Information organization & retrieval

Catalogue 2.0   Catalogue 2.0
The future of the library catalogue

Edited by Sally Chambers

Will there be a library catalogue in the future and, if so, what will it look like? In the last 25 years, the library catalogue has undergone an evolution, from card catalogues to OPACs, discovery systems . . .

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Cataloguing and Decision-Making in a Hybrid Environment   Cataloguing and Decision-Making in a Hybrid Environment
The transition from AACR2 to RDA

Anne Welsh

As the transition to RDA changes the international cataloguing landscape, readers need practical guidance to operate successfully in a world of hybrid catalogues, where records created under different . . .

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Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloguing and Metadata   Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloguing and Metadata
Practical applications of XSD, XSLT, and XQuery

Timothy W. Cole, Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han and Christine Schwartz

This practical guide will be essential reading for all those needing to come up to speed quickly on XML and how it is used by libraries today.    XML and its ancillary technologies XSD, . . .

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Data and Information   Data and Information
Organization and access

G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

This important new foundational textbook covers the theory, practice, research issues and contexts of information organization and interactive information retrieval. Readers will learn about the key . . .

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Essential Cataloguing   Essential Cataloguing
The basics

J. H. Bowman

Mystified by main entry? Confused by corporate bodies? Can't tell a description from an access point? Then this is the book for you. Cataloguing is important, despite what some people may tell you. . . .

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Essential Classification, 2nd edition   Essential Classification, 2nd edition
Vanda Broughton

Classification is a crucial skill for all information workers involved in organizing collections. This new edition offers fully revised and updated guidance on how to go about classifying a document from . . .

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Essential Dewey   Essential Dewey
J. H. Bowman

In this book, John Bowman helps novice and out-of-practice classifiers to understand how to use Dewey to classify works. He outlines the content of the scheme and its structure and then, through worked . . .

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Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings   Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings
Vanda Broughton

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are increasingly seen as 'the' English language controlled vocabulary, despite their lack of a theoretical foundation, and their evident US bias. In . . .

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Essential Thesaurus Construction   Essential Thesaurus Construction
Vanda Broughton

Many information professionals working in small units today fail to find the published tools for subject based organization that are appropriate to their local needs, whether they are archivists, special . . .

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Facet Analysis   Facet Analysis
Vanda Broughton

Facet analysis is an important theory in the fields of knowledge organization and information retrieval. It has been stated that ‘it has dominated what has been termed “modern classification . . .

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Facilitating Access to the Web of Data   Facilitating Access to the Web of Data
A guide for librarians

David Stuart

The web is changing from a web of documents to a web of data; from a web that can be read by humans, to one that can be read by machines. These are fascinating advances for anyone interested in the changing . . .

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Getting Resource Discovery Right for Your User Community   Getting Resource Discovery Right for Your User Community
Edited by Simon McLeish

Discovery is central to academic activities at all levels, and is a major focus for libraries and museums. This book will help its readers learn how to adapt in a fast changing area to continue to serve . . .

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Information Architecture   Information Architecture
Designing information environments for purpose

Edited by Alan Gilchrist and Barry Mahon

The advent of the computer has facilitated an exponential growth in the tools and techniques for manipulating information. Much of the development has been ad-hoc, driven by general management practises . . .

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Information Resource Description   Information Resource Description
Creating and managing metadata

Philip Hider

An overview of the field of information organization that examines resource description as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment.   This timely book employs the . . .

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Information Resource Description, 2nd edition   Information Resource Description, 2nd edition
Creating and managing metadata

Philip Hider

This new edition offers a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of information organization, examining the description of information resources as both a product and process of the contemporary . . .

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Information Systems   Information Systems
Process and practice

Edited by Christine Urquhart, Faten Hamad, Dina Tbaishat and Alison Yeoman

This new book takes a holistic view of information architecture to offer information professionals a vital critical analysis of library and information service architecture with discussion of methods, . . .

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Innovations in Information Retrieval   Innovations in Information Retrieval
Perspectives for theory and practice

Edited by Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty

The advent of new information retrieval (IR) technologies and approaches to storage and retrieval provide communities with previously unheard of opportunities for mass documentation, digitization, and . . .

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Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval   Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval
Edited by Ian Ruthven and Diane Kelly

Information retrieval (IR) is a complex human activity supported by sophisticated systems. Information science has contributed much to the design and evaluation of previous generations of IR system development . . .

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Introducing RDA   Introducing RDA
A guide to the basics

Chris Oliver

The release of Resource Description and Access is not the release of a revised standard; it represents a total shift in the understanding of the whole cataloguing process. This shift from the Anglo-American . . .

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Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition   Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition
G. G. Chowdhury

An information retrieval (IR) system is designed to analyse, process and store sources of information and retrieve those that match a particular user's requirements. A bewildering range of techniques . . .

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Linked Data for Cultural Heritage   Linked Data for Cultural Heritage
Edited by Ed Jones and Michele Seikel

This book gathers a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in libraries, archives, and museums. Linked open data remains . . .

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Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums   Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums
How to clean, link and publish your metadata

Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh

This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Libraries, . . .

