These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
May 18, 2015
Palfrey, John G. (John Gorham), 1972- author.
New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, 
vii, 280 pages ; 22 cm
Crisis : a perfect storm -- Customers : how we use libraries -- Spaces : the connection between the virtual and the physical -- Platforms : what cloud computing means for libraries -- Hacking : how to build the future -- Networks : the human network of librarians -- Preservation : collaboration, not competition, to preserve culture -- Education : libraries and connected learners -- Law : why copyright and privacy matter so much -- Conclusion : what's at stake.
"We live in a world of complex and seemingly infinite information. The ways in which people of all ages use and obtain that information has changed drastically in recent years: e-book readership has increased, Wikipedia has largely supplanted encyclopedias and reference books, and many people now consume news and media through their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. With digital culture ascendant, it seems counterintuitive to argue that libraries, of all things, are more important than ever. But that is exactly what library expert John Palfrey does in BiblioTech, a stirring call to arms that explains how libraries can become bulwarks against the creeping problems of our times: unequal access to education, jobs, and information. Yet the fate of the local library is by no means secure; these institutions are struggling to adapt to our rapidly modernizing world, and often rely on dwindling funding from state and local governments to do so. In order to survive, libraries will need to dramatically shift their focus from maintaining and building up their collections to serving their communities. Print and analog formats will never disappear, Palfrey assures us, but libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible--by digitizing print material, ensuring that born-digital material (from data sets to blog posts to sound recordings) is accessible to researchers, and making all of this digital information publicly available online. Not all of these changes will be easy for libraries to implement and the process of digitizing collections and training librarians will be complicated and costly. But as Palfrey boldly argues, these modifications are vital if we hope to save libraries and, through them, the American democratic ideal"-- Provided by publisher.
January 30, 2015
Monson, Ander, 1975- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Graywolf Press, 
165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Readers of physical books leave traces: marginalia, slips of paper, fingerprints, highlighting, inscriptions. All books have histories, and libraries are not just collections of books and databases but a medium of long-distance communication with other writers and readers.
October 14, 2014
Herring, Mark Y., 1952- author.
viii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Everything is still not on the Internet -- Searching the Web -- Quality control, or lack thereof -- Rotting from within? -- En masse : mass digitization -- Copyright -- Ebooks über alles? -- Depth and ubiquity -- Reading and literacy -- Privacy -- Piracy -- You are here -- Are libraries obsolete after all? : two scenarios -- Epilogue: Reviving the spirit of Andrew Carnegie.
"The digital age has transformed information access in ways that no one ever dreamed. But the afterclap of our digital wonders has left libraries reeling as they are no longer the chief contender in information delivery. The book explores how libraries and librarians must face the future if they are to continue to be relevant, vibrant, and enduring"-- Provided by publisher.
June 6, 2014
Koontz, Christie, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
xiii, 295 pages ; 23 cm
A customer perspective -- Marketing and mission goals and objectives -- Scan the environments -- SWOT : strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats -- Stakeholders -- A four-step model for marketing -- Marketing research -- Marketing segmentation -- Marketing mix strategy & product -- Price or customer costs -- Place : channels of distribution -- Promotion : not the same as marketing -- Case studies -- Marketing evaluation -- Four strategic marketing tools -- Synergy and the future.
May 30, 2014
Wright, Alex, 1966-
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 1. The Libraries of Babel -- 2. The Dream of the Labyrinth -- 3. Belle Epoque -- 4. The Microphotic Book -- 5. The Index Museum -- 6. Castles in the Air -- 7. Hope, Lost and Found -- 8. Mundaneum -- 9. The Collective Brain -- 10. The Radiated Library -- 11. The Intergalactic Network -- 12. Entering the Steam -- Conclusion.
