Managing the Mystery Collection

Author: Judith A. Overmier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317717791
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Unravel the mystery of fostering a vibrant mystery collection for your library patrons! Whodunnit? Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption reveals just who is responsible—for providing high-quality library mystery collections to fans. This resource takes you through the complicated process, from creating a mystery story to getting it to the library bookshelf and your patrons—all with clear explanations and no plot twists. Authors, readers, critics, scholars, and librarians give you an interdisciplinary inside look at the production and collection of one of the most popular genres in literature, the mystery. This unique book comprehensively explains how a mystery story journeys a surprisingly winding way to reach an avid reading public. No red herrings here though. Acquisitions and collection development resources are provided along with effective strategies that will help librarians to sift through the clues on how to bring life to their mystery collections. Examinations of various subgenres of the mystery are provided, such as romance and Native American mysteries, as well as an enlightening discussion of the links between mysteries, libraries, and interest groups. Managing the Mystery Collection brings you: mystery writer Barbara Fister describing the creative process insights about Sisters in Crime—an organization that promotes mysteries authored by women—and its special relationship with libraries and librarians a detailed introduction to buying and selling books online Web and print resources guidance for the acquisition of mysteries for the younger mystery reader development of a collection of ethnic mysteries the creation of special collections of Sherlock Holmes and author Conan Doyle extensive listings of subgenre titles and details of popular series an organization that networks creators, fans, and scholars of detective and mystery fiction and more! Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption solves the mystery behind the step-by-step process it takes to provide readers with what they want—access to a collection of perplexing, well-written mysteries. This is perfect for public and academic librarians with an interest in building quality collections of mysteries; library school faculty teaching courses in collection building, popular culture and libraries, genre literature, and special collections; and students of those fields.

Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information

Author: Mark Jacobs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317994299
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Understand better how the role of ER librarian has changed through the years The advent of online information has not only changed tremendously the way that resources are stored and accessed, but has caused the evolution of the library and information science profession itself. Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles takes a comprehensive look at the position of electronic resources (ER) librarians, the other people who work with e-content, what training and skills are needed, the managing of e-resources, and what the proliferation of online information means for the future of libraries. Respected experts provide a timely broad-based analysis of the impact of the digital age on the profession, libraries, and the people in libraries who manage the information. Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles is a concise and informative signpost on the way the library profession has responded to the advent of the digital information age. This revealing volume explores where these professionals have gained their knowledge and skills, what initiatives they have undertaken and made manifest, how do or don’t e-resources fit in the scope of the traditional work that is performed in an academic library, and the latest issues encountered with the new format. The text is extensively referenced, includes figures to illustrate concepts, and tables to clearly present data. Topics discussed in Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles include: essential and preferred characteristics of electronic resources librarian the evolution of ER librarians’ duties the role of ER librarian in hybrid collections research on how well schools train ER librarians providing access to users with disabilities ER librarian role in corporate libraries altering workflows to accommodate the new electronic information format in academic libraries a comparison of the natures of print-based and online resources and the cataloging, maintenance, and access issues a review of the resources and tools that license practitioners use issues involving effective collaboration formal usability testing challenges in making the transition to digital factors affecting the handling of usage data the Government Printing Office’s dissemination of electronic government information and more! Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles is a valuable resource for librarians, administrators, educators, and students considering this aspect of librarianship as a profession.


Author: Marty Cagan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111938754X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How do today’s most successful tech companies—Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla—design, develop, and deploy the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world? Perhaps surprisingly, they do it very differently than the vast majority of tech companies. In INSPIRED, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides readers with a master class in how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization, and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love—and that will work for your business. With sections on assembling the right people and skillsets, discovering the right product, embracing an effective yet lightweight process, and creating a strong product culture, readers can take the information they learn and immediately leverage it within their own organizations—dramatically improving their own product efforts. Whether you’re an early stage startup working to get to product/market fit, or a growth-stage company working to scale your product organization, or a large, long-established company trying to regain your ability to consistently deliver new value for your customers, INSPIRED will take you and your product organization to a new level of customer engagement, consistent innovation, and business success. Filled with the author’s own personal stories—and profiles of some of today’s most-successful product managers and technology-powered product companies, including Adobe, Apple, BBC, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix—INSPIRED will show you how to turn up the dial of your own product efforts, creating technology products your customers love. The first edition of INSPIRED, published ten years ago, established itself as the primary reference for technology product managers, and can be found on the shelves of nearly every successful technology product company worldwide. This thoroughly updated second edition shares the same objective of being the most valuable resource for technology product managers, yet it is completely new—sharing the latest practices and techniques of today’s most-successful tech product companies, and the men and women behind every great product.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

Author: John Maynard Keynes
Publisher: Youcanprint
ISBN: 8892641530
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is Keynes' masterpiece published right after the Great Depression. It sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the "Keynesian Revolution", in the way economists thought - especially challenging the proposition that a market economy tends naturally to restore itself to full employment on its own. Regarded widely as the cornerstone of Keynesian thought, this book challenged the established classical economics and introduced new concepts. It remains a relevant topic of debate to this day, perhaps more than ever. Given the economic turmoil of recent years, this debate is more heated than ever, between the Keynesian model of economics of Bush and Obama which favors bailouts and other government intervention to try to stabilize the market, and the Austrian school of economics which sees government intervention as detrimental and favors letting the market sort itself out on its own with minimal government interference. You decide.

Free Trade Nation

Author: Frank Trentmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199209200
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the story of free trade in 19th century Britain, its contribution to the development of Britain's democratic culture, and the unravelling of the free trade movement in the wake of the First World War.