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Practical and Effective Management of Libraries

Practical and Effective Management of Libraries

By: Richard Moniz, Jr.

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 20-JAN-2010

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Aimed at library science students and librarians with newly assigned administrative duties the book is about improving one’s thinking and decision making in a role as a library manager. Most librarians get very little exposure to management issues prior to finding themselves in a management role. Furthermore, most library science students do not expect that they will need to understand management yet they quickly find that there is a need to understand this perspective to be effective at almost any library job. Effective library management is about having some tools to make decisions...

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The Evaluation of Research By Scientometric Indicators

The Evaluation of Research By Scientometric Indicators

By: Peter Vinkler

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 20-JAN-2010

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Aimed at academics, academic managers and administrators, professionals in scientometrics, information scientists and science policy makers at all levels. This book reviews the principles, methods and indicators of scientometric evaluation of information processes in science and assessment of the publication activity of individuals, teams, institutes and countries. It provides scientists, science officers, librarians and students with basic and advanced knowledge on evaluative scientometrics. Especially great stress is laid on the methods applicable in practice and on the clarification of...

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The Critical Assessment of Research

The Critical Assessment of Research

By: Alan Bailin; Ann Grafstein

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 12-FEB-2010

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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, the traditional gold standards are not sufficient, and the effective evaluation of...

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Libraries and Identity

Libraries and Identity

By: Joacim Hansson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 07-APR-2010

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Libraries and Identity summarizes the role of institutional identity in the emergence of new types of libraries such as joint-use libraries and digital libraries. Professional and institutional identity has shown to be one of the most problematic, yet overlooked issues to deal with when traditional libraries such as public libraries and academic libraries develop into new shapes. The author clearly outlines the importance of identity in making change and innovation in libraries understandable. Based on original research the book comprehensively explores the role of identity as a trigger...

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From Fear to Flow

From Fear to Flow

By: Jannica Heinstrom

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUL-2010

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From Fear to Flow explores how personality traits may influence attitude, behaviour and reaction to information. Consideration is made for individual differences in information behaviour and reasons behind individual search differences. The book reviews personality and information behaviour and discusses how personality may influence the attitude towards information. Reaction to information is examined in contexts such as everyday life, decision-making, work, studies and human-computer interaction. Introduces a little researched area which is current and needed in our Information Age ...

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Information Literacy Landscapes

Information Literacy Landscapes

By: Annemaree Lloyd

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2010

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Drawing upon the author’s on going research into information literacy, Information Literacy Landscapes explores the nature of the phenomenon from a socio-cultural perspective, which offers a more holistic approach to understanding information literacy as a catalyst for learning. This perspective emphasizes the dynamic relationship between learner and environment in the construction of knowledge. The approach underlines the importance of contextuality, through which social, cultural and embodied factors influence formal and informal learning. This book contributes to the understanding of...

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Gatekeepers of Knowledge

Gatekeepers of Knowledge

By: Margaret Zeegers; Deirdre Barron

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2010

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Throughout its history, the Western library has played a significant role in bringing the book to the hands of Western scholars. This book analyses that history, examining constructs of librarianship, publishing and scholarship within that history as gate keeping access to knowledge. Exploring significant events in the field from the time of the Lyceum to the present day in the development of repositories of books and their access by scholars. Gatekeepers of Knowledge engages in an analysis of those events from a perspective that makes visible the ways in which the production, storage and...

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Andragogical and Pedagogical Methods for Curriculum and Program Development

Andragogical and Pedagogical Methods for Curriculum and Program Development

By: Victor Wang; Valerie Bryan

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Today’s ever-changing learning environment is characterized by the fast pace of technology that drives our society to move forward, and causes our knowledge to increase at an exponential rate. The need for in-depth research that is bound to generate new knowledge about curriculum and program development is becoming ever more relevant. Andragogical and Pedagogical Methods for Curriculum and Program Development offers an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to curriculum and program development for both faculty and students, as well as program designers, instructional program...

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Nonparametric Statistics: A Step-by-Step Approach, 2nd Edition

Nonparametric Statistics: A Step-by-Step Approach, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2014

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"...a very useful resource for courses in nonparametric statistics in which the emphasis is on applications rather than on theory. It also deserves a place in libraries of all institutions where introductory statistics courses are taught." -CHOICE This Second Edition presents a practical and understandable approach that enhances and expands the statistical toolset for readers. This book includes: New coverage of the sign test and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov two-sample test in an effort to offer a logical and natural progression to statistical power SPSS (Version 21) software and...

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Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction

Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction

By: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal; M Diamanti; A Nazari; C Goran-Granqvist

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 04-APR-2013

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As the environmental impact of existing construction and building materials comes under increasing scrutiny, the search for more eco-efficient solutions has intensified. Nanotechnology offers great potential in this area and is already being widely used to great success. Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction is an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction. Following an introduction to the use of nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction materials, part one considers such...