"The dream of universal knowledge hardly started with the digital age. From the archives of Sumeria to the Library of Alexandria, humanity has long wrestled with information overload and management of intellectual output. Revived during the Renaissance and picking up pace in the Enlightenment, the dream grew and by the late nineteenth century was embraced by a number of visionaries who felt that at long last it was within their grasp. Among them, Paul Otlet stands out. A librarian by training, he worked at expanding the potential of the catalogue card -- the world's first information chip. From there followed universal libraries and reading rooms, connecting his native Belgium to the world -- by means of vast collections of cards that brought together everything that had ever been put to paper. Recognizing that the rapid acceleration of technology was transforming the world's intellectual landscape, Otlet devoted himself to creating a universal bibliography of all published knowledge. Ultimately totaling more than 12 million individual entries, it would evolve into the Mundaneum, a vast "city of knowledge" that opened its doors to the public in 1921. By 1934, Otlet had drawn up plans for a network of "electric telescopes" that would allow people everywhere to search through books, newspapers, photographs, and recordings, all linked together in what he termed a réseau mondial: a worldwide web. It all seemed possible, almost until the moment when the Nazis marched into Brussels and carted it all away. In Cataloging the World, Alex Wright places Otlet in the long continuum of visionaries and pioneers who have dreamed of unifying the world's knowledge, from H.G. Wells and Melvil Dewey to Ted Nelson and Steve Jobs. And while history has passed Otlet by, Wright shows that his legacy persists in today's networked age, where Internet corporations like Google and Twitter play much the same role that Otlet envisioned for the Mundaneum -- as the gathering and distribution channels for the world's intellectual output. In this sense, Cataloging the World is more than just the story of a failed entrepreneur; it is an ongoing story of a powerful idea that has captivated humanity from time immemorial, and that continues to inspire many of us in today's digital age"-- Provided by publisher.
May 22, 2014
Damon-Moore, Laura C.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Coffee House Press, 2014.
217 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"Books in action"--Spine.
"The Artist's Library offers the idea that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and the guidance and resources to make libraries of all sizes and shapes come alive as spaces for art-making and cultural engagement. Case studies included in the book range from the crafty (pop-up books) to the community-minded (library galleries) to documentary (photo projects) to the technically complex ('listening' to libraries via Dewey decimal frequencies). The Library as Incubator Project was created by Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres. It highlights the ways that libraries and artists can work together, and works to strengthen these partnerships. By calling attention to one of the many reasons libraries are important to our communities and our culture, it provides a dynamic online forum for sharing ideas."-- Provided by publisher.
December 12, 2013
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 
xviii, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Issues -- Contemporary -- Action/Adventure/Survival -- Mystery/Suspense -- Fantasy -- Heritage -- Multiple Cultures.
December 12, 2013
Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013.
v, 528 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Libraries -- People -- The profession -- Materials -- Operations -- Users -- Advocacy -- Technology -- Issues -- Librariana.
This handbook includes tips, lists, statistics, and guidelines for library professionals and information workers of all kinds on how libraries work and the issues librarians are facing.
July 22, 2013
vi, 161 pages ; 23 cm
The annoyed librarian -- Kristin Fontichiaro -- Elisabeth A. Jones -- Clifford A. Lynch -- Sarah Houghton -- Stephen Abram -- Courtney Greene -- Marie L. Radford -- James W. Rosenzweig -- Michael Crandall -- Molly Raphael -- Lynn Silipigni Connaway -- Marcellus Turner -- Ruth Faklis -- Susan Hildreth -- Stacey A. Aldrich & Jarrid P. Keller -- John Dove -- Bill Ptacek -- Loriene Roy -- Josie Barnes Parker -- Mary Ann Mavrinac -- Peter Morville -- Daniel Chudnov -- Joseph Janes.
July 16, 2013
Woodward, Jeannette A.
Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013.
xiii, 131 pages ; 23 cm
Gutenberg meets Kindle : the arrival of digital books -- Libraries vs. e-publishers : the library's point of view -- The age of high anxiety : threats that fuel library nightmares -- The library in cyberspace -- Will the coffee shop save us? : the library as place -- Library careers that won't go away -- Survival strategies for public libraries -- Survival strategies for academic libraries -- Survival strategies for school libraries.
Are libraries extinct? In these times of economic downturn and digital availability, what could provide libraries with a reason for being? In order to provide a vital presence on Facebook and Google+, you must provide a true sense of connection with the library's friends.
