This book guides readers from the very start of their journey in discovering data and all its uses to implementing data collection, analysis and review for decision making and service development. It's a practical, no-nonsense guide to demystify and equip any information professional with the tools to start their own data-driven decision practice.
The most important thing today's students can learn is how to find and evaluate information. This book provides in-depth discussion of aspects of media literacy and how they can be used to manipulate information. Classroom exercises are provided to help instructors teach vital media literacy skills to their students.
This book explores the rapid expansion of data sources, visualizations, and analytics created in the last decade and explores the strategies, tools, and approaches that educators and information specialists are employing to train a new generation of data professionals.
Drawing on recent research, this book explores the connection between libraries, literacy, reading engagement and wellbeing, providing powerful advocacy support for school library professionals seeking to illustrate the role they play in supporting students' literacy learning and wellbeing.
The second edition of this definitive textbook provides an introduction to the library and information sciences, emphasising their philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual foundations. Updated to cover the changing information environment, it is suitable as a text for college and university students, for those beginning research, and for thoughtful practitioners.
The third edition of this landmark textbook has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the many developments and changes in metadata and related domains. Authors Marcia Lei Zeng and Jian Qin provide a solid grounding in the variety and interrelationships among different metadata types, offering a comprehensive look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library and information science and beyond.
Based on practical experience and the latest ideas in the heritage sector, The Special Collections Handbook is a no-nonsense companion to help librarians with limited resources care for unique and distinctive collections and share them with wider audiences.
Libraries across all sectors are responding to the call to decolonise, critically examining their own historic legacies and practices and supporting institutional change. This book brings together current thinking and emerging practices around decolonising the library, providing conceptual frameworks, and describing emerging practices and their impact.
Taxonomies is a curated anthology of case studies of taxonomy projects that showcases the incredible breadth and depth of work being done by taxonomists across many different types of sectors and organisations. The book aims to inspire and educate anyone who needs to organise information and data.
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 of metadata design and creation? Fully revised and updated, this comprehensive resource provides guidance for readers to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to develop and manage metadata for digital collections.
This book provides a practical introduction to metadata for the digital library, describing in detail how to implement a strategic approach which will enable complex digital objects to be discovered, delivered and preserved in the short- and long-term.
'This book is extremely well-written - clear, concise, engaging and entertaining. It is also highly practical - full of examples, tables, figures, checklists, and step by step instructions... Highly recommended for anyone involved with data in any capacity' - Margaret Iwona Katny, Information Professional
Facilitating Effective Sixth Form Independent Learning is a stage-by-stage guide for educators who are interested in setting up a teaching programme to facilitate the independent learning of Sixth Form students.
Home-School Learning Resources is a practical guide that will help teachers, parents, home educators and librarians to locate useful, quality-tested websites that offer resources for enhanced curriculum learning and related fun activities for children and young people aged 4-16.