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American Society for Indexing series
- Glossary of Terminology in Abstracting, Classification, Indexing, and Thesaurus Construction 2nd Edition
This updated version of the popular classic defines terms used in writings on abstracting, indexing, classification, and thesaurus construction, as well as terms for the most common types of documents and their parts.
- Index It Right! Advice from the Experts, Volume 1
Here is the premiere title in a new series presenting selected expert coverage in key indexing areas.
- Index It Right! Advice from the Experts, Volume 2
Three winners of the H.W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing (Towery, Russell, and Wright) are joined by some of the best-known names in the profession (Agee, Zafran, McVey, Patton, Mamassian, Haskins, and Hedden) in this second volume of the Index It Right! series.
- Index It Right! Advice From the Experts, Volume 3
The third installment in ASI's popular "Index It Right!" series offers a range of current and practical coverage—from ebook indexing, taxonomy construction, and meta-tagging to indexing in niche areas such as literary criticism, science, and math.
- Indexing for Editors and Authors: A Practical Guide to Understanding Indexes
At last—an indexing guide for editors, authors, and designers who need to create, edit, format, or evaluate indexes and work with professional indexers.
- Indexing Names
With Indexing Names, Noeline Bridge and her contributing experts from around the globe have created an essential reference for all indexers working in the English language—and an instant classic within the field.
- Indexing Specialties: Cookbooks
The 13 chapters in Indexing Specialties: Cookbooks discuss the importance of subject matter expertise, analyze the indexing needs of cookbook users, offer practical advice on writing quality indexes, review notable published indexes, and recommend other helpful sources.
- Indexing Specialties: History
This compilation of articles focuses on the indexing of history textbooks, art history, medieval and Renaissance history, Latin American history, and gender and sexual orientation language issues.
- Indexing Specialties: Law
This release in the popular "Indexing Specialities" series is devoted to the topic of legal indexing, with contributions from more than a dozen leading practitioners.
- Indexing Specialties: Psychology
Continuing the series that addresses specialized areas for indexers, Becky Hornyak has assembled a panel of experts that includes Sandy Topping, Carolyn Weaver, and Carol Schoun.
- Indexing Specialties: Scholarly Books
This skillfully edited book offers expert guidance on one of the most challenging and important areas of indexing specialization.
- Indexing Tactics and Tidbits: An A to Z Guide
Indexing Tactics & Tidbits provides answers and insights on such vital subjects as audience analysis, clients and contracts, computers and software, ethics and standards, index depth and length, index structure, periodical indexing, professional resources, quality and usability, work methods and strategies, and much more.
- Marketing Your Indexing Services, Third Edition
Significantly revised and expanded, the third edition of ASI's bestselling guide to marketing for indexers includes nine new chapters covering an array of practical techniques and strategies.
- Running an Indexing Business
Filled with the advice of expert indexers, this book will help novice and experienced indexers make sound business decisions.
- Starting an Indexing Business, Fourth Edition
This book is a significantly revised edition of the must-have reference for new and aspiring freelance indexers.
- Ten Characteristics of Quality Indexes; Confessions of an Award-Winning Indexer
Writing in an engaging and accessible style, Margie Towery defines and explores the characteristics of quality indexes and offers strategies for overcoming indexing challenges.
ASIST Monograph series
- Computerization Movements and Technology Diffusion: From Mainframes to Ubiquitous Computing
Editors Margaret S. Elliott and Kenneth L. Kraemer and more than two dozen noted scholars trace the successes and failures of CMs from the mainframe and PC eras to the current Internet era and the emerging era of ubiquitous computing.
- Covert and Overt: Recollecting and Connecting Intelligence Service and Information Science
This book explores the historical relationships between covert intelligence work and information/computer science.
- Digital Inclusion: Measuring the Impact of Information and Community Technology
In this important book, Michael Crandall and Karen E. Fisher and a dozen contributors provide a framework for thinking about the effects of community technology on digital inclusion and present concrete examples of the impact successful community technology providers have had on individual users, communities, and society as a whole.
- Editorial Peer Review: Its Strengths and Weaknesses
This important book is the first to provide an in-depth analysis of the peer review process in scholarly publishing.