June 20, 2013
Jefferson, N.C : McFarland, c2012.
221 p. : Ill. ; 26 cm.
April 22, 2013
Hanagarne, Joshua, 1977-
New York, New York : Gotham Books, 
x, 291 pages ; 25 cm.
An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting.
April 8, 2013
Dority, G. Kim, 1950-
xiv, 246 pages ; 26 cm
"This essential guide provides professional development resources for library staff at every phase of their career--from those just entering the field, to paraprofessionals building a career trajectory, to seasoned librarians looking to explore additional career options. "-- Provided by publisher.
March 6, 2013
Kurutz, Gary F., author.
San Francisco : The Book Club of California, 2012.
60 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"This publication, presented as the Annual Keepsake of the Book Club of California to its members on the one hundredth anniversary of its founding, consists of 1,000 copies, designed and printed at the Arion Press under the direction of Andrew Hoyem. The text was composed in Monotype Goudy California Old Style by Mackenzie & Harris and was printed by letterpress. ... The paper is Mohawk Superfine. The binding was done by Roswell Bookbindery in Phoenix, Arizona." --Title page verso.
"A companion to The first 75 years by Oscar Lewis."
January 17, 2013
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, c2013.
24 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
July 9, 2012
Needham Heights, MA : BiblioData,
v. ; 28 cm.
"For periodicals, newspapers, newsletters, newswires & tv/radio transcripts; covers topics in science, technology, medicine, law, finance, business, industry, the popular press & more."
Imprint varies: <July 2003-July 2012> Medford, N.J. : Information Today, Inc.
June 25, 2012
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Salem Press
v. : 24 cm.
"Essay-reviews of 200 outstanding books published in the United States during the previous year."
Editor: 1977-<1998> F.N. Magill ; 1999-<2012> John D. Wilson (2010-<2012> with Steven G. Kellman.
June 22, 2012
Cooke, Nicole A.
Oxford, UK : Chandos Pub., c2012.
xviii, 126 p. : charts ; 24 cm.
Increasingly library personnel are called upon to teach classes, deliver presentations and represent their organizations in an official capacity. This book is designed to assist those professionals with little to no experience designing and delivering training, instructional sessions, and presentations. Suitable for all librarians, library staff and library school students, this practical guide will get the library professional up and running as a trainer and presenter with this one guide.
June 12, 2012
Peltier-Davis, Cheryl Ann.
Medford, N.J. : Information Today, Inc., c2012.
xxv, 486 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This catalog of electronic resources provides a large and useful list of the best, easily available web and software applications that are useful to the modern librarian. Arranged for handy reference, each listing includes an overview of the resource, screenshots, where applicable, where to get it, and a brief description of its possible uses in libraries. The work covers over one hundred applications in a wide variety of areas from music and video production, to web design and blogging, to collection management tools. Access to an online listing of these resources is provided. Peltier-Davis is a librarian at Nova Southeastern University, Florida. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews. com)
June 12, 2012
Medford, NJ : Information Today, Inc., 2009-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Facts, figures, and reports"--Cover.
June 7, 2012
Lanham, Maryland : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2012.
