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  • Information Sources in Patentsby Stephen Adams

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 165.00

    The completely new edition of this well respected reference work is aimed at information specialists and librarians as well as anyone needing to know where and how patent information can be found. The author discusses patent information within the context of the current legal framework for patents both from a national and international perspective.... more...

  • Supporting Research Studentsby Barbara Allan

    Facet Publishing 2009; US$ 87.92

    Offers guidance to enable library and information science professionals to support the specialist needs of research students effectively. This book covers such key areas as: research and the research process; the research student's experience; research skills training; introduction to research communities; and, professional development. more...

  • Blended Learningby Barbara Allan

    Facet Publishing 2007; US$ 87.92

    Offers a holistic blended learning approach, combining the best of traditional approaches to learning and teaching to make best use of the advantages of each while minimizing the disadvantages. It provides information professionals with a practical guide to the design and delivery of such training programmes. more...

  • Health Informaticsby Sarmad Alshawi; Tillal Eldabi

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2003; US$ 199.00

    Computer based information systems represent an ever-growing component within healthcare organisations. There is now more than ever a high demand to develop effective systems that will manage healthcare information. Parallel to that there is even greater need to develop more reliable and efficient ways to use information to assist in making viable... more...

  • New Directions in Referenceby Bryon D. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Design and deliver traditional reference services in new and innovative ways Librarians work in an environment of constant change created by new technology, budget restraints, inflationary costs, and rising user expectations. New Directions in Reference examines how they can use new and innovative methods to design and deliver traditional reference... more...

  • Crash Course in Serving Spanish-Speakersby Salvador Avila

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 42.00

    This introduction will help plan for attracting this rapidly growing Spanish-speaking population into the library and library services, a major challenge to librarians in small public libraries who have no Spanish-speaking staff. Providing services to Spanish speakers is both an honor and a challenge. Before public institutions venture into reaching... more...

  • The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the Southby David M. Battles

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 49.99

    This book examines the African American struggle for access to public libraries in the South, bringing together and examining the three distinct fields involved?Southern Studies, African American Studies, and Library Studies?to inform the historical survey. more...

  • Science and Technology Resourcesby James E. Bobick; G. L. Berard

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 42.50

    Ironically, a large proportion of technical publications and scientific data is not found online: 70 percent of the information found in the patent literature section of a typical sci-tech library is unavailable elsewhere, and there are estimated to be 100,000 unique scientific journal titles. Science and technology library materials continue to be... more...

  • Making Libraries Accessibleby Char Booth

    American Library Association 2014; US$ 34.00

    In this issue of Library Technology Reports, editor Booth makes the case that that attention to the core principles of consistency, flexibility, and simplicity go hand in hand with libraries? commitments to open information and accessibility. more...

  • Reflective Teaching, Effective Learningby Char Booth; Test Author

    ALA Editions 2011; US$ 48.00

    Char Booth, an avid library education and technology advocate, introduces a series of concepts that will empower readers at any level of experience to become better designers and presenters, as well as building their confidence and satisfaction as library educators more...