The best gift: A record of the Carnegie libraries in Ontario by Margaret Beckman

By Margaret Beckman

This e-book is a vibrant reminder of the early days of library improvement in Ontario. the attractive constructions which nonetheless grace Ontario cities and villages, as illustrated, are part of our provincial historical past.

by way of the flip of the century, a public library was once perceived as an incredible point within the civic textile of virtually each Ontario neighborhood. even if, the advent of the Carnegie offers for library structures gave impetus to the Ontario executive programme for library improvement, and supplied a spotlight for elevated help of library companies. contention between neighbouring groups to safe a Carngie library heightened this wisdom, as did the exposure – in a few cases even controversy – which surrounded every one step of the provide looking, website choice and plan approval technique.

to boot, the hitherto unexplored tale of Carnegie furnish technique in each one neighborhood has been tested, and the function of 1 guy, James Bertram, secretary to Andrew Carnegie, is published in soaking up element. Library plans and layout components also are mentioned, and the impression of some architects at the development designs is published; the interesting involvement of Frank Lloyd Wright within the Pembroke Carnegie library development is one such example.

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Hate is the Sin: Putting Faces on the Debate over Human by John S. Munday

By John S. Munday

Arguments dependent in doctrine and scripture over the inclusion of gay humans inside Christian congregations and sacraments have performed little to cajole the trustworthy on both sides of this debate. Hate is the Sin: placing Faces at the Debate over Human Sexuality methods this divisive topic via photos of the religion of homosexual and lesbian folks, offers each side of the talk, revealing how preformed evaluations form generally divergent interpretations of biblical and theological concerns. incorporated are the real tales of Mary Albing, serving as a pastor whereas in a lesbian courting; Jay Wiesner, whose congregation defied the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States by way of ordaining and fitting him in a rare Candidacy venture rite; David Glesne, who sought to heal relationships with gays and lesbians and but deny them ordination and cohabitation; and different debts of the ways in which many congregations have struggled to welcome gay humans and to gain the Christian message inside of their very own church buildings. Hate is the Sin: placing Faces at the Debate over Human Sexuality is an insightful and specific account of this modern debate and required analyzing for anyone hoping to appreciate Christianity and the religious lives of latest Christian humans.

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The Role of the Legal Information Officer by Trevor Harvey

By Trevor Harvey

This can be a no-nonsense publication, written by means of a number one authority. It covers the ever-changing function of the data officer and the way to outlive. It discusses such concerns as: what does a legislations details officer do on a day by day foundation and the mechanics and methods for providing details; a realistic consultant to enquiries and project examine; and the way to establish and deal with a data carrier. Importantly, the writer doesn't take a 'dry' method of the topic; fairly, he discusses the next contentious concerns: given the volume of data to be had on legal professionals' desktops, are details officials quite necessary?; whilst may still the knowledge officer adopt the learn and whilst may still the attorney do it; will details officials develop into redundant because the position of the pro help legal professional turns into extra vital. In essence, the publication analyses the altering position of the legislations info officer and serves as a pragmatic survival guide.

  • Based on useful, day by day experience
  • Jargon unfastened; no 'high-faluting' theories
  • Examines the hazard (if such it's) aid lawyers

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A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites by Paul R. Burden

By Paul R. Burden

The net is usually relocating, regularly altering. As a few sites come, others pass, however the ideal websites were good validated. A topic advisor to caliber internet Sites offers a listing of key sites in quite a few disciplines that might support researchers with an outstanding place to begin for his or her queries. The websites integrated during this assortment are strong and feature librarian proven top quality details: crucial characteristic details can have.

The websites during this quantity are prepared into sixteen significant different types: Arts and arts; Books, digital, and Print; company; Computing; schooling; healthiness and drugs; historical past and tradition; domestic and game; legislations; Libraries, Museums, and Museum stories; arithmetic; information; actual Sciences; Reference (General Information); Social Sciences; and Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. even though the scope of the e-book is vast, it touches upon matters necessary to quite a few researchers: from grade institution, highschool or students to company execs, lecturers, and professors.

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Listen Up! Podcasting for Schools and Libraries by Linda W. Braun

By Linda W. Braun

Here's a well timed -- and time-saving -- consultant for academics, librarians, and faculty media experts who have to get quick up-to-speed in this fascinating know-how. academic know-how expert Linda Braun explains what podcasting is and why it really is the sort of useful gizmo for colleges and libraries. She covers either content material and technical matters, sharing information for locating and utilizing podcasts and vodcasts, examples of cutting edge college and library initiatives, how-to recommendation for developing nice podcasts, and tips on getting the note out to scholars, employees, buyers, and different clients. As a reader bonus, the writer s website positive aspects hyperlinks to her urged assets for faculty and library podcasters. even if you're new to the expertise or an skilled podcaster looking for rules and proposal, you ll discover a specified resource of help in pay attention Up! Podcasting for colleges and Libraries.