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Managing Digital Cultural Objects   Managing Digital Cultural Objects
Analysis, discovery and retrieval

Edited by Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty

This book explores the analysis and interpretation, discovery and retrieval of a variety of non-textual objects, including image, music and moving image.  Bringing together chapters written by . . .

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Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems   Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems
Edited by Louise F Spiteri

This book shows you how to harness the power of linked data and web-scale discovery systems to manage and link widely varied content across your library collection. Libraries are increasingly using . . .

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Maxwell's Handbook for RDA   Maxwell's Handbook for RDA
Explaining and illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access using MARC21

Robert L. Maxwell

Designed to interpret and explain RDA: Resource Description and Access, this handbook illustrates and applies the new cataloguing rules in the MARC21 environment for every type of information format.    In . . .

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Maxwell's Handbook for RDA, 2nd edition   Maxwell's Handbook for RDA, 2nd edition
Explaining and illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access using MARC21

Robert L Maxwell

Designed to interpret and explain RDA: Resource Description and Access, this handbook illustrates and applies the new cataloguing rules in the MARC21 environment for every type of information format.  In . . .

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Metadata for Digital Collections   Metadata for Digital Collections
A how-to-do-it manual

Stephen J Miller

More and more libraries, archives, and museums are creating online collections of digitized resources. Where can those charged with organizing these new collections turn for guidance on the actual practice . . .

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Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval, 2nd edition   Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval, 2nd edition
Understanding metadata and its use

David Haynes

This new and updated second edition of a classic text provides a thought provoking introduction to metadata for all library and information students and professionals. Metadata for Information Management . . .

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Metadata, 2nd edition   Metadata, 2nd edition
Marcia Lei Zeng and Jian Qin

Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Providing a solid . . .

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Open Heritage Data   Open Heritage Data
Publishing and using open data for visualization, mapping, and mining in cultural heritage institutions

Henriette Roued-Cunliffe

This book combines current research in open data practices in the heritage sector with technical step-by-step guides on how to work with heritage data for visualisation, mapping, and mining.    The . . .

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Organizing Information   Organizing Information
From the shelf to the web

G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

Tomorrow's LIS professionals will have to be conversant with all the tools and techniques for organizing information in different domains - from the library's shelves to the web and digital libraries. . . .

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Practical Cataloguing   Practical Cataloguing
AACR, RDA and MARC21

Anne Welsh and Sue Batley

This essential new textbook provides cataloguers with the skills needed for transition to Resource Description and Access (RDA).     The book builds on John Bowman’s highly regarded . . .

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Practical Ontologies for Information Professionals   Practical Ontologies for Information Professionals
David Stuart

Practical Ontologies for Information Professionals provides an accessible introduction and exploration of ontologies and demonstrates their value to information professionals. More data and information . . .

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RDA and Cartographic Resources   RDA and Cartographic Resources
Paige G. Andrew, Susan M Moore and Mary Lynette Larsgaard

In order to ease through the RDA: Resource Description and Access transition, specialist cataloguers need information on managing the materials in their areas of responsibility. RDA and Cartographic Resources . . .

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RDA and Serials Cataloguing   RDA and Serials Cataloguing
Ed Jones

In this manual, expert cataloguer Ed Jones shows you how to catalogue serials using the new cataloguing standard, RDA: Resource Description and Access.  Serials and continuing resources present . . .

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RDA Essentials   RDA Essentials
Thomas Brenndorfer

This concise guide to cataloguing with RDA: Resource Description and Access is essential for those seeking a simplified path to creating basic RDA records. In this quick reference source, author Thomas . . .

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RDA: Strategies for Implementation, 2nd edition   RDA: Strategies for Implementation, 2nd edition
Magda El-Sherbini

El-Sherbini’s guide, which won the 2014 ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award, has been completely updated to reflect the maturing landscape of RDA. Starting with a comparison of . . .

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Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment   Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment
Edited by Diane Rasmussen Pennington and Louise Spiteri

Social tagging, hashtags, and geotags are used across a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, Instagram) in different countries and cultures. This book, representing researchers . . .

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Systematic Searching   Systematic Searching
Edited by Paul Levay and Jenny Craven

In resource poor, cost saving times, this book advises information professionals on how to search more efficiently. The book brings together expert international practitioners and researchers to highlight . . .

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The Facet Discovery Collection   The Facet Discovery Collection

This Collection contains the following books: Exploring Discovery edited by Kenneth J Varnum Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems edited by Louise F Spiteri Managing Digital . . .

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The Facet Information Organization Collection   The Facet Information Organization Collection

This Collection contains the following books: Catalogue 2.0: The future of the library catalogue Edited by Sally Chambers Essential Classification, 2nd edition Vanda Broughton Essential Library . . .

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The Facet Information Retrieval Collection   The Facet Information Retrieval Collection

This Collection contains the following books: Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition by G. G. Chowdhury Innovations in Information Retrieval edited by Allen Foster . . .

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The Facet RDA Collection   The Facet RDA Collection

This Collection contains the following books:   RDA Essentials by Thomas Brenndorfer Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA: Explaining and illustrating RDA: Resource Description . . .

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The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition   The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition
A. C. Foskett

The Internet and World Wide Web have made access to information easy but do not solve the problems of finding exactly what is wanted, to the point of overwhelming the reader with information. Since the . . .

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