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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.

  • Microsoft Word secrets : the why and how of getting word to do what you want / Flavio Morgado

  • Information retrieval : 23rd China conference, CCIR 2017, Shanghai, China, July 13-14, 2017, Proceedings / Jirong Wen, Jianyun Nie, Tong Ruan, Yiqun Liu, Tieyun Qian (eds.)

  • Digital libraries and archives : 13th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries, IRCDL 2017, Modena, Italy, January 26-27, 2017, Revised selected papers / Costantino Grana, Lorenzo Baraldi (eds.)

  • The grey guide to artist-run publishing & circulation / edited by Anne Bertrand ; original essays by Felicity Tayler = Le petit gris : guide de l'édition en art & de la distribution autogérée / dirigé par Anne Bertrand ; essais inédits de Felicity Tayler
    Z 286 A77 T39 2017

  • Missed information : better information for building a wealthier, more sustainable future / David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin
    ZA 3157 S27 2016

    Information is power. It drives commerce, protects nations, and forms the backbone of systems that range from health care to high finance. Yet despite the avalanche of data available in today's information age, neither institutions nor individuals get the information they truly need to make well-informed decisions. Faulty information and sub-optimal decision-making create an imbalance of power that is exaggerated as governments and corporations amass enormous databases on each of us. Who has more power: the government, in possession of uncounted terabytes of data (some of it obtained by cybersnooping), or the ordinary citizen, trying to get in touch with a government agency? In Missed Information, David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin explore information -- not information technology, but information itself -- as a central part of our lives and institutions. They show that providing better information and better access to it improves the quality of our decisions and makes for a more vibrant participatory society.

    Sarokin and Schulkin argue that freely flowing information helps systems run more efficiently and that incomplete information does just the opposite. It's easier to comparison shop for microwave ovens than for doctors or hospitals because of information gaps that hinder the entire health-care system. Better information about such social ills as child labor and pollution can help consumers support more sustainable products.The authors examine the opacity of corporate annual reports, the impenetrability of government secrets, and emerging techniques of "information foraging." The information imbalance of power can be reconfigured, they argue, with greater and more meaningful transparency from government and corporations.

  • The new librarianship field guide / R. David Lankes ; with contributions from Wendy Newman, Sue Kowalski, Beck Tench, and Cheryl Gould ; and guidance from the New Librarianship Collaborative: Kimberly Silk, Wendy Newman, and Lauren Britton
    Z 665 L375 2015eb

  • Knowledge unbound : selected writings on open access, 2002-2011 / Peter Suber ; foreword by Robert Darnton
    Z 286 O63S822 2016eb

    Influential writings make the case for open access to research, explore its implications, and document the early struggles and successes of the open access movement.

    Peter Suber has been a leading advocate for open access since 2001 and has worked full time on issues of open access since 2003. As a professor of philosophy during the early days of the internet, he realized its power and potential as a medium for scholarship. As he writes now, "it was like an asteroid crash, fundamentally changing the environment, challenging dinosaurs to adapt, and challenging all of us to figure out whether we were dinosaurs." When Suber began putting his writings and course materials online for anyone to use for any purpose, he soon experienced the benefits of that wider exposure. In 2001, he started a newsletter -- the Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, which later became the SPARC Open Access Newsletter -- in which he explored the implications of open access for research and scholarship. This book offers a selection of some of Suber's most significant and influential writings on open access from 2002 to 2010.

    In these texts, Suber makes the case for open access to research; answers common questions, objections, and misunderstandings; analyzes policy issues; and documents the growth and evolution of open access during its most critical early decade.

  • The card catalog : books, cards, and literary treasures / the Library of Congress ; foreword by Carla Hayden ; [text written by Peter Devereaux]
    Z 733 U6 C36 2017
    The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library's magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarely seen treasures in one of the world's most famous libraries and the brilliant catalog system that has kept it organized for hundreds of years.Packed with engaging facts on literary classics--fromUlysses toThe Cat in the Hat to Shakespeare's First Folio toThe Catcher in the Rye--this package is an ode to the enduring magic and importance of books.

  • Global Wikipedia : international and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration / edited by Pnina Fichman and Noriko Hara
    ZA 4482 G56 2014
    Dozens of books about Wikipedia are available, but they all focus on the English Wikipedia and assume an Anglo-Saxon perspective, while disregarding cultural and language variability or multi-cultural collaborative efforts. They address the impact of Wikipedia on society, processes of mass knowledge production, and the dynamics of the Wikipedia community. However, none of them focus on Wikipedia's global features. This lack of attention presents a serious problem because more than 80% of Wikipedia articles are written in languages other than English---in fact, Wikipedia includes articles in 285 languages. Global Wikipedia: International and Cross-Cultural Issues in Online Collaboration is the first book to address this gap by focusing attention on the global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of Wikipedia. The editors showcase research on Wikipedia, exploring a wide range of international and cross-cultural issues. Online global collaboration, coordination, and conflict management are examined in this rich socio technical environment. Special emphases include -International and cross-cultural collaboration; -Intercultural synergy on Wikimedia; -Conflict and collaboration in editing international entries; -Case studies of Chinese, Finnish, French, and Greek Wikipedias; and, -Cross-cultural studies that compare more than one Wikipedia, focusing on content, structures, policies, contributions, interactions, processes, motivations, and challenges.

  • Genital mutilation of women in Africa / Fran P. Hosken
    Z 733 M9175 no.36
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