Best Academic Library & Information Science Books

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1. Sun Tzu The Art Of War: 2020 Updated Edition

Author: by Sun Tzu
204 pages

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About The Art of WarThe Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu the text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of the art of war.

It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It was placed at the head of China’s Seven Military Classics upon the collection’s creation in 1080 by Emperor Shenzong of Song, and has long been the most influential strategy text in East Asia.

It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. About Sun TzuSun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China.

Sun Tzu is the author of The Art of War, an influential work of military strategy that has affected Western and East Asian philosophy and military thinking. His works focus much more on alternatives to battle, such as stratagem, delay, the use of spies and alternatives to war itself, the making and keeping of alliances, the uses of deceit and a willingness to submit, at least temporarily, to more powerful foes.

2. Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

Author: by Nicholson Baker
384 pages

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The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country’s librariesincluding the Library of Congresshave been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult to read, lack all the color and quality of the original paper and illustrations, and deteriorate with age.

With meticulous detective work and Baker’s well-known explanatory power, Double Fold reveals a secret history of microfilm lobbyists, former CIA agents, and warehouses where priceless archives are destroyed with a machine called a guillotine. Baker argues passionately for preservation, even cashing in his own retirement account to save one important archiveall twenty tons of it.

Written the brilliant narrative style that Nicholson Baker fans have come to expect, Double Fold is a persuasive and often devastating book that may turn out to be The Jungle of the American library system.

3. THE LAST PRESIDENT OR 1900: The Most Controversial Novel By Ingersoll Lockwood An American Lawyer & Writer

Author: by Ingersoll Lockwood
50 pages

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What Is 1900 , Or The Last President All About ? That was a terrible night for the great City of New Yorkthe night of Tuesday, November 3rd, 1896. The city staggered under the blow like a huge ocean liner which plunges, full speed, with terrific crash into a mighty iceberg, and recoils shattered and trembling like an aspen.

The people were gathered, light-hearted and confident, at the evening meal, when the news burst upon them. It was like a thunder bolt out of an azure sky: Altgeld holds Illinois hard and fast in the Democratic line. This elects Bryan President of the United States!

Strange to say, the people in the upper portion of the city made no movement to rush out of their houses and collect in the public squares, although the night was clear and beautiful. They sat as if paralyzed with a nameless dread, and when they conversed it was with bated breath and throbbing hearts.

In less than half an hour, mounted policemen dashed through the streets calling out: Keep within your houses; close your doors and barricade them. The entire East side is in a state of uproar. Mobs of vast size are organizing under the lead of Anarchists and Socialists, and threaten to plunder and despoil the houses of the rich who have wronged and oppressed them for so many years.Keep within doors.

4. She is Clothed in Strength & Dignity and She Laughs Without Fear of the Future: Proverbs 31:25 Woman Notebook, Journal and Diary with Bible Verse Quote (Bible Journaling) (Volume 1)

Author: by The Word Journals
102 pages

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On Sale $19.99 Just $7. 95 for a limited time! A beautiful Bible verse inspired notebook with the quote, “She is Clothed in Strength & Dignity and She Laughs Without Fear of the Future” on the cover. Write all your notes and ideas into this journal.

Use it as a notebook, journal, composition book or diary! Spaces to write the date included!SIZE: 8. 5 x 11 (Large) PAPER: Lined Paper PAGES: 100 Pages (Ruled on the front and back) COVER: Soft Cover PATTERN: Bible Verse Quote Proverbs 31:25 “She is Clothed in Strength & Dignity and She Laughs Without Fear of the Future” COLOR: Grey (Glossy) Makes a beautiful and inspirational Mother’s Day gift for the best mom ever.

5. Little Wilson and Big God

Author: by Anthony Burgess
480 pages

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These are Anthony Burgess’s candid confessions: he was seduced at the age of nine by an older woman; whilst serving in Gibraltar in World War II he was thrown into jail on VE Day for calling Franco names; he once taught a group of Nazi socialites that the English equivalent of ‘heil’ was ‘sod’ and had them crying ‘Sod Hitler’. Little Wilson and Big God moves from Moss Side to Malaya recalling Burgess’s time as an education officer in the tropics, his tempestuous first marriage, his struggles with Catholicism and the beginning of his prolific writing life.

