Author: Bowker Rr
Publisher: RR Bowker
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
El-Hi Textbooks & Serials in Print , now in its 145th Edition, is the go-to source for bibliographic information on the thousands of elementary, junior high, and high school textbooks published or distributed in the United States. This two-volume, 4,000-page edition offers users immediate access to over 195,000 titles from over 17,000 U.S. publishers. This new edition is a vital resource for any librarian with K-12 students, educators, or education professionals as patrons. This reference tool allows users to track down any K-12 textbook or serial�e"even hard-to-find titles from small presses. With so many titles, publishers, wholesalers, and distributors all in one consolidated source, finding the key information patrons need to track down this many titles has never been easier. Just as in previous years, 2017's El-Hi Textbooks & Serials in Print is separated into two large volumes�e"the first for categorization by Textbook Subject and Textbook Author, and the second for categorization by Textbook Title, Textbook Series, Serial Subject, Serial Title, Publisher Name, and Wholesaler/Distributor Name. All indexes are presented alphabetically, then numerically, ensuring effortless research for the user. Volume I begins with a special �How to Use� guide, which includes enlarged sample entries for all indexes. Next come lists of Abbreviations, Country Codes, Language Codes, and Currency Codes, making sure users can quickly and efficiently navigate this guide. Following these introductory materials in Volume I is the Textbook Subject Index. Each entry in this index is classified by subject and is listed in the appropriate section or sections either by title or under its series name. Listings in the Subject Index include definitive bibliographic information about each book, including: title, series affiliation (if any), author, co-author, editor, co-editor, translator, illustrator, grade, publication date, education level, binding, price, related supplementary materials, ISBN, imprint, and publisher. Following this index is the Textbook Author Index, which includes the names of each author, editor, or translator and the title of the textbook, with page references to complete information in the Textbook Subject Index. Volume II contains the same introductory materials as Volume I, with the addition of lists of Document Suppliers, Micropublishers & Distributors, Reprint Services, Wire Services, and Abstracting & Indexing Services. Next comes the Textbook Title Index, which contains every title or series listed in Volume I, with page references to the Subject Index. Following this is the Textbook Series Index, containing full bibliographic information on more than 3,700 series, all arranged under main subject areas. The Serial Subject Index comes next, with over 5,000 entries for selected current serials published periodically or irregularly, followed by the Serial Title Index, which contains information about each entry's: title, ISSN, country code, and name of issuing body, as well as cross references to the Serial Subject Index. The Publisher Name Index follows, with complete bibliographic information for each company, including: company name, ISBN prefix(es), business affiliation, ordering and/or editorial address(es), Standard Address Number(s), imprint(s), and contact information. The Wholesaler & Distributor Name Index comes last, with each entry containing information about each entry's: company name, business affiliation, ISBN prefix(es), Standard Address Number(s), and contact information. For 145 consecutive years, R.R. Bowker's El-Hi Textbooks & Serials in Print has served as a top-shelf resource for libraries and education reference collections around the country, compiling need-to-know data on the in-print titles of textbook publishers, as well as other related materials. With over 195,000 titles on file, this updated resource is a must for anybody in need of K-12 education materials.
Law Books & Serials in Print, now in its 41st edition, is the go-to source for bibliographic information on thousands of current legal books, serials, and multimedia publications distributed or published in the United States. This three-volume, 3,900-page edition offers users immediate access to over 50,000 titles comprising over 100,000 entries in over 19,000 subject areas.
