nesmith. The book’s seventeen essays blend new writing and re-workings of earlier work, comprising the fi rst text to apply a societal provenance perspective to a national...

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Law Firm Librarianship

Law Firm Librarianship

By: John Azzolini

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 10-DEC-2012

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The legal information environment is deep, wide, and dynamic with many participants, including courts, parliaments, legislatures, and administrative bodies. None exemplifies the agile, knowledge-engaging legal player better than the law firm. Current, authoritative information is essential for the successful representation of clients. The firm's most dependable resource for retrieving information is its library staff. Law Firm Librarianship introduces the reader to the challenges, qualifications, and work conditions of this distinct type of research librarian. The book begins by asking...

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Chinese Librarianship in the Digital Era

Chinese Librarianship in the Digital Era

By: Conghui Fang

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

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The library in China has been transformed by rapid socioeconomic development, and the proliferation of the Internet. The issues faced by Chinese libraries andlibrarians are those faced by library practitioners more globally, however, China also has its own unique set of issues in the digital era, including developmental imbalance between East and West, urban and rural areas, and availability of skilled practitioners. Chinese Librarianship in the Digital Era is the first book on Chinese libraries responding to these issues, and more. The first part of the book places discussion in...

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Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

By: Kelly Blessinger; Paul Hrycaj

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2013

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Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The...

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How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times

How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times

By: David Stern

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2013

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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...

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Academic Libraries in the US and China

Academic Libraries in the US and China

By: Hanrong Wang; Bethany Latham

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

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Academic libraries have a long history both in the USA and China, with institutions developing along different trajectories, and responding to the rapidly changing library environment globally. Academic Libraries in the US and China compares current practices within Library and Information Science (LIS) in the USA and China, giving an historical overview of instruction, government documents, and outreach in academic libraries, as well as discussion and comparative analysis. An introduction leads to chapters on instruction, government publications, and outreach. Each topic is covered both...

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Leadership in Academic and Public Libraries

Leadership in Academic and Public Libraries

By: Petra Düren

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

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In a time when libraries have to face constant change, this book provides examples and advises on how to lead when change is needed (for example, when quality management is implemented or when libraries have to merge or to relocate). Engaging with how constant change affects leadership in libraries and how leaders in libraries act in times of change, this book is aimed at practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) alike, and is based on both theory and expert interviews from leaders in academic and public libraries that are in the midst, or are now coming out of a...

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An Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries

An Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries

By: Viveca Nyström; Linnéa Sjögren

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

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An Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries provides guidance on how to evaluate libraries and contains many useful examples of methods that can be used throughout this process. There is substantial focus on the importance of goals and objectives, along with advice on strategies that can be used in the case of libraries that may not be well resourced for conducting surveys. The text will be useful as a handbook, and does not assume prior knowledge of finance or economics. A guide on how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis on library services and a discussion on how to use scenario...

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Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries

By: Michele Crump; LeiLani Freund

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 04-OCT-2012

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Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries surveys and evaluates the current practice of learning commons and research services within the academic library community in order to determine if these learning spaces are functioning as intended. To evaluate their findings, the authors examine the measurement tools that libraries have used to evaluate usage and satisfaction, including contemporary anthropological studies that provide a more detailed view of the student’s approach to research. The book takes a candid look at these redesigns and asks if improvements have lived up...

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Information Services and Digital Literacy

Information Services and Digital Literacy

By: Isto Huvila

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 04-OCT-2012

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Despite new technologies, people do not always find information with ease. Do people still need help in finding the information they need, and if so, why? What can be made easier with new tools and techniques? Information Services and Digital Literacy is about the role of information services and digital literacies in the age of the social web. This title provides an alternative perspective for understanding information services and digital literacy, and argues that a central problem in the age of the social web and the culture of participation is that we do not know the premises of how...

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Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning

Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning

By: John Crawford; Christine Irving

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2013

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This book reviews the role of information literacy (IL) in developing employability skills, personal health management and informal learning from a variety of areas including: information policy issues, information usage and training needs and skills development. Early years education, lifelong learning and the role of IL in relevant organisations, including government departments, skills agencies, and professional bodies will also be considered. With a UK focus, this book also considers the leading role of the US in the development of information literacy policy. Case studies and...

