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Guidelines for Legislative Libraries. 2nd, completely updated and enlarged edition

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598441783 Year: Volume: 140 Pages: 135 DOI: 10.1515/9783598441783 Language: English
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Subject: Library and Information Science
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The scale of change in the provision of information and research services since the original edition of this guide (published 1993), in particular the development of the Internet, meant that it soon became clear that a more or less complete re-write was needed, rather than simply a revision of the existing text. However, the new edition has kept to the spirit of the original, which has been a valuable tool for many.; Keith Cuninghame, former staff member of the UK House of Commons Library, London, Gro

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Global Library and Information Science. A Textbook for Students and Educators. With Contributions from Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Carribean, the Middle East, and North America

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598441349 Year: Volume: 136/137 Pages: 592 DOI: 10.1515/9783598441349 Language: English
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Subject: Library and Information Science
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This book presents international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from six regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America.Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.; Ismail Abdullahi, North Carolina University, School of Library and Information Science, USA.

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Library Statistics for the Twenty-First Century World. Proceedings of the conference held in Montreal on 18-19 August 2008 reporting on the Global Library Statistics Project

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598441677 Year: Volume: 138 Pages: 302 DOI: 10.1515/9783598441677 Language: English
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Subject: Library and Information Science
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An international collaboration between IFLA, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for new library indicators for the twenty-first century. The existing international library statistics were developed nearly 40 years ago. This book presents the first results using the new statistics, and look forward to the next steps. It also contains other initiatives and developments in the fields of library statistics, benchmarking and indicators.; Michael Heaney, Executive Secretary, Oxford University Library Services, Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK

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Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Profession

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598441776 Year: Volume: 139 Pages: 415 Language: English
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This volume comprises papers prepared for the 8th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development (Bologna, Italy, 18-20 August 2009). Within the broad theme of creating a positive work environment for a multi-generational workforce in library and information organizations, the conference addresses managing between and across generations, mentoring and coaching, attracting people to the profession and developing a new generation of leaders, re-skilling and transferability of skills, succession planning and passing on knowledge.; Jana Varlejs, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, USA; Liz Lewis, BBC, London, UK; Graham Walton, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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Libraries and Information Services towards the Attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598441257 Year: Volume: 134 Pages: 224 DOI: 10.1515/9783598441257 Language: English
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The United Nations Millennium declarations of 2002 set eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015. The papers presented in this publication endeavour to address how libraries and information professionals in East, Central and Southern Africa seek to make themselves relevant to national development by asking themselves how libraries and information centres could contribute to the attainment of these MDGs.; Sjoerd Koopman, Co-ordinator of Professional Activities, IFLA Headquarters, The Hague, Netherlands; Benson Njobvu , President, Zambia Library Association, Zambia.; ""I recommend this volume for academic and public libraries and all readers interested in African libraries and information services and how they can work towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.""Martha S. Speirs in: African Research and Documentation 111/2009

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Measuring Quality. Performance Measurement in Libraries. 2nd revised edition

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598440281 Year: Volume: 127 Pages: 269 DOI: 10.1515/9783598440281 Language: English
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The first edition of this handbook appeared in 1996 and dealt with academic libraries. It gained wide acceptance and was translated into five other languages.After ten years the new edition widens the perspective to public libraries and adds indicators for electronic services and cost-effectiveness. The handbook has been considerably enlarged, from 17 to 40 indicators. It gives practical help by showing examples of possible results for each indicator. The handbook is intended as practical instrument for the evaluation of library services. Although it aims specifically at academic and public libraries, most indicators will also apply to all other types of libraries.

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Management, Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics, Analyses and Evaluation

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598440229 Year: Volume: 120/121 Pages: 462 DOI: 10.1515/9783598440229 Language: English
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Rapid developments in information technology and media have resulted in increasingly diverse strategies for information retrieval by readers and users. The duty to cope with this phenomenon and to master the situation forms one of the biggest challenges facing libraries. In order to strengthen the awareness of the potential of tools for management and strategic planning, a two-day meeting was held under the auspices of IFLA's Management and Marketing Section in Bergen, Norway in August 2005. Managers of different types of libraries, researchers and educators from five continents shared their experiences with research methods, data collection, evaluation, performance measurement, best practice strategies and policies. This book contains their presentations in the form of full length articles.; ""For those of us who were unable to attend, this publication not only provides a valuable record, but also a useful and relevant set of papers around the conference theme.""Cathie Jilovsky in: Library Management 6+7/2007

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Changing Roles of NGOs in the Creation, Storage and Dissemination of Information in Developing Countries

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598440243 Year: Volume: 123 Pages: 146 Language: English
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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are growing exponentially. In 1993, the Yearbook of International Organizations listed 16,000 internationally recognized NGOs. By 2004, this number was 63,000. With this increase comes a staggering growth in the activities and intellectual output of NGOs working on a local and international level. As the mission of both libraries and NGOs increasingly intersect, these organizations must collaborate to provide essential services that revolve around the creation, dissemination, and storage of information. This volume's eight essays focus on collaborative work between NGOs and libraries in the study and resolution of global issues ranging from AIDS to food security, and social transformation.

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Continuing Professional Development – Preparing for New Roles in Libraries. A Voyage of Discovery. Sixth World Conference on Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning for the Library and Information Professions

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598440168 Year: Volume: 116 Pages: 307 Language: English
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Librarians and information workers the world over are faced with the constant challenge of remaining abreast of developments in their field. Rapid changes in technology and workplace roles threaten to make their skills obsolete unless they undertake constant professional development. This international collection presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services. Papers by academics and practitioners describe numerous innovative responses to emerging continuing education and training needs, including workplace learning; individual learning and learning organisations.; ""Das Buch [...] dokumentiert die Vielfalt der Fragestellungen und L

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The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work

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Book Series: IFLA Publications ISSN: 0344-6891 ISBN: 9783598441790 Year: Volume: 141 Pages: 251 DOI: 10.1515/9783598441790 Language: English
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In China the tradition of a book society is longer than anywhere else in the world. Chinese paper making, calligraphy and woodblock printing date from very early ages, but have for a very long time remained almost unknown to the Western world. At the IFLA satellite meeting ?Chinese Written and Printed Cultural Heritage and Library Work? in Hangzhou in 2006 the richness of present day book historical research and library activities in China has been presented by more than sixty papers. This fine selection reflects the width and depth of this extremely important and immense Chinese heritage.

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Libraries --- China --- Calligraphy

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