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Government documents librarianship

a guide for the neo-depository era

Librarianship--quo Vadis?

Opportunities and Dangers as We Face the New Millennium

IIn this thought-provoking collection of articles and speeches, White focuses on the professional issues confronting librarians at a time of increased technological options-when information can directly and easily be accessed by end users, but in which complex information access poses concerns which the end user may not even recognize, let alone understand. Delivered with wit, these insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries are intended to provoke serious thought, discussion, and ultimately, action.

IIn this thought-provoking collection of articles and speeches, White focuses on the professional issues confronting librarians at a time of increased technological options-when information can directly and easily be accessed by end users, ...

The Function of Proverbs in Discourse: The Case of a Mexican Transnational Social Network

Grounded primarily in the ethnography of communication and aligned with the multidisciplinarity of discourse analysis, the book examines the use of proverbs in the daily life of a social network of Mexican-origin transnational families in Chicago and Michoacán, Mexico. Various and detailed analyses of actual proverb use reveal that proverbs in this particular population function as a highly contextualized communicative strategy that serves four discrete social functions: to argue, to advise, to establish rapport, and to entertain. Proposing that the social and cognitive aspects of language use must be combined for a complete understanding of how such genres of language are actually used by regular people in daily life, the author shows how ordinary people use sophisticated cognitive processes to interpret the socially-relevant meanings of proverbs in everyday conversation. The book provides an unusual mix of contextualized discourse analysis that is ethnographic, linguistic, and cognitive, yielding much needed insight into a segment of the Mexican-origin population of the Midwestern U.S., a population whose increasing importance and size is often mentioned, but about which precious few linguistic studies have been conducted. The volume not only helps to fill this void but it is also one of the few studies that focuses on the impact of transnationalism on linguistic practices, regardless of cultural group. Departing from the conventional approach of ignoring the role of everyday-language use in order to focus exclusively on culture, economics, or migrant patterns, the book makes linguistic practice the central issue, and thus affirms that it is language that weaves together the two distant sites of transnational communities, providing a fertile area for understanding the perspectives of the transmigrants themselves.

Grounded primarily in the ethnography of communication and aligned with the multidisciplinarity of discourse analysis, the book examines the use of proverbs in the daily life of a social network of Mexican-origin transnational families in ...

Libraries and Founders of Libraries

This history of libraries in Britain and Europe concentrates on the role of the individual collector in cultural preservation.

This history of libraries in Britain and Europe concentrates on the role of the individual collector in cultural preservation.

Looking for Information

A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior

An updated look at how humans seek out information.

Looking for Information presents examples of information seeking and reviews studies of the information-seeking behavior of both general and specific social and occupational groups: scientists, engineers, social scientists, humanists, ...

Breaking the Book

Print Humanities in the Digital Age

Breaking the Book is a manifesto on the cognitive consequences and emotional effects of human interactions with physical books that reveals why the traditional humanities disciplines are resistant to "digital" humanities. Explores the reasons why the traditional humanities disciplines are resistant to "digital humanities" Reveals facets of book history, offering it as an example of how different media shape our modes of thinking and feeling Gathers together the most important book history and literary criticism concerning the hundred years leading up to the early 19th-century emergence of mass print culture Predicts effects of the digital revolution on disciplinarity, expertise, and the institutional restructuring of the humanities

Breaking the Book is a manifesto on the cognitive consequences and emotional effects of human interactions with physical books that reveals why the traditional humanities disciplines are resistant to 'digital' humanities.

Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition

Addressed to practicing librarians and other information professionals, as well as master's and doctoral students in LIS programs, Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition specifically covers the research methodologies likely to be used by librarians, providing guidance on designing and conducting research and publishing research results. ||Like its predecessors, this fifth edition is exceptionally comprehensive. Content has been thoroughly updated and sections have been added on social networking and other web-based research methods and techniques. The book emphasizes quantitative research, including survey and experimental studies. It also gives attention to qualitative research, including historical research. A chapter is devoted to the statistical analysis of research results. Evaluation, writing, and publishing of research reports are considered as well. Coauthored by distinguished researchers in library and information science, the book also includes contributions from experts on qualitative research, domain assumptions of research, and sampling.

Addressed to practicing librarians and other information professionals, as well as master's and doctoral students in LIS programs, Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition specifically covers the research methodologies likely to ...

Developing a Vision: Strategic Planning for the School Librarian in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

Strategic Planning for the School Librarian in the 21st Century, Second Edition

This text shows teacher librarians how to become leaders in their schools and apply their unique skills and insight to develop a timely and meaningful vision for the school's library. • Presents two different approaches to strategic planning • Numerous figures are provided to clearly illustrate the strategic planning process

This text shows teacher librarians how to become leaders in their schools and apply their unique skills and insight to develop a timely and meaningful vision for the school's library. • Presents two different approaches to strategic ...

Open Access to STM Information

Trends, Models and Strategies for Libraries

This book contains a plethora of different viewpoints and research results from all over the world, bringing them together to provide a global perspective on the various issues that comprise "open access". Topics include copyright, best practices and management, open access and society, repositories, journals, publications and publishing, services and technology, quality and evaluation. The book offers a holistic focus on open access and can serve as a useful learning tool for students and professionals.

This book contains a plethora of different viewpoints and research results from all over the world, bringing them together to provide a global perspective on the various issues that comprise "open access".