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

Chandos Information Professional Series

Chandos Information Professional Series
Author: Jacquelyn Erdman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1066451462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Information Ecologies

Information Ecologies
Author: Bonnie A. Nardi,Vicki O'Day
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2000-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780262640428
ISBN 13: 0262640422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Ecologies Book Review:

A call for informed, responsible engagement with information technology at the local level. The common rhetoric about technology falls into two extreme categories: uncritical acceptance or blanket rejection. Claiming a middle ground, Bonnie Nardi and Vicki O'Day call for responsible, informed engagement with technology in local settings, which they call information ecologies. An information ecology is a system of people, practices, technologies, and values in a local environment. Nardi and O'Day encourage the reader to become more aware of the ways people and technology are interrelated. They draw on their empirical research in offices, libraries, schools, and hospitals to show how people can engage their own values and commitments while using technology.

The University of Michigan Library Newsletter

The University of Michigan Library Newsletter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015082936264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries
Author: Thanuskodi, S.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN 10: 1466640715
ISBN 13: 9781466640719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries Book Review:

Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection.

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.

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.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Author: Michel Loreau,Shahid Naeem,Pablo Inchausti
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780198515715
ISBN 13: 0198515715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning Book Review:

Determining the scientific relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning has now emerged as one of the most important challenges in ecological and environmental science. This book provides a timely synthesis and critical assessment in order to generate a consensus on the main issues involved and stimulate new perspectives for future research.

The Lakes Handbook

The Lakes Handbook
Author: Patrick O'Sullivan,C. S. Reynolds
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470999268
ISBN 13: 9780470999264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lakes Handbook Book Review:

Continuing concern about water supply and quality, ecosystem sustainability and restoration demands that the modern approach to the management of lakes and reservoirs should be based on a sound understanding of the application of the scientific and ecological principles that underlie freshwater processes. The Lakes Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the application of ecologically sound approaches, methods and tools using experience gained around the world for an understanding of lakes and their management. Volume one of the Handbook addresses the physical and biological aspects of lakes pertinent to lake management, emphasising those aspects particularly relevant to large, still bodies of water. Volume two then considers lake management, with particular emphasis on sustainability, restoration and rehabilitation. This handbook will be invaluable to ecologists, environmental scientists, physical geographers and hydrologists involved in limnological research, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students looking for authoritative reviews of the key areas of limnological study. Brings together basic science and management issues. International coverage and international authors. Reviews management issues at a level suitable for the non-expert.

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology
Author: David M. Richardson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-02-23
ISBN 10: 1444330004
ISBN 13: 9781444330007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology Book Review:

Invasion ecology is the study of the causes and consequences of the introduction of organisms to areas outside their native range. Interest in this field has exploded in the past few decades. Explaining why and how organisms are moved around the world, how and why some become established and invade, and how best to manage invasive species in the face of global change are all crucial issues that interest biogeographers, ecologists and environmental managers in all parts of the world. This book brings together the insights of more than 50 authors to examine the origins, foundations, current dimensions and potential trajectories of invasion ecology. It revisits key tenets of the foundations of invasion ecology, including contributions of pioneering naturalists of the 19th century, including Charles Darwin and British ecologist Charles Elton, whose 1958 monograph on invasive species is widely acknowledged as having focussed scientific attention on biological invasions.

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.

Ecological Stoichiometry

Ecological Stoichiometry
Author: Robert W. Sterner,James J. Elser
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN 10: 1400885698
ISBN 13: 9781400885695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Stoichiometry Book Review:

All life is chemical. That fact underpins the developing field of ecological stoichiometry, the study of the balance of chemical elements in ecological interactions. This long-awaited book brings this field into its own as a unifying force in ecology and evolution. Synthesizing a wide range of knowledge, Robert Sterner and Jim Elser show how an understanding of the biochemical deployment of elements in organisms from microbes to metazoa provides the key to making sense of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. After summarizing the chemistry of elements and their relative abundance in Earth's environment, the authors proceed along a line of increasing complexity and scale from molecules to cells, individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. The book examines fundamental chemical constraints on ecological phenomena such as competition, herbivory, symbiosis, energy flow in food webs, and organic matter sequestration. In accessible prose and with clear mathematical models, the authors show how ecological stoichiometry can illuminate diverse fields of study, from metabolism to global change. Set to be a classic in the field, Ecological Stoichiometry is an indispensable resource for researchers, instructors, and students of ecology, evolution, physiology, and biogeochemistry. From the foreword by Peter Vitousek: "[T]his book represents a significant milestone in the history of ecology. . . . Love it or argue with it--and I do both--most ecologists will be influenced by the framework developed in this book. . . . There are points to question here, and many more to test . . . And if we are both lucky and good, this questioning and testing will advance our field beyond the level achieved in this book. I can't wait to get on with it."

