Category: Library Information Science

Creating Digital Collections. A Practical Guide by Allison Zhang, Don Gourley

By Allison Zhang, Don Gourley

Libraries realize the significance of digitizing archival fabric to enhance entry to and protection in their particular collections. This ebook offers a step by step advisor for developing electronic collections, together with examples and useful suggestions that experience by no means been released before.

  • Illustrates thoughts with an on-going case learn on the finish of every chapter
  • Provides particular technical info and sensible adventure Discusses practitioners' perception in digitization
  • Can be used as a consultant for growing electronic collections

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Cool Story Programs for the School-Age Crowd by Rob Reid

By Rob Reid

What child would not love literary explorations of the smelly, creepy, and soiled? Throw in rats, witches, extraterrestrial beings, and undies, and it truly is impossible to resist. but few tale occasions are designed for common university teenagers, who're motive on keeping apart themselves from more youthful siblings. Why aren't there extra occasions for those young children? it isn't a scarcity of serious fabric insists librarian-humorist Reid, who builds upon his past ALA bestseller. anything humorous occurred on the Library (ALA variations, 2003) to supply 18 new wacky and offbeat courses, together with the profitable themes of the giggly and gross. each one plan opens with a thumbnail assessment, then attracts on strange combos of poetry, photograph books, bankruptcy booklet excerpts and brief tales. the combination varies by way of topic, yet the entire courses contact the worries (interests and humor (Think: Captain Underpants), for this age team. viewers involvement contains wordplay, reader's theater, dramatics, writing, tune, activities, or crafts. Reid additionally illustrates the way to tweak courses to attract more youthful (or older) audiences. Plans for enjoyable tale courses surround: Catching a few Zzzz's; A1 tales; vast and undesirable in 4 separate flavors; Cool tuition, alien university and do not wanna visit tuition! Designed to motivate public kid's librarians, college media employees, school room lecturers, and somebody who desires to support literature come alive for children in grades K-4, Cool tale courses is a confirmed, adaptable source, and vital for libraries serving children.

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Free Voluntary Reading by Stephen D. Krashen

By Stephen D. Krashen

Unfastened voluntary examining seems to be greater and extra strong than ever. Stephen D. Krashen, PhD, is an suggest at no cost voluntary analyzing in colleges and has released many magazine articles at the topic. unfastened Voluntary studying: energy 2010 collects the final ten years of his broad paintings and reconsiders all facets of this crucial debate in mild of the newest findings.The e-book presents an available exam of issues, equivalent to loose voluntary reading's price in language and literary acquisition locally and all over the world, fresh advancements in aid of loose voluntary analyzing, even if rewards-based courses gain the advance of lifelong examining, the price of phonics in examining guide, and developments in literacy within the usa.

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A Global Doll's House: Ibsen and Distant Visions by Julie Holledge, Jonathan Bollen, Frode Helland, Joanne

By Julie Holledge, Jonathan Bollen, Frode Helland, Joanne Tompkins

This publication addresses a deceptively basic query: what money owed for the worldwide good fortune of A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s most well liked play? utilizing maps, networks, and pictures to discover the area background of the play’s creation, this query is taken into account from angles: cultural transmission and edition. Analysing the play’s transmission unearths the social, fiscal, and political forces that experience secured its position within the canon of global drama; a comparative learn of the play’s 135-year creation heritage throughout 5 continents deals new insights into theatrical variation. Key parts of analysis comprise the worldwide excursions of nineteenth-century actress-managers, Norway’s tender international relations in selling gender equality, representations of the feminine acting physique, and the sexual vectors of social switch in theatre.

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Blogging and RSS: A Librarian's Guide by Michael P. Sauers

By Michael P. Sauers

During this totally up to date moment variation of his well known 2006 ebook, Michael P. Sauers indicates how running a blog and RSS know-how should be simply and effectively utilized by libraries and librarians. as well as offering easy-to-follow directions for growing, publishing, and syndicating a web publication utilizing loose web-based companies, software program, RSS feeds, and aggregators, Sauers covers new instruments and prone, introduces quite a few beneficial library blogs and bloggers, and contains a new bankruptcy on microblogging with Twitter.

