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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This book presents a fool-proof method for cleaning and classifying business data. Covering everything from data classification to normalisation, taxonomies and presenting the author's proven COAT methodology, it helps organisations ensure their data is Consistent, Organised, Accurate and Trustworthy. A series of data horror stories outlines what can go wrong in managing data, and if it does, how it can be fixed.
This directory is a handy on-volume discovery tool that will allow readers to locate rare book and special collections in the British Isles and has been fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997.
In Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of diruption, leaders of many kinds of library come together to talk strategically, futuristically and courageously, confronting some of the key issues of our time to confront (some) popular opinions and political positions, and the fundamental question: are librarians and libraries relevant in the 21st Century?
Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies is the first book to focus on visual methods in LIS, providing a comprehensive primer for students, educators, researchers and practitioners in the field. Contributed chapters in the book showcase examples of VRM in action and offer the insights, inspirations, and experiences of researchers and practitioners working with visual methods.
This fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling Chief Data Officer's Playbook offers new insights into the role of the CDO and the data environment. Written by two of the world's leading experts in data driven transformation, it addresses the changes that have taken place in 'data', in the role of the 'CDO', and the expectations and ambitions of organisations. Most importantly, it will place the role of the CDO into the context of a c-suite player for organisations that wish to recover quickly and with long-term stability from the current global economic downturn.
The growing importance of data science, and the increasing role of information professionals in the management and use of data, are brought together in Practical Data Science for Information Professionals to provide a practical introduction specifically designed for information professionals.
This book traces the trajectory of the community archives movement, including development to sites such as historical societies, social movement organisations and community centres, and explores new definitions of what community archives might encompass, particularly in relation to disciplines outside the archives.
'Open Heritage Data has clear goals: to 'inspire and kickstart' GLAM professionals' involvement with these concepts and to explore how some users (termed 'heritage amateurs') engage with the data. Combined with the author's autoethnographic approach, this book produces a persuasive argument for making heritage data open, with many examples showing the benefit of the author's extensive experience...Overall, the text succeeds in positively presenting the value of open heritage data and encouraging professionals to learn more.'