Information organization & retrieval

Catalogue 2.0   Catalogue 2.0
The future of the library catalogue

Edited by Sally Chambers

Will there be a library catalogue in the future and, if so, what will it look like? In the last 25 years, the library catalogue has undergone an evolution, from card catalogues to OPACs, discovery systems . . .

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Cataloguing and Decision-Making in a Hybrid Environment   Cataloguing and Decision-Making in a Hybrid Environment
The transition from AACR2 to RDA

Anne Welsh

As the transition to RDA changes the international cataloguing landscape, readers need practical guidance to operate successfully in a world of hybrid catalogues, where records created under different . . .

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Essential Cataloguing   Essential Cataloguing
The basics

J. H. Bowman

Mystified by main entry? Confused by corporate bodies? Can't tell a description from an access point? Then this is the book for you. Cataloguing is important, despite what some people may tell you. . . .

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Essential Classification   Essential Classification
Vanda Broughton

Classification is an essential skill for all information workers but a difficult concept to grasp - and it's even more difficult to put that theory into practice. This practical guide shows the reader . . .

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Essential Classification, 2nd edition   Essential Classification, 2nd edition
Vanda Broughton

Classification is a crucial skill for all information workers involved in organizing collections. This new edition offers fully revised and updated guidance on how to go about classifying a document from . . .

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Essential Dewey   Essential Dewey
J. H. Bowman

In this book, John Bowman helps novice and out-of-practice classifiers to understand how to use Dewey to classify works. He outlines the content of the scheme and its structure and then, through worked . . .

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Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings   Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings
Vanda Broughton

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are increasingly seen as 'the' English language controlled vocabulary, despite their lack of a theoretical foundation, and their evident US bias. In . . .

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Essential Thesaurus Construction   Essential Thesaurus Construction
Vanda Broughton

Many information professionals working in small units today fail to find the published tools for subject based organization that are appropriate to their local needs, whether they are archivists, special . . .

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Facilitating Access to the Web of Data   Facilitating Access to the Web of Data
A guide for librarians

David Stuart

The web is changing from a web of documents to a web of data; from a web that can be read by humans, to one that can be read by machines. These are fascinating advances for anyone interested in the changing . . .

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Getting Resource Discovery Right for your Community   Getting Resource Discovery Right for your Community
Edited by Simon McLeish

Discovery is central to academic activities at all levels, and is a major focus for libraries and museums. This book will help its readers learn how to adapt in a fast changing area to continue to serve . . .

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Information Architecture   Information Architecture
Designing information environments for purpose

Edited by Alan Gilchrist and Barry Mahon

The advent of the computer has facilitated an exponential growth in the tools and techniques for manipulating information. Much of the development has been ad-hoc, driven by general management practises . . .

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Information Resource Description   Information Resource Description
Creating and managing metadata

Philip Hider

An overview of the field of information organization that examines resource description as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment. This timely book employs the unifying . . .

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Innovations in Information Retrieval   Innovations in Information Retrieval
Perspectives for theory and practice

Edited by Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty

The advent of new information retrieval (IR) technologies and approaches to storage and retrieval provide communities with previously unheard of opportunities for mass documentation, digitization, and . . .

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Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval   Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval
Edited by Ian Ruthven and Diane Kelly

Information retrieval (IR) is a complex human activity supported by sophisticated systems. Information science has contributed much to the design and evaluation of previous generations of IR system development . . .

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Introducing RDA   Introducing RDA
A guide to the basics

Chris Oliver

The release of Resource Description and Access is not the release of a revised standard; it represents a total shift in the understanding of the whole cataloguing process. This shift from the Anglo-American . . .

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Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition   Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition
G. G. Chowdhury

An information retrieval (IR) system is designed to analyse, process and store sources of information and retrieve those that match a particular user's requirements. A bewildering range of techniques . . .

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Linked Data for Cultural Heritage   Linked Data for Cultural Heritage
Edited by Ed Jones and Michele Seikel

This book gathers a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in libraries, archives, and museums. Linked open data remains . . .

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Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums   Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums
How to clean, link and publish your metadata

Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh

This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Libraries, . . .