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Real-World Teen Services by Jennifer Velasquez

By Jennifer Velasquez

There are many assets approximately youngster providers that concentrate on YA readers advisory and programming principles. however the fundamentals of day by day carrier to young people within the library surroundings, a self-discipline requiring particular abilities, is all too frequently glossed over in expert literature.  As a end result many LIS grads start serving teenagers armed with an incomplete realizing of why their activity is either vital and distinct, and what they should be aware of from day one. This compromises their effectiveness as either younger grownup librarians and advocates for youngster companies. during this down-to-earth ebook, former Library Journal Mover & Shaker Velásquez explores real-world demanding situations and hindrances to youngster provider that frequently current themselves, supplying options and suggestions for either new YA librarians and people eager to clean up their process. offering clean methods of considering the position of the teenager companies librarian and the way it suits into the organizational constitution, Velásquez

  • Combines field-tested techniques with present examine to take on universal teenager library carrier matters similar to truancy, curfews, programming philosophy and challenge, privateness, and organizational resistance, no matter if refined or overt
  • Addresses every one subject from the point of view of operating with young people, relatives, fellow colleagues, and neighborhood stakeholders
  • Presents reasonable techniques to assist shift a library s tradition in the direction of one who embraces teenagers and teenage services
  • Shows easy methods to get the main out of a library s youngster house, discussing components like place, age regulations, time of day regulations, and staffing, plus feedback for utilizing the shelf-space of the YA assortment as a beginning point

This publication is going past the what and the way of adlescent prone to get to the why, making sure that either new and skilled practitioners will comprehend the methods children are looking to use public area, notice and create details, and have interaction with friends and adults.

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Stories in Action: Interactive Tales and Learning Activities by William Gordh

By William Gordh

Advertise the affection of tale, familiarize teenagers with various tale varieties and stimulate interest in diversified topics whereas construction simple literacy abilities. during this advisor, dozens of captivating tales from all over the world are followed by way of easy studying extensions for kids (ages four via eight) that construct such very important literacy abilities as print know-how, print motivation, vocabulary, phonological information, listening abilities, and predicting and sequencing abilities. all of the 14 chapters starts with an interactive, illustrated folktale finger play because the place to begin for various literacy construction actions corresponding to appearing out, re-telling, writing, and discussions; and ends with a quick checklist of similar books. a good source for library tale hour, the booklet can be valuable to storytellers, academics, day care facilities, and after tuition courses. Grades PreK-3.Enchant young children with those interactive tales whereas construction a high-quality starting place for literacy in younger novices. This advisor is designed to advertise in little ones (ages four via eight) the affection of tale, familiarize them with various tale varieties, stimulate interest in varied matters, and construct literacy talents. It bargains nearly forty enticing and interactive stories from all over the world in addition to similar actions, and it presents educators and storytellers with a wealth of interesting fabric for literacy and storytelling courses. The booklet is prepared in 3 sections-Exploring buildings of news, Exploring issues and Characters via tales, and Exploring Cultures via tales. all the 14 chapters starts with an interactive, illustrated folktale finger play as place to begin for a number of literacy development actions akin to appearing out, re-telling, writing, and discussions. similar tales and imagine publication references construct upon such topics as tall stories, sharing, magical helpers, and the rain wooded area. suggestions for operating with more youthful little ones, in addition to talented and older young ones also are integrated. Grades PreK-3.

