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.
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 is simultaneously a comprehensive inquiry and an imaginative journey into mapping as a method of teaching information literacy...The book offers many insights into the use of mapping in everyday library practice, such as designing staff development activities to help make tacit practices explicit. It also offers an informed take on how to organise student group work in a meaningful way by promoting dialogue through structured activities.'
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.
In the fifth edition of this classic textbook, Richard E. Rubin and new co-author Rachel G. Rubin provide a foundational text for LIS students and professionals while taking into account the numerous societal, technological, political, and economic changes affecting library and information institutions, their users and the discipline as a whole.
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.
Designed as a simple companion to "AACR2", this book covers descriptive cataloguing for library school students, beginning cataloguers and information professionals. It is fully cross-referenced to "AACR2", taking into account the 2002 revisions, and also includes MARC21 coding and examples.
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 examples based on real works, teaches readers how to use the scheme. Fully worked out answers and notes are provided.
This authoritative textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the changing functions of higher education libraries & the organizational cultures in which they operate. This new edition has more extensive coverage of: performance measurement; accessibility; information literacy; digital libraries; copyright; institutional repositories; virtual
Introduces support staff, paraprofessionals and LIS students to the workplace. Informing the reader of the developments in the field, this text provides an educational underpinning to library and information work across various sectors. It is useful for paraprofessional training and as a professional education reader for the non-professional.
Focusing on the library as a vehicle for encouraging creativity as well as a provider of information resources, this book offers a model of how traditional and electronic sources can co-exist in the library. It emphasizes that beyond the intermediary role of libraries is the vital requirement to promote understanding and engagement.