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FRBR, Before and After: A Look at Our Bibliographic Models

by Karen Coyle

Coyle's articulate treatment of the issues at hand helps bridge the divide between traditional cataloging practice and the algorithmic metadata approach, making this book an important resource for both LIS students...

Self-Publishing and Collection Development:Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries

by Robert P. Holley

The current publishing environment has experienced a drastic change in the way content is created, delivered, and acquired, particularly for libraries. With the increasing importance of digital publishing, more...

How Libraries Should Manage Data: Practical Guidance On How With Minimum Resources to Get the Best From Your Data

by Brian Cox

Have you ever looked at your Library's key performance indicators and said to yourself "so what!"? Have you found yourself making decisions in a void due to the lack of useful and easily accessible operational...

Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom

by Michelle Reale

Readers will feel confident applying the lessons learned from Reale's first-hand account to their own experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Digital Futures: Expert Briefings on Digital Technologies for Education and Research

by Martin Hall, Martyn Harrow & Lorraine Estelle

A co-branded book project with Jisc (formerly the Joint Information Systems Commitee), off the back of DigiFest 2014, a digital festival run by Jisc for the first time in 2014. The aim of the book is to bring...

A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom: A Supplement to the Intellectual Freedom Manual, Ninth Edition

by Trina Magi & Martin Garnar

Collecting several key documents and policy statements, this supplement to the ninth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual traces a history of ALA's commitment to fighting censorship.

Shared Print Repositories: Collaborative Collecting

by Karen S. Fischer & Faye A. Chadwell

The chapters in this book address the growing endeavours of shared print repositories and programs in academic libraries, representing a global perspective with authors from Canada, Australia, Great Britain,...

Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library

by Scott Sherman

A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people’s interests—by the reporter who broke the story


In a series of cover stories for The Nation...

Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities

by Steve Albrecht

Through the methods outlined in this book, Albrecht demonstrates that effective communication not only makes library users feel more comfortable but also increases staff morale, ensuring the library is place...

Real-World Teen Services

by Jennifer Velásquez

This book goes beyond the "what" and "how" of teen services to get to the "why," ensuring that both new and experienced practitioners will understand the ways teens want to use public space, discover and create...

The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide

by Rebecca Vnuk

Filled with field-tested, no nonsense strategies, this handbook will enable libraries to bloom by maintaining a collection that users actually use.

Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories, Models and Methods

by Elena, Dr Pierazzo

This book provides an up-to-date, coherent and comprehensive treatment of digital scholarly editing, organized according to the typical timeline and workflow of the preparation of an edition: from the choice...

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

by John Palfrey

Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information.In...

Leading Libraries: How to Create a Service Culture

by Wyoma vanDuinkerken & Wendi Arant Kaspar

This valuable resource gathers the principles and best practices of leadership, and points the way towards creating a service culture that makes every staff member a library leader.

Intellectual Freedom Manual: Ninth Edition

by Trina Magi & Martin Garnar

This must-have tool will help librarians ensure that institutions of all kinds remain beacons of intellectual freedom.

The Purpose-Based Library: Finding Your Path to Survival, Success, and Growth

by John J. Huber & Steven V. Potter

Packed with boots-on-the-ground commentary, this book presents strategies to help libraries survive and succeed.

New Routes to Library Success: 100+ Ideas from Outside the Stacks

by Elisabeth Doucett

An exciting survey of creativity in action, Doucett's book will encourage public library directors, managers, trustees, and staff to cross-pollinate their own expertise with innovative ideas from outside the...

Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning: A LITA Guide

by Mary Mallery

Featuring contributions from librarians who offer hard-won advice gained from personal experience, this compendium leads readers through a step-by-step process of creating a library technology disaster response...

From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum

by Katarzyna, Dr Murawska-Muthesius & Piotr, Dr Piotrowski

Since the late nineteenth century, museums have been cited as tools of imperialism and colonialism, as strongholds of patriarchalism, masculinism, homophobia and xenophobia, and accused both of elitism and commercialism....

Our Enduring Values Revisited: Librarianship in an Ever-Changing World

by Michael Gorman

In this stirring manifesto, public intellectual, librarian, and philosopher Gorman addresses head on the "existential panic" among library professionals caused by the radical shift in how libraries are viewed....