xi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Band-aids and superglue for the cash-strapped local history preservation librarian / Chad Leinaweaver -- Basic in-house book and paper repair / Karen E.K Brown -- Emergency preparedness / Dyani Feige -- You can't keep it all / Rochelle LeMaster -- Balancing selection and digitization : selecting 19th and early-20th century newspaper titles for online access / Athena Jackson -- Indexing your local newspapers on microfilm / Kelly Zackmann -- Newspaper preservation in developing countries : issues and strategies for intervention / Goodluck Israel Ifijeh -- How to get scrapbooks into the hands of users / Anastasia Weigle -- Keeping scrapbooks secure and available / Erin Foley -- Physical properties of scrapbooks / Jennifer Hain Teper -- Creating local history development guidelines / William Helling -- Keeping a past : preservation issues in local history / Nancy Richey -- Minimizing privacy and copyright concerns with online local history collections / David Gwynn -- Lavaca County Records Retention Project / Brenda Lincke Fisseler -- Managing archives in local history collections / Sarah Welland -- Partnering with local genealogical societies / Lisa Fraser -- Patron driven family history preservation / Howard C. Bybee -- Collecting and preserving photographic materials / Amanda Drost -- Organizing and indexing photo collections / Rose Fortier -- Photograph selection, access, and preservation for the public librarian / Rebekah Tabah -- Digital preservation of the Emilie Davis diaries / Alexia Hudson -- Preserving and 'publishing' local biographies / Elizabeth B. Cooksey -- Promoting local history through the catablog / Cyndi Harbeson -- Reinventing the obituary file for the digital age / Kerry FitzGerald -- Preserving born-digital oral histories / Juliana Nykolaiszyn -- Preserving Indiana women's voices : a university oral history project / Theresa McDevitt -- Steps in preserving oral histories / Suellyn Lathrop -- Affiliation agreements / Tomaro Taylor -- Educating the community : preserving tomorrow's treasures today / Jessica Phillips -- Historical sheet music collections : practical wisdom, racial sensitivity / Karl Madden -- Tracing history through non-traditional methods / Emily Griffin.
Preservation of historical documents and related library materials is a growing problem in all types of libraries and institutions. Fortunately, editors Carol Smallwood and Elaine Williams have pulled together the wisdom of practicing professionals to aid in dealing with the many issues that arise when preserving, managing, and digitizing important collections.
June 7, 2012
Chicago : Huron Street Press, 2012.
171 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"This authoritative guide--with a core focus on reading readiness and helping position children to succeed in school--offers more than 300 age-appropriate and subject-specific book selections from librarians for reading time with children. From board and picture books to hot new books, these recommendations reflect family, community, play, and the environment. Mirroring a child's world as they grow and mature, chapters include segments on reading together, friendship, places near and far, and making believe. These titles have been culled from the American Library Association's "best" lists and professional review journals"--
June 5, 2012
New York : R. R. Bowker Co.,
v. ; 26 cm.
"A classified list of libraries in the United States and Canada, with personnel and statistical data."
Editor: 1928- R.R. Bowker.
Publisher varies: <2004/05-2012/13> Information Today, Inc.
Vol. for 1927 compiled under the direction of R.R. Bowker by Florence A. Huxley.
June 4, 2012
Chicago : American Library Association, 2012.
xii, 175 p. ; 23 cm.
Part 1. Humor programs for the preschool crowd -- F is for funny (and fun) -- Moo ha-ha -- Naughty or nice -- Now I know my ABCs -- Zoo-larious! -- Part 2. Humor programs for the school-age crowd -- Boo ha-ha -- Funny bunny -- I read it in a book -- Noisy nonsense -- Pet shop -- Part 3. The funniest books in your library -- Picture books -- Easy readers -- Graphic novels/manga -- Chapter books -- Poetry -- Derivative literature -- folklore -- Derivative literature -- songs.
Reid shows you how to share humor with children, in order to connect them to literature and imagination. The programs and the books he uses are kid-tested and ready for you to share.
May 29, 2012
Morgan, George G., 1952-
Provo, Utah : Ancestry Pub., c2008.
xxii, 300 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Getting around the site -- Searching for your ancestors -- Working with digitized image collections -- Family trees -- Working with census records -- Birth, marriage, and death records -- Military records -- Immigration records -- Pictures, newspapers, and maps -- Stories, memories, and histories -- Directories and member list records -- Court and land records -- Reference and finding aids -- Printing and sharing -- Ancestry community -- DNA -- The learning center -- The ancestry store -- Putting it all together.
Whether you are coming to Ancestry. com for the first time or have used it for years, you need The Official Guide to Ancestry.com. Written by noted genealogist and lecturer George G. Morgan, this official guide takes you inside the #1 website for family history research for an unprecedented tour. This second edition includes chapters on the new search at Ancestry, MyCanvas, and Ancestry DNA. In addition, it helps you create and develop your own Family Tree, explore obscure databases you didn't know existed, and more. You've always known Ancestry.com was a valuable resource. Now you can learn to use it like never before.