Book Arts & Sciences

Book Arts & Sciences


  • ALA Filing Rules

    By American Library Association

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780838932551
    • Publisher: American Library Association
    • Published: June 1980
    The official rules governing the arrangement of catalog cards and other bibliographic records in files are accompanied by numerous examples
  • Abel Buell of Connecticut : Silversmith Type Founder & Engraver

    By Lawrence C Wroth

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110760745
    • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
    • Published: 1958
  • Abstractions of Evidence In the Study of Manuscripts & Early Printed Books

    By Joseph A. Dane

    Our Price: $149.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780754665014
    • Publisher: ASHGATE
    • Published: January 2009
    This book critiques the use of material evidence in studies of manuscript & printed books by delving into accepted notions about the study of print culture. It questions the institutional & ideological ptresuppostions that govern medieval studies,, descriptive bibliography, & library science. The book begins by asking what is the relation between material evidence & the abstract statements made about the evidence; ultimately it asks how the evidence is to be defined.
  • Academic Archives

    By Aaron D. Purcell

    Our Price: $95.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555707699
    • Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers
    • Published: February 2012
    Purcell (special collections, Virginia Tech) examines the changing field of academic archives, what academic archivists do, and the future of their work, for archivists of all levels and experience, other information professionals, library directors, historians, and academics. He explores practical issues of work and the management of programs, with a focus on merged departments in academic libraries, such as a special collections unit. He describes choosing this career, working with other information professionals in an academic library, defining and articulating the vision, connecting the program with the goals of the institution, integrating records management functions, building collections with the help of donors and dealers, presenting unique material to many audiences, determining the best approaches to processing and organizing collections, digital opportunities, and the definition of an academic archivist and the role in the twenty-first century. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times

    By Nevenka Zdravkovska

    Our Price: $80.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843346302
    • Publisher: Chandos Publishing Ltd
    • Published: September 2011
    A librarian since 1977, Zdravkovska (Engineering and Physical Sciences Library, U. of Maryland, College Park) has 15 years of academic branch library experience. Based on a year-long research of the published literature on branch academic libraries, she offers fellow academic branch librarians and administrators of large academic libraries a brief historical overview, followed by an examination of the current situation, with an eye toward the future of branch academic libraries at Academic Research Library institutions during difficult economic times. The text includes practical ideas for adding branches as well as closing and/or consolidating branches. Distributed in the U.S. by Neal-Schuman Publishers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Academic Librarian's Human Resources Handbook

    By David A. Baldwin

    Our Price: $38.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781563083457
    • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc
    • Published: August 1996
    A handbook providing librarian managers with the basic information and background on employee rights and legal parameters to avoid rights' violations. The manual discusses human resources management in a library setting, personnel selections, wage and hour laws, benefits, discrimination laws, safety standards, discipline and discharge, and the finer points of effective management in a complex environment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
  • Academic Librarianship

    By G. Edward Evans

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555707026
    • Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
    • Published: June 2010
    This overview of academic librarianship is aimed at LIS students, academic librarians, and current and aspiring university leaders. After historical background, the book examines faculty, students, curriculum, and govnernance in higher education. A section on campus and library commonalities looks at issues such as funding, technology, and accreditation to understand how these issues affect each library and the library manager's role in dealing with them. The final section of the book describes current trends in academic library collections and services, Web 2.0, staffing, and the work environment. Interviews with academic library deans and directors shed light on career development and the future of academic libraries. The book's learning features include real-world case studies, chapter key points, reflection questions, and recommended books. A companion web site contains 21 essays on the future of academic librarianship. Alire teaches information science at Simmons College. Evans has written other books on library management. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Academic Librarianship Today

    By Todd Gilman

    Our Price: $55.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781442278752
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Academic Library Outreach: Beyond the Campus Walls

    By Nancy Courtney

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781591587255
    • Published: December 2008
    Academic library outreach exists to raise awareness and increase use of library resources and services. So what would it take to extend that reach beyond quad and campus?
  • Academic Library and the Net Gen Student

    By Susan Gibbons

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780838909461
    • Published: January 2009
    Gibbons (public services and collection development, U. of Rochester, River Campus Libraries) offers academic librarians in public services, technology, and administration insights into the role of technology in the lives of today's tech-savvy undergraduate students. Following overviews of the academic library's mission and of the Net Generation, individual chapters focus on specific technological genres--online gaming, blogging, social bookmarking--and offer evidence-based observations about how students use these technologies in their social and academic practices. Gibbons suggests ways that this knowledge can be incorporated into the mission of an academic library, utilizing aspects of these technologies to provide value-added services to students by communicating in their preferred means. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • The Academic Research Library in a Decade of Change