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The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production

The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production

By: D Osborne

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2013

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Coal is an important fossil fuel resource for many nations due to its large remaining resources, relatively low production and processing cost and potential high energy intensity. Certain issues surround its utilisation, however, including emissions of pollutants and growing concern about climate change. The coal handbook: Towards cleaner production Volume 1 reviews the coal production supply chain from analysis to extraction and distribution. Part one explores coal characterisation and introduces the industrial use of coal as well as coal formation, petrography, reserves, sampling and...

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Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization

Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization

By: Qiquan Ran; Yongjun Wang; Yuanhui Sun; Lin Yan; Min Tong

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Publication Date: 27-MAR-2014

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Volcanic gas reservoirs are the new natural gas frontier. Once thought too complex, too harsh on the drilling bit, and too difficult to characterize, reservoir engineers and petroleum geologists alike now manage more advanced seismic and logging tools, making these "impossible" field developments possible. Bridging meaningful information about these complicated provinces and linking various unconventional methods and techniques, Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization : Describes a set of leading-edge integrated volcanic gas reservoir characterization techniques, helping to ensure...

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Student Feedback

Student Feedback

By: Chenicheri Sid Nair; Patricie Mertova

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2011

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In recent years, student feedback has appeared at the forefront of higher education quality. In particular, the issues of effectiveness and the use of student feedback to affect improvement in higher education teaching and learning, and also other areas of student tertiary experience. Despite this, there has been a relative lack of academic literature, especially in book format, focusing on the experiences of academics, higher education leaders and managers with expertise in this area. This comprehensive book addresses this gap. With contributions by experts in the area of higher...

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New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians

New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians

By: Alice Crawford

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 10-APR-2012

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Aimed at practitioners and students of librarianship, this book is about interesting and unusual practical projects currently being run by academic liaison librarians. It shows how liaison librarians can extend their roles beyond the established one of information literacy teaching and showcases areas in which they can engage in collaborative ventures with academic and administrative staff. Designed to excite and inspire, New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians demonstrates the potential of the liaison role and emphasises the need for flexibility, imagination and initiative in...

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Productivity for Librarians

Productivity for Librarians

By: Samantha Hines

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2010

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Productivity for Librarians provides tips and tools for organizing, prioritizing and managing time along with reducing stress. The book presents a resources guide for continued learning about and exploration of productivity in relation to individual circumstances featuring motivation, procrastination and time management guidelines. Addressing the unique challenges faced by librarians, the author supplies a balanced view of a variety of tools and techniques for dealing with overwork and stress. There are many books on productivity, but none specifically targeted at library workers. We...

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A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians

A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians

By: Anne Langley; Jonathan Wallace

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 11-MAY-2010

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Mastering the skills necessary for clear, effective writing can make writing tasks flow more easily. This book helps academic librarians who are new to the profession or new to a supervisory or management position, as well as those who want to be more productive and make the their writing for work go more smoothly. From progress reports to project plans, cover letters to case studies and book reviews to blogging, readers will find examples and how-tos for most of the types of writing they need to do in their academic library careers. Discusses the importance of style and audience ...

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Do You Web 2.0?

Do You Web 2.0?

By: Linda Berube

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 03-MAY-2011

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Web 2.0 technology is a hot topic at the moment, and public librarians in particular are beginning to feel the pressure to apply these tools. Indeed, Web 2.0 has the potential to transform library services, but only if the policy and strategy for those services are ready to be transformed. The author not only reviews these tools and provides practical advice and case studies on how they can be applied in the public library setting, but also recommends the policies and business cases that begin to create a new strategy for public libraries. Particularly geared to the public library...

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A Biotech Manager's Handbook

A Biotech Manager's Handbook

By: M O'Neill; M Hopkins

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 02-MAY-2012

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A biotech manager's handbook lays out - in a simple, straightforward manner - for the manager or would-be entrepreneur the basic principles of running a biotech company. Most managers in biotechnology companies are working in their first company or in their first managerial role. Their expertise and experience in the scientific part of the work can be taken as a given but there is a whole range of other skills to be learned and areas of expertise to come to terms with. Small companies do not have big budgets to hire people or time to become an expert in so many areas. The book starts by...

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Managing Your Library and its Quality

Managing Your Library and its Quality

By: Núria Balagué; Jarmo Saarti

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2011

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This book, divided into two parts, provides an introduction to the quality management issues and gives a general overview to the use of ISO 9001 in the library environment. The second part presents the main features of ISO 9001:2008 with practical comments and examples on how to implement its clauses in libraries. Whether in the public or in the private sector, libraries can be seen as service organisations: they act in very dynamic environments where users are increasingly demanding new types of services. Thus the adoption of a quality management system helps each library in meeting the...

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Technology and Knowledge Flow

Technology and Knowledge Flow

By: Guglielmo Trentin

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 05-AUG-2011

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This book outlines how network technology can support, foster and enhance the Knowledge Management, Sharing and Development (KMSD) processes in professional environments through the activation of both formal and informal knowledge flows. Understanding how ICT can be made available to such flows in the knowledge society is a factor that cannot be disregarded and is confirmed by the increasing interest of companies in new forms of software-mediated social interaction. The latter factor is in relation both to the possibility of accelerating internal communication and problem solving...