Kirstie Nicholson is Resources Librarian at the City of Armadale Library Service in Perth, Western Australia.
In 2012, she was the inaugural winner of the Kay Poustie OAM Travel Scholarship, travelling to Europe and learning from innovative library services. She is Chair of the Online Resources Working Group which administers and manages the statewide electronic resources collection for Western Australian public libraries. Recently, she has been involved in the development of the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection.
Next, the book gives tips on how to adapt each ‘recipe’ to fit other specific needs, including other kinds of libraries. The layout follows three strands: space, community, and outreach. Each section includes five elements critical to transforming spaces:, fun, stimulation, safety, freedom, and personal.
From providing coffee in the morning, to a full Personal Librarian program, this book presents useful and engaging ideas for transformational learning.Enables and encourage transformational learning in academic and research librariesPresents practical ideas in the style of a cookbook, recipes that can be readily applied to a variety of sites and situationsGives useful insight and ideas relevant to different kinds of libraries, including academic and research librariesSuggests fun, quirky, and practical ideas for your library
Case studies of innovators of library creativity further highlight the successes—and pitfalls—of embarking on the process of developing a new service or space in the library.Shows administrators what other institutions are doing to enable media literacy Helps university library administrators determine their best course of action Provides detailed, unique case studies on up to 10 leading institutions, along with the service models they are providing
The book examines and discusses how most publishing values, aims, and strategies have been common since the Renaissance. It aims to provide a methodological framework, not only for the understanding, explanation, and interpretation of the current situation, but also for the development of new strategies.
The book features an overview of the publishing industry as it appears today, showing innovative methods and trends, highlighting new opportunities created by information technologies, and identifying challenges. Values discussed include globalization, convergence, access to information, disintermediation, discoverability, innovation, reader engagement, co-creation, and aesthetics in publishing.Describes common values and features in the publishing industry since the Renaissance/invention of printing Proposes a methodological framework that helps users understand current publishing issues and trendsFocuses on reader engagement and participationProposes and discusses the publishing chain, not only as a value chain, but also as an information chainConsiders the aesthetics of publishing, not only for the printed book, but also for digital material
This insightful resource brings together discussions on serendipity and information discovery, research in computer and information science, and interesting thoughts on the creative process. Five thorough chapters explore the significance of serendipity in creativity and innovation, the characteristics of serendipity-friendly tools and minds, and how future discovery environments may encourage serendipity.Examines serendipity in a multidisciplinary contextBridges theory and practiceExplores digital information landscapes of the future with essays from current researchersBrings the concept of accidental discovery and its value front and center
A famous French chef created her greatest recipe BEFORE she learned to cook!
The first airmail letters went by train.
McDonald's opened its first restaurant as a barbecue stand.
The best way to prevent a toothache is to wear a dead mole around your neck.
These and many other wacky but true facts serve as springboards to research about people, places, food, animals, and historical events.
Students are asked to create poems, games, quizzes and other products in lieu of traditional written reports in this new book of ideas keyed to standards in writing, reading comprehension and information literacy.
Based on one of Nancy Polette's most popular workshops (Research Without Copying), this book will appeal to school librarians and teachers in grades 4-8. Extensive bibliographies of recommended resources add to the usability of this title.
Interviewing female journalists at daily newspapers across Canada, Vivian Smith – who spent fourteen years at The Globe and Mail as a reporter, editor, and manager – finds that many of the obstacles that women face in the newspaper industry are the same now as they have been historically, made worse by the challenging times in which the industry finds itself. The youngest fear they will have to choose between a career and a family; mid-career women madly juggle the pressures of work and family while worrying that they are not “good mothers”; and the most senior reflect on decades of accomplishments mixed with frustration at newsroom sexism that has held them back.
Listening carefully to the stories these journalists tell, both about themselves and about what they write, Smith reveals in Outsiders Still how overt hostility to women in the newsroom has been replaced by systemic inequality that limits or ends the careers of many female journalists. Despite decades of contributions to society’s news agenda, women print journalists are outsiders still.
Database systems underlie the large majority of business information systems. Most of those in use today are based on the relational data model, a way of representing data and data relationships using only two-dimensional tables. This book covers relational database theory as well as providing a solid introduction to SQL, the international standard for the relational database data manipulation language.
The book begins by reviewing basic concepts of databases and database design, then turns to creating, populating, and retrieving data using SQL. Topics such as the relational data model, normalization, data entities, and Codd's Rules (and why they are important) are covered clearly and concisely. In addition, the book looks at the impact of big data on relational databases and the option of using NoSQL databases for that purpose.Features updated and expanded coverage of SQL and new material on big data, cloud computing, and object-relational databasesPresents design approaches that ensure data accuracy and consistency and help boost performanceIncludes three case studies, each illustrating a different database design challengeReviews the basic concepts of databases and database design, then turns to creating, populating, and retrieving data using SQL
"Building a Scalable Data Warehouse" covers everything one needs to know to create a scalable data warehouse end to end, including a presentation of the Data Vault modeling technique, which provides the foundations to create a technical data warehouse layer. The book discusses how to build the data warehouse incrementally using the agile Data Vault 2.0 methodology. In addition, readers will learn how to create the input layer (the stage layer) and the presentation layer (data mart) of the Data Vault 2.0 architecture including implementation best practices. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and an easy to understand framework, Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschimke discuss:How to load each layer using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including automation of the Data Vault loading processes. Important data warehouse technologies and practices. Data Quality Services (DQS) and Master Data Services (MDS) in the context of the Data Vault architecture. Provides a complete introduction to data warehousing, applications, and the business context so readers can get-up and running fast Explains theoretical concepts and provides hands-on instruction on how to build and implement a data warehouseDemystifies data vault modeling with beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniquesDiscusses the advantages of the data vault approach over other techniques, also including the latest updates to Data Vault 2.0 and multiple improvements to Data Vault 1.0