Library Web Ecology

Library Web Ecology
Author: Jacquelyn Erdman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-01-23
ISBN 10: 178063191X
ISBN 13: 9781780631912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Web Ecology Book Review:

Library Web Ecology is a thorough reference to help professionals in Library and Information Science (LIS) to develop a sustainable, usable, and highly effective website. The book describes the entire process of developing and implementing a successful website. Topics include: managing a web team, developing a web culture, creating a strategic plan, conducting usability studies, evaluating technology trends, and marketing the website. Worksheets and examples are included to help library web professionals to prepare web development plans. Although this book is aimed at LIS professionals, a number of concepts can easily be applied to any organization that would like to develop a more effective website. Provides practical and realistic solutions to website problems Suggests different strategies, giving the pros and cons, so professionals can determine what strategy is best for their library Includes worksheets and examples

Cyber Behavior Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Cyber Behavior  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2300
Release: 2014-04-30
ISBN 10: 1466659432
ISBN 13: 9781466659438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Behavior Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Review:

Following the migration of workflows, data, and communication to the Cloud and other Internet-based frameworks, interaction over the Web has become ever more commonplace. As with any social situation, there are rules and consequences to actions within a virtual environment. Cyber Behavior: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the role of cyberspace in modern communication and interaction, including considerations of ethics, crime, security, and education. With chapters on a variety of topics and concerns inherent to a contemporary networked society, this multi-volume work will be of particular interest to students and academicians, as well as software developers, computer scientists, and specialists in the field of Information Technologies.

Terrestrial Biosphere Atmosphere Fluxes

Terrestrial Biosphere Atmosphere Fluxes
Author: Russell Monson,Dennis Baldocchi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN 10: 1107729580
ISBN 13: 9781107729582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrestrial Biosphere Atmosphere Fluxes Book Review:

Fluxes of trace gases, water and energy - the 'breathing of the biosphere' - are controlled by a large number of interacting physical, chemical, biological and ecological processes. In this interdisciplinary book, the authors provide the tools to understand and quantitatively analyse fluxes of energy, organic compounds such as terpenes, and trace gases including carbon dioxide, water vapour and methane. It first introduces the fundamental principles affecting the supply and demand for trace gas exchange at the leaf and soil scales: thermodynamics, diffusion, turbulence and physiology. It then builds on these principles to model the exchange of water, carbon dioxide, terpenes and stable isotopes at the ecosystem scale. Detailed mathematical derivations of commonly used relations in biosphere-atmosphere interactions are provided for reference in appendices. An accessible introduction for graduate students and a key resource for researchers in related fields, such as atmospheric science, hydrology, meteorology, climate science, biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology.

Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care

Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care
Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1531
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 1466639911
ISBN 13: 9781466639911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care Book Review:

Through the use of ICT tools, such as the internet, portals, and telecommunication devices, the quality of healthcare has improved in local and global health; aiding in the development of a sustainable economy. Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care brings together a valuable research collection on ICT elements needed to improve communication and collaboration between global health institutes, public and private organizations, and foundations. Highlighting the adoption and success factors in the development of technologies for healthcare, this book is essential for IT professionals, technology solution providers, researchers, and students interested in technology and its relationship with healthcare and social services.

Becoming a Digital Library

Becoming a Digital Library
Author: Susan J. Barnes
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-11-04
ISBN 10: 9780203913161
ISBN 13: 0203913167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Digital Library Book Review:

This excellent reference traces the construction and maintenance of the digital collections and services that have been available day in and day out to users worldwide for more than a decade. It examines applicable guidelines for any library looking to build and manage systems, conduct and evaluate projects, and scout new directions for mainstreaming and hybridizing the building of a digital library. Including contributions from seasoned experts in specializations such as staffing, collection development, and technology project management for digital libraries, Becoming a Digital Library discusses the techniques for finding and training the right people to build a digital library.

