Managing the Mystery Collection

Managing the Mystery Collection

Author: Judith A. Overmier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317717799

Category: Religion

Page: 227

View: 538

Unravel the mystery of fostering a vibrant mystery collection for your library patrons! Whodunnit? Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption reveals just who is responsible—for providing high-quality library mystery collections to fans. This resource takes you through the complicated process, from creating a mystery story to getting it to the library bookshelf and your patrons—all with clear explanations and no plot twists. Authors, readers, critics, scholars, and librarians give you an interdisciplinary inside look at the production and collection of one of the most popular genres in literature, the mystery. This unique book comprehensively explains how a mystery story journeys a surprisingly winding way to reach an avid reading public. No red herrings here though. Acquisitions and collection development resources are provided along with effective strategies that will help librarians to sift through the clues on how to bring life to their mystery collections. Examinations of various subgenres of the mystery are provided, such as romance and Native American mysteries, as well as an enlightening discussion of the links between mysteries, libraries, and interest groups. Managing the Mystery Collection brings you: mystery writer Barbara Fister describing the creative process insights about Sisters in Crime—an organization that promotes mysteries authored by women—and its special relationship with libraries and librarians a detailed introduction to buying and selling books online Web and print resources guidance for the acquisition of mysteries for the younger mystery reader development of a collection of ethnic mysteries the creation of special collections of Sherlock Holmes and author Conan Doyle extensive listings of subgenre titles and details of popular series an organization that networks creators, fans, and scholars of detective and mystery fiction and more! Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption solves the mystery behind the step-by-step process it takes to provide readers with what they want—access to a collection of perplexing, well-written mysteries. This is perfect for public and academic librarians with an interest in building quality collections of mysteries; library school faculty teaching courses in collection building, popular culture and libraries, genre literature, and special collections; and students of those fields.

How Militaries Learn

How Militaries Learn

Author: Nathan W. Toronto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498571678

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

View: 311

How Militaries Learn examines the intellectual foundations of military power. The key to success on the modern battlefield lies in the mind, not in weaponry, manpower, or resources, so it is essential to know how militaries learn.

Business Information Handbook 2003

Business Information Handbook 2003

Author: David Mort

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598440038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 860

Business Information Handbook is a new sourcebook that not only describes the major sources of business information, but also considers the role of business information in the business process and considers the recent changes brought about in sources and delivery by the new Web-based technologies. In addition, there are case studies from business information specialists that provide practical insights into the use of business information.

Multidimensional Journal Evaluation

Multidimensional Journal Evaluation

Author: Stefanie Haustein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110255553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 106

Scientific communication depends primarily on publishing in journals. The most important indicator to determine the influence of a journal is the Impact Factor. Since this factor only measures the average number of citations per article in a certain time window, it can be argued that it does not reflect the actual value of a periodical. This book defines five dimensions, which build a framework for a multidimensional method of journal evaluation. The author is winner of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship 2011.

Super Searchers on Competitive Intelligence

Super Searchers on Competitive Intelligence

Author: Margaret Metcalf Carr

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 0910965641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 543

"Companies operating in todayÆs roller-coaster economy have increasingly turned to competitive intelligence (CI) as an effective means of building and maintaining a business edge. Revealing their secrets for monitoring competitive forces and keeping on top of the trends, opportunities, and threats within their industries, this book presents 15 leading CI researchers and their hard-earned secrets. These CI researchers are from such Fortune 100 firms as Compaq Computer, Dell Computer, Lockheed Martin, Merck, and United Technologies. The tips, techniques, and models provided can be successfully applied to any business intelligence project, and the range of sources and strategies discussed will help any organization stay several steps ahead of the competition."

Professional Academic writing in Global Context

Professional Academic writing in Global Context

Author: Theresa Lillis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136977510

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

View: 698

Academic Writing in a Global Context addresses the issue of the pressure on academics worldwide to produce their work in English in scholarly publishing, and why the growth of the use of academic English matters. Drawing on an eight year ‘text-ethnographic’ study of the experiences of fifty scholars working in Europe, this book discusses these questions at both a macro and micro level – through discussions of knowledge evaluation systems on all levels, and analysis of the progress of a text towards publication. In addition to this, case studies of individual scholars in their local institutions and countries are used to illustrate experiences of using English in the academic world. Academic Writing in a Global Context examines the impact of the growing dominance of English on academic writing for publication globally. The authors explore the ways in which the global status attributed to English is impacting on the lives and practices of multilingual scholars working in contexts where English is not the official language of communication and throws into relief the politics surrounding academic publishing. This book will be of interest to postgraduates and professionals in the fields of World Englishes, language and globalization and English Language Teaching.

Distant Wars Visible

Distant Wars Visible

Author: Wendy Kozol

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452942780

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 694

In our wired world, visual images of military conflict and political strife are ubiquitous. Far less obvious, far more elusive, is how we see such images, how witnessing military violence and suffering affects us. Distant Wars Visible brings a new perspective to such enduring questions about conflict photography and other forms of visual advocacy, whether in support of U.S. military objectives or in critique of the nation at war. At the book’s center is what author Wendy Kozol calls an analytic of ambivalence—a critical approach to the tensions between spectacle and empathy provoked by gazing at military atrocities and trauma. Through this approach, Distant Wars Visible uses key concepts such as the politics of recoil, the notion of looking elsewhere, skeptical documents, and ethical spectatorship to examine multiple visual cultural practices depicting war, on and off the battlefield, from the 1999 NATO bombings in Kosovo to the present. Kozol’s analysis draws from collections of family photographs, human rights photography, independent film production, photojournalism, and other examples of war’s visual culture, as well as extensive visual evidence of the ways in which U.S. militarism operates to maintain geopolitical dominance—from Fallujah and Abu Ghraib to the most recent drone strikes in Pakistan. Throughout, Kozol reveals how factors such as gender, race, and sexuality construct competing visualizations of identity in a range of media from graphic narrative and film to conflict photography and battlefield souvenirs—and how contingencies and contradictions in visual culture shape the politics and ethics of witnessing.