'Does this collection of explanations, ideas and experiences meet the purpose of the book, and potentially satisfy the needs of its readers? Yes. There is a balance of background, basic information, explanation of applications (often with diagrams), and acknowledgement that the topic is still developing. It is not a work for the IT specialist, but for anyone in an information organisation.'
The growing importance of data science, and the increasing role of information professionals in the management and use of data, are brought together in Practical Data Science for Information Professionals to provide a practical introduction specifically designed for information professionals.
This fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling Chief Data Officer's Playbook offers new insights into the role of the CDO and the data environment. Written by two of the world's leading experts in data driven transformation, it addresses the changes that have taken place in 'data', in the role of the 'CDO', and the expectations and ambitions of organisations. Most importantly, it will place the role of the CDO into the context of a c-suite player for organisations that wish to recover quickly and with long-term stability from the current global economic downturn.
In More Library Mashups, author Nicole C Engard and 24 creative library professionals describe how they are mashing up free and inexpensive digital tools and techniques to improve library services and meet everyday (and unexpected) challenges.
This book provides the step-by-step process of creating a library technology disaster response and recovery plan, including sample checklists and templates, tools and solutions for promoting collaborative services to enable digital library continuity and case studies and lessons learned from successful efforts.
This textbook provides an overview of the digital information landscape and explains the implications of the technological changes for the information industry, from publishers and broadcasters to the information professionals who manage information in all its forms.
This handbook will assist cataloguers when creating metadata for sharing bibliographic records or digital collections on the web and provides examples of how to use XLML or XSLT scripting with library records.
Online video and imaging software gives you the opportunity to communicate with your library users 24/7 - but getting started can be intimidating. This book has the building blocks you need to effectively, affordably, and easily create and broadcast high-quality webcasts to your library users, staff and the social networking sites beyond.
More and more libraries are working to organize their own library camps or unconferences - open, friendly and refreshingly informal gatherings for librarians to unite, exchange ideas, and share knowledge. This book provides you with the practical, step-by-step guidance you need to bring your vision of organizing a library camp to life.
Whether gaming is already a crucial part of your library's core services or it's only just been introduced, this do-it-yourself resource can give you the practical tools you need to organize, implement, and market successful gaming events for users of all ages. It shows you how to host gaming events for different types of users.
Packed with easy to implement ideas, practical examples and international case studies, this title provides you with a toolkit, exploring ideas as simple as renewals and reminders to the more complex such as access to e-books and virtual worlds.
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to implement semantic Web technology, helping readers learn how to start and track trends using social media, find hidden content online and search for reusable online content, crucial skills for those looking to be better searchers.
Including examples using both free and commercial software, covers every detail of creating engaging screencasts and publishing them on the Web, with step-by-step instructions on making a quick screencast for students, making a quick tech support screencast, creating an tutorial with audio, creating a quick demo, and producing a basic database.