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.
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.
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.
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.
This landmark edited collection offers a wide-ranging overview of how rapid technological changes and the push for providing wide access to digitized cultural heritage holdings are changing the landscape of archives.