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Library & Information Science

  • Creating Makers: How to Start a Learning Revolution at Your Libraryby Megan Egbert

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 45.00

    Just because your library is small or limited on funds doesn't mean you can't be part of the maker movement. This book explains that what is really important about the movement is not the space, but the creativity, innovation, and resilience that go along with a successful maker program. All it takes is making some important changes to a library's... more...

  • Narrative-based Practiceby Peter Brophy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The telling of stories lies at the heart of human communication. In this important new book Peter Brophy introduces and explains the concept of story-telling or narrative-based practice in teaching, research, professional practice and organizations. He illustrates the deficiencies in evidence-based practice models, which focus on quantitative rather... more...

  • Starting, Managing and Promoting the Small Libraryby Robert Berk

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 158.00

    A guide to the establishment of the library which covers materials acquisition, the organization and usage of the library's collection to provide a variety of services and the use of automation. This book aims to instruct the librarian on managing the small library effectively. more...

  • Linked Lexical Knowledge Basesby Iryna Gurevych; Judith Eckle-Kohler; Michael Matuschek

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 40.00

    This book conveys the fundamentals of Linked Lexical Knowledge Bases (LLKB) and sheds light on their different aspects from various perspectives, focusing on their construction and use in natural language processing (NLP). It characterizes a wide range of both expert-based and collaboratively constructed lexical knowledge bases. Only basic familiarity... more...

  • Working with Textby Emma Tonkin; Gregory J.L Tourte

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 80.00

    What is text mining, and how can it be used? What relevance do these methods have to everyday work in information science and the digital humanities? How does one develop competences in text mining? Working with Text provides a series of cross-disciplinary perspectives on text mining and its applications. As text mining raises legal and ethical... more...

  • Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives and Museumsby Camille Callison; Loriene Roy; Gretchen Alice LeCheminant

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Forms of indigenous knowledges and cultural expressions are found in libraries, archives or museums. Often the "legal" copyright is not held by the indigenous people's groups, who believe that the true expression of their culture can only be sustained and remain dynamic in its proper cultural context. The aim is to respect these ways of knowing while... more...

  • Diversity Management und interkulturelle Arbeit in Bibliothekenby Kristin Futterlieb; Judith Probstmeyer

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.00

    Today?s libraries have the mission of educating society, and are intended to reflect social diversity as well as promote greater integration. Beyond presenting the status of how libraries are meeting this challenge today, this volume presents a scientifically founded analysis of current deficits, thereby suggesting starting points for more sustainable,... more...

  • Educating the Professionby Michael Seadle; Clara M. Chu; Ulrike Stöckel; Breanne Crumpton

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.00

    Education and training for the library profession have changed over the decades. This publication looks both at the past and the future of these developments at schools of library and information science as well as the role of IFLA's Section on Education and Training. The chapters cover regional trends in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas... more...

  • Space and Collections Earning their Keepby Joseph Hafner; Diane Koen

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    Libraries have served as storage spaces offering access to diverse physical collections. Today, following social and technological changes, libraries are retooling their services, rethinking storage and reimagining their spaces. An IFLA conference spotlighted international libraries which are providing quality, adaptable and innovative library spaces... more...

  • Praxishandbuch Ausstellungen in Bibliothekenby Petra Hauke

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Preparing and staging an exhibition demands intense personal commitment and requires experience and professional expertise. The range of tasks includes planning, financing, resolving technical legal and insurance issues (especially in relation to possible loans), conservation aspects, working with cooperation partners, accompanying events, and intensive... more...