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Web Scale Discovery Services

by Jason Vaughan

To help individual libraries evaluate which service will best meet the needs of the library and its community, this report provides detailed evaluation questions and concludes with a section providing additional...


Privacy and Freedom of Information in 21st-Century Libraries: A Library Technology Report

by Jason Griffey & Office for Intellectual Freedom OIF

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has assembled an all-star cast of writers to explore the challenges to privacy that ongoing shifts in technology have created, and how librarians can address them.


The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

by Joyce G. Saricks

Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management.


Writing Reviews for Readers' Advisory

by Brad Hooper

Reviews are an important resource for readers' advisory and collection development. They are also a helpful promotional tool, introducing patrons to what is new on the shelf.


Manual of English Grammar and Composition

by J. Nesfield

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality,...


Castiglione's Allegory: Veiled Policy in The Book of the Courtier (1528)

by W.R. Albury

Approaching The Book of the Courtier as an early modern reader would have, author W.R. Albury explores aspects of the work which he argues are intentionally concealed and veiled in allegory. In this reading,...


Brain, Mind and the Signifying Body: An Ecosocial Semiotic Theory

by Paul Thibault

Thought always exaggerates' Hannah Arendt writes. The question of exaggeration becomes a philosophical question when thought endeavours to clarify the ways in which it relates to limits. If its disclosing force...


Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers

by Barry Lee

Philosophers have raised and struggled with questions relating to human language for more than 2000 years. Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers offers a comprehensive historical overview of this fascinating...


Corpus-Based Translation Studies: Research and Applications

by Alet Kruger, Kim Wallmach & Jeremy Munday

This is a collection of leading research within corpus-based translation studies (CTS). CTS is now recognized as a major paradigm that has transformed analysis within the discipline of translation studies. It...


Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals

by August E. Grant & Jennifer H. Meadows

A classic now in its 14th edition, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals is the single best resource for students and professionals looking to brush up on how these technologies have developed, grown,...


Teaching and Learning Pragmatics: Where Language and Culture Meet

by Noriko Ishihara & Andrew D. Cohen

An understanding of sociocultural context is crucial in second language learning – yet developing this awareness often poses a real challenge to the typical language learner.

This book is a practical language...


Medical Library Downsizing: Administrative, Professional, and Personal Strategies for Coping with Change

by Michael Schott

Learn how to stay ahead of the game when budgets and staff are cut

Medical Library Downsizing: Administrative, Professional, and Personal Strategies for Coping with Change explores corporate downsizing and other...


Reference Services and Media

by Linda S Katz

Get the most out of your reference information systems and technology!Reference Services and Media meets the information challenges that overwhelm and assist us today with computerization, electronics, and telecommunications...


Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical

by M Sandra Wood & Elizabeth Connor

Get the tools to meet the challenge of building or renovating a library!

The challenge of renovating or constructing a library requires organizational skill, resourcefulness, creativity, and willingness to compromise....


Professional Communication at Work: Interpersonal Strategies for Career Success

by Joseph L. Chesebro

This text prepares future professionals for success in the workplace through identifying interpersonal communication skills and strategies and exploring when, how, and why to use them. Informed by academic research,...


Can Theory Help Translators?: A Dialogue Between the Ivory Tower and the Wordface

by Andrew Chesterman & Emma Wagner

Can Theory Help Translators? is a dialogue between a theoretical scholar and a professional translator, about the usefulness (if any) of translation theory. The authors argue about the problem of the translator's...


Notetaking for Consecutive Interpreting: A Short Course

by Andrew Gillies

Aimed at students of conference interpreting, whether on university and professional training courses or self-learners, Note-Taking for Consecutive Interpreting - A short Course offers future interpreters a...


Translating Official Documents

by Roberto Mayoral Asensio

Official translations are generally documents that serve as legally valid instruments. They include anything from certificates of birth, death or marriage through to academic transcripts or legal contracts....


Medical Translation Step by Step: Learning by Drafting

by Vicent Montalt & Maria González-Davies

Statistics on the translation market consistently identify medicine as a major thematic area as far as volume or translation is concerned. Vicent Montalt and Maria Gonzalez Davis, both experienced translator...


Intercultural Movements: American Gay in French Translation

by Keith Harvey

How was American gay liberation received in France between the events of Stonewall and the AIDS crisis?

What part did translations of American 'gay fiction' play in this reception?

How might the various intercultural...