Download Tell the World: Storytelling Across Language Barriers by Margaret Read MacDonald PDF

By Margaret Read MacDonald

Working without or with a local speaker, a storyteller can contact the minds and hearts of all listeners―even people with very little English language talents. the following a gaggle of specialist storytellers proportion numerous advice and methods that aid bridge the language hole; in addition to pattern tales that librarians, academics, storytellers can simply comprise into their repertoires. 4 simple options for bilingual telling are explored: summarizing, line-by-line translation, tandem telling, and inserted words. additionally, members talk about such themes because the translator's position, utilizing tale in language guideline, featuring tellers of alternative languages, touring and giving workshops out of the country, and more.

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Download Less Is More: A Practical Guide to Weeding School Library by Donna J. Baumbach, Linda L Miller PDF

By Donna J. Baumbach, Linda L Miller

Very important. Weeding could be a daunting problem, in particular with out suggestions or aid. To make weeding a part of a library s ongoing methods, it s top to do it in achievable doses.Now institution and kids s librarians national can achieve the advantage of Florida s renowned Weed of the Month software. Updating a few of that application s earliest options, this new accomplished weeding advisor from a similar specialists, is sort of a pleasant mentor able to help librarians on one in all their extra hard tasks.This simple consultant: * Explains the fine details, together with why weeding is such a tremendous activity * Outlines the stairs to start * Breaks weeding standards down via over 70 subject matters and Dewey Numbers so the duty isn t overwhelming * Clarifies tips to use automation instruments in weeding * Outlines concerns while upgrading collectionsSimple, useful suggestion in addition to particular standards for weeding the college library assortment capacity experts in private and non-private faculties, in addition to kids s and younger grownup librarians will increase collections following those speedy and simple instructions.

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Download Dictionary of Information and Library Management by A & C Black Publishers PDF

By A & C Black Publishers

This finished dictionary covers all features of librarianship and knowledge and information administration. Designed to equip the trainee librarian or info administration pupil with middle terminology, this totally revised version comprises hundreds of thousands of phrases hooked up with info administration, category, cataloguing and digital wisdom management.Handy supplementations contain evidence correcting marks, category platforms, booklet prizes and awards, info abilities, and an inventory of key assets on the internet.

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Download BiblioTech : why libraries matter more than ever in the age by John Palfrey PDF

By John Palfrey

"Libraries this day are extra very important than ever. greater than simply publication repositories, libraries can develop into bulwarks opposed to the most the most important demanding situations of our age: unequal entry to schooling, jobs, and knowledge. In BiblioTech, educator and expertise specialist John Palfrey argues that anybody looking to perform the twenty first century must know the way to discover and use the monstrous shops of information

"We reside in a global of advanced and doubtless limitless info. The ways that humans of every age use and procure that info has replaced significantly lately: ebook readership has elevated, Wikipedia has principally supplanted encyclopedias and reference books, and plenty of humans now eat information and media via their smartphones, pills, and laptops. With electronic tradition ascendant, it kind of feels counterintuitive to argue that libraries, of all issues, are extra very important than ever. yet that's precisely what library specialist John Palfrey does in BiblioTech, a stirring name to fingers that explains how libraries can develop into bulwarks opposed to the creeping difficulties of our occasions: unequal entry to schooling, jobs, and data. but the destiny of the neighborhood library is not at all safe; those associations are suffering to conform to our swiftly modernizing international, and infrequently depend on dwindling investment from nation and native governments to take action. which will live on, libraries might want to dramatically shift their concentration from holding and increase their collections to serving their groups. Print and analog codecs won't ever disappear, Palfrey assures us, yet libraries needs to make the transition to a electronic destiny once possible--by digitizing print fabric, making sure that born-digital fabric (from facts units to web publication posts to sound recordings) is out there to researchers, and making all of this electronic info publicly on hand on-line. no longer all of those adjustments might be effortless for libraries to enforce and the method of digitizing collections and coaching librarians may be advanced and dear. yet as Palfrey boldly argues, those ameliorations are very important if we are hoping to save lots of libraries and, via them, the yankee democratic ideal"-- Read more...

summary: "Libraries this present day are extra very important than ever. greater than simply ebook repositories, libraries can turn into bulwarks opposed to one of the most an important demanding situations of our age: unequal entry to schooling, jobs, and knowledge. In BiblioTech, educator and expertise professional John Palfrey argues that any one looking to perform the twenty first century must know how to discover and use the tremendous shops of data to be had on-line. And libraries, which play a very important function in making those talents and data to be had, are in danger. for you to live to tell the tale our swiftly modernizing international and dwindling govt investment, libraries needs to make the transition to a electronic destiny once possible-by digitizing print fabric and making sure that born-digital fabric is publicly to be had on-line. now not all of those alterations might be effortless for libraries to enforce. yet as Palfrey boldly argues, those adjustments are very important if we are hoping to save lots of libraries and, via them, the yank democratic excellent. "--

