Recent titles on librarianship (Sep 2017)


Hi fellow librarians, here are some recent titles that may be helpful in your work. If you have any other recommendations, do drop us a mail at publications@las.org.sg.

If you would like to borrow the titles via your library, do check if your library has an ILL arrangement with the libraries listed.

 

Digital preservation for libraries, archives, and museums 
Edward M. Corrado & Heather Moulaison Sandy
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017
Available at: NLB, Singapore Poly, Temasek Poly
Summary:
This new edition focuses on management issues and best practices, addressing a broad group of resources that could be housed in any number of digital preservation systems. The authors take digital preservation in the broadest sense of the term: looking at all aspects of curating and preserving digital content for long term access. The book is divided into four parts: 1.Situating Digital Preservation, 2.Management Aspects, 3.Technology Aspects, and 4.Content-Related Aspects.

 

Documenting performance : the context and processes of digital curation and archiving 
Toni Sant (Ed.)
London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Available at: NLB
Summary:
“Documenting Performance is the first book to provide a collection of key writings about the process of documenting performance, focused not on questions of liveness or the artistic qualities of documents, but rather on the professional approaches to recovering, preserving and disseminating knowledge of live performance. Through its four-part structure, the volume introduces readers to important writings by international practitioners and scholars on the contemporary context for documenting performance, processes of documenting performance, documenting bodies in motion and documenting to create.” – from publisher

 

Fundamentals of electronic resources management 
Alana Verminski & Kelly Marie Blanchat
Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2017
Available at: NTU, NLB, SMU
Summary:
“Electronic resources management is a dynamic and ever-changing area of librarianship. This book cuts through the complexity of the role and offers advice on methods, tools and workflows with emphasis on the interconnection between workflows and systems.”

 

Managing academic libraries : principles and practice 
Susan E Higgins
Cambridge, MA Chandos Publishing, 2017
Available at: ITE (print), NTU, NUS, SMU
Summary:
Written against a backdrop made up of the changes that digital technology has brought to academic libraries, this book uncovers how the library has changed its meaning from a physical to virtual icon and its effect on culture.

 

 

Managing reference today : new models and best practices
Kay Ann Cassell
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017
Available at: NLB
Summary:
This book highlights newly developed service models used by libraries and ways to handle changing reference collections, describes new ways to provide reference services and ideas of how to select and manage reference collections, and identifies the best practices for meeting the needs of library users.