Library Research Models

Library Research Models

Author: Thomas Mann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019509395X

Category: Music

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Most researchers, even with computers, find only a fraction of the sources available to them. As Library of Congress reference librarian Thomas Mann explains, researchers tend to work within one or another mental framework that limits their basic perception of the universe of knowledge available to them. Some, for example, use a subject-disciplinary method which leads them to a specific list of sources on a particular subject. But, Mann points out, while this method allows students and researchers to find more specialized sources, it is also limiting--they may not realize that works of interest to their own subject appear within the literature of many other disciplines. A researcher looking through anthropology journals, for example, might not discover that the MLA International Bibliography provides the best coverage of folklore journals. In Library Research Models, Mann examines the several alternative mental models people use to approach the task of research, and demonstrates new, more effective ways of finding information. Drawing on actual examples gleaned from 15 years' experience in helping thousands of researchers, he not only shows the full range of search options possible, but also illuminates the inevitable tradeoffs and losses of access that occur when researchers limit themselves to a specific method. In two chapters devoted to computers he examines the use of electronic resources and reveals their value in providing access to a wide range of sources as well as their disadvantages: what people are not getting when they rely solely on computer searches; why many sources will probably never be in databases; and what the options are for searching beyond computers. Thomas Mann's A Guide to Library Research Methods was widely praised as a definitive manual of library research. Ronald Gross, author of The Independent Scholar's Handbook called it "the savviest such guide I have ever seen--bracingly irreverent and brimming with wisdom." The perfect companion volume, Library Research Models goes even further to provide a fascinating look at the ways in which we can most efficiently gain access to our vast storehouses of knowledge.
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A Guide to Library Research Methods

A Guide to Library Research Methods

Explains how to use systematic browsing, and subject, keyword, citation, and computer searches, and includes advice on expert and unconventional sources This book, written by a reference librarian at the Library of Congress, introduces a ...

Author: Thomas Mann

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015012607357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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Explains how to use systematic browsing, and subject, keyword, citation, and computer searches, and includes advice on expert and unconventional sources
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

The manual is intended to be used by library staff at all levels and can serve as a
model for special libraries preparing to organize and process collections . ( KM )
ED 276 451 IR 051 702 Bierschenk , Bernhard Bierschenk , Inger A Cognitive ...

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ISBN: IND:30000098626959

Category: Education

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Final Report of a Library Inter network Study Demonstration and Pilot Model Lib Nat

Final Report of a Library Inter network Study Demonstration and Pilot Model  Lib Nat

The Uncertain Future of the Library , " The Johns Hopkins Magazine , XVIII ( 4 ) :
Fall 1967 , pp . 13-23 . 4 . Leimkuhler , F. F. " Mathematical Models for Library
Systems Analysis , " paper presented at Drexel Institute of Technology ,
September ...

Author: Southern Methodist University

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3978054

Category: Interlibrary loans

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Newsletter on Library Research

Newsletter on Library Research

University , URBANA . de GRADUATE SCHOOL of UBRARY NEWSLETTER ON
LIBRARY RESEARCH CI THE ... the basis of prediction , reliance on measures of
effectiveness , mathematical models as a basis for action , and the library as a ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015036887464

Category: Library science

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College Research Libraries News

College   Research Libraries News

Thus , the executive committee is considering sponsoring a social event at ALA
conferences to allow for more interaction among members ference to discuss the
latest developments at the Association of Research Libraries ( ARL ) , models of ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00458975M

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

Library Linked Data

Library Linked Data

Libraries are at a tipping point in adoption of linked data, and this issue of Library Technology Reports explores current research in linked open data, explaining concepts and pioneering services, such as Five building blocks of ...

Author: Erik T. Mitchell

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838958964

Category: Computers

Page: 52

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Computers increasingly collect, manage, and analyze data for scholarly research. Linked data gives libraries the ability to support this e-research, making it a powerful tool. Libraries are at a tipping point in adoption of linked data, and this issue of Library Technology Reports explores current research in linked open data, explaining concepts and pioneering services, such as Five building blocks of metadata—data model, content rules, metadata schema, data serialization, and data exchange Three case studies—Europeana, Digital Public Library of America, and BIBFRAME How libraries, archives and museums are currently addressing such issues as metadata quality, open data and business models, cross community engagement, and implementation
Categories: Computers

Quantitative Measurement and Dynamic Library Service

Quantitative Measurement and Dynamic Library Service

Ching-chih Chen. Pings , Vern M . , 86 Piternick , Anne Brearley , 135 , 261
Planning programming budgeting system , 250 - 51 Pratt , L . , 76 Predictive
model . See Operation of library , research model Probability theory , xiii Problem
oriented ...

