Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book

Author: Ray Prytherch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317123613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

View: 519

Listing over 10,000 entries, Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book spans everything from traditional printing terms to search engines and from book formats to URLs. Revisions for this tenth edition have centred in particular on the Information Society and its ramifications, on the general shift towards electronic resources, and on e-commerce, e-learning and e-government, whilst at the same time maintaining key areas predating the IT revolution. Web terminology, URLs and IT terms have been checked and updated, and coverage of terms relating to digitization and digital resources, portals, multimedia and electronic products has been revised or expanded as necessary. Harrod's Glossary now includes Knowledge Management terms, and this edition has also focused on developments in the field of intellectual property, copyright, patents, privacy and piracy. It gives wide international coverage of names, addresses and URLs of major libraries and other important organizations in the information sector, of professional associations, fellowships, networks, government bodies, projects and programmes, consortia and institutions, influential reports and other key publications. Entries are included on classification and file coding, on records management and archiving and on both the latest and the most enduring aspects of library and information skills. Even with the Web at your fingertips Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book remains a quicker reference for explaining specialist terms, jargon and acronyms, and for finding the URLs you need, whether you are working in a print-based or digital library, in archiving, records management, conservation, bookselling or publishing.
Research Methods for Business Students

Author: Mark Saunders

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273701487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 586

Using real-life case studies and written with a student-centered approach, this new text provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake a piece of business research making the best use of IT where appropriate.
Sport, Leisure and Tourism Information Sources

Author: Martin Scarrott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136364556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 365

Sport, Leisure and Tourism is a practical guide to finding information, encouraging readers to make active use of libraries in their research. This book provides readers with an understanding of the major information search tools which are available. It is a starting point in the search for information which offers advice and indicates some of the major sources which are available. Sport, Leisure and Tourism Information Sources is aimed primarily at final year undergraduate and postgraduate students who are preparing a dissertation in the area of sport and leisure studies who need access to information sources. It is also ideal for academics for teaching purposes and practitioners in the sport and leisure industry needing to undertake research.
Dictionary for Library and Information Science

Author: Joan M. Reitz

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591580757

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 788

View: 433

Now available for the first time in print, the dictionary is the most comprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. With more than 4,000 terms and cross-references (last updated January, 2003), the dictionary's content has been carefully selected and includes terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science where, in the author's judgment, they are relevant to both library professionals and laypersons.
Internet Resources for Leisure and Tourism

Author: William F. Theobald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136393730

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 427

Internet Resources for Leisure and Tourism is designed to allow students, academics and practitioners within the leisure and tourism fields to get the very most out of the World Wide Web, helping them track down and fully exploit the most useful resources available. This book includes pointers on how to find and utilise, among other things: the latest economic statistics and demographics, information about government agencies and their programs, the content of universities' websites, up-to-the-minute statistics on visitor arrivals and departures, information on forthcoming meetings and conferences, and details of contents in periodicals. Features include: details of interesting sites for content, design and / or specific information notes emphasizing important information about a site shortcuts and easy-to-use methods for performing functions a wide variety of Internet topics - from how to find a provider to how to compress and decompress files that you download. The book is now updated and supported by a new companion website which provides the reader with regular updates about the latest online developments - thus continually keeping them up to speed in what is an exceptionally fast-moving medium.
Information Sources in Engineering

Author: Roderick A. Macleod

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110930764

Category: Reference

Page: 703

View: 274

The current, thoroughly revised and updated edition of this approved title, evaluates information sources in the field of technology. It provides the reader not only with information of primary and secondary sources, but also analyses the details of information from all the important technical fields, including environmental technology, biotechnology, aviation and defence, nanotechnology, industrial design, material science, security and health care in the workplace, as well as aspects of the fields of chemistry, electro technology and mechanical engineering. The sources of information presented also contain publications available in printed and electronic form, such as books, journals, electronic magazines, technical reports, dissertations, scientific reports, articles from conferences, meetings and symposiums, patents and patent information, technical standards, products, electronic full text services, abstract and indexing services, bibliographies, reviews, internet sources, reference works and publications of professional associations. Information Sources in Engineering is aimed at librarians and information scientists in technical fields as well as non-professional information specialists, who have to provide information about technical issues. Furthermore, this title is of great value to students and people with technical professions.
Educational Research

Author: Jerry Wellington

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826449719

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 482

Anyone embarking on a research project in education is likely to asked (and be asked) the following questions:What is educational research? What are the exisiting approaches? What research has already been done? How should research be conducted? How should it be presented? What is the value of such research?In this no-nonsense, practical and accessible guide, Jerry Wellington provides clear and constructive answers to these questions, complete with detailed advice on interviewing, case studies, surveys, documentary research, the Delphi method and the use of focus groups.
The Management of a Student Research Project

Author: John A Sharp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351886062

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 120

The third edition of this popular book has been extensively revised to reflect the changes that have affected student research in higher education in recent years. The ability to carry out research successfully has come to be seen as a 'key transferable skill' required of all higher education students - and The Management of a Student Research Project addresses directly the skill element of this. Furthermore the research process, at all levels, is far more systematized than in the past. The single largest change since the second edition came out in 1996 has been the impact of the World Wide Web on student research. The third edition has been thoroughly rewritten and developed in response to this. In particular, Chapter 4, 'Literature Searching', has been structured around a sample online search. Throughout, the comments and thoughts of readers of previous editions have been taken into account in framing this third edition. Its aims remain the same - to provide a clear, comprehensive and useful guide to students undertaking research projects in order to improve their chances of a successful outcome.
Italian Literature Before 1900 in English Translation

Author: Robin Healey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442642690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1150

View: 320

"Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation provides the most complete record possible of texts from the early periods that have been translated into English, and published between 1929 and 2008. It lists works from all genres and subjects, and includes translations wherever they have appeared across the globe. In this annotated bibliography, Robin Healey covers over 5,200 distinct editions of pre-1900 Italian writings. Most entries are accompanied by useful notes providing information on authors, works, translators, and how the translations were received. Among the works by over 1,500 authors represented in this volume are hundreds of editions by Italy's most translated authors - Dante Alighieri, [Niccoláo] Machiavelli, and [Giovanni] Boccaccio - and other hundreds which represent the author's only English translation. A significant number of entries describe works originally published in Latin. Together with Healey's Twentieth-Century Italian Literature in English Translation, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature."--Pub. desc.