New Directions for Special Collections  An Anthology of Practice Book

New Directions for Special Collections An Anthology of Practice


  • Author : Lynne M. Thomas
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440842917

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New Directions for Special Collections An Anthology of Practice Excerpt :

Addressing the most exciting and challenging areas in the profession, this text will be invaluable to any professional looking ahead to the future of special collections and related cultural heritage work. • Covers a broad range of special collections work that shares perspectives from many different practitioners and experts in the field • Updates the notion of special collections to the wide range of institutions and contexts where they exist today, illustrating non-traditional opportunities for special collections work • Expands job opportunities for readers by providing an overview of the most compelling and exciting trends and challenges in the changing field of special collections

Engaging the Age of Jane Austen Book

Engaging the Age of Jane Austen


  • Author : Bridget Draxler
  • Publisher : Humanities and Public Life
  • Release Date : 2019-01-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609386146

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Engaging the Age of Jane Austen Excerpt :

Humanities scholars, in general, often have a difficult time explaining to others why their work matters, and eighteenth-century literary scholars are certainly no exception. To help remedy this problem, literary scholars Bridget Draxler and Danielle Spratt offer this collection of essays to defend the field's relevance and demonstrate its ability to help us better understand current events, from the proliferation of media to ongoing social justice battles. The result is a book that offers a range of approaches to engaging with undergraduates, non-professionals, and broader publics into an appreciation of eighteenth-century literature. Essays draw on innovative projects ranging from a Jane Austen reading group held at the public library to students working with an archive to digitize an overlooked writer's novel. Reminding us that the eighteenth century was an exhilarating age of lively political culture--marked by the rise of libraries and museums, the explosion of the press, and other platforms for public intellectual debates--Draxler and Spratt provide a book that will not only be useful to eighteenth-century scholars, but can also serve as a model for other periods as well. This book will appeal to librarians, archivists, museum directors, scholars, and others interested in digital humanities in the public life. Contributors: Gabriela Almendarez, Jessica Bybee, Nora Chatchoomsai, Gillian Dow, Bridget Draxler, Joan Gillespie, Larisa Good, Elizabeth K. Goodhue, Susan Celia Greenfield, Liz Grumbach, Kellen Hinrichsen, Ellen Jarosz, Hannah Jorgenson, John C. Keller, Naz Keynejad, Stephen Kutay, Chuck Lewis, Nicole Linton, Devoney Looser, Whitney Mannies, Ai Miller, Tiffany Ouellette, Carol Parrish, Paul Schuytema, David Spadafora, Danielle Spratt, Anne McKee Stapleton, Jessica Stewart, Colleen Tripp, Susan Twomey, Nikki JD White, Amy Weldon

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship Book

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship


  • Author : Paul Glassman
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783302000

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The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship Excerpt :

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and the historians who study those disciplines. Since the first edition of this title, the world of art and design libraries has been transformed by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media and the release of new standards and guidelines. This new edition, offering mostly entirely new chapters, provides an accessible, fully updated, guide to the world of academic art and design libraries from a range of international experts who reflect current practice at a global level. Coverage includes: case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilitiesteaching and learning, including the ACRL Framework, teaching with specialcollections, meta-literacies, instructional design and cultural differencesdevelopments in institutional repositories, digital humanities and makerspacescontemporary library design, spaces for collaboration and sustainability. This book will be useful reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.

New Directions in Queer Oral History Book

New Directions in Queer Oral History


  • Author : Clare Summerskill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-04-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000569261

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New Directions in Queer Oral History Excerpt :

This comprehensive international collection reflects on the practice, purpose, and functionality of queer oral history, and in doing so demonstrates the vibrancy and innovation of this rapidly evolving field. Drawing on the roots of oral history’s original commitment to "history from " queer oral history has become an indispensable methodology at the heart of queer studies. Expanding and extending the existing canon, this book offers up key observations about queer oral history as a methodology, and how it might be advanced through cutting edge approaches. The collection contains a mix of contributions from established scholars, early career researchers, postgraduate students, archivists, and activists, ensuring its accessibility and wide appeal. The go-to reference for queer oral history for scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and community-engaged practitioners, New Directions in Queer Oral History advances rigorous methodological and theoretical debates and constitutes a significant intervention in the world of oral history.

Digital Curation for Libraries and Archives Book

Digital Curation for Libraries and Archives


  • Author : Stacy T. Kowalczyk
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610696326

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Digital Curation for Libraries and Archives Excerpt :

An up-to-date examination of the evolving field of digital curation and its important place in libraries, covering the major technical, social, and organizational issues surrounding curation for libraries, archives, and other information-based organizations. • Supplies a practical and much-needed guide on an emerging and dynamic field for librarians • Gives librarians the skills they need to help patrons and fellow librarians deal with the data deluge • Addresses a current and highly relevant topic in library and information science and fills a gap in the existing literature on preservation

Currents of Archival Thinking  2nd Edition Book

Currents of Archival Thinking 2nd Edition


  • Author : Heather MacNeil
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-01-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440839092

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Currents of Archival Thinking 2nd Edition Excerpt :

With new technologies and additional goals driving their institutions, archives are changing drastically. This book shows how the core foundations of archival practice can be brought forward to adapt to new environments—while adhering to the key principles of preservation and access. • Presents current thinking on archival theory, methods, and practice and addresses new thinking about the role of archival institutions • Documents how the foundational principles of archives and museums are changing • Introduces readers to other disciplinary perspectives on archives • Supplies contributions from practitioners as well as academics, representing a range of perspectives and archival traditions

Special Collections 2 0 Book

Special Collections 2 0


  • Author : Beth M. Whittaker
  • Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079317528

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Special Collections 2 0 Excerpt :

Advice and practical ideas for creating, collecting, and preserving digitized and born-digital materials for optimal long-term access and user engagement.

