New Directions in Reference Book

New Directions in Reference


  • Author : Bryon D. Anderson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135802394

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New Directions in Reference Excerpt :

Design and deliver traditional reference services in new and innovative ways Librarians work in an environment of constant change created by new technology, budget restraints, inflationary costs, and rising user expectations. New Directions in Reference examines how they can use new and innovative methods to design and deliver traditional reference services in a wide range of settings. The book’s contributors relate first-hand experiences in libraries large and small, public and academic, and urban and rural dealing with a variety of changes, including virtual reference, music reference, self-service interlibrary loan, e-mail reference, and copyright law. Change isn’t new to libraries but the accelerated pace of change is. Traditional lines that have existed between library departments have been erased and traditional notions about general and specialized reference services have been reconsidered. New Directions in Reference documents how librarians are re-thinking their roles and responsibilities to keep pace with the ongoing process of evolution that borders on revolution. New Directions in Reference examines: the skills needed to manage and evaluate virtual reference services the basics of modern copyright law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) the changes in users, sources, and modes of access in music reference services the use of interlibrary loan management software that allows patrons to request, track, and renew borrowed materials online the “Ask-A-Librarian” e-mail reference service the Government Printing Office and government information online and much more! New Directions in Reference also includes case studies involving the new Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose, California, and the impact of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) in providing references services for medical libraries. This important book is an essential professional resource for public, academic, and special librarians, especially those providing reference se

New Directions in Group Communication Book

New Directions in Group Communication


  • Author : Lawrence R. Frey
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 0761912819

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New Directions in Group Communication Excerpt :

Setting the agenda for the study of group communication in the future, this book presents work that has not previously been explored in the current small group communication literature. It focuses on new theoretical and conceptual directions; examines new research methodologies; looks at antecedent factors affecting group communication; provides insight into both group communication process and practices; and covers different group communication contexts.

New Directions in Action Research Book

New Directions in Action Research


  • Author : Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135715908

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New Directions in Action Research Excerpt :

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New Directions in Economic Methodology Book

New Directions in Economic Methodology


  • Author : Roger Backhouse
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415096379

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New Directions in Economic Methodology Excerpt :

While work on economic methodology has increased this has been coupled with a lack of consensus about the direction and content of the discipline. This book reflects this growing diversity with contributions from the leading methodologists.

New Directions in Assessing Historical Thinking Book

New Directions in Assessing Historical Thinking


  • Author : Kadriye Ercikan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-02-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317699750

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New Directions in Assessing Historical Thinking Excerpt :

New technologies have radically transformed our relationship to information in general and to little bits of information in particular. The assessment of history learning, which for a century has valued those little bits as the centerpiece of its practice, now faces not only an unprecedented glut but a disconnect with what is valued in history education. More complex processes—historical thinking, historical consciousness or historical sense making—demand more complex assessments. At the same time, advances in scholarship on assessment open up new possibilities. For this volume, Kadriye Ercikan and Peter Seixas have assembled an international array of experts who have, collectively, moved the fields of history education and assessment forward. Their various approaches negotiate the sometimes-conflicting demands of theoretical sophistication, empirically demonstrated validity and practical efficiency. Key issues include articulating the cognitive goals of history education, the relationship between content and procedural knowledge, the impact of students’ language literacy on history assessments, and methods of validation in both large scale and classroom assessments. New Directions in Assessing Historical Thinking is a critical, research-oriented resource that will advance the conceptualization, design and validation of the next generation of history assessments.

New Directions in Assessing Performance Potential of Individuals and Groups Book

New Directions in Assessing Performance Potential of Individuals and Groups


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309290470

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New Directions in Assessing Performance Potential of Individuals and Groups Excerpt :

As an all-volunteer service accepting applications from nearly 400,000 potential recruits annually from across the U.S. population, the U.S. military must accurately and efficiently assess the individual capability of each recruit for the purposes of selection, job classification, and unit assignment. New Directions for Assessing Performance Potential of Individuals and Groups is the summary of a workshop held April 3-4, 2013 to examine the future of military entrance assessments. This workshop was a part of the first phase of a larger study that will investigate cutting-edge research into the measurement of both individual capabilities and group composition in order to identify future research directions that may lead to improved assessment and selection of enlisted personnel for the U.S. Army. The workshop brought together scientists from a variety of relevant areas to focus on cognitive and noncognitive attributes that can be used in the initial testing and assignment of enlisted personnel. This report discusses the evolving goals of candidate testing, emerging constructs and theory, and ethical implications of testing methods.

New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval Book

New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval


  • Author : Amanda Spink
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-08-25
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402040146

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New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval Excerpt :

New Directions in Cognitive Information Retrieval presents an exciting new direction for research into cognitive oriented information retrieval (IR) research, a direction based on an analysis of the user’s problem situation and cognitive behavior when using the IR system. This contrasts with the current dominant IR research paradigm which concentrates on improving IR system matching performance. The chapters describe the leading edge concepts and models of cognitive IR that explore the nexus between human cognition, information and the social conditions that drive humans to seek information using IR systems. Chapter topics include: Polyrepresentation, cognitive overlap and the boomerang effect, Multitasking while conducting the search, Knowledge Diagram Visualizations of the topic space to facilitate user assimilation of information, Task, relevance, selection state, knowledge need and knowledge behavior, search training built into the search, children’s collaboration for school projects, and other cognitive perspectives on IR concepts and issues.