Author: Ching-chih Chen

Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press

ISBN: PSU:000019777160

Category: Library administration

Page: 290

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Aspects of quantitative evaluation of library services; Practical library statistical studies.
Categories: Library administration

British Library News

British Library News

BL publications Public Library Research An experiment in synopsis publishing in
the field of mechanical engineering by RJ ... In 1977 a grant of £3 , 500
operational research models for the location of was awarded to the Library
Association ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015036790908

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Electronic Resource Management in Libraries Research and Practice

Electronic Resource Management in Libraries  Research and Practice

This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.

Author: Yu, Holly

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048925

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 440

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A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.
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Library and Information Research in the United Kingdom

Library and Information Research in the United Kingdom

For example , while sea 10 was one researcher could see no justification cor
spending any more money on mathematical models , another practitioner who
had been a researcher considered that " the real problem with library research at
the ...

Author: Carmel Maguire

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015496782

Category: Information science

Page: 110

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Research Data Management

Research Data Management

This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond.

Author: Joyce M. Ray

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557536648

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 436

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It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds. To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of data in their daily jobs. Data services include planning and implementing good data management practices, thereby increasing researchers' ability to compete for grant funding and ensuring that data collections with continuing value are preserved for reuse. This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond. It illustrates principles of good practice with use-case examples and illuminates promising data service models through case studies of innovative, successful projects and collaborations. Contributors include: James L. Mullins, Purdue University; MacKenzie Smith, University of California at Davis; Sherry Lake, University of Virginia; John Kunze, University of California; Bernard Reilly, Center for Research Libraries; Jacob Carlson, Purdue University; Melissa Levine, University of Michigan; Jenn Riley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jan Brase, German National Library of Science and Technology; Seamus Ross, University of Toronto; Sarah Shreeves, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jared Lyle, University of Michigan; Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace; Brian Schottlaender, University of California San Diego; Suzie Allard, University of Tennessee; Angus Whyte, Digital Curation Centre; Scott Brandt, Purdue University; Brian Westra, University of Oregon; Geneva Henry, Rice University; Gail Steinhart, Cornell University; and Cliff Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information. Charleston Insights in Library, Information, and Archival Sciences is a new series produced as a collaboration between the organizers of the Charleston Library Conference and Purdue University Press. Volumes in the series focus on important topics in library and information science, presenting the issues in a relatively jargon-free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals.
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

The Research Guide for the Digital Age

The Research Guide for the Digital Age

A New Handbook to Research and Writing for the Serious Student Francis A.
Burkle-Young, Saundra Maley ... 200 Journal of Bacteriology , 32 Julian calendar
, 6 64 Library Research Models , 340 Linnæan classification , 114 List , Charles J
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Author: Francis A. Burkle-Young

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015036045246

Category: Education

Page: 351

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Modern college undergraduates in America generally come to the classroom with no instruction at all in writing the traditional, lucid, formal essay. This small guide to college students will illustrate, clearly and logically, those principles of inquiry, curiosity, discovery, and enthusiasm which will vitalize their future academic careers and their lives as rational and thoughtful adults. A significant number of other texts have appeared over the past decades which also lead the freshman or sophomore student through the processes of doing research and analysis -both on the scientific and the historical method. Few, however, offer an adequate introduction to the new technical methods for identifying, recovering, and assembling relevant research information.
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School Library Management

School Library Management

Brainstorms and blueprints : Teaching library research as a thinking process .
Littleton , CO : Libraries Unlimited . Pitts , Judy M . ( 1995 ) . Mental models of
information : The 1993 - 94 AASL / Highsmith research award study . ” School
Library ...

Author: Judi Repman

Publisher: Linworth Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015073626437

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Presents a collection of articles on such topics as planning, budgets, collection development, facilities, circulation, and technology.
Categories: Education

RADIALS Bulletin

RADIALS Bulletin

Author: Library Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036909250

Category: Library science

Page:

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Categories: Library science

A Guide to the Library of Congress Classification

A Guide to the Library of Congress Classification

Library of Congress . Cataloging Policy and Support Office . Subject Cataloging
Manual : Shelflisting . 2nd ed . Washington , DC : Library of Congress , 1995 .
Mann , Thomas . Library Research Models : A Guide to Classification ,
Cataloging ...

Author: Lois Mai Chan

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002575307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 551

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The latest edition of this classic work [formerly Immroth's Guide to the Library of Congress Classification (Libraries Unlimited, 1990)] provides you with a basic understanding of the ever-evolving Library of Congress Classification system and its applications. After introducing the classification and giving a brief history of its development, the author presents readers with the general principles, structure, and format of the scheme. She then discusses and illustrates the use of tables. In a chapter new to this edition, Chan provides a general discourse on assigning LC call numbers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Proceedings

Proceedings

GEOSCIENCE INFORMATION AND LIBRARIES : THE NEW PARADIGM Steven
Z . Hiller University of Washington Libraries FM - 25 Seattle , Washington 98195
Abstract — The traditional model of research libraries as institutions based on ...

Author: Geoscience Information Society

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ISBN: UOM:39015053994151

Category: Earth sciences

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Categories: Earth sciences