Foundations of Museum Studies  Evolving Systems of Knowledge Book

Foundations of Museum Studies Evolving Systems of Knowledge


  • Author : Kiersten F. Latham
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2014-09-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610699525

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Foundations of Museum Studies Evolving Systems of Knowledge Excerpt :

This broad introduction to museums benefits all educators who teach introductory museum studies, addressing the discipline from a holistic, dynamic, and document-centered perspective. • Frames museum studies within an information context and specifically addresses the interests and concerns of librarians • Benefits all educators who teach introductory museum studies, addressing the discipline from a holistic, dynamic, and document-centered perspective • Highlights how museums are embedded in a larger cultural complex that includes libraries, archives, and other information institutions

A Brief History of the Book  From Tablet to Tablet Book

A Brief History of the Book From Tablet to Tablet


  • Author : Steven K. Galbraith
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-08-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440869402

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A Brief History of the Book From Tablet to Tablet Excerpt :

This book leads readers through an intriguing examination how books began and have evolved through history, and explores where future technologies may lead them. From ancient clay tablet and scrolls to medieval manuscripts and printed books to personal computers and iPads, this guide examines the fascinating history of books from 4000 BCE to the present. At each step of this evolution, technologies are examined and evaluated to show how these ideas are present from the very beginning of written communication. Moving chronologically from the ancient world to the present, the book shows how written communication media evolved from cuneiform to the Kindle. Focusing on key technologies and vital periods of historical transition, it traces an evolution that elucidates the history of the written word, at each step examining and evaluating such aspects of technologies as memory capacity, readability and writability, durability, recyclability, information security, ease and mode of access, and cost. Additional attention is paid to how these technologies were made, how they were circulated, and who was reading them. Provides faculty and students with a brief but fascinating and engagingly written textbook Includes hands-on activities and course assignments that encourage student learning Features interesting factoids and illustrations, making this book useful as a text, as a professional guide, or for pleasure reading

The New American Poetry and Cold War Nationalism Book

The New American Poetry and Cold War Nationalism


  • Author : Stephan Delbos
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030773526

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The New American Poetry and Cold War Nationalism Excerpt :

This book examines Donald M. Allen’s crucially influential poetry anthology The New American Poetry, 1945–1960 from the perspectives of American Cold War nationalism and literary transnationalism, considering how the anthology expresses and challenges Cold War norms, claiming post-war Anglophone poetic innovation for the United States and reflecting the conservative American society of the 1950s. Examining the crossroads of politics, social life, and literature during the Cold War, this book puts Allen’s anthology into its historical context and reveals how the editor was influenced by the volatile climate of nationalism and politics that pervaded every aspect of American life during the Cold War. Reconsidering the dramatic influence that Allen’s anthology has had on the way we think about and anthologize American poetry, and recontextualizing The New American Poetry as a document of the Cold War, this study not only helps us come to a more accurate understanding of how the anthology came into being, but also encourages new ways of thinking about all of Anglophone poetry, from the twentieth century and today.

Resources in Education Book

Resources in Education


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:30000010540130

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Collaborating for Impact Book

Collaborating for Impact


  • Author : Kristen Totleben
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0838988830

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Research Anthology on Rehabilitation Practices and Therapy Book

Research Anthology on Rehabilitation Practices and Therapy


  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-08-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1973
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799834335

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Research Anthology on Rehabilitation Practices and Therapy Excerpt :

The availability of practical applications, techniques, and case studies by international therapists is limited despite expansions to the fields of clinical psychology, rehabilitation, and counseling. As dialogues surrounding mental health grow, it is important to maintain therapeutic modalities that ensure the highest level of patient-centered rehabilitation and care are met across global networks. Research Anthology on Rehabilitation Practices and Therapy is a vital reference source that examines the latest scholarly material on trends and techniques in counseling and therapy and provides innovative insights into contemporary and future issues within the field. Highlighting a range of topics such as psychotherapy, anger management, and psychodynamics, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for mental health professionals, counselors, therapists, clinical psychologists, sociologists, social workers, researchers, students, and social science academicians seeking coverage on significant advances in rehabilitation and therapy.

Poetics of Place Book

Poetics of Place


  • Author : Dermot McCarthy
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 0773508155

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Poetics of Place Excerpt :

Ralph Gustafson's personal growth as a poet, during a career which spans more than half a century, in many ways reflects the development of modern Canadian poetry as a whole. A Poetics of Place provides the only available examination of the career of this pre-eminent Canadian poet, as well as insightful, new readings of almost all his poems.

The Subject Liaison   s Survival Guide to Technical Services Book

The Subject Liaison s Survival Guide to Technical Services


  • Author : Krista Schmidt
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838915332

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The Subject Liaison s Survival Guide to Technical Services Excerpt :

Subject liaisons act as a bridge connecting academic departments to the library and its services, helping facilitate instruction sessions, research support, and collection development. To be at their best in these roles, subject liaisons need a working understanding of technical services functions. This book represents the first guide to speak directly to the needs and responsibilities of subject liaisons, clearing away unnecessary information and jargon to bring them up to speed on how technical services staff get things done. Clear and concise, this guide covers policy, budgets and funding, submitting orders, acquisitions ordering, processing, cataloging, deselection and weeding, and other major technical services duties; includes appropriate background information on each topic to enhance readers’ understanding;provides “Questions You Should Be Asking” connected to each chapter which encourage subject liaisons to be proactive in their learning; andoffers a glossary of common technical services terms.Armed with this guide’s targeted information, subject liaisons will be able to better position themselves to serve both instructors and the library effectively.