Author: Primary Research Group
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Includes survey statistics on the following topics: 1, library dimensions; 2, library staff and salaries; 3, trends in the overall library budget; 4, use of the librarian's time; 5, trends in the content/materials budget; 6, database procurement decision-making; 7, CD-ROM subscriptions; 8, use of print and electronic journals; 9, use of photocopy machines and high speed printers; 10, cataloging; 11, site licenses; 12, spending on books; 13, spending on directories; 14, trends in patron visits to the physical library.
Author: Peter Baldwin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Genre: Social Science
There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America. But are the US and Europe so different? Peter Baldwin, one of the world's leading historians of comparative social policy, thinks not, and in this bracingly argued but remarkably informed polemic, he lays out how similar the two continents really are. Drawing on the latest evidence from sources such as the United Nations, the World Bank, IMF, and other international organizations, Baldwin offers a fascinating comparison of the United States and Europe, looking at the latest statistics on the economy, crime, health care, education and culture, religion, the environment, and much more. It is a book filled with surprising revelations. For most categories of crime, for instance, America is safe and peaceful by European standards. But the biggest surprise is that, though there are many differences between America and Europe, in almost all cases, these differences are no greater than the differences among European nations. Europe and the US are, in fact, part of a common, big-tent grouping. America is not Sweden, for sure. But nor is Italy Sweden, nor France, nor even Germany. And who says that Sweden is Europe? Anymore than Vermont is America? "Meticulous, insistent, and elegant." --John Lloyd, Financial Times "A must-read...filled with intriguing facts that add nuance to what can often be a black-and-white debate." --Foreign Affairs "An exhaustive and enthralling catalogue of our commonalities that begs a reconsideration of just what it means to be European or American." --Publishers Weekly
Author: Simba Information Inc., Staff
Publisher: R.R. Bowker, LLC
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Publishing for Professional Markets is the only report of its kind, covering the $15 billion U.S. professional publishing market with full breakdowns by market segment and major media. This report is an essential tool for executives who need to understand the business strategies driving publishing revenues in the medical, legal, scientific/technical, and business markets.This invaluable reports covers: Books Journals Newsletters & looseleafsOnline services databases/directoriesLearn which of these media are forecast to post the strongest growth over the next three years, and what's fueling that growth. Complete with profiles of 30 leading commercial, association, and university press publishers that detail key strategic and financial performance."
Author: Thomas Frank
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Political Science
One of "our most insightful social observers"* cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank turns his eye on what he calls the "thirty-year backlash"—the populist revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment. The high point of that backlash is the Republican Party's success in building the most unnatural of alliances: between blue-collar Midwesterners and Wall Street business interests, workers and bosses, populists and right-wingers. In asking "what 's the matter with Kansas?"—how a place famous for its radicalism became one of the most conservative states in the union—Frank, a native Kansan and onetime Republican, seeks to answer some broader American riddles: Why do so many of us vote against our economic interests? Where's the outrage at corporate manipulators? And whatever happened to middle-American progressivism? The questions are urgent as well as provocative. Frank answers them by examining pop conservatism—the bestsellers, the radio talk shows, the vicious political combat—and showing how our long culture wars have left us with an electorate far more concerned with their leaders' "values" and down-home qualities than with their stands on hard questions of policy. A brilliant analysis—and funny to boot—What's the Matter with Kansas? presents a critical assessment of who we are, while telling a remarkable story of how a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs came to convince a nation that they spoke on behalf of the People. *Los Angeles Times
Author: Margaret Riley Dikel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2004-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics
The essential guide to finding a job online "Simply the best thing in print on the subject of using the Internet in your job search." -Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? This definitive guide to harnessing the Internet's powerful research capabilities has been thoroughly updated to include the latest online job searching techniques. Using Guide to Internet Job Searching, 2004-2005, absolutely anyone with access to a computer can immediately conduct a timesaving, low-cost, high-impact job search. Copublished with the Public Library Association, the Guide to Internet Job Searching offers expert advice on how to find and use online bulletin boards, job listings, recruiter information, discussion groups, and resumeposting services. Its easy-to-use format and user-friendly tone make this an excellent tool for both the experienced surfer and Internet newbie. Includes: Local, state-by-state, government, and international resource listings and opportunities Online career resources Specific career path information Reviews of some of the more popular job listing and recruiting websites
Author: William Wresch
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 1996
In the Information Age, information is power. Who produces all that information, how does it move around, who uses it, to what ends, and under what constraints? Who gets that power? And what happens to the people who have no access to it? Disconnected begins with a striking vignette of two men: One is the thriving manager of a company selling personal computers and computer services. The other is just one among thousands of starving laborers. He has no way to find the information that might help him find a job, he cannot afford newspapers, rarely sees television, cannot understand the dialect of local radio broadcasts, will probably never touch a computer. These two men happen to live in Windhoek, Namibia, but this is not a story about Africa--it is a story that could be repeated almost anywhere in the world, even next door. With vivid anecdotes and data, William Wresch contrasts the opportunities of the information-rich with the limited prospects of the information-poor. Surveying the range of information--personal, public, organizational, commercial--that has become the currency of exchange in today's world, he shows how each represents a form of power. He analyzes the barriers that keep people information-poor: geography, tyranny, illiteracy, psychological blinders, "noise," crime. Technology alone, he demonstrates, is not the answer. Even the technology-rich do not always get access to important information--or recognize its value. Wresch spells out the grim consequences of information inequity for individuals and society. Yet he ends with reasons for optimism and stories of people who are working to pull down the impediments to the flow of information.
Author: Mark U. Edwards, Jr.
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release Date: 2004-12-01
A study of Protestant and Catholic pamphlets published in Strasbourg during the early years of the Reformation looks at Martin Luther's use of the recently invented printing press and his dominance of the new medium.
Sheds new light on discoveries that have revolutionized the field of cosmology and transformed understanding of the universe, offering an explanation of the multiverse M-theory and its implications in terms of the fate of our own universe.