Wise, self-deprecating and bristling with incident, this is a first-class memoir.

6. Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report

Author: by Megan Oakleaf
184 pages

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The primary objective of this comprehensive review is to provide academic librarians with a clearer understanding of what research about the performance of academic libraries already exists, where gaps in this research occur, and to identify the most promising best practices and measures correlated to performance.

7. Digital Curation: A How-To-Do-It Manual (How-To-Do-It Manuals (Numbered))

Author: by Ross Harvey
225 pages

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International authority Ross Harvey’s new How-To-Do It-Manual is the first one-stop resource in digital curation, and guides readers to understand and make the best use of the wide-ranging combinations of strategies, technological approaches, and activities that apply to this rapidly-emerging field.

Any information professional who appraises, selects, organizes, or maintains digital resources acts as a digital curator. Whether you are a librarian, archivist, or records manager, you will find useful concepts here for professional setting. Harvey offers an in-depth, start-to-finish explanation of the digital curation process, and clarifies each step in the Digital Curation Centre’s (DCC) lifecycle model, including: Create or Receive; Appraise & Select; Ingest; Preservation Action; Store; Access, Use, and Reuse; and Transform.

You will learn best practices for improving data access, quality, and protection, and find time-saving tools such as an extensive directory of online resources, tutorials and further references in the area. Book buyers receive exclusive access to a password-protected companion website that offers electronic, customizable versions of planning forms, checklists, and more.

8. Emergency Planning and Response for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Author: by Emma Dadson
240 pages

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Are you prepared?Whether you work with a special collection in a local archive or museum, in a large national library or managing records for a healthcare agency, an emergency plan is critical to your organization’s future. Dadson draws on a decade of experience and award-winning training in this essential practical toolkit, enabling you to respond quickly and effectively to flood, fire and other emergencies.

Expert advice is interwoven with cross-sectoral and international case studies drawn from high profile and smaller and medium-sized organizations offering a breadth of relevant experience and advice. Regardless of your time or cost constraints this text will outline exactly how to minimize risk, tackle real emergencies and ensure business continuity.

Each chapter guides you through the essentials including:an introduction to emergency planning in the information and heritage sectorsgetting started on your planalarm raising and incident containmentthe recovery operationsalvaging collectionscritical documents such as priority lists, floorplans and disaster kitsbusiness continuity and IT recoveryensuring the plan’s efficacyrisk management and disaster prevention.

9. Look, It's Books!: Marketing Your Library With Displays and Promotions

Author: by Gayle Skaggs
194 pages

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For the elementary or middle school librarian (or the classroom teacher) looking to encourage literacy, this volume provides detailed ideas for promoting reading and encouraging students to learn about and use the library. The work begins with practical ideas to market library services, including curriculum suggestions such as lessons to teach the Dewey Decimal System.

A second section focuses on economical ideas for decorating library spaces and various themes for reading programs as well as instructions for carrying these themes school-wide. Numerous patterns for use in the various displays and suggested surveys to fine-tune library programs to the needs of a specific student body are also included.

10. The Care of Books: An Essay on the Development of Libraries and their Fittings, from the Earliest Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century … of Printing, Publishing and Libraries)

Author: by John Willis Clark
Cambridge University Press
488 pages

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John Willis Clark, a noted academic and antiquarian, published this book in 1901 after completing his work on the architectural history of Cambridge. His carefully researched study (Clark personally visited and measured every building he described, and drew many of the illustrations), provides a wide-ranging account of the history of libraries from antiquity to the early modern period.

Clark describes the buildings used to store books: churches, cloisters, and purpose-built libraries; the way collections were endowed, audited and protected; the development of library furniture, including lecterns, stalls, chaining systems and wall-cases; and the characteristics of monastic, collegiate, and private collections.

The book is generously illustrated, and its approachable style means it will appeal not only to academic historians of libraries, but to a wider audience of those interested in books and reading culture, historic buildings and artefacts, and medieval, renaissance and early modern studies.