Library World Records, 3d ed.

Library World Records, 3d ed.

Author: Godfrey Oswald

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667775

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

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Which are the oldest public libraries in the world? In what years were the first books printed in French, Thai, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish? What are the oldest extant texts written in Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish? When was the first major computer database used in libraries? What are the titles of the largest, smallest or most expensive books ever published? Where is the world's busiest public library? Which three books were the first to contain photographs? In its updated and expanded third edition, this reference work provides hundreds of fascinating facts about libraries, books, periodicals, reference databases, specialty archives, bookstores, catalogs, technology, information science organizations and library buildings.

Leveraging Library Resources in a World of Fiscal Restraint and Institutional Change

Leveraging Library Resources in a World of Fiscal Restraint and Institutional Change

Author: Kevin B. Gunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135716158

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Given the continuing cataclysmic shift in the economic landscape in the last few years, librarians have been forced to reevaluate not only the traditional services that they offer but also their continued existence and relevance to their academic institutions. Given the ‘new normal’ of tighter constraint on personnel and materials budgets, librarians now are compelled to find new ways of offering services and forging new relationships with departments and programs outside the traditional library setting. This volume highlights a number of projects being implemented in academic libraries including: rethinking the entire concept of a library, redefining physical space for new collaborative uses, adapting entrepreneurial techniques to acquire funding, creating new research tools and improving services, forging new consortial partnerships, allying more closely the mission of the library with that of the institution, and adapting public library programs to academic libraries. By re-examining the purpose of an academic library under continuing financial duress, librarians can ensure that their libraries will continue to have relevance to higher education. This book was published as a special issue of College & Undergraduate Libraries.

Continuing Professional Development: Pathways to Leadership in the Library and Information World

Continuing Professional Development: Pathways to Leadership in the Library and Information World

Author: Ann Ritchie

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598440274

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 321

View: 966

These papers focus on the topic of leadership in the library and information professions, providing an overview of institutes, programs and activities occurring around the world. Some are described in detail, outlining learning objectives, structure, recruitment and evaluation strategies; others summarise national and international initiatives. They will provide valuable insights to anyone interested in workforce planning strategies aimed at addressing current shortages of library leaders, as well as those who may have experienced difficulties recruiting to leadership positions and now want to explore the best ways of developing and equipping their own staff with skills to enable them to become the leaders of the future.

Library Statistics for the Twenty-First Century World

Library Statistics for the Twenty-First Century World

Author: Michael Heaney

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598441677

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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An international collaboration between IFLA, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for new library indicators for the twenty-first century. The existing international library statistics were developed nearly 40 years ago. This book presents the first results using the new statistics, and look forward to the next steps. It also contains other initiatives and developments in the fields of library statistics, benchmarking and indicators.

Library Management and Marketing in a Multicultural World

Library Management and Marketing in a Multicultural World

Author: James L. Mullins

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598440267

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 382

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The papers collected in this volume were presented at the conference entitled "Library Management and Marketing in a Multicultural World" in Shanghai, China from August 16-17, 2006, held under the auspices of the Marketing and Management Section of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). This book addresses some of the latest developments in the marketing and management of libraries worldwide, recognizing the challenges to meet local needs in a global, information society. The authors used different approaches to identify trends, opportunities and needs as well as effectiveness and assessment in countries ranging from Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Greece, India, Pakistan, Spain, the United States and elsewhere throughout the world. Several authors describe successful programs designed to promote libraries within a community, nation, or academic community. Others report on trends and changes taking place within the user community and present case studies on the response of libraries to meet challenges and opportunities - through marketing and management.

Electronic Resource Management

Electronic Resource Management

Author: Anne Elguindi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780633206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 330

A significant shift is taking place in libraries, with the purchase of e-resources accounting for the bulk of materials spending. Electronic Resource Management makes the case that technical services workflows need to make a corresponding shift toward e-centric models and highlights the increasing variety of e-formats that are forcing new developments in the field. Six chapters cover key topics, including: technical services models, both past and emerging; staffing and workflow in electronic resource management; implementation and transformation of electronic resource management systems; the role of the electronic resource librarian in discovery systems, layers and tools; and academic library consortia and the evolving role of electronic resources and technology. The leading chapters include case studies from around the world, and a concluding chapter focuses on the disruptive nature of e-books and how broad adoption of this format is emerging as the tipping point towards holistic ‘resource management’, where separate technical services processes for print and electronic resources are finally merged. An emphasis on ‘access’ within the new technical services model Focuses on the unique attributes of electronic resource management that are distinct from traditional print serials workflows Covers consortia and how membership affects electronic resource management workflows, priorities, and technical processes

Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century

Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Melanie J. Norton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442272200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century focuses on how the medical library can redeploy its staff to support these new services through actively engaging and empowering them in the process. It shares best practices in developing and motivating staff to accept and welcome the changing priorities of medical libraries.

Human development

Human development

Author: Patricia Layzell Ward

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783111636214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.