    By Reg Carr

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843342458
    • Publisher: Amer Library Assn
    • Published: January 2007
    Summary: This book starts from the premise that the last decade has brought more changes for the academic research library than any ever previously known. The book provides an authoritative overview and analysis of the issues and challenges affecting academic research libraries from the closing years of the 20th century onwards. While the focus on this period of 'white water' change is primarily British, with a number of 'case studies' based on the transformative initiatives of the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISe and its seminal Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib), as well as on the Bodleian Library's far-reaching responses to the complex demands of the digital age, the issues themselves are presented in their global context, with implications drawn for research libraries everywhere. Key Features: Written by one of the world's leading academic research librarians. Provides a comprehensive overview of the factors at work in an exceptionally significant and fast-moving decade of research library development. Contains personal insights into many of the key library and information initiatives of recent years. Provides full notes and references, to enable further reading. The Author Reg Carr has spent the whole of his 36-year professional career in academic libraries. He has spent over 30 of those years in the UK's four largest university research libraries, and has occupied a position of leadership in the academic research library world for more than two decades. He became Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian in the University of Oxford in 1997 (retiring in December 2006), prior to which he was University Librarian and Dean of Information Strategy in the University of Leeds from 1986. He was Chairman of SCONUL and Secretary of CURL during the 1990s, and from 1998 to 2005 he was a member of JISC and Chairman of the JISC sub-committee responsible for overseeing both the influential eLib programme and the development of the Distributed National Electronic Resource. He was on the Board of the international Research Libraries Group from 1997 to 2003, and served for four of those years as the consortium's first non-North American Chairman. In 2000, he was appointed as an external member of the Board of Overseers' Visiting Committee for the Harvard University Library, and from 2001 to 2005 he was Vice-Chairman of the Digital Preservation Coalition, which he helped to found. Readership: The book will be of interest to undergraduates and graduates in schools of library and information studies, to all types of academic librarians in the UK and elsewhere, and to anyone with an interest in the application of IT in academic libraries, in the history and development of libraries and librarianship, and in the impact of the Internet on the academic world in general. Contents: The strategic issues Towards the academic digital library What users want Case study: modernising Oxford's libraries Innovation, cooperation and integration Working together for strategic advantage The past, present and future of the book Case study: library fundraising in Oxford Scholarly communication and the research library in the digital world The digital deluge Overcoming transcience: digital preservation for the long-term future Case study: the Bodleian Library from Gutenberg to Google
  • Accessing the Classics

    By La Vergne Rosow

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781563088919
    • Published: December 2005
    Help readers improve reading skills while stimulating their appreciation and increasing their understanding of great literature. Using a "scaffolding" approach, this guide leads readers from simple and engaging reads to more challenging texts, and simultaneously cultivates their interest and skills. An invaluable resource for middle and high school, ABE and ESL educators, as well as for readers' advisors.
  • Ace the Interview, Land a Librarian Job

    By Robin O'Hanlon

    Our Price: $45.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781440839566
    • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Achieving National Board Certification for School Library Media Specialists

    By Gail K. Dickinson

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780838909010
    • Publisher: Amer Library Assn
    • Published: December 2005
    Provides a history and overview of the certification process, reviews the areas highlighted in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) portfolio entries and assessment center exercises, examines their components, and gives tips on how to complete each part.
  • Acquisitions Go Global: An Introduction to Library Collection Management In the 21st Century

    By Jim Agee

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843343264
    • Published: February 2007
    Summary This book leads the reader through many aspects of a library's collection including the user, current holdings, selection, and acquisition of new materials. The reader is also led to consider budgets, and how books are made available in 21st century markets. Methods for assessing library vendors are described. Practical details are frequently included; concepts and theory are alluded to but are not a major emphasis of the text. A global scope creates an inclusive mood for readers in developed or developing nations. The final chapter speculates upon acquisitions librarianship in the 21st century. This is a fundamental book for the student or practicing librarian, a book that shares much about acquisitions but admits an uncertainty about the evolution of the profession. Key Features 1. The author brings a global scope, and global examples to the text 2. The text draws on more than a decade of authorial experience in acquisitions librarianship 3. The author discusses potential acquisitions problems and solutions 4. The author shares an awareness of rapid changes in the profession and provides suggestions to cope with changes responsibly While the author was formally schooled in business, he recognizes that most acquisitions librarians are not and provides suggestions for accounting and financial transactions 5. The book includes a strong consideration of the community as it relates to the library collection 6. The organization of the book moves from the external community into the library and then to the local collection and acquisitions practices 7. The discussion of acquisitions includes both internal (selecting, budgeting) factors and external (vendor assessment, book chain development) concerns 8. Examples are drawn from authorial experiences in both developed and developing information societies The Author Jim Agee is the Technical Services Manager for Acquisitions and Serials at the University of Northern Colorado. He brings a dozen years of daily acquisitions experience to this position and this text. Agee taught graduate courses in Selection and Acquisitions for several years, he directed an ALA accredited MLS program, has given acquisitions seminars in Sofia, Bulgaria; Manila, Philippines; Pretoria, South Africa, and has travelled extensively visiting libraries in the US and other nations. Readership The book is focused on librarians who are new to acquisitions, library and information science students globally at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and anyone who is seeking an acquisitions or collection management position. The book may also be of value to librarians who have not had formal training, or researchers in library and information science. Contents Campus and community Collection evaluation Selection of materials Collection management Financial considerations Book chain development Vendor assessment Speculations about the future