"We dwell in an international of advanced and doubtless endless info. The ways that humans of every age use and procure that info has replaced significantly in recent times: book readership has elevated, Wikipedia has principally supplanted encyclopedias and reference books, and lots of humans now devour information and media via their smartphones, pills, and laptops. With electronic tradition ascendant, it kind of feels counterintuitive to argue that libraries, of all issues, are extra vital than ever. yet that's precisely what library specialist John Palfrey does in BiblioTech, a stirring name to palms that explains how libraries can develop into bulwarks opposed to the creeping difficulties of our occasions: unequal entry to schooling, jobs, and data. but the destiny of the neighborhood library is in no way safe; those associations are suffering to evolve to our speedily modernizing global, and sometimes depend upon dwindling investment from nation and native governments to take action. so that it will live on, libraries might want to dramatically shift their concentration from protecting and build up their collections to serving their groups. Print and analog codecs won't ever disappear, Palfrey assures us, yet libraries needs to make the transition to a electronic destiny once possible--by digitizing print fabric, making sure that born-digital fabric (from info units to web publication posts to sound recordings) is available to researchers, and making all of this electronic details publicly to be had on-line. no longer all of those alterations might be effortless for libraries to enforce and the method of digitizing collections and coaching librarians might be complex and dear. yet as Palfrey boldly argues, those changes are very important if we are hoping to avoid wasting libraries and, via them, the yankee democratic perfect"

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Download Skills to Make a Librarian: Transferable Skills Inside and by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen PDF

By Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

The library and knowledge occupation builds abilities and services that conceal a large spectrum. those talents are frequently fascinating in different fields and industries. Likewise, the talents we construct sooner than getting into the library and knowledge professions might help us as pros. Skills to Make a Librarian appears to be like at either side of this equation via a set of essays through present and previous librarians and data pros who utilize this wide selection of pass disciplinary skills.

  • Chapters written via authors at numerous issues of their careers detailing what talents they've got built outdoors of librarianship
  • Chapter authors speak about abilities that experience benefited their perform and careers, and the way the talents of librarianship healthy into lifestyles open air libraries
  • Authors open up approximately own reviews whereas maintaining it professional

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Download The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the by Anthony Tilke PDF

By Anthony Tilke

Written for librarians in faculties which are employing to supply this system in addition to those that already paintings with it, The overseas Baccalaureate degree software and the college Library: Inquiry-Based schooling presents info and methods in particular concerning libraries to the IBDP. The advisor comprises information regarding the IBDP starting from the topic matrix to detailed elements of this system, equivalent to the speculation of data direction, the prolonged Essay requirement, and the Learner Profile. The booklet additionally discusses different very important positive factors of IB courses, comparable to internationalism and educational honesty. ultimately, it blends conception and perform by way of delivering information and findings from the single two-year learn learn to keep on with scholars and academics during the IBDP. The research demonstrates the function of the college library within the software, exhibiting how either scholars and lecturers used and valued it. each one bankruptcy concludes with a sequence of issues or innovations for the librarian to mirror upon and/or use because the foundation of motion.

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Download The Vanished Library: A Wonder of the Ancient World by Luciano Canfora PDF

By Luciano Canfora

To start, Canfora is a superb author. because the again of this paintings offers, the prose reads as though from a singular. even though, once Canfora reaches the scholarship, there's approximately 30 pages the place this spirit holiday downs, and he starts off conversing approximately specific scholarly concerns on resources concerning the library. for instance, there's a lot untranslated Latin during this quarter. total, it is a helpful creation, yet i think an advent with photographs and simple old descriptions should be more beneficial.

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Download Technosex: Precarious Corporealities, Mediated Sexualities, by Meenakshi Gigi Durham PDF

By Meenakshi Gigi Durham

In this ebook, Meenakshi Gigi Durham outlines and advances a innovative feminist framework for electronic ethics within the technosexual panorama, exploring the advanced and evolving interrelationships among intercourse and tech.

Today we are living in a “sexscape,” a globalized assemblage of media, transnational capital, sexual practices, and identities. Sexuality suffuses the modern media-saturated surroundings; we have interaction with intercourse through mobile apps and airport TVs, billboards and Jumbotron displays. Our recommendations of sexual illustration and physique transformation — from sexting to plastic surgical procedures — ensue with regards to our deep and intricate engagements with mediated photographs of wish. those technosexual interactions carry the promise of sexual liberation and boldly innovative pleasures. yet within the machinic suturing of applied sciences with our bodies, the politics of race, classification, gender, and country proceed to topic. Paying acute recognition to media’s dating to the politics of situation, social hierarchies, and regulatory schemas, the writer mounts a lucid and passionate argument for an ethics of technosex invested within the research of strength.

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Download The Metadata Manual. A Practical Workbook by Rebecca Lubas, Amy Jackson, Ingrid Schneider PDF

By Rebecca Lubas, Amy Jackson, Ingrid Schneider

Cultural background pros have excessive degrees of educating in metadata. even if, the associations within which they perform frequently rely on help employees, volunteers, and scholars with a view to functionality. With restricted time and investment for education in metadata production for electronic collections, there are frequently many questions on metadata with out a trustworthy, direct resource for solutions. The Metadata guide offers this type of source, answering simple metadata questions that can seem, and exploring metadata from a beginner's viewpoint. This identify covers metadata fundamentals, XML fundamentals, Dublin middle, VRA center, and CDWA schemes and gives workout within the production of metadata. eventually, the ebook offers an summary of metadata, together with mapping and sharing.

  • Outlines the most well-liked metadata schema written by means of working towards metadata librarians
  • Focuses on what you "need to know”
  • Does no longer require coding event to exploit and understand

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