Introduction to Technical Services

Author: G. Edward Evans,Sheila S. Intner,Jean Riddle Weihs

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 484

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Used in library schools worldwide, this standard text provides students with a thorough understanding of technical services. Updated and expanded, the eighth edition further emphasizes the rapidly changing environment in which technical services are conducted. The book covers all aspects of the field—from acquisitions to managing the cataloging department—with five new chapters. "Technical Services Issues" includes material related to physical space needs; "E-resources Issues" examines how the growth of e-materials impact technical services work; "Copy Cataloging" reflects the ever increasing need to be more efficient and also to save limited funds for technical services activities; "Overview and Decisions" addresses the issue of why and how the local OPAC has become a gateway to the universe of knowledge; and "Processing Materials" covers the activities involved in making sure items that go into a library's collection are properly identified as belonging to the library and where the item is physically located in the collection. All other chapters have been extensively rewritten and updated to reflect 2010 technical service functions and activities. Complete with helpful illustrations, statistics, and study guide questions, this text is a must for library and information science students!
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

1979-1990

Author: Henryk Sawoniak

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110975068

Category: Reference

Page: 1278

View: 8364

Posted in Reference

How to Publish Your Children's Book

Author: Liza N. Burby

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757000362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 7527

How to Publish Your Children’s Book provides a working knowledge of the children’s book publishing process, explains the importance of understanding audiences and marketplaces, and offers a proven system for selecting and approaching the right publishing firms. The author also offers practical tips and advice from experienced editors and publishers, as well as insights from such popular children’s book authors as Jane Yolen and Johanna Hurwitz.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book

Author: Rudy Shur

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757000003

Category: Reference

Page: 233

View: 7367

While many writers dream of seeing their books in print, most don’t succeed simply because they don’t know the ropes. Written by a publisher with over three decades of experience, How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book was designed to maximize your chance of getting your nonfiction work published. The book begins by helping you define your book’s category, audience, and marketplace. You are then guided in choosing the most appropriate publishing companies for your work, crafting a winning proposal, and submitting your package in the best way possible. Special sections allow you to be a savvy player in the contract game, and fill you in on options such as self-publishing. Most important, this book helps you avoid the errors that often prevent writers from reaching their goal. Here is a proven system for taking your work from the desk drawer to the bookstore.
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Women & Aging

A Guide to the Literature

Author: Helen Rippier Wheeler

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555876616

Category: Reference

Page: 259

View: 2846

More than 2000 bibliographic entries and extensive cross-references are included in this resource on women and ageing. It contains journal articles, book chapters, essays and doctoral dissertations, as well as complete books. All book entries are annotated.
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Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 4670

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses

Author: Len Fulton

Publisher: DustBooks

ISBN: 9780916685836

Category: Little magazines

Page: 842

View: 359

This 37th Edition will continue to be an essential reference, used worldwide by writers, librarians, students of modern literature, and readers every-where. Len Fulton's legendary directory now includes over 5,000 presses and journals listed with addresses, payment rates, manuscript requirements, and recent publications. Subject and regional indexes are also provided.
Posted in Little magazines

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8882

Posted in American literature

Alternative Library Literature

A Biennial Anthology

Author: Sanford Berman,James Philip Danky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries and society

Page: N.A

View: 8013

Posted in Libraries and society

Congressional Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: INIAP Archivo Historico

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Poems of Herman Melville

Author: Herman Melville,Kent State University Press

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873386609

Category: Poetry

Page: 349

View: 7278

In this revised edition Douglas Robillard updates the scholarship on his poetry through the introduction and notes. It contains entire texts of Battle-Pieces, John Marr and Other Sailors and Timeoleon. Selected cantos from Clarel are reprinted with accompanying notes and commentary.
Posted in Poetry

Indian Ink

Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Author: Miles Ogborn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226620425

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 2742

A commercial company established in 1600 to monopolize trade between England and the Far East, the East India Company grew to govern an Indian empire. Exploring the relationship between power and knowledge in European engagement with Asia, Indian Ink examines the Company at work and reveals how writing and print shaped authority on a global scale in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Tracing the history of the Company from its first tentative trading voyages in the early seventeenth century to the foundation of an empire in Bengal in the late eighteenth century, Miles Ogborn takes readers into the scriptoria, ships, offices, print shops, coffeehouses, and palaces to investigate the forms of writing needed to exert power and extract profit in the mercantile and imperial worlds. Interpreting the making and use of a variety of forms of writing in script and print, Ogborn argues that material and political circumstances always undermined attempts at domination through the power of the written word. Navigating the juncture of imperial history and the history of the book, Indian Ink uncovers the intellectual and political legacies of early modern trade and empire and charts a new understanding of the geography of print culture.
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Breaking Out

How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas

Author: John Butman

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422191400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4541

How do you gain influence for an idea? In Breaking Out, idea developer and adviser John Butman shows how the methods of today’s most popular “idea entrepreneurs”—including dog psychologist Cesar Millan, French lifestyle guru Mireille Guiliano (French Women Don’t Get Fat), TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, and many others—can help you take an idea public and build influence for it. It isn’t easy. Butman argues that the rise of the “ideaplex” (TED, Twitter, NPR, YouTube, online learning, and all the rest) has caused such an explosion in the creation and sharing of ideas that it has become much easier to go public—yet much harder to gain influence. But it can be done. Based on his own experience in advising content experts worldwide, Butman shows how the idea entrepreneur breaks out—by combining personal narrative with rich content, creating many forms of expression (from books to live events), developing real-world practices, and creating “respiration” around the idea such that other people can breathe it in and make it their own. The resulting idea platform can reach many different audience groups and continue to build influence for many years and even decades. If you have an idea and want to make a difference in your organization, build a change movement in your community, or improve the world in some way—this book will get you started on the journey to idea entrepreneurship.
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Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118092902

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 924

Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors likeJ.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiringYA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested inwriting a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the stylethat appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricksof the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book,from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authenticteen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all theskills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.
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Pedlars and the Popular Press

Itinerant Distribution Networks in England and the Netherlands 1600-1850

Author: Jeroen Salman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004252851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 5681

This book studies the itinerant book trade in an English and Dutch, urban context, leading to a new perspective on the role of the pedlars as an intermediary between the established booksellers and an extensive, socially diverse reading public.
Posted in Business & Economics