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.

Conservation Biogeography

Conservation Biogeography
Author: Richard Ladle,Robert J. Whittaker
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1444398113
ISBN 13: 9781444398113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation Biogeography Book Review:

The Earth’s ecosystems are in the midst of an unprecedentedperiod of change as a result of human action. Many habitats havebeen completely destroyed or divided into tiny fragments, othershave been transformed through the introduction of new species, orthe extinction of native plants and animals, while anthropogenicclimate change now threatens to completely redraw the geographicmap of life on this planet. The urgent need to understand andprescribe solutions to this complicated and interlinked set ofpressing conservation issues has lead to the transformation of thevenerable academic discipline of biogeography – the study ofthe geographic distribution of animals and plants. The newlyemerged sub-discipline of conservation biogeography uses theconceptual tools and methods of biogeography to address real worldconservation problems and to provide predictions about the fate ofkey species and ecosystems over the next century. This bookprovides the first comprehensive review of the field in a series ofclosely interlinked chapters addressing the central issues withinthis exciting and important subject. View ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ladle/biogeography"www.wiley.com/go/ladle/biogeography/a yoaccess the figures from the book.

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.

Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals

Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals
Author: Tabatha Farney,Nina McHale
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 1555709559
ISBN 13: 9781555709556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals Book Review:

Investing time in customizing your settings in Google Analytics helps you get the most out of the detailed data it offers, particularly if your library’s web presence spans multiple platforms.

Ecology Economy Equity

Ecology  Economy  Equity
Author: Mandy Henk
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0838912176
ISBN 13: 9780838912171
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. Using the “three E’s” of sustainability (ecology, economy, equity) as a foundation, she traces the development of sustainability from its origins in the 1970s to the present, laying out a path librarians can take at their own institutions to begin the process of building a carbon-neutral library. Rooted in the latest science but firmly focused on concrete action, her book Makes the case for sustainable libraries, tying the values that define the profession to the necessity of rethinking library operations and services in light of climate changeGuides readers through the first steps, with advice on starting the conversation, conducting outreach to stakeholders, and forming a sustainability committeeIncludes a Sustainability Assessment and a sample sustainability plan that libraries can tailor for use at their own institutionLooks at the challenges of technology and corporate power in the library, addressing the power imbalance between large corporations and libraries and suggesting alternatives to the status quoDiscusses how libraries can combine strong advocacy with powerful activism to propel the library world into a socially just, safely powered worldOffers a bibliography of additional resources Written by an activist who is also a working librarian, the book's balance between scientific research and step-by-step action will prove stimulating for library planners, administrators, LIS students, and anyone with an interest in climate change, sustainability, and libraries.

Fitting Models to Biological Data Using Linear and Nonlinear Regression

Fitting Models to Biological Data Using Linear and Nonlinear Regression
Author: Harvey Motulsky,Arthur Christopoulos
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-05-27
ISBN 10: 0190291397
ISBN 13: 9780190291396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fitting Models to Biological Data Using Linear and Nonlinear Regression Book Review:

Most biologists use nonlinear regression more than any other statistical technique, but there are very few places to learn about curve-fitting. This book, by the author of the very successful Intuitive Biostatistics, addresses this relatively focused need of an extraordinarily broad range of scientists.

Pharmaceutical Medicine

Pharmaceutical Medicine
Author: Adrian Kilcoyne,Phil Ambery,Daniel O'Connor
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN 10: 0191510394
ISBN 13: 9780191510397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmaceutical Medicine Book Review:

The breadth of the pharmaceutical medicine can be daunting, but this book is designed to navigate a path through the speciality. Providing a broad overview of all topics relevant to the discipline of pharmaceutical medicine, it gives you the facts fast, in a user-friendly format, without having to dive through page upon page of dense text. With 136 chapters spread across 8 sections, the text offers a thorough grounding in issues ranging from medicines regulation to clinical trial design and data management. This makes it a useful revision aid for exams as well as giving you a taster of areas of pharmaceutical medicine adjacent to your current role. For healthcare professionals already working in the field, this book offers a guiding hand in difficult situations as well as supplying rapid access to the latest recommendations and guidelines. Written by authors with experience in the industry and drug regulation, this comprehensive and authoritative guide provides a shoulder to lean on throughout your pharmaceutical career.