Technology Electronic Reviews (TER)
Volume 14, Number 1, June 2007
Technology Electronic Reviews (TER) is a publication of the Library and Information Technology Association.
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News from the TER Editorial Board by Martin R. Kalfatovic
This latest issue of TER, the first of volume 14, brings readers fifteen reviews from our crew of LITA reviewers. Since the last issue, we've seen a few changes to TER. The first is that we've rolled the content into the LITA template. Look for more changes in the layout as we work more with the new ALA content management system, Collage.
Readers of the LITA blog will also notice that we've experimented with putting reviews on the blog ( TER Reviews). I encourage readers to keep on eye on the blog for additional reviews and to also add comments or additional thoughts on the works under consideration.
Thanks to Laura Wrubel, TER Editorial Board member who completed her term at the conclusion of ALA this June.
Reviews in this Issue:
- REVIEW OF: Robbie Allen and Laura E. Hunter. (2006). Active Directory Cookbook. 2nd Edition. Sebastopol, Ca.: O’Reilly Media, Inc. (ISBN: 059610202X). 962 pp. $ 49.99. Reviewed by Christine Noonan.
- REVIEW OF: David A. Black (2006). Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers. Greenwich, CT: Manning Publications Co. (ISBN: 1932394699 ; 9781932394696). 532 pp. $44.95. Reviewed by Jenny Emanuel.
REVIEW OF: Tony Bradley (2006). Essential Computer Security: Everyone's Guide to E-mail, Internet, and Wireless Security. Rockland, MD: Syngress Publishing, Inc. (ISBN: 1597491144). 279 pp. $29.95. Reviewed by Holly Mercer.
- REVIEW OF: Erik Brown. (2006). Windows Forms in Action. Greenwich: Manning Publications Co. (ISBN: 1932394656 ; 9781932394658). 752 pp. $49.95. Reviewed by Jim Blansett.
- REVIEW OF: Duane K. Fields, Stephen Saunders and Eugene Belyaev. (2006) IntelliJ IDEA in Action. Greenwich, CT: Manning Publications Co. (ISBN: 1932394443 ; 9781932394443). 450 pp. $44.95. Reviewed by Theresa Kelly Darr.
- REVIEW OF: Pete Goodliffe. (2007). Code Craft: The Practice of Writing Excellent Code. San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press. ( ISBN: 1593271190 ; 9781593271190). 624 pp. $44.95. Reviewed by Bryan Kaplan.
- REVIEW OF: Rickford Grant. (2006). Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook. San Francisco: No Starch Press (ISBN: 1593271182 ; 9781593271182). 360pp. $34.95. Reviewed by Julia Bauder.
- REVIEW OF: Jonathan Hassell (2006). Learning Windows Server 2003. 2nd Edition. Sebastopol, California: O'Reilly. (ISBN: 0596101236). 723 pp. $44.99. Reviewed by Christinger Tomer.
- REVIEW OF: Michael W. Lucas (2006). PGP & GPG: Email for the Practical Paranoid. San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press. (ISBN: 1593270712; 9781593270711 ). 216 pp. $24.95. Reviewed by Wilfred (Bill) Drew.
- REVIEW OF: Brett O’Connor. (2007). del.icio.us Mashups. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Publishing, Inc. (ISBN: 0470097760 ; 9780470097762). 381 pp. $29.99. Reviewed by William G. LeFurgy.
REVIEW OF Ken Pugh. (2006). Interface-Oriented Design . Raleigh, NC: The Pragmatic Programmer (ISBN: 0976694050). 215 pp. 29.95. Reviewed by Martin R. Kalfatovic.
- REVIEW OF: Noel Rappin and Robin Dunn. (2006). wxPython in Action. Greenwich, CT: Manning Publishing Co. (ISBN: 1932394621 ; 978-1932394627). 620 pp. $49.95. Reviewed by Chris Huff.
- REVIEW OF: Susan Snedaker. (2006). Syngress IT Security Project Management. Rockland, Ma.: Syngress Publishing, Inc. (ISBN: 1597490768). 612 pp. $59.95. Reviewed by Christine Noonan.
- REVIEW OF: Bruce Tate (2006). From Java to Ruby: Things Every Manager Should Nnow. Raleigh, NC: The Pragmatic Bookshelf. (The Pragmatic Programmers). (The Facets of Ruby Series). (ISBN: 0976694093). 152pp. $29.95. Reviewed by Bradford Lee Eden.
- REVIEW OF: Greg Wilson (2005). Data Crunching: Solve Everyday Problems Using Java, Python, and More. Raleigh, NC: The Pragmatic Bookshelf. (ISBN: 0974514071). 176pp. $29.95. Reviewed by Scott Rice.
Reviewers in this issue:
- Julia Bauder is a student in the Library and Information Science Program at Wayne State University.
- Jim Blansett is Information Resources Librarian in the McLure Education Library of the University of Alabama
- Theresa Kelly Darr, MLS is the librarian at the Foundation School in Largo, MD
- Wilfred (Bill) Drew is Associate Librarian, Systems and Reference at Morrisville State College Library
- Bradford Lee Eden is the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara
- Jenny Emanuel is Assistant Professor and Electronic Services Librarian at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
- Chris Huff is Systems Librarian, Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia
- Martin R. Kalfatovic is the Head, New Media Office and Preservation Services, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
- Bryan Kaplan is the Vice President of Operations for Collaborative Fusion, Inc. and based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- William G. LeFurgy is the Project Manager Digital Initiatives in the Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress
- Holly Mercer is the Coordinator of Digital Content Development at the University of Kansas
- Christine Noonan is currently a Transformative Technologies Information Specialist in the Pacific Northwest
- Scott Rice is Networked Information Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro
- Christinger Tomer is Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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