Publications

Where Web 2.0 and Science 2.0 meet Pharma 3.0

CHICAGO — Science 2.0 uses the resources of Web 2.0 to communicate among scientists and with the general public. At the same time, technologies such as semantic search, cloud computing and mobile applications have already had an impact on the future relationships between drug makers and doctors, a development described by the term Pharma 3.0.

Puzzled by PDA? New ALCTS publication will help

CHICAGO — Many librarians feel that patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), involving patrons in selecting books for libraries, has sprung out of nowhere. This rapidly evolving practice of involving patrons in selecting books for the library has some librarians wondering where it came from, what it is, why it is growing in importance as a collection development strategy, whether it might be right for their own libraries and, most importantly, how to plan, implement, manage and evaluate a patron-driven acquisitions program.

Insight and innovation in academic and professional publishing

CHICAGO — Bringing together expert publishing professionals to provide insight into industry developments, “Academic and Professional Publishing,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, details the challenges content providers face and the cutting-edge processes and procedures used to meet them.  Edited by Robert Campbell, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Ed Pentz, CrossRef, and Ian Borthwick, IET Stand

Lessons in leadership from ethnic-minority librarians

CHICAGO — As our communities grow more diverse, leadership positions in the library must reflect the changing makeup of our culture.

New OLOS toolkit provides powerful new tools for library service to poor and homeless populations

CHICAGO — “Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness through Library Engagement,” the latest toolkit from the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) is now available as a free print or digital edition.

Developed by the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) and the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, “Extending Our Reach” offers tips, tools, resources, model programs, best practices and much more to assist librarians and library staffers in creating meaningful library services for people who are experiencing homelessness.

Ingram and Booklist team up for added one-click efficiency

CHICAGO —Already a powerful collection-development resource, Booklist Online has partnered with Ingram to add one more function that makes this workflow workhorse ever more indispensable in the rapidly changing library environment. Ordering selected materials for Ingram customers is now easier thanks to a new one-click option that allows Booklist Online subscribers to transfer their Booklist lists directly to Ingram's ipage®.

Indexing, from thesauri to the Semantic Web

CHICAGO — Describing both traditional and novel techniques, “Indexing: From Thesauri to the Semantic Web,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, gives information professionals and students of library and information sciences a broad and approachable introduction to the art of indexing, an interesting but often highly complex field.

Universal design for academic libraries

CHICAGO — A wealth of possibilities related to use of space and design exists within the walls of academic libraries.

A comparative study of libraries and archives

CHICAGO — Despite the fact that they have different legal statuses, legal frameworks and operational workflows, some politicians and bureaucrats think that there is much to gain if libraries and archives work closely together or even merge.

User studies for digital library development

CHICAGO — As the information environment becomes increasingly electronic, digital libraries have proliferated, but the focus has often been on innovations in technology and not the user. “User Studies For Digital Library Development,” published by Facet Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, focuses on the feedback that matters most when developing digital services: the library users.

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