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Managing Digital Cultural Objects   Managing Digital Cultural Objects
Analysis, discovery and retrieval

Edited by Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty

This book explores the analysis and interpretation, discovery and retrieval of a variety of non-textual objects, including image, music and moving image.  Bringing together chapters written by . . .

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Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems   Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems
Edited by Louise F Spiteri

This book shows you how to harness the power of linked data and web-scale discovery systems to manage and link widely varied content across your library collection. Libraries are increasingly using . . .

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Maxwell's Handbook for RDA   Maxwell's Handbook for RDA
Explaining and illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access using MARC21

Robert L. Maxwell

Designed to interpret and explain RDA: Resource Description and Access, this handbook illustrates and applies the new cataloguing rules in the MARC21 environment for every type of information format.    In . . .

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Metadata for Digital Collections   Metadata for Digital Collections
A how-to-do-it manual

Stephen J Miller

More and more libraries, archives, and museums are creating online collections of digitized resources. Where can those charged with organizing these new collections turn for guidance on the actual practice . . .

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Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval   Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval
David Haynes

What is metadata and what do I need to know about it? These are two key questions for the information professional operating in the digital age as more and more information resources are available in electronic . . .

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Metadata, 2nd edition   Metadata, 2nd edition
Marcia Lei Zeng and Jian Qin

Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Providing a solid . . .

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Organizing Information   Organizing Information
From the shelf to the web

G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

Tomorrow's LIS professionals will have to be conversant with all the tools and techniques for organizing information in different domains - from the library's shelves to the web and digital libraries. . . .

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Practical Cataloguing   Practical Cataloguing
AACR, RDA and MARC21

Anne Welsh and Sue Batley

This essential new textbook provides cataloguers with the skills needed for transition to Resource Description and Access (RDA).     The book builds on John Bowman’s highly regarded . . .

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Practical Ontologies for Information Professionals   Practical Ontologies for Information Professionals
David Stuart

Practical Ontologies for Information Professionals provides an accessible introduction and exploration of ontologies and demonstrates their value to information professionals. More data and information . . .

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Process and Information Practice for Information Systems   Process and Information Practice for Information Systems
Christine Urquhart, Faten Hamad, Dina Tbaishat and Alison Yeoman

This book takes a holistic view and interpretation of Information architecture in the context of libraries to offer a vital critical analysis with details of methods, tools, techniques and a discussion . . .

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RDA and Cartographic Resources   RDA and Cartographic Resources
Paige G. Andrew, Susan M Moore and Mary Lynette Larsgaard

In order to ease through the RDA: Resource Description and Access transition, specialist cataloguers need information on managing the materials in their areas of responsibility. RDA and Cartographic Resources . . .

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RDA and Serials Cataloguing   RDA and Serials Cataloguing
Ed Jones

In this manual, expert cataloguer Ed Jones shows you how to catalogue serials using the new cataloguing standard, RDA: Resource Description and Access.  Serials and continuing resources present . . .

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RDA Essentials   RDA Essentials
Thomas Brenndorfer

This concise guide to cataloguing with RDA: Resource Description and Access is essential for those seeking a simplified path to creating basic RDA records. In this quick reference source, author Thomas . . .

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RDA: Strategies for Implementation   RDA: Strategies for Implementation
Magda El-Sherbini

In this important book El-Sherbini tackles key questions about how the new cataloguing standard will be implemented by cataloguing professionals, offering an orientation in the conceptual background and . . .

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RDA: Strategies for Implementation, 2nd edition   RDA: Strategies for Implementation, 2nd edition
Magda El-Sherbini

El-Sherbini’s guide, which won the 2014 ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award, has been completely updated to reflect the maturing landscape of RDA. Starting with a comparison of . . .

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The Facet RDA Collection   The Facet RDA Collection

This Collection contains the following books:   RDA Essentials by Thomas Brenndorfer Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA: Explaining and illustrating RDA: Resource Description . . .

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The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition   The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition
A. C. Foskett

The Internet and World Wide Web have made access to information easy but do not solve the problems of finding exactly what is wanted, to the point of overwhelming the reader with information. Since the . . .

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