Ecology Economy Equity

Ecology  Economy  Equity
Author: Mandy Henk
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 0838919693
ISBN 13: 9780838919699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Economy Equity Book Review:

In the first book to seriously examine the future of libraries in a climate reality-based context, Henk convincingly argues that building a carbon-neutral future for libraries is not only essential but eminently practical.

Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Environmental Science

Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Environmental Science
Author: Robert Michener,Kate Lajtha
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470691174
ISBN 13: 9780470691175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Environmental Science Book Review:

This book highlights new and emerging uses of stable isotope analysis in a variety of ecological disciplines. While the use of natural abundance isotopes in ecological research is now relatively standard, new techniques and ways of interpreting patterns are developing rapidly. The second edition of this book provides a thorough, up-to-date examination of these methods of research. As part of the Ecological Methods and Concepts series which provides the latest information on experimental techniques in ecology, this book looks at a wide range of techniques that use natural abundance isotopes to: follow whole ecosystem element cycling understand processes of soil organic matter formation follow the movement of water in whole watersheds understand the effects of pollution in both terrestrial and aquatic environments study extreme systems such as hydrothermal vents follow migrating organisms In each case, the book explains the background to the methodology, looks at the underlying principles and assumptions, and outlines the potential limitations and pitfalls. Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Environmental Science is an ideal resource for both ecologists who are new to isotopic analysis, and more experienced isotope ecologists interested in innovative techniques and pioneering new uses.

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Author: Delmus E. Williams,Janine Golden
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-02-21
ISBN 10: 1781907455
ISBN 13: 9781781907450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Book Review:

Volume 32 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization brings together a collection of studies which highlight up and coming issues that today's library managers and researchers face.

Vegetation Ecology

Vegetation Ecology
Author: Eddy van der Maarel,Janet Franklin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-10-24
ISBN 10: 1118452488
ISBN 13: 9781118452486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vegetation Ecology Book Review:

Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology"www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology/a. Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive,integrated account of plant communities and their environments.Written by leading experts in their field from four continents, thesecond edition of this book: covers the composition, structure, ecology, dynamics,diversity, biotic interactions and distribution of plantcommunities, with an emphasis on functional adaptations; reviews modern developments in vegetation ecology in ahistorical perspective; presents a coherent view on vegetation ecology whileintegrating population ecology, dispersal biology, soilbiology, ecosystem ecology and global change studies; tackles applied aspects of vegetation ecology, includingmanagement of communities and invasive species; includes new chapters addressing the classification and mappingof vegetation, and the significance of plant functional types Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is aimed at advancedundergraduates, graduates and researchers and teachers in plantecology, geography, forestry and nature conservation. VegetationEcology takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach and will bewelcomed as an essential reference for plant ecologists the worldover.

The Princeton Guide to Ecology

The Princeton Guide to Ecology
Author: Simon A. Levin,Stephen R. Carpenter,H. Charles J. Godfray,Ann P. Kinzig,Michel Loreau,Jonathan B. Losos,Brian Walker,David S. Wilcove
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2012-09-30
ISBN 10: 0691156042
ISBN 13: 9780691156040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Princeton Guide to Ecology Book Review:

The Princeton Guide to Ecology is a concise, authoritative one-volume reference to the field's major subjects and key concepts. Edited by eminent ecologist Simon Levin, with contributions from an international team of leading ecologists, the book contains more than ninety clear, accurate, and up-to-date articles on the most important topics within seven major areas: autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management. Complete with more than 200 illustrations (including sixteen pages in color), a glossary of key terms, a chronology of milestones in the field, suggestions for further reading on each topic, and an index, this is an essential volume for undergraduate and graduate students, research ecologists, scientists in related fields, policymakers, and anyone else with a serious interest in ecology. Explains key topics in one concise and authoritative volume Features more than ninety articles written by an international team of leading ecologists Contains more than 200 illustrations, including sixteen pages in color Includes glossary, chronology, suggestions for further reading, and index Covers autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management

Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I

Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I
Author: Frans J. de Bruijn
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2011-10-14
ISBN 10: 1118010493
ISBN 13: 9781118010495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I Book Review:

The premiere two-volume reference on revelations from studying complex microbial communities in many distinct habitats Metagenomics is an emerging field that has changed the way microbiologists study microorganisms. It involves the genomic analysis of microorganisms by extraction and cloning of DNA from a group of microorganisms, or the direct use of the purified DNA or RNA for sequencing, which allows scientists to bypass the usual protocol of isolating and culturing individual microbial species. This method is now used in laboratories across the globe to study microorganism diversity and for isolating novel medical and industrial compounds. Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology is the first comprehensive two-volume reference to cover unculturable microorganisms in a large variety of habitats, which could not previously have been analyzed without metagenomic methodology. It features review articles as well as a large number of case studies, based largely on original publications and written by international experts. This first volume, Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches, covers such topics as: Background information on DNA reassociation and use of 16 rRNA and other DNA fingerprinting approaches Species designation in microbiology Metagenomics: Introduction to the basic tools with examples Consortia and databases Bioinformatics Computer-assisted analysis Complementary approaches—microarrays, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics, metabolomics, and single cell analysis A special feature of this volume is the highlighting of the databases and computer programs used in each study; they are listed along with their sites in order to facilitate the computer-assisted analysis of the vast amount of data generated by metagenomic studies. Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I is an invaluable reference for researchers in metagenomics, microbiology, and environmental microbiology; those working on the Human Microbiome Project; microbial geneticists; molecular microbial ecologists; and professionals in molecular microbiology and bioinformatics.

Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079680446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Magazines for Libraries

Magazines for Libraries
Author: Cheryl LaGuardia,Bill Katz,Linda Sternberg Katz
Publsiher: R. R. Bowker
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780835245418
ISBN 13: 0835245411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Biologist s Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution

A Biologist s Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution
Author: Sarah P. Otto,Troy Day
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2011-09-19
ISBN 10: 1400840910
ISBN 13: 9781400840915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Biologist s Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution Book Review:

Thirty years ago, biologists could get by with a rudimentary grasp of mathematics and modeling. Not so today. In seeking to answer fundamental questions about how biological systems function and change over time, the modern biologist is as likely to rely on sophisticated mathematical and computer-based models as traditional fieldwork. In this book, Sarah Otto and Troy Day provide biology students with the tools necessary to both interpret models and to build their own. The book starts at an elementary level of mathematical modeling, assuming that the reader has had high school mathematics and first-year calculus. Otto and Day then gradually build in depth and complexity, from classic models in ecology and evolution to more intricate class-structured and probabilistic models. The authors provide primers with instructive exercises to introduce readers to the more advanced subjects of linear algebra and probability theory. Through examples, they describe how models have been used to understand such topics as the spread of HIV, chaos, the age structure of a country, speciation, and extinction. Ecologists and evolutionary biologists today need enough mathematical training to be able to assess the power and limits of biological models and to develop theories and models themselves. This innovative book will be an indispensable guide to the world of mathematical models for the next generation of biologists. A how-to guide for developing new mathematical models in biology Provides step-by-step recipes for constructing and analyzing models Interesting biological applications Explores classical models in ecology and evolution Questions at the end of every chapter Primers cover important mathematical topics Exercises with answers Appendixes summarize useful rules Labs and advanced material available

The Living Elephants

The Living Elephants
Author: Raman Sukumar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2003-09-11
ISBN 10: 9780198026730
ISBN 13: 0198026730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Elephants Book Review:

