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Items in Bibliography, Library Science or Information Resources (General) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • The joy of search : a Google insider's guide to going beyond the basics / Daniel M. Russell
    ZA 4230 R87 2019

    How to be a great online searcher, demonstrated with step-by-step searches for answers to a series of intriguing questions (for example, "Is that plant poisonous?").

    We all know how to look up something online by typing words into a search engine. We do this so often that we have made the most famous search engine a verb: we Google it--"Japan population" or "Nobel Peace Prize" or "poison ivy" or whatever we want to know. But knowing how to Google something doesn't make us search experts; there's much more we can do to access the massive collective knowledge available online. In The Joy of Search , Daniel Russell shows us how to be great online researchers. We don't have to be computer geeks or a scholar searching out obscure facts; we just need to know some basic methods. Russell demonstrates these methods with step-by-step searches for answers to a series of intriguing questions--from "what is the wrong side of a towel?" to "what is the most likely way you will die?" Along the way, readers will discover essential tools for effective online searches--and learn some fascinating facts and interesting stories.

    Russell explains how to frame search queries so they will yield information and describes the best ways to use such resources as Google Earth, Google Scholar, Wikipedia, and Wikimedia. He shows when to put search terms in double quotes, how to use the operator (*), why metadata is important, and how to triangulate information from multiple sources. By the end of this engaging journey of discovering, readers will have the definitive answer to why the best online searches involve more than typing a few words into Google.


  • Documentarity : evidence, ontology, and inscription / by Ronald E. Day
    Z1001

    A historical-conceptual account of the different genres, technologies, modes of inscription, and innate powers of expression by which something becomes evident.

    In this book, Ronald Day offers a historical-conceptual account of how something becomes evident. Crossing philosophical ontology with documentary ontology, Day investigates the different genres, technologies, modes of inscription, and innate powers of expression by which something comes into presence and makes itself evident. He calls this philosophy of evidence documentarity , and it is through this theoretical lens that he examines documentary evidence (and documentation) within the tradition of Western philosophy, largely understood as representational in its epistemology, ontology, aesthetics, and politics.

    Day discusses the expression of beings or entities as evidence of what exists through a range of categories and modes, from Plato's notion that ideas are universal types expressed in evidential particulars to the representation of powerful particulars in social media and machine learning algorithms. He considers, among other topics, the contrast between positivist and anthropological documentation traditions; the ontological and epistemological importance of the documentary index; the nineteenth-century French novel's documentary realism and the avant-garde's critique of representation; performative literary genres; expression as a form of self evidence; and the "post-documentation" technologies of social media and machine learning, described as a posteriori, real-time technologies of documentation. Ultimately, the representational means are not only information and knowledge technologies but technologies of judgment , judging entities both descriptively and prescriptively.

    presentation of powerful particulars in social media and machine learning algorithms. He considers, among other topics, the contrast between positivist and anthropological documentation traditions; the ontological and epistemological importance of the documentary index; the nineteenth-century French novel's documentary realism and the avant-garde's critique of representation; performative literary genres; expression as a form of self evidence; and the "post-documentation" technologies of social media and machine learning, described as a posteriori, real-time technologies of documentation. Ultimately, the representational means are not only information and knowledge technologies but technologies of judgment , judging entities both descriptively and prescriptively.


  • Digitizing medieval manuscripts : the St. Chad gospels, materiality, recoveries, and representation in 2D & 3D / Bill Endres
    Z110.R4
    What does it mean to digitize a medieval manuscript? This book examines this question by exploring a range of advanced imaging technologies. The author focuses on the relationship between digital technologies and the complex materiality of manuscripts and the human bodies that engage them.The chapters explore imaging technologies, interfaces to present digital surrogates, and limitations to and enhancements through the digital, plus historical photographs. Essential reading for all those involved in manuscript digitization projects in both scholarly and cultural heritage contexts.

  • Similarity search and applications 12th International Conference, SISAP 2019, Newark, NJ, USA, October 2-4, 2019, Proceedings / Giuseppe Amato, Claudio Gennaro, Vincent Oria, Miloš Radovanović (eds.)
    Z667

  • Information retrieval : 25th China Conference, CCIR 2019, Fuzhou, China, September 20-22, 2019, Proceedings / Qi Zhang, Xiangwen Liao, Zhaochun Ren (eds.)
    Z667

  • Digital libraries for open knowledge : 23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2019, Oslo, Norway, September 9-12, 2019, Proceedings / Antoine Doucet, Antoine Isaac, Koraljka Golub, Trond Aalberg, Adam Jatowt (eds.)
    ZA4080

  • Experimental IR meets multilinguality, multimodality, and interaction : 10th international conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2019, Lugano, Switzerland, September 9-12, 2019 : proceedings / Fabio Crestani, Martin Braschler, Jacques Savoy, Andreas Rauber, Henning Müller, David E. Losada, Gundula Heinatz Bürki, Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro (eds.)
    Z 667.5 C76 2019eb

  • The Monthly catalogue: an exact register of all books, sermons, plays, poetry, and miscellaneous pamphlets, printed and published in London, or the universities [1723-1730], with a compleat index to the whole
    Z 2002 M62

  • The future of the past : the Jewish Public Library of Montreal, 1914-2014 / edited by Ira Robinson, Rivka Augenfeld, Karen Biskin
    Z 736 J49F88 2015

  • La littérature geographique française de la renaissance : répertoire bibliographique / [par] Geoffroy Atkinson
    Z 6001 A87 1969
Updated: Monday 11 November 2019
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