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  • The Informationby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era?s defining quality?the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.   The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike... more...

  • National Museumsby Simon Knell; Peter Aronsson; Arne Bugge Amundsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    National Museums is the first book to explore the national museum as a cultural institution in a range of contrasting national contexts. Composed of new studies of countries that rarely make a showing in the English-language studies of museums, this book reveals how these national museums have been used to create a sense of national self, place... more...

  • A Companion to Museum Studiesby Sharon Macdonald

    Wiley 2011; US$ 53.95

    A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural... more...

  • Philo von Alexandrienby Otto Kaiser

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 77.40

    Theologie / Altes Testament   Philo von Alexandrien nimmt eine Schlüsselstellung in der hellenistischen Geistesgeschichte ein, weil er der erste mittelplatonische Denker gewesen ist, dessen Schriften zum größten Teil überliefert sind. Seine Schriften sind darüber hinaus eine unentbehrliche Quelle für die hellenistische und stoische Philosophie,... more...

  • The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blendsby Megan M. McArdle

    American Library Association 2015; US$ 44.00

    In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres. more...

  • Albert Schweitzer als "homo politicus"by Thomas Suermann

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 56.25

    Hauptbeschreibung In der Öffentlichkeit wird ALBERT SCHWEITZER (1875-1965) vor allem als Arzt, Theologe oder Philosoph wahrgenommen. Hingegen ist die politische Seite des Friedensnobelpreisträgers weitgehend unbeachtet geblieben. Häufig gerät in Vergessenheit, wie sehr SCHWEITZER als politische Figur gerade in den beiden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten... more...

  • Museums and Communitiesby Ivan Karp; Christine Mullen Kreamer; Steven Levine

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 28.95

    Contributors to this volume examine and illustrate struggles and collaborations among museums, festivals, tourism, and historic preservation projects and the communities they represent and serve. Essays include the role of museums in civil society, the history of African-American collections, and experiments with museum-community dialogue about the... more...

  • From Knowledge to Narrativeby Lisa Roberts

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 18.95

    From Knowledge to Narrative shows that museum educators?professionals responsible for making collections intelligble to viewers?have become central figures in shaping exhibits. Challenging the traditional, scholarly presentation of objects, educators argue that, rather than transmitting knowledge, museums' displays should construct narratives that... more...

  • Crash Course in Collection Developmentby Wayne Disher

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 45.00

    This indispensable resource provides tools for collection management in public libraries, featuring essential strategies for inventory assessment, market analysis, budgeting, marketing, and customer service. This book is a must-have for those just entering the field or professionals in need of a refresher in effective library operations. more...

  • New on the Jobby Hilda K. Weisburg; Ruth Toor

    American Library Association 2015; US$ 40.00

    From job search strategies and discovering work philosophy to the nitty-gritty details of creating acceptable use policies, this revised and updated edition, which includes a new foreword from Sarah Kelly Johns, shares the joys and perils of the profession along with a wealth of practical advice from decades of experience in school library programs. more...