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Helping Homeschoolers in the Library by Adrienne Furness

By Adrienne Furness

Some time past decade, the increase of homeschooling has had a major effect on public libraries. learn from the nationwide heart of schooling information (NCES) unearths that of the 1.1 million kids being homeschooled within the usa, seventy eight% of homeschooling mom and dad use the general public library as their basic source of studying fabrics. but, so much librarians are unequipped and unprepared to arrive this particular crew of patrons.This useful guidebook seeks to bridge the space among librarians and homeschoolers in those methods: who're homeschoolers and the way am i able to aid them virtually? half 1 addresses the background and heritage of homeschooling in addition to the wishes and viewpoints of assorted homeschooling teams. half 2 offers particularly with construction courses and providers for the homeschooling population.Addressing all age teams, from the best way to serve straightforward tuition childrens and youths, to even the homeschooling mother or father, homeschooling specialist Furness deals# In-depth chapters devoted to sorts of homeschooling and unschooling pursuits# entire dialogue of assets to serve the varied homeschooling inhabitants# principles on courses and social retailers the library offers# Annotated lists of additional readings on the finish of every bankruptcy, plus site assets and digital dialogue lists# 17 real–life tales of librarians interacting with homeschoolersBy relocating previous stereotypes and knowing what assets can be found, librarians will be vital allies to this various crew of consumers. Children’s and YA librarians, library administrators, aid employees operating with early life in public libraries and educators will locate the data and instruments they should strengthen rules, courses, and companies to help homeschoolers of their groups.

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China Live by Mike Chinoy

By Mike Chinoy

In China stay: humans strength and the tv Revolution, Mike Chinoy presents an insider's view of 2 of crucial forces shaping our era—the upward thrust of worldwide satellite tv for pc information and the increase of China. Exploring not just how occasions form tv, yet how television can form the scoop because it unfolds, Chinoy describes his own trip via key political dramas, from armed clash in Northern eire, Lebanon, Indochina, and Afghanistan, to the "people energy" revolution within the Philippines and the continued situation in North Korea.The middle of the publication is Chinoy's lifelong involvement with China. As CNN's first Beijing bureau leader, Chinoy recounts a riveting story of protecting the China beat, in particular the momentous occasions in Tiananmen sq. in 1989. CNN's remarkable dwell pronounces of the scholar rebellion and armed forces crackdown marked a turning element in smooth journalism and performed a serious position in shaping overseas perceptions of China.Revised and up to date to incorporate such fresh occasions because the loss of life of Deng Xiaoping, the handover of Hong Kong, the turmoil in Indonesia, and the ongoing debate over the legacy of Tiananmen, China reside is still a compelling account of the lifetime of an award-winning international correspondent and a revealing glimpse contained in the global of tv information.

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Reading and Writing the Electronic Book (Synthesis Lectures by Catherine C. Marshall

By Catherine C. Marshall

Advancements during the last two decades have fueled massive hypothesis concerning the way forward for the ebook and of interpreting itself. This e-book starts off with a short historic evaluation the background of digital books, together with the social and technical forces that experience formed their improvement. the point of interest then shifts to examining and the way we have interaction with what we learn: simple concerns comparable to legibility, annotation, and navigation are tested as points of interpreting that eBooks inherit from their print legacy. simply because analyzing is essentially communicative, I additionally take a more in-depth examine the sociality of analyzing: how we learn in a bunch and the way we percentage what we learn. reviews of analyzing and e-book use are built-in in the course of the ebook, yet bankruptcy five "goes meta" to discover how a researcher may well pass approximately designing his or her personal reading-related reviews. No booklet approximately eBooks is whole with no an particular dialogue of content material training, i.e., how the digital booklet is written. therefore, bankruptcy 6 delves into the underlying illustration of eBooks and efforts to create and practice markup criteria to them. This bankruptcy additionally examines how print genres have made the adventure to electronic and the way a few rising electronic genres should be discovered as eBooks. ultimately, bankruptcy 7 discusses a few beyond-the-book performance: how can book structures be reworked into transportable own libraries? in spite of everything, my wish is that by the point the reader reaches the tip of this publication, she or he will suppose built to accomplish the subsequent set of experiences, write the following set of articles, invent new book performance, or just have interaction in a heated argument with the stranger in seat 17C in regards to the way forward for studying. desk of Contents: Preface / determine credit / creation / studying / interplay / interpreting as a Social job / learning studying / past the ebook / References / writer Biography

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