Advances in Librarianship:Mergers and Alliances: The Wider by A Woodsworth,W D Penniman,Anne Woodsworth,W. David Penniman

By A Woodsworth,W D Penniman,Anne Woodsworth,W. David Penniman

quantity 37 of Advances in Librarianship offers distinctive examples of neighborhood and neighborhood mergers and different alliances, the equipment used to make sure powerful and profitable collaborations, and outlines of the standards which contributed to much less profitable efforts at consolidation. This quantity is a significant other to quantity 36 which supplied a broader view of such efforts. the present quantity is split into sections: collaborations with seven chapters and mergers, with 5 chapters. the entire chapters contain unique examine, case stories, literature stories and conceptual papers. issues comprise, for instance, collaboration on neighborhood background, joint measure courses throughout associations, digital reference companies, boutique libraries, and the method and result of merging movement and reference departments.

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The Purpose-Based Library: Finding Your Path to Survival, by John J. Huber,Steven V. Potter

By John J. Huber,Steven V. Potter

within the years seeing that John Huber’s trailblazing Lean Library administration used to be released, funds pressures on libraries have in basic terms elevated. but libraries who've followed his recommendations have grew to become traditional administration thinking—that if budgets are lowered, customer support suffers—on its head. those libraries have confirmed that by means of streamlining and bettering buyer providers, they could get rid of wasteful actions and produce down charges. within the Purpose-Based Library, Huber and pro public library administrator Potter construct on perception gleaned from many years of expertise to illustrate how libraries can create genuine development possibilities via focusing on their precise venture and function, and with no spending much more funds. With a spotlight on placing rules into motion, they aspect the way in which towards
New how one can take into consideration metrics
Reexamining shopper self-driven services
Effectively leveraging the massive footprint of libraries
Identifying and assessing group wishes and realigning library prone accordingly
Actively encouraging group fundraising
Offering state-of-the-art prone and programs
Packed with boots-on-the-ground statement, this ebook provides thoughts to assist libraries live to tell the tale and succeed.

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Toward a 21st-Century School Library Media Program by Esther Rosenfeld,David V. Loertscher,Doug Achterman,Marlene

By Esther Rosenfeld,David V. Loertscher,Doug Achterman,Marlene Asselin,Steven M. Baule,Kay Bishop,Barbara Braxton,Carol A. Brown,Gail Bush,Michael Cart,Audrey P. Church,Gail Dickinson,Ray Doiron,Jean Donham,Lynn Evarts,Dawn Cartwright Fiorelli,Diane Gallaghe

This number of enlightening and stimulating articles, written through essentially the most very important figures in class librarianship, demonstrates how teacher-librarians, lecture room lecturers, and directors can interact to create a twenty first century tuition library media application. With subject matters that emphasize pupil luck, management, partnerships, curriculum layout, collaborative making plans and instructing, literacy, twenty first century abilities, rising applied sciences, and a lot more, this compendium brings jointly the easiest of the easiest discussions.

The working towards teacher-librarian, in addition to the scholar looking to extend his or her wisdom of the sector, will locate this compilation specially helpful in offering an outline of the main severe concerns regarding the position the teacher-librarian performs of their institution. The articles, formerly released within the peer-reviewed Teacher Librarian: The magazine for faculty Library Professionals with numerous incorporated from the journal VOYA: Voice of adlescent Advocates, demonstrate how college libraries and teacher-librarians are relocating ahead to satisfy the demanding situations of this new century.

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Lernwelten im Wandel: Entwicklungen und Anforderungen bei by Richard Stang

By Richard Stang

Dieser Band stellt die zentralen Entwicklungen bei der Gestaltung von Lernwelten in Hochschulen und damit verbundenen Wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken, in Öffentlichen Bibliotheken, in der Erwachsenenbildung sowie in kommunalen Kultur- und Bildungszentren systematisch dar. Auf dieser Grundlage werden Empfehlungen gegeben, wie Lernarrangements und Wissensräume in Zukunft gestaltet werden können. Dabei spielt die Perspektive eines integrierten Optionsraums für Lebenslanges Lernen eine zentrale Rolle.

