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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.


  • Google Me : One-Click Democracy / Barbara Cassin
    ZA 4234 G64 C37 2018eb

  • Taking Books to the World : American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War / Amanda Laugesen
    Z 473 F726 L38 2017eb

  • Censorship in Vietnam : Brave New World / Thomas A. Bass
    Z 658 V5 B37 2017eb

  • Reading as Collective Action : Text as Tactics / Nicholas Hengen Fox
    Z 1003.2 F69 2017eb

  • Traversals : The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing / Stuard Moulthrop and Dene Grigar
    Z 701.3 C65 M688 2017eb

    An exercise in reclaiming electronic literary works on inaccessible platforms, examining four works as both artifacts and operations.

    Many pioneering works of electronic literature are now largely inaccessible because of changes in hardware, software, and platforms. The virtual disappearance of these works--created on floppy disks, in Apple's defunct HyperCard, and on other early systems and platforms--not only puts important electronic literary work out of reach but also signals the fragility of most works of culture in the digital age. In response, Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop have been working to document and preserve electronic literature, work that has culminated in the Pathfinders project and its series of "Traversals"--video and audio recordings of demonstrations performed on historically appropriate platforms, with participation and commentary by the authors of the works.

    In Traversals, Moulthrop and Grigar mine this material to examine four influential early works: Judy Malloy's Uncle Roger (1986), John McDaid's Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse (1993), Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl (1995) and Bill Bly's We Descend (1997), offering "deep readings" that consider the works as both literary artifacts and computational constructs. For each work, Moulthrop and Grigar explore the interplay between the text's material circumstances and the patterns of meaning it engages and creates, paying attention both to specificities of media and purposes of expression.


  • The Chinese Typewriter : A History / Thomas S. Mullaney
    Z 49.4 C4 M85 2017eb

  • Duplicator Underground : The Independent Publishing Industry in Communist Poland, 1976-1989 / edited by Gwido Zlatkes, Pawel Sowinski, and Ann M. Frenkel
    Z 365.3 D87 2016eb

  • A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College / David T. Gura
    Z 6621 U6646 G87 2016eb

  • International Librarianship : Developing Professional, Intercultural, and Educational Leadership / edited by Constantia Constantinou, Michael J. Miller, and Kenneth Schlesinger
    Z 672.3 I585 2017eb

  • Quantitative Methods for Food Safety and Quality in the Vegetable Industry edited by Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez, Panagiotis Skandamis, Vasilis Valdramidis
    Z5185.F66

  • Personal multimedia preservation : remembering or forgetting images and video / Vasileios Mezaris, Claudia Niederée, Robert H. Logie, editors
    Z701.3.C65

  • The evaluators' eye : impact assessment and academic peer review / Gemma Derrick
    Z286.S37

  • Using digital analytics for smart assessment / Tabatha Farney
    Z 678.85 F38 2018

  • Undergraduate research and the academic librarian : case studies and best practices / edited by Merinda Kaye Hensley & Stephanie Davis-Kahl
    Z 682.4 C63 U534 2017

  • The diary of a bookseller / Shaun Bythell
    Z 330.6 W54 B98 2017
    Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.

  • Catalogue 2.0 : the future of the library catalogue / edited by Sally Chambers
    Z 699.35 C38 C38 2013
    Will there be a library catalogue in the future and, if so, what will it look like?
    In the last 25 years, the library catalogue has undergone an evolution, from card catalogues to OPACs, discovery systems and even linked data applications making library bibliographic data accessible on the web. At the same time, users expectations of what catalogues will be able to offer in the way of discovery have never been higher.
    This groundbreaking edited collection brings together some of the foremost international cataloguing practitioners and thought leaders, including Lorcan Dempsey, Emmanuelle Bermès, Marshall Breeding and Karen Calhoun, to provide an overview of the current state of the art of the library catalogue and look ahead to see what the library catalogue might become.
    Practical projects and cutting edge concepts are showcased in discussions of: linked data and the Semantic Web user expectations and needs bibliographic control the FRBRization of the catalogue innovations in search and retrieval next-generation discovery products and mobile catalogues. Readership : Cataloguers and metadata specialists, library adminstrators and managers responsible for planning and strategy, systems librarians, user services managers, electronic resources librarians, and digital library project managers, students on cataloguing, information management and digital library courses.
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