This book guides readers from the very start of their journey in discovering data and all its uses to implementing data collection, analysis and review for decision making and service development. It's a practical, no-nonsense guide to demystify and equip any information professional with the tools to start their own data-driven decision practice.
This book explores the rapid expansion of data sources, visualizations, and analytics created in the last decade and explores the strategies, tools, and approaches that educators and information specialists are employing to train a new generation of data professionals.
The second edition of this definitive textbook provides an introduction to the library and information sciences, emphasising their philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual foundations. Updated to cover the changing information environment, it is suitable as a text for college and university students, for those beginning research, and for thoughtful practitioners.
Libraries across all sectors are responding to the call to decolonise, critically examining their own historic legacies and practices and supporting institutional change. This book brings together current thinking and emerging practices around decolonising the library, providing conceptual frameworks, and describing emerging practices and their impact.
Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies is the first book to focus on visual methods in LIS, providing a comprehensive primer for students, educators, researchers and practitioners in the field. Contributed chapters in the book showcase examples of VRM in action and offer the insights, inspirations, and experiences of researchers and practitioners working with visual methods.
In the fifth edition of this classic textbook, Richard E. Rubin and new co-author Rachel G. Rubin provide a foundational text for LIS students and professionals while taking into account the numerous societal, technological, political, and economic changes affecting library and information institutions, their users and the discipline as a whole.
A core resource for any LIS student or academic librarian serving as a liaison, this handbook lays out the comprehensive fundamentals of the discipline, helping librarians build the confidence and cooperation of the university faculty in relation to the library
The Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics (ARCHI) is a pivotal resource for cultural heritage scholars, professionals and students providing a compendium of current research, educational initiatives and best practices.
Introduces support staff, paraprofessionals and LIS students to the workplace. Informing the reader of the developments in the field, this text provides an educational underpinning to library and information work across various sectors. It is useful for paraprofessional training and as a professional education reader for the non-professional.
This book offers information and insight on best practices for reference collection management, no matter what size, and shows why managing without a plan is a recipe for clutter and confusion. This highly practical guide will help librarians make better reference decisions.