Fundamentals of Government Information

Mining, Finding, Evaluating, and Using Government Resources, Second Edition

Author: Cassandra J. Hartnett,Andrea L. Sevetson,Eric J. Forte

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838913954

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 6722

Government data and resources are uniquely useful to researchers and other library users. But without a roadmap, sifting through the sheer quantity of information to find the right answers is foolhardy. The first edition of this text is well established as an essential navigational tool for both LIS students and professionals; now this newly revised, peer-reviewed update is even more attuned to new sources and types of government information and how best to locate them. Unmatched in its scope, this book covers such key topics as the history of government information, from its colorful beginnings to the era of Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, and data breaches;how to think like a government documents librarian in order to find information efficiently, plus other research tips;all types of law resources and information, including public laws and the U.S. Code, Case Law and the judicial branch, and regulations;Congressional literature, from bills and committee hearings to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set;patents, trademarks, and intellectual property;census data, educational information, and other statistical resources;health information, with an in-depth look at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the trend toward and impact of online medical records; and science, environmental, and energy resources from agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.Exercises throughout the text support instruction, while the approachable and well-organized style make it ideal for day-to-day reference use.

Government Documents Librarianship

A Guide for the Neo-depository Era

Author: Lisa A. Ennis

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573872706

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 625

This guide breaks down the components of government documents librarianship into manageable, easy to understand parts. Lisa Ennis, a “tried by fire” documents librarian, begins by looking at career opportunities in both Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs) and non-depository libraries with government document collections. She discusses skills and traits; networking and training options; managing and administering people, paperwork, and collections; and both public service and technical service issues. She provides essential background on the GPO and the FDLP, covering the shift to a digital environment and publication of the new Electronic FDL Manual. Ennis's informative coverage is matched by an enthusiastic “can-do” approach that will appeal to any librarian considering or already engaged in government documents work.

When Women Didn't Count: The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics

Author: Robert Lopresti

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440843694

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 559

Erroneous government-generated "data" is more problematic than it would appear. This book demonstrates how women's history has consistently been hidden and distorted by 200 years of official government statistics. • Provides new ways of thinking about the history of women in the United States • Examines the systems used to gather and publish federal statistics, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, and biases • Demonstrates the need for applying critical thinking skills even when examining assumedly trustworthy statistics from official sources • Reveals how details of women's lives in the United States have been erased or disguised in data that is considered authoritative and reliable

Implementing Virtual Reference Services

A LITA Guide

Author: Beth C. Thomsett-Scott

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708994

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

View: 854

Social web technologies present an often confusing array of options for answering user reference questions. Applying 20 years' experience as a reference librarian working through the development of virtual reference and the integration of new tools and technologies into the industry, Thomsett-Scott lays out how libraries are using vendor services such as LibraryH3lp, LibAnswers, and Text a Librarian, as well as free tools like Twitter and Google Voice for their reference needs. Practitioners offer details on virtual reference services such as Twitter Search, instant messaging services such as Google Voice and Chat, and collaborative services such as My Info Quest.

Finding and Using U.S. Government Information

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Bethany Latham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538107163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 4803

Finding and UsingU.S. Government Information: A Practical Guide will: Serve as a guide to the vast universe of government information, with a special focus on digital methods of delivery Provide librarians with the tools they need to understand how government information is produced, organized, located, and accessed for most effectual use For those new to the government information landscape and government information specialists alike, this volume will also offer an annotated listing by subject which can serve as a ready-reference tool for some of the most widely-useful government information resources While geared primarily towards reference and instruction librarians, acquisitions and collection development librarians may also find this book useful in making purchasing decisions in light of resources freely available from the US Federal Government

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fourth Edition

Author: Peggy Johnson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 895

Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Author: Peggy Johnson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911919

Category: Education

Page: 554

View: 3686

In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues.

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th Edition

An Introduction

Author: Linda C. Smith,Melissa A. Wong

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440836973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 880

View: 5515

Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

Intellectual Freedom Manual

Author: American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838935907

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 439

View: 5169

Provides advice for librarians on applying the principles of intellectual freedom, including the Library Bill of Rights and ALA's code of ethics.

Complete Copyright

An Everyday Guide for Librarians

Author: Carrie Russell,Dwayne K. Buttler

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935439

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 8882

Through real-life examples, ALA copyright expert Russell illustrates how librarians can be advocates for a fair and balanced copyright law and provides guidance for both common copyright issues and latest trends. She also addresses the intricacies of copyright in the digital world and recent copyright legislation, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH).

Knowledge Management

An Introduction

Author: Kevin C. Desouza,Scott Paquette

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555707200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

View: 5156

Knowledge management as a discipline has matured over the last decade. It has moved from being a mere buzzword to an inherently fundamental concept. Simply put, the knowledge-based assets of the organization are the only source of sustainable competitive advantage in today's marketplace. Traditional resources such as land, labor, and capital, while important, are no longer sufficient for survival in today's fiercely competitive marketplace. Here, Desouza, a faculty member at the University of Washington's Information School and a leader of more than 100 knowledge management efforts in businesses and governments in thirty countries, and Scott Paquette, a faculty member at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland who is involved in knowledge management research and corporate projects, provide an introductory overview of KM today. This book balances the theory and practice of KM. Desouza and Paquette consider the issues organizations encounter in the global marketplace. Their book is the first to integrate social media and networking into KM practice. The book's nine chapters are divided into three major parts: Part I covers foundational concepts and introduces the reader to the key elements of knowledge management. Part II explores critical activities of knowledge management. Part III offers a strategic view of knowledge management in organizations. Each chapter provides a broad overview, graphics that help readers visualize key points, and several vignettes documenting case scenarios that will help the reader digest concepts. Knowledge Management will prove ideal for instructors who have been forced to design courses around KM business texts, augmented with scholarly articles. It will also be useful to anyone who needs to better understand KM to apply it in his or her organization.