- Evaluating Networked Information Services: Techniques, Policy, and Issues
Charles R. McClure, John Carlo Bertot, and their distinguished contributors report on a range of current initiatives and information policy issues, and offer practical guidance for anyone who needs to evaluate the usefulness, impact, cost, and effectiveness of networked information services and resources.
- Information and Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory
Information and Emotion introduces the new research areas of affective issues in information seeking and use, and the affective paradigm applied to information behavior in a variety of populations, cultures, and contexts.
- Information Management for the Intelligent Organization, Third Edition
The intelligent organization is one that is skilled at marshaling its information resources and capabilities, transforming information into knowledge, and using this knowledge to sustain and enhance its performance in a restless environment.
- Information Need: A Theory Connecting Information Search to Knowledge Formation
Charles Cole digs deep into the need that motivates people to search for information and articulates a theory of information need as the basis for designing information retrieval systems that engage the user's knowledge/belief system.
- Information Representation and Retrieval in the Digital Age, Second Edition
This second edition of Heting Chu’s popular work on information representation and retrieval features numerous updates and revisions, including coverage of taxonomies, folksonomies, ontologies, social tagging, search/retrieve web service, and next generation OPACs.
- Intelligent Technologies in Library and Information Service Applications
In this carefully researched monograph, authors Lancaster and Warner report on the applications of artificial intelligence technologies in library and information services, assessing their effectiveness, reviewing the relevant literature, and offering a clear-eyed forecast of future use and impact.
- International Perspectives on the History of Information Science and Technology: Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2012 Pre-Conference on the History of ASIS&T and Information Science and Technology
This volume presents the complete proceedings of the 2012 Pre-Conference on the History of ASIS&T and Information Science and Technology Worldwide, an event celebrating the 75th anniversary of ASIS&T.
- Introduction to Information Science and Technology
This guide to information science and technology—the product of a unique scholarly collaboration—presents a clear, concise, and approachable account of the fundamental issues, with appropriate historical background and theoretical background.
- Introductory Concepts in Information Science, Second Edition
In this updated and expanded edition of her widely read 2000 book, Melanie J. Norton presents a unique and carefully researched introduction to the practical and theoretical concepts of information science and examines the impact of the Information Age on society and its institutions.
- Knowledge Management for the Information Professional
Written from the perspective of the information community, this book examines the business community’s recent enthusiasm for “Knowledge Management.”
- Knowledge Management in Practice: Connections and Context
This book is the third entry in an ambitious, highly regarded KM book series edited by T. Kanti Srikantaiah and Michael E. D. Koenig.
- Knowledge Management Lessons Learned: What Works and What Doesn’t
The editorial team of Srikantaiah and Koenig continue their groundbreaking series with this important book, which surveys recent applications and innovations.
- Powering Search: The Role of Thesauri in New Information Environments
Here is a clear and comprehensive treatment of the role of thesauri in search user interfaces across a range of information search and retrieval systems.
- Scholarly Metrics Under the Microscope: From Citation Analysis to Academic Auditing
In Scholarly Metrics Under the Microscope, editors Blaise Cronin and Cassidy R. Sugimoto bring together and expertly annotate a wealth of previously published papers that provide critical commentary on the use of metrics to assess the quality of scholarship and the impact of research.
- Statistical Methods for the Information Professional: A Practical, Painless Approach to Understanding, Using, and Interpreting Statistics
In this unique and useful book, Vaughan clearly explains the statistical methods used in information science research, focusing on basic logic rather than mathematical intricacies.
- The Future Scholar
Two dozen teachers, librarians, administrators, and writing center professionals share their expertise and insights on successfully utilizing the frameworks for writing and information literacy created by leading education organizations.
- The History and Heritage of Scientific and Technological Information Systems
These proceedings present the papers of historians of science and technology, information scientists, and scientists in other fields on a wide range of topics.
- The New Digital Scholar: Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students
This book presents innovative thinking and groundbreaking research on the challenges NextGen students face with research-writing projects.
- The Next Digital Scholar: A Fresh Approach to the Common Core State Standards in Research and Writing
In The Next Digital Scholar, editors James P. Purdy and Randall McClure follow up their award-winning, critically acclaimed The New Digital Scholar by facilitating a thoughtful examination of practices and standards in K–12.
- The Web of Knowledge: A Festschrift in Honor of Eugene Garfield
This ASIST monograph is the first to comprehensively address the history, theory, and practical applications of citation analysis—a field which has grown from Garfield's seed of an idea—and to examine its impact on scholarly research forty years after its inception.
- Theories of Information Behavior
This unique book presents authoritative overviews of more than 70 conceptual frameworks for understanding how people seek, manage, share, and use information in different contexts.
Libraries and Information Technology
- Best Technology Practices in Higher Education
This book is an invaluable resource for technology and information staff, and for provosts and presidents who need to gauge how their schools stack up and to challenge staff to embrace the best that new technology has to offer.
- Blogging and RSS, 2nd Edition: A Librarian's Guide
In this fully updated second edition of his popular 2006 book, author, internet trainer, and blogger Michael P. Sauers shows how blogging and RSS technology can be easily and successfully used by libraries and librarians.
- Business Cases for Info Pros: Here's Why, Here's How
In this practical guide, Ulla de Stricker explains why, when, and how a formal business case can be used as an effective tool for gaining support for information-based projects.
- Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success
Both sides of the negotiating table are represented in this practical and much-needed guide by Michael L. Gruenberg, a veteran of the electronic information field.
- Career Q&A: A Librarian’s Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career
In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.
- Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century: Changes, Challenges, and Choices
Here is an in-depth and wide-ranging look at libraries and librarianship in the Caribbean region today.
- Deep Text: Using Text Analytics to Conquer Information Overload, Get Real Value from Social Media, and Add Big(ger) Text to Big Data
Tom Reamy explains what deep text is and surveys its many uses and benefits. He describes applications and development best practices, discusses business issues including ROI, provides how-to advice and instruction, and offers guidance on selecting software and building a text analytics capability within an organization.
- Designing a Successful KM Strategy: A Guide for the Knowledge Management Professional
In Designing a Successful KM Strategy, Stephanie Barnes and Nick Milton present a practical, step-by-step guide to crafting a KM strategy that supports your organization's unique needs and goals.
- Digital Photo Magic: Easy Image Retouching and Restoration for Librarians, Archivists, & Teachers
Step-by-step guidance for retouching, restoring, and manipulating digital photo images with the best of easy-to-use, free or inexpensive software products.
- Educational Technology for the Global Village: Worldwide Innovation and Best Practices
With this timely book, editors Les Lloyd and Gabriel Barreneche present an eye-opening look at projects that are innovating with technology to improve education and, indeed, the very quality of people’s lives around the world.
- Everyone Plays at the Library: Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages
If you are interested in the why, what, and how of library gaming, Everyone Plays at the Library is the place to start.
- Global Mobile: Applications and Innovations for the Worldwide Mobile Ecosystem
Global Mobile examines the foundations of the worldwide mobile ecosystem through an array of case studies and perspectives on how mobile is transforming human enterprise.
- Government Documents Librarianship: A Guide for the Neo-Depository Era
This guide breaks down the components of government documents librarianship into manageable, easy to understand parts.
- Handbook of Indexing Techniques, 5th Edition: A Guide for Beginning Indexers
This fifth edition of Linda Fetters's popular Handbook of Indexing Techniques includes clear explanations of indexing techniques along with many helpful examples.
- Historical Information Science: An Emerging Unidiscipline
Here is an extensive review and bibliographic essay, backed by 5,000 citations, about developments in information technology since the advent of personal computing and the convergence of the disciplines.
- Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries: Techniques, Tools, and Tips From the Trenches
For anyone seeking a straightforward, hands-on approach to implementing technology solutions in libraries, this is your guide!
- Information Nation: Education and Careers in the Emerging Information Professions
Information Nation will provide you with vital insight into the future of the information society along with an understanding of the educational paths and career options available to the information professional of tomorrow.
- Information Tomorrow: Reflections on Technology and the Future of Public and Academic Libraries
In Information Tomorrow, Gordon brings together 20 of today’s leading thinkers on the intersections between libraries and technology.
- Intranets for Info Pros
In Intranets for Info Pros, editors Kennedy and Dysart and 10 expert contributors provide a wealth of advice and support for the information professional charged with implementing or contributing to an intranet.
- Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service
In Library 2.0, two of the first and most original thinkers on Library 2.0 introduce the essential concepts and offer ways to improve service to better meet the changing needs of 21st century library users.
- Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
This unique book is geared to help any library keep its website dynamically and collaboratively up-to-date, increase user participation, and provide exemplary web-based service through the power of mashups.
- Library Partnerships: Making Connections Between School and Public Libraries
In this timely guide, young adult library consultant Tasha Squires delves into the many possible avenues for partnership, from summer reading programs to book talks to resource sharing and more.
- Library Relocations and Collection Shifts
In Library Relocations and Collection Shifts, author, librarian, and move director Dennis C. Tucker explains how to develop an appropriate moving plan for a library of any type or size.
- Listen Up!: Podcasting for Schools and Libraries
Here is a timely—and time-saving—guide for teachers, librarians, and school media specialists who need to get quickly up-to-speed on podcasting.
- More Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
Creative library professionals describe how they are mashing up free and inexpensive digital tools and techniques to improve library services and meet everyday (and unexpected) challenges.
- Net Effects: How Librarians Can Manage the Unintended Consequences of the Internet
Almost 50 articles by dozens of imaginative librarians suggest practical and creative ways to deal with the range of Internet "side effects," regain control of the library, and avoid being blindsided by technology again.
- Online Teaching in K–12
Online Teaching in K–12 is the essential hands-on reference and textbook for education professionals seeking success in the planning, design, and teaching of K–12 online courses and programs.
- Open Source Web Applications for Libraries
Authors Coombs and Hollister provide librarians with guidance on a range of applications that can be used to improve reference services, instruction, and outreach to library users.
- Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage
This multi-authored work offers one of the first and most robust explorations of the emerging field of personal digital archiving.
- Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect With Your Whole Community
Whether you regularly follow entertainment and gossip news, or wondered “Corbin Who?” when you saw the recent ALA READ poster, Pop Goes the Library will help you connect with your users and energize your staff.
- Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits
Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, edited by the late Miriam A. Drake together with Donald T. Hawkins, is the first book in years to explore trends and issues for researchers and organizations that rely on U.S. public information.
- Research Techniques for Scholars and Students in Religion and Theology
This book covers such important aspects as overall library layout, library staff functions, library catalogs, reference collections, periodical literature, electronic resources, research documentation, and paper development.
- Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online
This nuts-and-bolts guide provides librarians with the information and skills necessary to implement the most popular and effective social software technologies.
- Teaching Web Search Skills: Techniques and Strategies of Top Trainers
Here is a unique and practical reference for anyone who teaches Web searching.
- The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications and Opportunities for Librarians and Information Professionals
Amy Affelt shows information professionals how to leverage their skills and training to master emerging Big Data tools, techniques, and vocabulary, and create mission-critical research deliverables.
- The Accidental Fundraiser
Author, librarian, and accidental fundraiser Julie Still offers practical and reassuring advice that will help any individual become an effective fundraiser regardless of previous experience.
- The Accidental Health Sciences Librarian
In this book, Lisa A. Ennis and Nicole Mitchell offer a thorough and up-to-date overview along with guidance on a range of critical resources, tools, and functions.
- The Accidental Indexer
With The Accidental Indexer, Nan Badgett has written the definitive guide to the indexing profession.
- The Accidental Law Librarian
As the law touches more and more of our daily lives while lawyers price their services out of the average person's range, the public increasingly turns to libraries for answers. Where can librarians turn? Okay, that one's easy—to The Accidental Law Librarian.
- The Accidental Librarian
Whether you are seeking a thorough grounding in library fundamentals or simply looking for ways to serve more effectively in your current role, The Accidental Librarian is a great place to start.
- The Accidental Library Manager
Author Rachel Singer Gordon provides support and background for new managers, aspiring managers, and those who find themselves in unexpected management roles.