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Engaging First-Year Students in Meaningful Library Research

Engaging First-Year Students in Meaningful Library Research

By: Molly Flaspohler

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 09-NOV-2011

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Aimed at teaching professionals working with first-year students at institutions of higher learning, this book provides practical advice and specific strategies for integrating contemporary information literacy competencies into courses intended for novice researchers. The book has two main goals - to discuss the necessity and value of incorporating information literacy into first-year curricula; and to provide a variety of practical, targeted strategies for doing so. The author will introduce and encourage teaching that follows a process-driven, constructivist framework as a way of...

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Diversity Programming and Outreach for Academic Libraries

Diversity Programming and Outreach for Academic Libraries

By: Kathleen Hanna; Mindy Cooper; Robin Crumrin

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2011

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This book outlines issues surrounding diversity among students, faculty, and staff and how one urban university library is working to embrace and celebrate the diversity found in its building, on campus, and in the local community. This book illustrates how universities are uniquely situated to engage students in discussions about diversity and how academic libraries in particular can facilitate and ease these discussions. A Diversity Council and the projects and programs it has developed have been instrumental in this work and may serve as an inspiration and launch pad for other...

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Private Philanthropic Trends in Academic Libraries

Private Philanthropic Trends in Academic Libraries

By: Luis Gonzalez

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2013

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Private Philanthropic Trends in Academic Libraries is written with the senior library administrator and the development officers of academic institutions in mind. Chapters provide a historical perspective of the funding trends of the private philanthropic foundations and corporate giving programs towards academic libraries during the first decade of the 21st century. Library fundraisers and library administrators are presented with the information needed to start the process of selecting which grant maker agencies to approach. Chapters discuss which grantmaking philanthropic foundations...

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Ontologies, Taxonomies and thesauri in Systems Science and Systematics

Ontologies, Taxonomies and thesauri in Systems Science and Systematics

By: Emilia Currás

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 26-OCT-2010

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The originality of this book, which deals with such a new subject matter, lies in the application of methods and concepts never used before - such as ontologies and taxonomies, as well as thesauri - to the ordering of knowledge based on primary information. Chapters in the book also examine the study of ontologies, taxonomies and thesauri from the perspective of systematics and general systems theory. Ontologies, Taxonomies and Thesauri in Systems Science and Systematics will be extremely useful to those operating within the network of related fields, which includes documentation and...

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Mid-Career Library and Information Professionals

Mid-Career Library and Information Professionals

By: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen; Linda Crook

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2010

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As librarians move into the middle of their careers, they are more ready than ever to take on new leadership opportunities. Literature on leadership is expanding in the field of library and information sciences, and more and more seminars and workshops are being offered for new and seasoned leaders. This book asks the questions: ‘What about us?’ and, ‘Where is the leadership advice and training for those who are no longer new librarians, but are also not yet seasoned leaders?’ The title illustrates how to work the middle, from being in the sophomore slump progressing to the next leaders...

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Libraries for Users

Libraries for Users

By: Luisa Alvite; Leticia Barrionuevo

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 10-DEC-2010

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This book reviews the quality and evolution of academic library services. It revises service trends offered by academic libraries and the challenge of enhancing traditional ones such as: catalogues, repositories and digital collections, learning resources centres, virtual reference services, information literacy and 2.0 tools. Studies the role of the university library in the new educational environment of higher education Rethinks libraries in academic context Redefines roles for academic libraries ...

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Prometheus Assessed?

Prometheus Assessed?

By: Shaun Goldfinch; Kiyoshi Yamamoto

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 11-APR-2012

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This book examines the problems, pitfalls and opportunities of different models of assessing research quality, drawing on studies from around the world. Aimed at academics, education officials and public servants, key features include an overview of the argument of whether research should be assessed and how research quality should be determined. Prometheus Assessed? offers a survey of research assessment models in the US, UK, Japan and New Zealand and includes an examination of citation analysis and comparison between the different models. Should research be assessed and what is...