The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures (Gifts for Book Lovers, Gifts for Librarians, Book Club Gift)21 February 2020 | By Library of Congress | Filed in: library science.
The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books Featuring than 200 full color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library s magnificent archives, this
Everything we need to know about metadata, the usually invisible infrastructure for information with which we interact every day When metadata became breaking news, appearing in stories about surveillance by the National Security Agency, many members of the public encountered this once obscure
The founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important and astoundingly simple thing you can do for your child s future success in life is to talk to him or her, reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how
How do you use your local library Does it arrive at your door on the back of an elephant Can it float down the river to you Or does it occupy a phone booth by the side of the road Public libraries are a cornerstone of modern civilization, yet like the books in them, libraries face an uncertain
A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people s interests by the reporter who broke the story In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down
This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information21 February 2020 | By Kyle Cassidy | Filed in: library science.
In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called This is What A Librarian Looks Like, a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries are to our
The importance of the library, from ancient times to the digital era From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination The Meaning of the Library is a generously illustrated examination of this key institution of Western
A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons from Slate correspondent Justin Peters.Aaron Swartz was a zealous young advocate for the free
We live in an information saturated environment and spend far too much time searching, surfing, skimming, contributing, and organizing the information in our lives We spend too little time immersing ourselves in reliable high quality information We are often so buried in information and strapped
Cruising the Library offers a highly innovative analysis of the history of sexuality and categories of sexual perversion through a critical examination of the Library of Congress and its cataloging practices Taking the publication of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick s Epistemologies of the Closet as
Librarian's Guide to Online Searching: Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction, 4th Edition21 February 2020 | By Suzanne S Bell | Filed in: library science.
Experienced librarian and instructor Suzanne S Bell presents methods for effectively searching across disciplines and interfaces in this updated guide, the first edition of which was a pioneer in the field of online research and methodology Extensively revised and updated throughout with
Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries21 February 2020 | By Ander Monson | Filed in: library science.
An exuberant, expansive cataloging of the intimate physical relationship between a reader and a book Readers of physical books leave traces marginalia, slips of paper, fingerprints, highlighting, inscriptions All books have histories, and libraries are not just collections of books and databases
In the almost 15 years since Our Enduring Values was published, there has been a sea change in the way much of the world thinks about and uses libraries Young librarians and seasoned LIS professionals alike are experiencing increasing pressure to adjust to new economic, societal, and technological