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Consuming Music in the Digital Age: Technologies, Roles and by Raphaël Nowak

By Raphaël Nowak

This e-book addresses the problem of track intake within the electronic period of applied sciences. It explores how contributors use song within the context in their daily lives and the way, in go back, song acquires yes roles inside daily contexts and extra extensively of their existence narratives.

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Essays on Research Methodology by Dinesh S. Hegde (eds.)

By Dinesh S. Hegde (eds.)

The booklet offers a suite of essays addressing a perceived desire for continual and logical pondering, severe reasoning, rigor and relevance at the a part of researchers pursuing their doctorates. as a result, eminent specialists have come jointly to think about those major facets of the study procedure, which bring about diverse wisdom claims in several fields or topic components. An try out has been made to discover a standard denominator throughout assorted administration disciplines, in order that the broadest diversity of researchers can enjoy the ebook. the themes were rigorously selected to hide challenge formula, contextualizing, tender & difficult modeling, qualitative and quantitative research and moral matters, as well as the layout of experiments and survey-based research.

The distinguishing characteristic of this booklet is that it acknowledges the varied backgrounds of students from assorted interdisciplinary parts in addition to their various wishes in regards to modeling, observations, measurements, aggregation, facts analyses, and so forth. in any case, researchers are anticipated to deepen our figuring out, extend on latest details, introduce clean insights, current new facts and/or disprove permitted theories, hypotheses and so on. extra importantly, the e-book cautions opposed to the over-reliance on software program applications and mechanical interpretation of effects in keeping with the scale, signal and importance of the coefficients bought. as an alternative, the focal point is at the underlying theories, hypotheses and relationships and on setting up new ones. In doing so, due care is taken to obviously enunciate what precisely constitutes a data declare and what's method as specified from equipment, instruments and techniques.

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Creating Digital Collections. A Practical Guide by Allison Zhang, Don Gourley

By Allison Zhang, Don Gourley

Libraries realize the significance of digitizing archival fabric to enhance entry to and maintenance in their distinctive collections. This ebook offers a step by step consultant for developing electronic collections, together with examples and functional suggestions that experience by no means been released before.

  • Illustrates strategies with an on-going case examine on the finish of every chapter
  • Provides distinct technical details and functional event Discusses practitioners' perception in digitization
  • Can be used as a advisor for growing electronic collections

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Culture Incorporated: Museums, Artists, and Corporate by Mark W. Rectanus

By Mark W. Rectanus

Photographer Annie Leibowitz collaborates with American exhibit on a portrait exhibition. Absolut Vodka engages artists for his or her ads. Philip Morris mounts an "Arts opposed to starvation" crusade in partnership with fashionable museums. Is it artwork or PR, and the place is the road that separates the creative from the company? in line with Mark Rectanus, that line has blurred. those mergers of artwork, enterprise, and museums, he argues, are examples of the global privatization of cultural investment. In tradition included, Rectanus demands complete disclosure of company involvement in cultural occasions and examines how organizations, artwork associations, and foundations are reshaping the cultural terrain. In flip, he additionally exhibits how that floor is destabilized through artists subverting those comparable associations to create a heightened wisdom of serious choices. Rectanus exposes the way in which sponsorship is helping retain social legitimation in a time whilst firms are the objective of important feedback. He offers wide-ranging examples of artists and associations grappling with company sponsorship, together with artists' collaboration with sponsors, company sponsorship of museum exhibitions, fairs, and rock concert events, and cybersponsoring. all through, Rectanus's analyzes the convergence of cultural associations with international company politics and how this shapes our tradition and our groups. Mark W. Rectanus is professor of German at Iowa country collage.

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Traveling Heritages: New Perspectives on Collecting, by Saskia E. Wieringa

By Saskia E. Wieringa

Within the context of our more and more globalized and digitalized global, libraries and records are experiencing significant adjustments. The tools used across the world to gather cultural background and different old fabric are transferring, as new media have additional vital leading edge instruments for collecting, keeping, and sharing details around the world. In mild of our more and more multicultural societies and the increasing "digital divide," we want new and extra inclusive methods to the choice of cultural historical past. which means serious mirrored image on either the contents of collections and strategies of acquisition is essential. The foreign info middle and records for the Womens circulation (IIAV) in Amsterdam presents a case learn in how you can strategy those matters. It thought of such questions as the right way to make optimum use of recent media, and whose histories may be represented in its information. In touring Heritages, foreign and nationwide history specialists from educational, library, and archival professions mirror upon those questions, supplying new views on documenting womens histories.

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