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Finding a Public Voice: Barbara Fister as a Case Study by Danielle Theiss,Diane Kovacs,Barbara Fister,Steven Bell

By Danielle Theiss,Diane Kovacs,Barbara Fister,Steven Bell

This eclectic quantity stocks vibrant examples of the way educational librarians, encouraged via the writings of famous library chief and blogger Barbara Fister, are attractive with others and blazing a management course for the career on subject matters equivalent to info literacy, scholarly communique and e-publishing, librarian profession adaptability and healthcare privateness rights. through the assortment, Fister serves as a version for fearless public expression, talking out approximately libraries and studying and fascinating in substantial debate. via her instance, Theiss, Kovacs and their contributing authors discover various topics in the course of the lenses of collaboration and partnerships, wondering the established order, bravery and new modes of studying. Representing the range and creativity in educational librarianship, the 9 chapters in "Finding a Public Voice" are meant to ignite endured discussion and encourage readers to discover and convey their very own public voices, following Fister's inspirational instance. This quantity is vital interpreting for librarians drawn to details literacy, scholarly conversation, e-publishing and the way forward for the occupation. With a Preface by means of Steven Bell and an creation by means of Barbara Fister.

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Interdisciplinary Knowledge Organization by Rick Szostak,Claudio Gnoli,María López-Huertas

By Rick Szostak,Claudio Gnoli,María López-Huertas

This ebook proposes a unique method of category, discusses its myriad benefits, and descriptions how such an method of category can most sensible be pursued. It encourages a collaborative attempt towards the unique improvement of any such category. This booklet is stimulated by means of the elevated value of interdisciplinary scholarship within the academy, and the generally perceived shortcomings of present wisdom association schemes in serving interdisciplinary scholarship. it truly is designed for students of class learn, wisdom association, the electronic atmosphere, and interdisciplinarity itself. The strategy instructed blends a basic category with domain-specific class practices. The booklet reaches a collection of very robust conclusions:

-Existing type platforms serve interdisciplinary examine and educating poorly.

-A novel method of class, grounded within the phenomena studied instead of disciplines, could serve interdisciplinary scholarship far better. it'll even have merits for disciplinary scholarship. The productiveness of scholarship may therefore be increased.

-This novel process is totally possible. quite a few issues that may be raised can each one be addressed. The wide outlines of what a brand new category could appear like are developed.

-This new method may perhaps function a supplement to or an alternative choice to present type systems.

-Domain research can and may be hired within the pursuit of a common category. this can be rather vital with recognize to interdisciplinary domains.

-Though the impetus for this novel process comes from interdisciplinarity, it's also greater suited for the desires of the Semantic net, and a electronic surroundings extra generally.

Though the first concentration of the publication is on type structures, so much chapters additionally tackle how the research may be prolonged to thesauri and ontologies. the opportunity of a common glossary is explored. The type proposed has the various merits sought in ontologies for the Semantic internet. The booklet is for this reason of curiosity to students operating in those components to boot.                                                                                                                                                    

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Praxishandbuch Bibliotheksbau: Planung – Gestaltung – by Petra Hauke,Klaus Ulrich Werner

By Petra Hauke,Klaus Ulrich Werner

Weltweit und auch in Deutschland ist ein anhaltender increase beim Bau von Bibliotheken, z.T. als Leuchtturmprojekte, zu beobachten. Die beiden Herausgeber Klaus Ulrich Werner und Petra Hauke sind in Deutschland sowie foreign (IFLA) bereits mit mehreren Veröffentlichungen zum Thema hervorgetreten. Das „Praxishandbuch Bibliotheksbau" behandelt – z. T. anhand von beispielhaften Projekten – systematisch alle Themen, die sich mit dem Bau und der Ausstattung von Bibliotheken beschäftigen: von der Planung über die Standortwahl, die Außenanlagen, das Raumprogramm, Normen und Vorschriften, Bibliothekseinrichtung, technische Infrastruktur, Transportsysteme, Kinder-, Jugend- und Schulbibliotheken, Schulungsräume, Barrierefreiheit and so on. bis zum Umzug, dem Gebäudemanagement und der Evaluierung nach Bezug. Der Band enthält zudem eine umfangreiche Bibliografie. Die Autoren sind erfahrene, z.T. namhafte Architekten und Bibliothekare, die sich bereits mit den angesprochenen Themen profiliert haben.