The Living Elephants is the authoritative resource for information on both Asian and African elephants. From the ancient origins of the proboscideans to the present-day crisis of the living elephants, this volume synthesizes the behavior, ecology and conservation of elephants, while covering also the history of human interactions with elephants, all within the theoretical framework of evolutionary biology. The book begins with a survey of the 60-million year evolutionary history of the proboscideans emphasizing the role of climate and vegetation change in giving rise to a bewildering array of species, but also discussing the possible role of humans in the late Pleistocene extinction of mastodonts and mammoths. The latest information on the molecular genetics of African and Asian elephants and its taxonomic implications are then presented. The rise of the elephant culture in Asia, and its early demise in Africa are traced along with an original interpretation of this unique animal-human relationship. The book then moves on to the social life of elephants as it relates to reproductive strategies of males and females, development of behavior in young, communication, ranging patterns, and societal organization. The foraging strategies of elephants, their impact on the vegetation and landscape are then discussed. The dynamics of elephant populations in relation to hunting for ivory and their population viability are described with the aid of mathematical models. A detailed account of elephant-human interactions includes a treatment of crop depredation by elephants in relation to their natural ecology, manslaughter by elephants, habitat manipulation by humans, and a history of the ivory trade and poaching in the two continents. The ecological information is brought together in the final chapter to formulate a set of pragmatic recommendations for the long-term conservation of elephants. The broadest treatment of the subject yet undertaken, by one of the leading workers in the field, Raman Sukumar, the book promises to bring the understanding of elephants to a new level. It should be of interest not only to biologists but also a broader audience including field ecologists, wildlife administrators, historians, conservationists and all those interested in elephants and their future.

Spatial Data Collections and Services

Spatial Data Collections and Services
Author: Joseph A. Salem
Publsiher: Association of Research Libr
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062490811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Win Win Ecology

Win Win Ecology
Author: Michael L. Rosenzweig
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003-04-24
ISBN 10: 0198035454
ISBN 13: 9780198035459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Win Win Ecology Book Review:

As humanity presses down inexorably on the natural world, people debate the extent to which we can save the Earth's millions of different species without sacrificing human economic welfare. But is this argument wise? Must the human and natural worlds be adversaries? In this book, ecologist Michael Rosenzweig finds that ecological science actually rejects such polarization. Instead it suggests that, to be successful, conservation must discover how we can blend a rich natural world into the world of economic activity. This revolutionary, common ground between development and conservation is called reconciliation ecology: creating and maintaining species-friendly habitats in the very places where people live, work, or play. The book offers many inspiring examples of the good results already achieved. The Nature Conservancy, for instance, has a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense, with more than 200 conservation projects taking place on more than 170 bases in 41 states. In places such as Elgin Air Force Base, the human uses-testing munitions, profitable timbering and recreation--continue, but populations of several threatened species on the base, such as the long-leaf pine and the red-cockaded woodpecker, have been greatly improved. The Safe Harbor strategy of the Fish & Wildlife Service encourages private landowners to improve their property for endangered species, thus overcoming the unintended negative aspects of the Endangered Species Act. And Golden Gate Park, which began as a system of sand dunes, has become, through human effort, a world of ponds and shrubs, waterfowl and trees. Rosenzweig shows that reconciliation ecology is the missing tool of conservation, the practical, scientifically based approach that, when added to the rest, will solve the problem of preserving Earth's species.

Magazines for Libraries

Magazines for Libraries
Author: William A. Katz
Publsiher: Rr Bowker Llc
Total Pages: 1101
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781600300967
ISBN 13: 1600300960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magazines for Libraries Book Review:

Reviewing the best publications for all serials collections since 1969.

Knowledge Ecology in Global Business Managing Intellectual Capital

Knowledge Ecology in Global Business  Managing Intellectual Capital
Author: Lytras, Miltiadis D.,Ord¢¤ez de Pablos, Patricia
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2009-03-31
ISBN 10: 1605662712
ISBN 13: 9781605662718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Ecology in Global Business Managing Intellectual Capital Book Review:

Provides ideas on how intellectual capital through emerging technologies can support business performance. Covers topics such as competitive strategy, human resource management, and organizational learning.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105211722686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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