Magazine article American Libraries

Librarian's Library: Resources for Continuing Education. (Professional Literature)

Magazine article American Libraries

Librarian's Library: Resources for Continuing Education. (Professional Literature)

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X Marks the Spot

Discover the core and supporting features of XML (Extensible Markup Language) with editor Roy Tennant's help in XML in Libraries. Tennant and his team of experts explain how to use XML to encode, display, transport and process data. The essayists share case studies from libraries that have used XML for integrated library systems, interlibrary loan, cataloging and indexing, building collections and databases, and data migration.

With index, 213 p., pbk, $75 from Neal-Schuman (1-55570-443-3).

The Doctor Is In

Although librarians must stop short of dispensing medical advice, they can and should provide quality health information. Authors Lynda M. Baker and Virginia Manbeck explain all the steps to developing a consumer health collection in Consumer Health Inform ation for Public Librarians. They cover community analysis, collection development issues, Internet resources, staff development, promotion, outreach, and evaluation.

174 p., $45 from Scarecrow Press (0-8108-4199-1).

Invisible Students

Serving students you never or rarely see is becoming the norm as distance-education programs expand. Editor Shari Buxbaum and 14 essayists explore one discipline's solution in Library Services for Business Students in Distance Education: Issues and Trends. They address the impact on libraries, copyright, cataloging Internet resources, and global education, and also share examples of innovative library programs.

With index, 223 p., paperback, previously published as volume 7, numbers 2-3 of the Journal of Business and Finance, $34.95 from Haworth Press (0-7890-1721-0).

Betweeners Branch Out

Middle-school students present special programming challenges, and Patricia Potter Wilson and Roger Leslie meet them in Center Stage: Library Programs That Inspire Middle School Patrons. The authors explain how to plan programs, locate and organize resources, effectively use Internet resources, and evaluate the programs. They highlight 70 examples of field-tested model programs.

With index, 202 p., pbk, $35 from Libraries Unlimited (1-56308-796-0).

Scholarly Publishing Pundits

Fifteen essayists share their thoughts in Scholarly Publishing: Books, Journals, Publishers, and Libraries in the Twentieth Century. Editors Richard E. Abel, Lyman W. Newlin, Katrina Strauch, and Bruce Strauch recruited experts to explore the changes in trade publishing, the growth of printed literature, diversity in scientific journals, textbooks and university-press publishing, and the economic crisis in libraries and its impact on scholarly publishing.

With index, 318 p., special millennial issue of Against the Grain, $29.95 from Wiley (0-471-21929-0).

Batten Down the Hatches

For librarians in the hurricane zone, planning for disaster is a way of life. SOLINET is helping in the planning effort by publishing an online Spanish-language edition of Michael Trinkley's 1998 Hurricane! Surviving the Big One. Writing for librarians, archivists, and museum curators, Trinkley covers hurricane-resistant building design, ways to improve survivability, and actions to take before, during, and after a storm. …

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