The Silence of the Archive

Author: David Thomas,Simon Fowler,Valerie Johnson

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1783301554

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 2190

Foreword by Anne J Gilliland, University of California Evaluating archives in a post-truth society. In recent years big data initiatives, not to mention Hollywood, the video game industry and countless other popular media, have reinforced and even glamorized the public image of the archive as the ultimate repository of facts and the hope of future generations for uncovering ‘what actually happened’. The reality is, however, that for all sorts of reasons the record may not have been preserved or survived in the archive. In fact, the record may never have even existed – its creation being as imagined as is its contents. And even if it does exist, it may be silent on the salient facts, or it may obfuscate, mislead or flat out lie. The Silence of the Archive is written by three expert and knowledgeable archivists and draws attention to the many limitations of archives and the inevitability of their having parameters. Silences or gaps in archives range from details of individuals’ lives to records of state oppression or of intelligence operations. The book brings together ideas from a wide range of fields, including contemporary history, family history research and Shakespearian studies. It describes why these silences exist, what the impact of them is, how researchers have responded to them, and what the silence of the archive means for researchers in the digital age. It will help provide a framework and context to their activities and enable them to better evaluate archives in a post-truth society. This book includes discussion of: enforced silencesexpectations and when silence means silencedigital preservation, authenticity and the futuredealing with the silencepossible solutions; challenging silence and acceptancethe meaning of the silences: are things getting better or worse?user satisfaction and audience development. This book will make compelling reading for professional archivists, records managers and records creators, postgraduate and undergraduate students of history, archives, librarianship and information studies, as well as academics and other users of archives.

Drug Information

A Guide to Current Resources

Author: Bonnie Snow

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810833210

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 752

View: 6124

Designed for use as a self-study text, as a course text in more formal instruction programs, or as a refresher for the busy professional, the book includes valuable background data on legal and regulatory issues, as well as pharmaceutical technology.

RDA and Serials Cataloging

Author: Ed Jones

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911390

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 7698

Serials and continuing resources present a variety of unique challenges in bibliographic management, from special issues and unnumbered supplements to recording the changes that a long-running periodical can experience over time. Easing catalogers through the RDA: Resource Description and Access transition by showing the continuity with past practice, serials cataloging expert Jones frames the practice within the structure of the FRBR and FRAD conceptual models on which RDA is based. With serials’ special considerations in mind, he Explains the familiarities and differences between AACR2 and RDA Demonstrates how serials catalogers’ work fits in the cooperative context of OCLC, CONSER and NACO Presents examples of how RDA records can ultimately engage with the Semantic Web Occasional serials catalogers and specialists alike will find useful advice here as they explore the structure of the new cataloging framework.

Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals

Author: Margareta Nelke,Charlotte Håkansson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081002432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

View: 642

Information professionals should be able to take a proactive role as a strategic partner in their organization's competitive intelligence. Their role needs to focus on the "outside-in" approach, based on their organization's strategic needs and objectives. Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals explores the role of strategic information and intelligence in organizations, and assesses the values and needs of intelligence in organizations. The book provides guidance on how to work strategically with competitive intelligence, methods for monitoring and analysis and a process-oriented approach. Chapters include discussions on how news monitoring and competitive intelligence interact and how this offers opportunities for cooperation between different departments. Cases from the authors’ own experiences when working with competitive intelligence in international corporations are also included. Competitive intelligence (CI) is a new area for Information professionals Offers perspectives on a new trend within the library and information sector Provides a comprehensive approach to CI

Introduction to Information Behaviour

Author: Nigel Ford

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856048500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9925

This landmark textbook is an essential primer for students and practitioners interested in information seeking, needs and behaviour, user studies and information literacy. Introduction to Information Behaviour uses a combination of theory and practical context to map out what information behaviour is and what we currently know about it, before addressing how it can be better understood in the future. Nigel Ford argues that new understandings of information behaviour research may help maximise the quality and effectiveness of the way information is presented, sought, discovered, evaluated and used. The book introduces the key concepts, issues and themes of information behaviour, illustrates them using key research studies, and provides a clear path through the complex maze of theories and models. The book is structured to move from the basics to the more complex and employs the pedagogical device of “THINK” boxes which invite the reader to think about concepts as they are introduced in order to consolidate their understanding before moving on. Case studies are included throughout the text and each chapter concludes with a round-up of what has been covered, highlighting the implications for professional information practice. The key topics covered include: Defining information behaviour and why is it useful to know about it Information needs Information seeking and acquisition Collaborative information behaviour Factors affecting information behaviour Models and theories of information behaviour Research approaches and methodologies Designing information systems The future trajectory of information behaviour research and practice. Readership: This book will be core reading for students around the world, particularly those on library and information science courses. It will also be of interest to practitioners and professional information users, providers and developers.

A Basic Music Library

Essential Scores and Sound Recordings

Author: Elizabeth A. Davis,Music Library Association

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838934616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 665

View: 5951

Lists scores and recordings for music library collections

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners

Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 5189

This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.