The Librarian's Book of Lists

Author: George M. Eberhart

Publisher: American Library Association


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

View: 405

Collects lists about library-related topics, including the top ten library blogs, the top five movies with librarian role models, and the top fifteen books about real librarians, and features library history, information, and trivia.

The Dark Library

Author: Cyrille Martinez



Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 623

Libraries are magical places. But what if they're even more magical than we know?

E-books in Libraries

A Practical Guide

Author: Kate Price

Publisher: Facet Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

View: 170

Despite the fact that e-books have been in existence for decades in various guises and added to library collections for several years now, there has been a noticeable lack of published manuals on the subject. This is doubtless owing to the rapidly evolving nature of the market. There is now a plethora of different types of digital object that may be termed 'e-books' and a bewildering number of business and access models to match. Moreover the pace of change shows no sign of abating, but there is an increasing amount of popular interest in e-books, and what is needed is practical information to assist library and information professionals managing collections of e-books and doing their best to inform their users right now. The book is divided into five parts: The production and distribution of e-books Planning and developing an e-book collection Delivering e-books to library readers Engaging readers with e-books The future of e-books. Virginia Havergal BA(Hons) MSc MEd FIFL is a Learning Centres and e-Resources Manager for Petroc, a further education college in Devon. Prior to this role she was an e-Learning Advisor with JISC, with a particular focus on Learning Resources. Kate Price BA(Hons) MA MCLIP is Head of E-Strategy and Resources at the University of Surrey.

Carriers and Access: the Role of Books and Libraries Through History

Author: Gregory Waksmulski

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: Education


View: 402

This work explores the relationship between books, libraries, authority and power in many societies over time. Both the relationship between books and libraries, and the relationship between information technology and society, are fundamentally consistent across human history. As carriers of information change, their libraries have changed physically and conceptually. As societies themselves change, concepts of power and authority also change. What thus changes is the use access and benefit of books and libraries.

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes

Author: Patrick M. Valentine

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

View: 551

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social and cultural importance within differing societies and changing times. It presents the history of books from clay tablets to e-books and the history of libraries, whether built of bricks or bytes.

Greeks, Books and Libraries in Renaissance Venice

Author: Rosa Maria Piccione

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 411

View: 955

What does writing Greek books mean at the height of the Cinquecento in Venice? The present volume provides fascinating insights into Greek-language book production at a time when printed books were already at a rather advanced stage of development with regards to requests, purchases and exchanges of books; copying and borrowing practices; relations among intellectuals and with institutions, and much more. Based on the investigation into selected institutional and private libraries – in particular the book collection of Gabriel Severos, guide of the Greek Confraternity in Venice – the authors present new pertinent evidence from Renaissance books and documents, discuss methodological questions, and propose innovative research perspectives for a sociocultural approach to book histories.

Books and Libraries in American Society during World War II

Weapons in the War of Ideas

Author: Patti Clayton Becker

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 302

View: 214

World War II presented America's public libraries with the daunting challenge of meeting new demands for war-related library services and materials with Depression-weakened collections, inadequate budgets and demoralized staff, in addition to continuing to serve the library's traditional clientele of women and children seeking recreational reading. This work examines how libraries could respond to their communities need through the use of numerous primary and secondary sources.

Examining the Impact of Industry 4.0 on Libraries

Author: Josiline Phiri Chigwada



Category: Computers


View: 208

A number of changes have been taking place in library services and operations due to Industry 4.0. The transition brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution has included disruptive changes to the redesigning of library roles and remaking of information products and services. Therefore, it is important to understand the services and products that have been affected by the industrial revolution in the library. Examining the Impact of Industry 4.0 on Libraries is a critical scholarly publication that provides comprehensive research on how libraries can redesign their spaces and roles and remake, repackage, and provide information products and services to suit the student, staff, and society during the Fourth Industrial Revolution and examines the impact of these on libraries. Highlighting a range of topics such as data management, marketing, and library spaces, this book is essential for academicians, librarians, professionals, researchers, and students.

Libraries & the Book Trade in Britain

Papers Delivered at a Symposium Held at Liverpool, School of Librarianship, May 1967

Author: Raymond George Astbury



Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 194

View: 959

Books and Libraries

Author: Jack Knowlton

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 869

A history of books and libraries from their beginnings in Babylon, Egypt, and China, through the Greeks and the Middle Ages, to the present day.

Books and Libraries

A Manual for Library Science 195

Author: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). Library



Category: Library science

Page: 72

View: 548

Burning Books and Leveling Libraries

Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction

Author: Rebecca Knuth

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Political Science

Page: 233

View: 941

In her previous book Libricide, Knuth focused on book destruction by authoritarian regimes: Nazis, Serbs in Bosnia, Iraqis in Kuwait, Maoists during the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Chinese Communists in Tibet. But authoritarian governments are not the only perpetrators. Extremists of all stripes--through terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and other forms of mass violence--are also responsible for widespread cultural destruction, as she demonstrates in this new book. Whether the product of passion or of a cool-headed decision to use ideas to rationalize excess, the decimation of the world's libraries has occurred throughout the 20th century, and there is no end in sight. Cultural destruction is, therefore, of increasing concern to the library community, educators, human rights and civil rights activists, and caring citizens.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 13 - Inventories of Books to Korea: Libraries in the Republic of

Author: Harold Lancour

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

View: 815

Vol. 73: index to v. 48-72.

Book Bulletin

Author: San Francisco Public Library



Category: Acquisitions (Libraries)


View: 440

Connecting the Library to the Curriculum

Transformative Approaches that Enhance Skills for Learning

Author: Lynette Torres

Publisher: Springer


Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 450

This book shares the experiences of the Monash University and La Trobe University libraries in Melbourne, Australia, regarding the paths taken to transform and reposition these libraries within their institutions. The book showcases the respective frameworks used to enhance library skill development programs and addresses central topics such as partnerships, pedagogy, curriculum, emerging skill agendas and student success. It offers a theoretical and practical approach to overcoming persistent challenges and discusses several pertinent areas, e.g., establishing library-faculty partnerships, explicitly and coherently developing students’ research skills with discipline-specific content and transforming perceptions of academic libraries’ educative role. The book highlights the current issue of enhancing students’ research skills, which is forcing many academic libraries to reassess their established practices and adopt pedagogical approaches that will more readily resonate with faculty. Chapters “The Pedagogical Frameworks Adopted by Monash University Library by Lynette Torres and Barbara Yazbeck and “Transforming Practice for Educational Impact by Lynette Torres, Fiona Salisbury, Barbara Yazbeck, Sharon Karasmanis, Janice Pinder and Caroline Ondracek” are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

The Big Book of Children's Reading Lists

100 Great, Ready-to-use Book Lists for Educators, Librarians, Parents, and Children

Author: Nancy J. Keane

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

View: 880

Presents one hundred annotated book lists for educators and librarians who work with young readers, covering both fiction and nonfiction books in print as of August 2005.