Data Visualization

Author: Lauren Magnuson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442271124
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Data Visualization: A Guide to Visual Storytelling for Libraries is a practical guide to the skills and tools needed to create beautiful and meaningful visual stories through data visualization. Learn how to sift through complex datasets to better understand a variety of metrics, such as trends in user behavior and electronic resource usage, return on investment (ROI) and impact metrics, and data about library collections and repositories. A 20-page color insert showcases an extensive selection of visualizations using a variety of technologies and programming languages that can serve as inspiration for creating your own visualizations. Understanding and communicating trends from your organization’s data is essential. Whether you are looking to make more informed decisions by visualizing organizational data, or to tell the story of your library’s impact on your community, this book will give you the tools to make it happen.

Data Management

Author: Margaret E. Henderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144226439X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Libraries organize information and data is information, so it is natural that librarians should help people who need to find, organize, use, or store data. Organizations need evidence for decision making; data provides that evidence. Inventors and creators build upon data collected by others. All around us, people need data. Librarians can help increase the relevance of their library to the research and education mission of their institution by learning more about data and how to manage it. Data Management will guide readers through: Understanding data management basics and best practices. Using the reference interview to help with data management Writing data management plans for grants. Starting and growing a data management service. Finding collaborators inside and outside the library. Collecting and using data in different disciplines.

Using Social Media to Build Library Communities

Author: Scott W. H. Young
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442270527
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Using Social Media to Build Library Communities: A LITA Guide is a community-building action manual for practitioners across the profession. By bringing together an array of perspectives to explore community building through social media, this book serves as the go-to resource for professionals who want to take social media beyond marketing and promotion to build an inclusive and engaged community of library users. Using Social Media to Build Library Communities demonstrates that an energetic and committed community exists to help and guide fellow community builders.

Video Marketing for Libraries

Author: Heather A. Dalal
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442269502
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Today’s libraries need to market their resources and services more than ever. Libraries can strengthen their relationships with their users and gain new audiences by creating their own promotional videos. However, creating marketing videos can be intimidating for beginners and challenging for even seasoned pros. Video Marketing for Libraries provides step-by-step instructions on how to produce videos designed to market your library and strategies to assess their impact. You too can increase awareness of your library’s resources & services by producing your own videos. This book will guide you through: ·gaining internal support ·crafting a clear message ·building the library’s audience ·writing storyboards and scripts ·casting and rehearsing actors ·filming and recording voiceover, editing, publishing, promoting ·using online tools & animation software ·and assessing impact

The Librarian s Introduction to Programming Languages

Author: Beth Thomsett-Scott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442263342
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Librarian’s Introduction to Programming Languages presents case studies and practical applications for using the top programming languages in library and information settings. The languages covered are JavaScript, PERL, PHP, SQL, Python, Ruby, C, C#, and Java.

Electronic Resources Librarianship

Author: Holly Talbott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538107317
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Electronic Resources Librarianship is a guide that will steer librarians through the intricacies of the daily e-resource grind while giving them the tools to handle even the most complex challenges. The book discusses project planning in an environment of continuous change, as well as advice on passing newly acquired e-resource knowledge to others.

Digitizing Flat Media

Author: Joy M. Perrin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442258101
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here is a concise guide to the nuts and bolts of converting flat media (books, papers, maps, posters, slides, micro formats, etc) into digital files. It provides librarians and archivists with the practical knowledge to understand the process and decision making in the digitization of flat media. Instead of having to learn by trial and error, they will get a well-rounded education of the practical aspects of digitization and have a better understanding of their options. This is the stuff they don’t teach you in school. Digitizing Flat Media: Principles and Practices is intended to give librarians and archivists the benefit a seasoned digitization professional guiding them and helping them figure out exactly what needs to be done when.

Using Tablets and Apps in Libraries

Author: Elizabeth Willse
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442243910
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Over 52 million tablet devices were sold during the fourth quarter of 2012 and sales are predicted to continue to increase in years to come. These lightweight mobile computing devices are quickly becoming an integral part of patrons’ everyday lives. Libraries are responding by incorporating them into their programs and services. Using Tablets and App in Libraries outlines how libraries can support this new BYOD (bring your own device) culture including offering app events and instruction, installing mounted tablets within the library, offering tablet lending programs, initiating tablet training programs for staff, and ways to evaluate and use quality apps.

Information Services Today

Author: Sandra Hirsh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 153810301X
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This second edition of Information Services Today: An Introduction demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, and one’s personal learning network in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community. Specifically, the book • provides a thorough introduction, history, and overall state of the field, • gives a diverse and global perspective of what it means to be a library and information professional today, • addresses why information organizations and information and technological literacy are more important today than ever before, • discusses how technology has influenced the ways that information professionals provide information resources and services in today’s digital environment, • highlights current issues and trends and provides expert insight into emerging challenges, innovations, and opportunities for the future, and, • identifies career management strategies and leadership opportunities in the information profession. The new edition features chapter updates to address changes in information services, introducing new topics such as strategic planning, change management, design thinking, advocacy, and data management and analysis, and includes new contributing authors. The book begins with an overview of libraries and their transformation as information and technological hubs within their local and digital communities. It covers the various specializations within the field – emphasizing the exciting yet complex roles and opportunities for information professionals in a variety of information environments. With that foundation in place, it presents the fundamentals of information services, delves into management skills needed by information professionals today, and explores emerging issues related to the rapid development of new technologies. The book addresses how libraries and information centers serve different kinds of communities, highlighting the unique needs of increasingly diverse users and how information organizations and information professional’s work to fulfill those needs. This book provokes discussion, critical thinking, and interaction to facilitate the learning process. The content and supplemental materials – discussion questions, rich sets of online accessible materials, multimedia webcast interviews featuring authors from this book discussing the trends and issues in their respective areas, and chapter presentation slides for use by instructors – give readers the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of and engagement with the topics. Additionally, this book recognizes the broad range of environments that people with Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degrees work in, which include both libraries and other information environments. Thus, this book does not only focus on libraries, but instead encompasses ALL kinds of information organizations.

Digital Curation Fundamentals

Author: Jody L. DeRidder
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538106795
Format: PDF, Docs
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Digital Curation Fundamentals takes a straight-forward, commonsense approach to the complex problem of digital curation and preservation, and portrays the challenges and opportunities in an approachable conversational style which lowers the bar to include those with little to no technical expertise.