Fundamentals of Government Information

Mining, Finding, Evaluating, and Using Government Resources

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

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555707378

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

View: 3902

From the cover. Finding the Answers to Legal Questions : A How-To-Do-It Manual is a comprehensive guide to help public librarians confidently assist users in finding the legal information they need whether for self-representation, to be an informed consumer of legal service, or to learn the US legal system, the workings of the courts, and common questions likely to arise. Authors Virginia Tucker and Marc Lampson provide a clearly organized, easy-to-use resource packed with guidance to help librarians answer questions that span the gamut of the law. There is an overview of fundamental legal information, including the basic structure of th e US legal system and primary law, and how-to instructionsfor finding primary law in print sources, free websites, and pay-for-view databases. The authors share tips for conducting a legal reference interview and describe common legal questions across a number of different areas, includung lawsuits, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, wills and estate planning, debt, bankruptcy, employment, and criminial law. The authors also explain how to build a basic legal reference collection, including a how-to guide for creating a basic website of legal links and for building a small, low-cost collection of print resources.

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: 1664

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.

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: 5878

The United States Federal Government produces a massive trove of valuable information – but these resources are often difficult to locate and utilize, requiring the addition of another layer of cognizance and expertise to the librarian’s traditional skill set. 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: 9505

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: 475

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.

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition

Author: Jeffrey T. Huber,Susan Swogger

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 8693

Prepared in collaboration with the Medical Library Association, this completely updated, revised, and expanded edition lists classic and up-to-the-minute print and electronic resources in the health sciences, helping librarians find the answers that library users seek. Included are electronic versions of traditionally print reference sources, trustworthy electronic-only resources, and resources that library users can access from home or on the go through freely available websites or via library licenses. In this benchmark guide, the authors Include new chapters on health information seeking, point-of-care sources, and global health sources Focus on works that can be considered foundational or essential, in both print and electronic formats Address questions librarians need to consider in developing and maintaining their reference collections When it comes to questions involving the health sciences, this valuable resource will point both library staff and the users they serve in the right direction.

Der Palast der blütenweißen Stinktiere

Roman

Author: Reinaldo Arenas

Publisher: Edition diá

ISBN: 386034529X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9143

Eine Kleinstadt in Kuba, 1957, kurz vor der Revolution. Der junge Fortunato will sich den Rebellen anschließen, wird, als er sich eine Waffe besorgen will, gefasst, gefoltert, auf der Flucht erschossen, aufgehängt. Zuvor hatte er im Laden des Großvaters Einwickelpapier gestohlen, um darauf einen Roman zu schreiben: die Geschichte seiner Familie. Das kann kein ruhiger Bericht werden, die Verhältnisse sind nicht danach. In qualvoller Enge drängen sich drei Generationen in einer kleinen Hütte im Dunstkreis einer Guavenfabrik. Alle wollten sie einmal ausbrechen, alle wurden sie zurückgeschleudert ins immer gleiche, ausweglose Elend. Fortunato schreibt das alles auf, den Hass und die Verbitterung, aber auch die Träume - alles, was jeden Einzelnen bewegt. Er kriecht in seine Figuren hinein, verwandelt sich ihnen an, wie ein Besessener folgt er jeder Bewegung, leidet, lebt, stirbt mit seinen Figuren, um wenigstens schreibend der Alternative zu entrinnen, die in Wahrheit keine ist: Wahnsinn oder Tod. Ein Chaos der Leidenschaften tut sich auf, der Leser wird hineingerissen in wechselnde Perspektiven - ein atemloser Bericht aus dem Untergrund sozialer Revolutionen. Den wild gemachten Fantasien der Unterdrückten gibt Arenas Ausdruck, weil er ihnen nicht die Zügel einer realistischen Erzählweise anlegt. Von Reinaldo Arenas außerdem in der Edition diá: Engelsberg. Roman Aus dem kubanischen Spanisch von Klaus Laabs ISBN 9-783-86034-528-3 Reise nach Havanna. Roman in drei Reisen Aus dem kubanischen Spanisch von Klaus Laabs ISBN 9-783-86034-519-1 Rosa. Roman in zwei Erzählungen Aus dem kubanischen Spanisch von Klaus Laabs ISBN 9-783-86034-520-7 Wahnwitzige Welt. Ein Abenteuerroman Aus dem kubanischen Spanisch von Monika López ISBN 9-783-86034-530-6

Dewey Dezimalklassifikation

Theorie und Praxis. Lehrbuch zur DDC 22

Author: Lois Mai Chan,Joan S. Mitchell

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110942313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 8514

Increasing use of the DDC in the German-speaking regions leads to a considerable increase in the demand for information and teaching material on this classification system in Library training and practice. The German translation of the DDC instruction book offers both students and all those working practically or researching with the DDC classification, an extensive introduction to the theoretical basics of the classification, supplemented by professional aspects and many individual examples. The use of tables and the notation synthesis are explained in detail, and clarified with practical exercises. This textbook is thus also well suited for individual studies, offering numerous possibilities to check and repeat what has been learned. For the teacher, there are notes on structuring leasons and preparing teaching material and tests.

Evaluierungsforschung

Methoden zur Einschätzung von sozialen Reformprogrammen

Author: Carol H. Weiss

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322855902

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

View: 585

Die unterste Milliarde

Warum die ärmsten Länder scheitern und was man dagegen tun kann

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641204941

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6790

Der vielfach preisgekrönte Longseller jetzt in einer neuen Ausgabe Die unterste Milliarde – das sind die ärmsten Menschen der Erde, die am weltweit steigenden Wirtschaftswachstum keinen Anteil haben. Ihre Lebenserwartung ist auf fünfzig Jahre gesunken, jedes siebte Kind stirbt vor dem fünften Lebensjahr. Seit Jahrzehnten befinden sich die Ökonomien dieser Länder im freien Fall – ohne Aussicht auf Besserung. In seinem vielfach preisgekrönten Bestseller erklärt Paul Collier, wie es zu dieser krassen Armut gekommen ist und was man gegen sie tun kann.

Das Kapital des Staates

Eine andere Geschichte von Innovation und Wachstum

Author: Mariana Mazzucato

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 395614001X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 5091

Freie Märkte, smarte junge Erfinder und Wagniskapital treiben die Wirtschaft voran; der Staat stört dabei nur und muss daher nach Kräften zurückgedrängt werden. Wie ein Mantra wird dieser oberste Glaubensartikel des Neoliberalismus seit Jahrzehnten wiederholt – aber stimmt er auch? Die Ökonomin Mariana Mazzucato, die seit Jahren über den Zusammenhang zwischen Innovation und Wachstum forscht, beweist das Gegenteil: Wann und wo immer technologische Innovationen zu wirtschaftlichem Aufschwung und Wohlstand geführt haben, hatte ein aktiver Staat die Hand im Spiel. Von der Elektrifizierung bis zum Internet – Motor der Entwicklung, oft bis zur Markteinführung, war stets der Staat. Apples Welterfolg gründet auf Technologien, die sämtlich durch die öffentliche Hand gefördert wurden; innovative Medikamente, für die die Pharmaindustrie ihren Kunden gern hohe Entwicklungskosten in Rechnung stellt, stammen fast ausnahmslos aus staatlicher Forschung. Innovationen und nachhaltiges Wachstum, das derzeit alle fordern, werden also kaum von der Börse kommen. Viel eher von einem Staat, der seine angestammte Rolle neu besetzt, sein einzigartiges Kapital nutzt und mit langem Atem Zukunftstechnologien wie den Ausbau erneuerbarer Energien vorantreibt. Ein brandaktuelles Buch, das die aktuelle Diskussion über die Zukunft der Wirtschaft und die Rolle des Staates vom Kopf auf die Füße stellt.

Strabons Geographika: Buch XIV-XVII, Text und Übersetzung

Author: Strabo

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525259535

Category: History

Page: 574

View: 8692

English summary: The only geographical description which has been preserved of the Hellenic and Roman world. Volume 4 (XIV-XVII: Text and translation): Asia Minor (continuation), Persia, India, Middle East, Egypt, North Africa. This volume completes the presentation of the greek text and of its translation. German description: Die auf zehn Bande angelegte Ausgabe enthalt einen aufgrund neuer Kollationierung der Haupthandschriften und unter Berucksichtigung der gesamten zu Strabon erschienenen Sekundarliteratur konstituierten Text mit kritischem und Testimonien-Apparat und deutscher Ubersetzung (Bande 1-4), einen Kommentar (Bande 5-8), eine Transkription der mittelalterlichen Strabon Epitome und Chrestomathie, die es erlaubt, jeweils mit einem Blick festzustellen, welche Teile des Strabontextes diese wichtigen Textzeugen enthalten (Band 9), und einen Registerband. Die Bande erscheinen jeweils im Abstand von etwa einem Jahr.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 2642