This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

In This Book is Overdue , acclaimed author Marilyn Johnson celebrates libraries and librarians, and, as she did in her popular first book, The Dead Beat, discovers offbeat and eloquent characters in the quietest corners In defiance of doomsayers, Johnson finds librarians vital and necessary

The Organization of Information (Library and Information Science Text Series)

The extensively revised and completely updated second edition of this popular textbook provides LIS practitioners and students with a vital guide to the organization of information After a broad overview of the concept and its role in human endeavors, Taylor proceeds to a detailed and insightful

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites

The post Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well planned information architecture even essential How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they re looking for quickly This classic primer shows information architects,

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality We live in the age of the algorithm Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives where we go to school, whether we get a car loan,

Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room

We used to know how to know We got our answers from books or experts We d nail down the facts and move on But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks There s knowledge than ever, of course, but it s different Topics have no boundaries, and nobody agrees on anything Yet this

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century : An Introduction

This innovative text features an all new approach that will change the way you think about reference service The only reference text to identify the top resources in major subject areas and genres, it shows students how to approach the reference query by matching specific types of questions to the

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

In his first book since the bestselling Fermat s Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code

Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies

Why do some nations prosper while others do not Economists usually turn to measures such as gross domestic product or per capita income to answer this question, but interdisciplinary theorist Cesar Hidalgo argues that we can learn by measuring a country s ability to make complex products In

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Libraries today are important than ever More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age unequal access to education, jobs, and information.In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone