E-books: Reference & Information Science

  • Who Needs Experts?: Counter-mapping Cultural Heritage book cover

    Who Needs Experts?

    Counter-mapping Cultural Heritage, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Schofield

    Taking the significant Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Council of Europe 2005) as its starting point, this book presents pragmatic views on the rise of the local and the everyday within cultural heritage discourse. Bringing together a range of case studies within a…

    eBook – 2016-02-17
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage: A Guide to Rich-Prospect Browsing book cover

    Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage

    A Guide to Rich-Prospect Browsing, 1st Edition

    By Stan Ruecker, Milena Radzikowska, Stefan Sinclair

    Browsing for information is a significant part of most research activity, but many online collections hamper browsing with interfaces that are variants on a search box. Research shows that rich-prospect interfaces can offer an intuitive and highly flexible alternative environment for information…

    eBook – 2016-02-17
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • The University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age book cover

    The University of Google

    Education in the (Post) Information Age, 1st Edition

    By Tara Brabazon

    Looking at schools and universities, it is difficult to pinpoint when education, teaching and learning started to haemorrhage purpose, aspiration and function. Libraries and librarians have been starved of funding. Teachers cram their curriculum with 'skill development' and 'generic competencies'…

    eBook – 2016-02-17

  • Government Leaders, Military Rulers and Political Activists book cover

    Government Leaders, Military Rulers and Political Activists

    1st Edition

    Edited by David W. Del Testa

    In each volume, an introductory essay outlines of history of the disciplines under discussion, and describes how changes and innovations in these disciplines have affected our lives. The biographies that follow are organized in an A-Z format: each biography is divided into a "life" section…

    eBook – 2014-01-27

  • The Routledge Encyclopaedia of UK Education, Training and Employment: From the earliest statutes to the present day book cover

    The Routledge Encyclopaedia of UK Education, Training and Employment

    From the earliest statutes to the present day, 1st Edition

    By John P. Wilson

    A comprehensive guide to all the main labour market initiatives and agencies combining education and employment in the UK, this encyclopaedia presents an historical progression from the Guilds and Statute of Artifices in 1563 through to present day initiatives and changes. Fully cross-referenced…

    eBook – 2013-12-16

  • Libraries, Literatures, and Archives book cover

    Libraries, Literatures, and Archives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sas Mays

    Not only does the library have a long and complex history and politics, but it has an ambivalent presence in Western culture – both a site of positive knowledge and a site of error, confusion, and loss. Nevertheless, in literary studies and in the humanities, including book history, the figure of…

    eBook – 2013-11-26
    Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science

  • Utopias and Utopians: An Historical Dictionary of Attempts to Make the World a Better Place and Those Who Were Involved book cover

    Utopias and Utopians

    An Historical Dictionary of Attempts to Make the World a Better Place and Those Who Were Involved, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard C.S. Trahair

    Utopian ventures are worth close attention, to help us understand why some succeed and others fail, for they offer hope for an improved life on earth. Utopias and Utopians is a comprehensive guide to utopian communities and their founders. Some works look at literary utopias or political utopias,…

    eBook – 2013-10-31

  • Philosophers and Religious Leaders book cover

    Philosophers and Religious Leaders

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christian von Dehsen

    Philosophers and Religious Leaders provides a synopsis of the lives and legacies of 200 men and women from the areas of religion and philosophy who have "changed the world." These individuals have developed, extended, or exemplified ideas fundamental to the way human beings perceive the meaning and…

    eBook – 2013-09-13

  • Encyclopedia of the Cold War book cover

    Encyclopedia of the Cold War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ruud van Dijk, William Glenn Gray, Svetlana Savranskaya, Jeremi Suri, Qiang Zhai

    Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War – a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of…

    eBook – 2013-05-13

  • The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings book cover

    The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings

    1st Edition

    By Julie A. Garrison

    An essential tool for digital services for every campus libraryThe Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Proceedings is a selection of superb presentations from the twelfth annual conference on library services held in Savannah, Georgia in April 2006. Respected experts tackle the latest issues in…

    eBook – 2013-04-03

  • Archives and Library Administration: Divergent Traditions and Common Concerns book cover

    Archives and Library Administration

    Divergent Traditions and Common Concerns, 1st Edition

    By Lawrence J Mc Crank

    This informative volume focuses on the effective management of library archives, presenting perspectives and firsthand accounts from experienced and successful administrators in the field. The contributors examine the differences and similarities in the management of archives and other library/…

    eBook – 2013-01-11

  • CHINA AND THE MIDDLE EAST: from Silk Road to Arab Spring book cover


    from Silk Road to Arab Spring, 1st Edition

    By Muhamad Olimat

    This manuscript examines relations between China and the Middle East in historical context. It highlights some of the most important events that characterize the ties between China and the Middle East, and examines their relationship in key areas that include energy, trade, arms sales, culture and…

    eBook – 2012-11-27

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