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.
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.
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.
'If you are teaching data science then all your students should be made aware of this book. When it comes to organisations. I can't see any reason for not making sure that anyone managing an Excel data base has a copy to refer to.... Excellent value for the price'-Martin White, Informer'I gained many practical tips for using a spreadsheet to clean data, and alternate ways of approaching classification while reading this book - there is hope for cleaner data!'- Mary Silvia Whittaker, SLA Taxonomy
The book will explore the use of games-based learning and gamification in school libraries. It illustrates how game play can be developed by school librarians through blended theory and practice, exemplified by case studies taken from a variety of international contexts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This book provides an overview of best practice strategic marketing with advice on how to implement effective marketing activities in libraries and information services with the best chance of success.
'This really is a book that is difficult to find serious fault with; it presents clearly and concisely, covering the topic in around 300 pages. It will be valuable for many businesses, most librarians, and all library science, archival, and business study tertiary education libraries.'