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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
by Cheryl Cisero Durwin, Marla Reese-Weber
Now with SAGE Publications, Cheryl Cisero Durwin and Marla Reese-Weber’s EdPsych Modules uses an innovative implementation of case studies and a modular format to address the challenge of effectively connecting theory and research to practice. Each module is a succinct, stand-alone topic that represents every subject found in traditional chapter texts and can be used in any order for maximum flexibility in organizing your course. Each of the book’s eight units of modules begins with a set of four case studies–early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary–and ends with “Assess” and “Reflect and Evaluate” questions and activities to encourage comprehension and application of the research and theories presented. The case approach and the extensive pedagogy that support it allows students to constantly see the applications of the theories and research that they are studying in the text.
Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums
by Edward M. Corrado, Heather Moulaison Sandy
Digital preservation is concerned with the life cycle of the digital object in a robust and all-inclusive way. Many Europeans and some North Americans may refer to digital curation to mean the same thing, taking digital preservation to be the very limited steps and processes needed to insure access over the long term. The authors take digital preservation in the broadest sense of the term: looking at all aspects of curating and preserving digital content for long term access.
The book is divided into four parts based on the Digital Preservation Triad:
- Situating Digital Preservation,
- Management Aspects,
- Technology Aspects, and
- Content-Related Aspects.
The book includes a foreword by Michael Lesk, eminent scholar and forerunner in digital librarianship and preservation. The book features an appendix providing additional information and resources for digital preservationists. Finally, there is a glossary to support a clear understanding of the terms presented in the book.
Digital Preservation will answer questions that you might not have even known you had, leading to more successful digital preservation initiatives.
Creating a Winning Online Exhibition
by Martin R. Kalfatovic
by Michael Neubert
Digital technology has provided great opportunities as well as colossal challenges for information professionals at Slavic libraries, collections, and archives. Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives presents leading information experts exploring the monumental task of converting Slavic manuscripts and books for presentation in the digital realm. Readers get a clear inside view of how to conquer the various challenges that arise within digital library and archive projects through detailed descriptions of specific projects discussed in easy-to-understand language.
Slavic studies present innate problems when attempts are made to allow access to the material over the Internet. The Cyrillic alphabet is just one of the huge stumbling blocks standing in the way of universal access to this important material. Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives provides practical strategies for anyone looking for answers to problems within their own virtual information project. Copyright issues, digital reference, text encoding, online translation, presentation issues, and use of grant funding are some the topics comprehensively discussed to give information professionals clear solutions to the issues they may be facing. The book is carefully referenced.
Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives examines:
- the persistence of multiple standards for digitally handling the Cyrillic alphabet
- presenting the Comintern archives online
- FEB-web—its structure, the creation of digital editions, its plans for the future
- copyright issues in the twenty-first century
- Meeting of Frontiers—the reorganization of the text content of the international collaborative digital library project at the Library of Congress
- standardized encoding
- practical and theoretical programming issues
- the unforeseen difficulties—and solutions—to complete a grant-funded digital Slavic project
- and more
Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives is of keen interest to librarians, archivists, Slavic studies academics, and library and information science educators and students.
by Gabriella Ivacs
This book provides a set of inspirational and informative chapters from international experts, which will help the readers understand the drivers for change in archives and their implications. Reassessment of the role of archives in the digital environment will serve to develop critical approaches to current trends in the broader heritage sector, including cultural industries experimenting with sustainable business models for cultural production, digitization of analogue cultural heritage, and the related IPR issues surrounding the re-use of digital objects and data for research, education, advocacy and art. Contributors also present state-of-the-art solutions in building digital archives on networked infrastructure, trusted digital repositories to ensure long-term access, and tools to serve emerging needs in digital humanities.
Readership: Digital archivists and practitioners involved in the design and support of digital archives; professionals and researchers involved in projects working with digital archival materials; students in library, information and archive studies.
Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today
by Peter Botticelli, Martha R. Mahard, Michèle V. Cloonan
These organizations have worked to make their collections accessible. Some have simply digitized their collections, while others have enhanced their collection management systems. Others have incorporated digital asset management systems to organize and retrieve media, and to manage digital rights and permissions. Most of these institutions and organizations have succeeded through strategic partnerships, strategic planning, and insightful leadership. However, the book also contains examples of institutions that have undergone transitions: one of the museums closed, and another closed its library. Taken together, the fourteen institutions shed light on professional practices today.
World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Education
by Axel Schniederjürgen
This directory lists education institutions world-wide where professional education and training programmes in the field of library, archive and information science are carried out at a tertiary level of education or higher.
More than ten years after the publication of the last edition, this up-to-date reference source includes more than 900 universities and other institutions, and more than 1.500 relevant programmes. Entries provide contact information as well as details such as statistical information, tuition fees, admission requirements, programmes’ contents.
Archives and the Digital Library
by William E. Landis, Robin L. Chandler
Many of the important advances in digitization of materials have little to do with the efforts of archivists. Archives and the Digital Library concentrates specifically on the developments in the world of archives and the digitization of the unique content of information resources archivists deal with on a constant basis. This resource reviews the current issues and challenges, effective user assessment techniques, various digital resources projects, collaboration strategies, and helpful best practices. The book is extensively referenced and includes helpful illustrative figures.
Topics in Archives and the Digital Library include:
- a case study of LSTA-grant funded California Local History Digital Resources Project
- expanding the scope of traditional archival digitations projects beyond the limits of a single institution
- a case study of the California Cultures Project
- the top ten themes in usability issues
- case studies of usability studies, focus groups, interviews, ethnographic studies, and web log analysis
- developing a reciprocal partnership with a digital library
- the technical challenges in harvesting and managing Web archives
- metadata strategies to provide descriptive, technical, and preservation related information about archived Web sites
- long-term preservation of digital materials
- building a trusted digital repository
- collaboration in developing and supporting the technical and organizational infrastructure for sustainability in both academic and state government
- the Archivists’ Toolkit software application
Archives and the Digital Library is timely, important reading for archivists, librarians, library administrators, library information educators, archival educators, and students.