Basic Research Methods for Librarians

Author: Ronald R. Powell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567503371
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Any library that does not have a copy of Basic Research _ Methods for Librarians ought to acquire this edition, and many library schools will want to put it on the list of required readings. It remains the best book on its subject.

The Impact of Information Policy

Author: Kirsti Nilsen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567505085
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book focuses on the effects of information policy from a governmental perspective and the effects of the ensuing agency information policies on social science research.

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Generalia language and literature the arts

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
ISBN: 9781856043007
Format: PDF
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From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.

Research for School Library Media Specialists

Author: Kent L. Gustafson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567500875
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is directed toward graduate students who are preparing to become, or already serving as, school library media specialists. It reflects the rapidly changing questions being asked in school library media research, as well as the methods of addressing those questions. These changes are due to both the changing role of the school library media specialist, and the explosion of research methods available. The authors hope that this book will encourage its readers to pursue an active research agenda in their school library media center.

Library and Information Science Research

Author: Charles R. McClure
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
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Twenty-eight contributed papers provide an overview of LIS research, offering recommendations and strategies for resolving issues related to this research and for improving the quality, quantity, and impact of research. Paper edition (unseen), $32.50. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, O

Statistics for library decision making

Author: Peter Hernon
Publisher: Ablex Publishing Corporation
ISBN:
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This handbook assists students in understanding statistics and the types of decisions that the selection of a test entails. At the same time the volume will assist a broad audience by reviewing the research process; by presenting fundamental statistical concepts and methods; by identifying writings on library management using statistical analyses; by discussing statistical applications to library management, decision making and problem solving; and by familiarizing library managers with statistical tables and analysis and graphics software. The purpose of this volume is to supplement statistical textbooks and to inform library managers and library school students about the application of selected statistical tests and the interpretation of statistical findings. This volume presents basic statistical and research concepts clearly. It is not intended as a textbook that identifies numerous statistical tests and merely details their computations. Rather, the book complements the pool of existing textbooks by placing selected statistical applications in the context of the research process and library decision.

Meaning and Method in Information Studies

Author: Ian V. Cornelius
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567502275
Format: PDF, Mobi
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. . . frustrated philosophers everywhere-especially epistemologists-will enjoy this work. It is written by someone who appreciates the occasional nuances afforded by languages other than English. Moreover, it has a handy list of references, a serviceable back-of-the-book index, and an author index that is a veritable Who's Who of people who, like the author, have committed monography in their quest for a better understanding of our field. - "Library and Information Science Research "The focus of this volume is on the creation of meaning in the practice of library and information studies, and the need for an overall view and methodology of what the field is, how it develops, and how we identify our place within it when it is changing so rapidly. Succeeding versions of what the field is and what its practitioners do have left us unsure of where legitimacy lies- and how our own future can be reconciled to prevailing trends and impending changes. At the same time, there has been a movement to get away from positivist, or scientific, models of research practice. This book argues that those models should be rejected because they take no account of how human science's work or how people in service professions construct theory.

Service Quality in Academic Libraries

Author: Peter Hernon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567502107
Format: PDF
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Service quality is an issue separate from internal observations of effectiveness and efficiency, and cannot adequately be conveyed by output and performance measures. Considerations of service quality require librarians to regard management and the provision of service from an entirely new perspective- from the viewpoint of the library user, for whom the outcome of a trip to the library has far greater relevance than the institutions' outputs. This book examines service quality, identifies its essential elements (including electronic service delivery), and discusses ways in which it can be assessed quantitatively and qualitatively. Based on a two-year research study, this book encourages every manager to consider the impact of accountability on the library's role within the larger organization. It identifies simple and practical methods by which to implement measures representing service quality and to narrow the gap between library services and customer expectations.