Zielgruppe des Bandes sind Planer, Architekten, Innenraumgestalter, Bauherren und Bibliotheksleiter, die mit der Planung, dem Umbau oder Ausbau oder der Modernisierung von Bibliotheken beschäftigt sind. Ein deutschsprachiges Handbuch, das alle betreffenden Themen in dieser Geschlossenheit abbildet, fehlte bisher.

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The Expert Library: Staffing, Sustaining, and Advancing The by Scott Walter,Karen Williams

By Scott Walter,Karen Williams

in the course of a decade of striking swap in educational libraries swap pushed via details expertise, new methods to educating and studying, new versions for scholarly conversation, and new expectancies for the methods we'll notice, percentage, and utilize info there's not anything so vital to the way forward for the library and its persisted position on the middle of the tutorial company than its humans and the services that they create to the layout, improvement, and supply of library companies. what is going to these prone be, and who will supply them? "The professional Library" offers an outline of the altering dynamics entailed in recruiting and protecting educational library execs for the twenty first century and comprises clean pondering and insights into what's going to be required to make sure endured library relevance and luck via its people.

This quantity is appropriate for educational libraries of all kinds, for giant study libraries, and for library and knowledge technological know-how collections.

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Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums by Edward M. Corrado,Heather Moulaison Sandy

By Edward M. Corrado,Heather Moulaison Sandy

This re-creation of Digital protection in Libraries, files, and Museums is the most up-tp-date, entire consultant to electronic upkeep to be had this day.

For directors and practitioners alike, the knowledge during this e-book is gifted readably, concentrating on administration concerns and top practices. even though this e-book addresses know-how, it isn't exclusively excited about expertise. in spite of everything, expertise adjustments and electronic upkeep is aimed for the longer term. this isn't a how-to ebook giving step by step approaches for definite fabrics in a given type of method. as an alternative, it addresses a huge staff of assets which may be housed in any variety of electronic maintenance structures. ultimately, this ebook is ready “things (not expertise; now not how-to; no longer idea) I want I knew earlier than I received started.”

Digital maintenance is anxious with the lifestyles cycle of the electronic item in a strong and all-inclusive means. Many Europeans and a few North americans might seek advice from electronic curation to intend an identical factor, taking electronic renovation to be the very constrained steps and strategies had to insure entry over the longer term. The authors take electronic upkeep within the broadest experience of the time period: taking a look at all points of curating and conserving electronic content material for long-term entry.

The e-book is split into 4 half:

1.Situating electronic renovation,
2.Management features,
3.Technology elements, and
4.Content-Related Aspects.

Digital upkeep will resolution questions that you just would possibly not have even identified you had, resulting in extra winning electronic maintenance initiatives.

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Philanthropy and Light: Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of by Dr Prizeman Oriel

By Dr Prizeman Oriel

Walter Gropius linked standardisation with selling civilisation in 1935, but Andrew Carnegie’s impact at the proliferation of trend ebook public library plans across the world predated those observations via 50 years. during the first 20 years of his programme, he supported the erection of just about 3 thousand public constructions throughout Britain and the US. notwithstanding higher stated within the US than the united kingdom, this philanthropic contribution substantially prolonged the scope of public provision and is still incomparable in its scale and scope in either countries. often engraved with the self-deifying slogan “Let there be Light”, open entry to navigate those new inside public areas after paintings coincided with the 1st provision of electrical mild. in the direction of the top of the 19th century, expert teams had sought to specify minimal criteria of ordinary gentle and air for colleges and hospitals. besides the fact that, the economic quantification of electrical energy speeded up the improvement of a effortlessly related vocabulary to prescribe sufficient amounts of sunshine for all projects despite their position or orientation.

Seeking to gauge the level of common values, this ebook concentrates at the layout and function of a handful of early Carnegie library structures in Britain and the US, settling on their reaction to modern layout idea, but additionally in contrast to their respective neighborhood environmental contexts. It examines even if their criteria of provision have been equitable and if those privately financed public structures have been the 1st roots of generically standardised public environments to be shared transatlantically. The ebook additionally argues that the general public library development style delivers a datum for acknowledging the 20th century legacy of shared overseas environmental criteria for public areas extra broadly.

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