Abstracts are useful in at least nine ways: 1. Papers in science and technology are published in more than 50 languages. Most users of technical publications can read only a few languages, and abstracts in one language help them to select documents for translation. The user needs, at most, two languages; at best, he needs only one language. 2. The technical literature is too large for an individual to acquire or scan. There are estimated to be 35,000 or more technical periodicals. More than 200,000 papers are published per year, with some overlap, in each of the fields of chemistry, biology, and biomedicine. Abstracts facilitate the selection of papers to be read. 3. Informative abstracts substitute for the original literature in many cases. 4. The reading or scanning of abstracts for selection of data or for deciding to read the original articles saves time over that required for selection from original documents. 5. Abstracts are more convenient to arrange into related groups than is the original literature. Adjacent technical papers bound in journals may often be unrelated. The same abstract can be placed in several categories less expensively than can originals. Many articles and reports fall into several classes of useful classification systems. Classified abstracts in a published journal bring together guides into a large field of knowledge—one several to many times larger than the user can read. 6. Retrospective searches are greatly aided by classified, indexed abstracts. Searching through reports or journals for any large field of knowledge is now impractical. 7. By the use of abstracts, accuracy of selection of literature to be read or translated is increased over that of selection from titles or titles plus annotations. The additional information in the abstract increases the accuracy. 8. Abstracts facilitate indexing in two ways: 1) The abstract concentrates the indexable subjects so that indexing proceeds at two to four times the rate required for original documents. 2) Elimination of the language problem enables assignment of abstracts for indexing by subject only. This specialization improves both the quality and the rate of indexing, because the subject specialist is not also required to read another language. 9. The preparation of articles, bibliographies, reviews, and talks requires organization of the material used; so do acquisition and searching. Abstracts can be used to facilitate this organization. For this purpose they can be copied, cut, and pasted. Organized abstracts also facilitate the indexing of bibliographies and reviews.
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2018-07-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.
Author: William Germano
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2014-02-27
When a dissertation crosses my desk, I usually want to grab it by its metaphorical lapels and give it a good shake. “You know something!” I would say if it could hear me. “Now tell it to us in language we can understand!” Since its publication in 2005, From Dissertation to Book has helped thousands of young academic authors get their books beyond the thesis committee and into the hands of interested publishers and general readers. Now revised and updated to reflect the evolution of scholarly publishing, this edition includes a new chapter arguing that the future of academic writing is in the hands of young scholars who must create work that meets the broader expectations of readers rather than the narrow requirements of academic committees. At the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is fundamentally a process of shifting its focus from the concerns of a narrow audience—a committee or advisors—to those of a broader scholarly audience that wants writing to be both informative and engaging. William Germano offers clear guidance on how to do this, with advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. Germano draws on his years of experience in both academia and publishing to show writers how to turn a dissertation into a book that an audience will actually enjoy, whether reading on a page or a screen. Germano also acknowledges that not all dissertations can or even should become books and explores other, often overlooked, options, such as turning them into journal articles or chapters in an edited work. With clear directions, engaging examples, and an eye for the idiosyncrasies of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision—a skill that will be truly invaluable as they add “author” to their curriculum vitae.
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Release Date: 2015-05-12
From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.
Author: Anthony Flint
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-07-28
Genre: Social Science
The rivalry of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, a struggle for the soul of a city, is one of the most dramatic and consequential in modern American history. To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be. But consummate power broker Robert Moses, the father of many of New York’s most monumental development projects, thought neighborhoods like Greenwich Village were badly in need of “urban renewal.” Standing up against government plans for the city, Jacobs marshaled popular support and political power against Moses, whether to block traffic through her beloved Washington Square Park or to prevent the construction of the Lower Manhattan Expressway, an elevated superhighway that would have destroyed centuries-old streetscapes and displaced thousands of families. By confronting Moses and his vision, Jacobs forever changed the way Americans understood the city. Her story reminds us of the power we have as individuals to confront and defy reckless authority.
Author: Suzanne M. Ward
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books. Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association press. Learn about the viewpoint of a jobber. Find out about the e-book challenges facing librarians, such as the quest to control costs in the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) model, how to solve the dilemma of resource sharing with e-books, and how to manage PDA in the consortial environment. See what patron use of e-books reveals about reading habits and disciplinary differences. Finally, in the case study section, discover how to promote scholarly e-books, how to manage an e-reader checkout program, and how one library replaced most of its print collection with e-books. These and other examples illustrate how innovative librarians use e-books to enhance users' experiences with scholarly works.
An exciting steampunk, pulp adventure, set in an alternative 20th Century where the English Empire rules the world and beyond, and the US is very different to what we now know. NEW YORK, USSA - The steam-powered city of tomorrow where psychedelic beat-poets rumble with punk futurists in the rain-drenched alleys, and where mad science colludes with the monstrous plans of the Meccha-Fuhrer! NEW YORK, USS - City of dazzle and danger. Only here could we find The Blood Spider, Doc Thunder and the saint of ghosts known as El Sombra! NEW YORK, USS - The setting for a bloody battle of steel will and science gone wild in a contest to save the city of tomorrow - or end it!