New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians Book

New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians


  • Author : Alice Crawford
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-04-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633046

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New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians Excerpt :

Aimed at practitioners and students of librarianship, this book is about interesting and unusual practical projects currently being run by academic liaison librarians. It shows how liaison librarians can extend their roles beyond the established one of information literacy teaching and showcases areas in which they can engage in collaborative ventures with academic and administrative staff. Designed to excite and inspire, New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians demonstrates the potential of the liaison role and emphasises the need for flexibility, imagination and initiative in those who hold these posts. Unique in concentrating on the role of the new community of academic liaison librarians Recognises the wider possibilities for development open to this different new breed of information specialist Written by a practitioner in the field

New Directions in Behavioral Biometrics Book

New Directions in Behavioral Biometrics


  • Author : Khalid Saeed
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-14
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315349312

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New Directions in Behavioral Biometrics Excerpt :

Automatic biometrics recognition techniques are increasingly important in corporate and public security systems and have increased in methods due to rapid field development. This book discusses classic behavioral biometrics as well as collects the latest advances in techniques, theoretical approaches, and dynamic applications. This future-looking book is an important reference tool for researchers, practitioners, academicians, and technologists. While there are existing books that focus on physiological biometrics or algorithmic approaches deployed in biometrics, this book addresses a gap in the existing literature for a text that is solely dedicated to the topic of behavioral biometrics.

New Directions in Medicare Book

New Directions in Medicare


  • Author : U. S. Congress, Senate Committee on Finance Staff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Government publications
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210011017579

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Teaching Reference Today Book

Teaching Reference Today


  • Author : Lisa A. Ellis
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-06-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442263932

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Teaching Reference Today Excerpt :

Reference and Information Services, if it may still be referred to by this term, is an evolving outreach service in libraries. This is not only due to Google and the Internet, but also other technological advances afford users online access to a plethora of content, free and proprietary. This evolution has also caused a shift in the theories and practices (especially, core functions and values) of reference and information services as library schools seek greater alignment with practitioners and libraries on the forefront of these changes. As academics and practitioners work together to educate library students on the kinds of changes happening in reference and information services, they are rethinking their curriculum and assignments to incorporate real-world challenges adaptive to user needs. Likewise, libraries may work through their regional library consortia to plan professional development workshops or training sessions to teach new skills and methods of approach required for such changing services. Here’s a tool for library school instructors, library students, professional development instructors, and current librarians poised to change, which specifically addresses the pedagogy of reference and information services in flux. It will help answer questions such as: How may we better educate a new and current generation of reference and information service professionals, given the challenges they will likely encounter? What kinds of assignments could be devised to better promote active learning in a transformative field like reference and information services? What new approaches or theories could be applied to assist library professionals in meeting the informational needs of users?

New Directions in Geriatric Medicine Book
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New Directions in Geriatric Medicine


  • Author : Lee Ann Lindquist
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319281377

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New Directions in Geriatric Medicine Excerpt :

This book is designed to present the clinical geriatric trends within general internal medicine and family practice, which practitioners often encounter in caring for their older adult patients. Chapters focus on increasingly difficult clinical decisions that practitioners have to make in caring for older adults, who often experience medical complications due to memory loss, physical disability, and multiple chronic conditions. Written by experts in geriatric medicine, each of these chapters start with the most up-to-date clinical geriatric research and provide specific examples or case studies on how to use this information to address the clinical needs of older adult patients. In addition, there is a set of concise “take-home points” for each chapter that are easy to commit to memory and implement in clinical care of aging patients. As the only book to focus on current trends in geriatric research and evidence-based eldercare practice, Clinical Trends in Geriatric Medicine is of great value to internists, family practitioners, geriatricians, nurses, and physician assistants who care for older adults.

New Directions in Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Book

New Directions in Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Medicine


  • Author : Cary Cooper
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317088516

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New Directions in Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Excerpt :

This research shows the dynamic relationship between work, health and satisfaction. New Directions in Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, comprehensively covers new developments in the field of occupational health psychology and provides insight into the many challenges that will change the nature of occupational health psychology. The editors have gathered 40 experts from all over the developed world to discuss issues relevant to human resource and talent management, and specifically to employment related physical and psychological health issues. Especially because it comes at a time of economic turbulence that will create work stress and strain, organizations, researchers and practitioners will find this book valuable.

New Directions in English Language Corpora Book

New Directions in English Language Corpora


  • Author : Gerhard Leitner
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110878202

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New Directions in English Language Corpora Excerpt :

The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

New Directions in Interpersonal Communication Research Book

New Directions in Interpersonal Communication Research


  • Author : Sandi W. Smith
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412959407

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New Directions in Interpersonal Communication Research Excerpt :

Following in the same tradition as two other edited collections that revolutionized interpersonal communication research (G.R. Miller′s Explorations in Interpersonal Communication and M.E. Roloff & G.R. Miller′s Interpersonal Processes) New Directions in Interpersonal Communication presents the latest research being done today and reflects the changes that have occurred in interpersonal communication research during the past 18 years. A combination of established and newer scholars, as well as ′boundary spanners′ (those who are applying interpersonal theories and concepts to areas such as family, health, intercultural, organizational, and mediated communication) illustrate the wealth and breadth of this area of study and research.