- The Accidental Library Marketer
The Accidental Library Marketer fills a need for library professionals and paraprofessionals who find themselves in an awkward position: They need to promote their libraries and services in the age of the internet, but they’ve never been taught how to do it effectively.
- The Accidental Systems Librarian, Second Edition
This new edition of The Accidental Systems Librarian prepares readers to manage the latest library technologies: mobile devices, open source software, social networks, WiFi, ebooks, and much more.
- The Accidental Taxonomist
The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies.
- The Accidental Taxonomist, second edition
The most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies.
- The Accidental Technology Trainer: A Guide for Libraries
Here is an extremely useful and reassuring guide for library staff who find themselves newly responsible for technology training—whether in computer labs, classrooms, or one-on-one with library users.
- The Accidental Webmaster
Here is a lifeline for the individual who has not been trained as a Webmaster, but who— whether by choice or under duress—has become one nonetheless.
- The Cybrarian's Web: An A—Z Guide to 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools and Other Resources
Here is a remarkable field guide to the best of free Web 2.0 tools and their practical applications in libraries and information centers.
- The Cybrarian’s Web 2: An A–Z Guide to Free Social Media Tools, Apps, and Other Resources
Sixty-one free resources for libraries and the communities they serve, including apps for crowd storage and crowdfunding, MOOCs, news aggregators, and tools for self publishing.
- The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where It's Needed
Here is the first comprehensive survey of the growing practice of "embedded librarianship"—a strategic model for placing information professionals into partnerships with the individuals and working groups that depend upon their knowledge and expertise.
- The Librarian's Guide to Micropublishing: Helping Patrons and Communities Use Free and Low-Cost Publishing Tools to Tell Their Stories
In this timely book, Walt Crawford explains the how, what, and why of libraries and community micropublishing.
- The Librarian's Guide to Negotiation: Winning Strategies for the Digital Age
This practical guide by three experienced librarian-negotiators will help you develop the mindset, skills, and confidence you need to negotiate effectively in any situation.
- The New OPL Sourcebook: A Guide for Solo and Small Libraries
This updated and expanded edition of the essential guide for small and one-person libraries (OPLs) covers virtually every key management topic of interest to OPLs.
- The NextGen Librarian’s Survival Guide
Here is a unique resource for next generation librarians, addressing the specific needs of GenXers and Millennials as they work to define themselves as information professionals.
- The Quintessential Searcher: The Wit & Wisdom of Barbara Quint
In this book, for the first time anywhere, hundreds of Barbara Quint's most memorable, insightful, and politically incorrect quotations have been gathered for the enjoyment of her many fans.
- The Successful Academic Librarian: Winning Strategies from Library Leaders
In this helpful book, Gregory and nearly 20 of her peers and mentors take a practical approach to a full range of critical topics facing the profession.
- The Thriving Library: Successful Strategies for Challenging Times
Here is a highly readable guide to strategies and projects that have helped more than 100 public libraries gain community support and funding during challenging times.
- UContent: The Information Professional's Guide to User-Generated Content
This comprehensive text considers the reasons behind UContent's wild popularity and makes strong arguments for cultivating it.
- Understanding and Communicating Social Informatics: A Framework for Studying and Teaching the Human Contexts of Information and Communication Technologies
Here is a sustained investigation into the human contexts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), covering both research and theory in this emerging field.
- Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries: Librarians and Educators in Second Life and Other Multi-User Virtual Environments
This fascinating book—the brainchild of two pioneering virtual world librarians—is designed to help libraries and schools recognize the importance of multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) and consider ways of getting involved as they proliferate.
- What's the Alternative?: Career Options for Librarians and Info Pros
In What’s the Alternative? Rachel Singer Gordon explains the dynamics of the shifting market for information-based work, reveals a range of nontraditional employment opportunities for librarians, and encourages info pros to utilize their skills in new and exciting ways.
- You Don’t Look Like a Librarian: Shattering Stereotypes and Creating Positive New Images in the Internet Age
Librarian stereotypes have persisted for generations, yet their practical impact has rarely been studied. Librarian/blogger/pop culture maven Ruth Kneale offers insight and analysis in this book.
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