ALA Neal-Schuman

Is digital different?

CHICAGO — Transforming the information landscape in ways that were scarcely imaginable a decade ago, the digital environment is challenging the very existence of the traditional library and archive as more resources become available online and computers and supporting networks become more powerful.

For students, a survival guide to research

CHICAGO — Jumping head first into a research project is a surefire recipe for stress and confusion. But if you’re a newbie, how do you know where to begin, let alone where to go from there? Library instruction expert Monty L. McAdoo’s new primer “The Student’s Survival Guide to Research,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is specifically tailored to novice researchers, offering beginning-to-end guidance for every step of the research process, from planning and preparing to conducting and writing.

UK copyright for archivists and records managers

CHICAGO — Now in its fifth edition, Tim Padfield’s “Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is an invaluable tool for keeping up to date with the complexities of UK copyright legislation.

Broughton’s updated 'Essential Classification'

CHICAGO — Offering fully revised and updated guidance on how to go about classifying a document from scratch, the second edition of “Essential Classification,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, leads the novice classifier step by step through the basics of subject cataloging.

Fundamentals of technical services

CHICAGO— Written by John Sandstrom and Liz Miller, two librarians working and teaching on the front lines, “Fundamentals of Technical Services,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, uses a functional, hands-on approach to lay out the basics of technical services, from acquiring new materials to making them available to library users. Perfect for those just moving into the profession, as well as library staff in need of a brush up, this primer concisely examines:

CILIP’s 2014-15 Yearbook

CHICAGO — CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, represents the largest professional body of librarians and information professionals in the UK. Its purpose and ambition is to promote and support the people who work to deliver a vision of a fair and economically prosperous society underpinned by literacy, access to information and the transfer of knowledge.

Interpreting the UK Copyright Act

CHICAGO— Graham P. Cornish’s “Copyright: Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form.

The CILIP guide to portfolio building

CHICAGO — Reflecting on achievements and presenting evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills underpin many professional and educational qualifications. Building a portfolio is key to recording and demonstrating this professional development and gaining official recognition in the form of Professional Registration qualifications.

Using analytics and metrics to drive decisions and services

CHICAGO — With the wealth of data available to library and information services, analytics are the key to truly understanding your users and your field of operations and to improving your services.

A new edition of De Saulles’ 'Information 2.0'

CHICAGO — The fully updated second edition of Martin De Saulles’ “Information 2.0: New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption,” published by Facet Publishing, is now available through the ALA Store. It provides a cutting-edge guide to where the profession is going, both in terms of information consumption and broader societal changes.

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