The Reference Collection

Author: Linda S Katz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136437878
Format: PDF, Docs
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Stay up-to-date with the growing amount of reference resources available online How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference titles in digital form. Libraries spend increasing amounts of funding on electronic reference materials, and librarians devote an increasing amount of time to assisting in their use. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential guide to collection development for electronic materials in academic and public libraries. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web tracks the continuing evolution of electronic reference resources-and how they’re accessed—in a variety of settings. Librarians representing university, elementary school, and public libraries in the United States and Australia examine how reference collections have evolved over time (and may soon be a thing of the past); how public and school libraries have dealt with the changes; why library research assignments have become more difficult for teachers to make and for students to complete; how to organize online reference sources; and why the nature of plagiarism has changed in the electronic era. The book also examines the use of electronic references from a publisher’s perspective and looks at the most important Web-accessible reference tools—both free and subscription—in the areas of humanities, medicine, the social sciences, business, and education. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web also examines: issues of authority, accessibility, cost, comfort, and user education in evaluating electronic resources the formation of purchasing consortia to facilitate the transfer of reference materials from print to online formats current literature and research findings on the state of digital versus print reference collections what electronic publishing means to smaller reference books (dictionaries, almanacs, etc.) the need for increased information literacy among students the nature, extent, and causes of cyber plagiarism the use of federated search tools and includes a selected list of the top 100 free Internet reference sites The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential resource for all reference and collection development librarians, and an invaluable aid for publishing professionals.

Reference Sources on the Internet

Author: Karen R. Diaz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780789003584
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The most user-friendly book on Internet library research to date, Reference Sources on the Internet: Off the Shelf and Onto the Web gives you a core list of online resources that will save those who visit your library considerable time. Its menu of current reference sites will help you wade through the mire of irrelevant, unreliable material and zero in on the cyberinfo that will more economically and accurately satisfy your users’needs. While online research has by no means replaced in-house paper materials, Resources on the Internet makes it clear that you can?t ignore the timely information that hovers only in cyberspace, outside the traditional library?s four walls. In this book, you?ll learn which search tools are out there, how to determine source reliability, and how to quickly frame a reference need in light of the existing collection of Internet resources. Here?s a quick search list of what you?ll find: a comparative study of existing search engines pinpointing career, government, patent, and geographical information sites covering education, psychology, finance, social science, and private business international trade sites accessing information on gender and cultural issues the performing arts, architecture, world history, languages, and literature sports and entertainment sources life, biological, and earth science sites In an era of library research where surfing the Internet for germane data too often means plowing through the home pages of Vanna White and Pennzoil, Resources on the Internet will teach you the idiosyncracies of the existing search engines while schooling you in how to weed out the propaganda. You?ll save yourself and your researchers time, and you?ll find yourself surfing from the stillwaters of research stagnance to the pipeline of library productivity.

Organizing Information

Author: Gobinda G. Chowdhury
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856045781
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Tomorrow's LIS professionals will have to be conversant with all the tools and techniques for organizing information in different domains - from the library's shelves to the web and digital libraries. This core text covers the organization of the entire spectrum of information, and the principles, tools and techniques needed to do this effectively. The most up-to-date textbook yet available on this subject, this comprehensive book covers everything from traditional cat & class, through to metadata, information architecture and the semantic web. Written by experienced lecturers in the subject, who have authored several other successful textbooks, this book provides both an overview of the whole field of information organization, as well as an easy-to-understand introduction to each of the individual topics, which can be followed up with further study by following the references at the end of each chapter. The chapters cover: cataloguing bibliographic format classification subject indexing and vocabulary control organization of digital information metadata mark-up languages ontology information architecture the semantic web current research, issues and trends. Readership: A key student text for all information and library studies courses, the book is also useful for practising LIS professionals who need an understanding of the various tools and techniques they need to master to effectively organize information.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Publisher:
ISBN:
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Fundamental Reference Sources

Author: James H. Sweetland
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838907801
Format: PDF
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An introduction to selected sources of bibliographical, biographical, linguistic, statistical and geographical organizations.

The Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial and Reference Collection

Author: Michael Hartl
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0132928000
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial and Reference Collection" consists of two bestselling Rails eBooks: "Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example" by Michael Hartl"The Rails 3 Way" by Obie Fernandez In "Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial" leading Rails developer Michael Hartl teaches Rails 3 by guiding you through the development of your own complete sample application using the latest techniques in Rails Web development. Drawing on his experience building RailsSpace, Insoshi, and other sophisticated Rails applications, Hartl illuminates all facets of design and implementation-including powerful new techniques that simplify and accelerate development. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem and demonstrates this with bite-sized code that's simple enough to understand, yet novel enough to be useful. "The Rails 3 Way" is the only comprehensive, authoritative guide to delivering production-quality code with Rails 3. Pioneering Rails expert Obie Fernandez and a team of leading experts illuminate the entire Rails 3 API, along with the idioms, design approaches, and libraries that make developing applications with Rails so powerful. You learn advanced Rails programming techniques that have been proven effective in day-to-day usage on dozens of production Rails systems. Dive deep into the Rails 3 codebase and discover why Rails is designed the way it is-and how to make it do what you want it to do. This collection helps youInstall and set up your Rails development environmentGo beyond generated code to truly understand how to build Rails applications from scratchLearn Test Driven Development (TDD) with RSpecEffectively use the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern Structure applications using the REST architectureBuild static pages and transform them into dynamic onesMaster the Ruby programming skills all Rails developers needDefine high-quality site layouts and data modelsImplement registration and authentication systems, including validation and secure passwordsUpdate, display, and delete users Add social features and microblogging, including an introduction to AjaxRecord version changes with Git and share code at GitHubSimplify application deployment with HerokuLearn what's new in Rails 3Increase your productivity as a Web application developerRealize the overall joy in programming with RailsLeverage Rails' powerful capabilities for building REST-compliant APIsDrive implementation and protect long-term maintainability using RSpecDesign and manipulate your domain layer using Active RecordUnderstand and program complex program flows using Action ControllerMaster sophisticated URL routing conceptsUse Ajax techniques via Rails 3 support for unobtrusive JavaScriptLearn to extend Rails with popular gems and plugins and how to write your own Extend Rails with the best third-party plug-ins and write your ownIntegrate email services into your applications with Action MailerImprove application responsiveness with background processingCreate your own non-Active Record domain classes using Active ModelMaster Rails' utility classes and extensions in Active Support