Acquisitions & Collection Development


"The British Inheritance"

A Treasury of Historic Documents

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Britain's rich historical heritage is witnessed in the archives contained in The British Library and Public Record Office. This book displays, in chronological order, treasures and key documents from these and other sources which illuminate defining moments in British history. With 240 colour illustrations. Hardback, 160 pages. Size: 311 x 232 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  (Hallam, Elizabeth M., ed.)
ISBN:  0712346376
Publisher:  The British Library Publishing Division
Date:  1999  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Acquisitions & Collection Development

"Issues in Collection Management"

Librarians, Booksellers, Publishers

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"Foundations in Library and Information Sciences" series; Part of a series which discusses the foundations of library and information science, this volume focuses on issues in collection management, covering such topics as acquisitions and development and its place in the library and cultural diversity as a collection. With illustrations. Hardback, 310 pages. Size: 230 x 150 mm. Weight: 478g.
Author:  (Martin, Murray S., ed.)
ISBN:  1559386088
Publisher:  Elsevier Science & Technology
Date:  1996  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Acquisitions & Collection Development

"Preserving Digital Information"

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Describes methodology for the long-term preservation of various kinds of digital documents. This book outlines a technical solution and justifies its correctness and optimality. The presentation focuses on long-term digital preservation principles as a basis for producing the software that will be needed. With 43 black & white illustrations, 13 black & white tables, 19 black & white halftones, 24 black & whit. Hardback, 338 pages. Size: 235 x 155 mm. Weight: 696g.
Author:  Gladney, Henry M.
ISBN:  3540378863
Publisher:  Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Date:  2007  (Germany)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Acquisitions & Collection Development

"Local Studies Libraries"

Library Association Guidelines for Local Studies Provision in Public Libraries

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"La Guidelines" series; This revised work presents a set of guidelines which cover the collection and care of local studies material. It deals with their conservation, classification, cataloguing and exploitation. This book also looks at staffing and accommodation and ends with hints on copyright. With index. 2 rev ed. Paperback, 80 pages. Size: 210 x 294 mm. Weight: 272g.
Author:  Library Association Local Studies Group
ISBN:  1856042774
Publisher:  Facet Publishing
Date:  2002  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Tertiary Education (Us: College) Acquisitions & Collection Development

"Weeding Library Collections"

Library Weeding Methods

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Weeding is one of the ways to make long-term improvements to library collections. This edition, based on the author's ongoing research, field observations and interviews, has been updated and the process simplified. It shows how to identify core collections and discusses a variety of methods. With illustrations. 4 rev ed. Hardback, 290 pages. Size: 229 x 152 mm. Weight: 558g.
Author:  Slote, Stanley J.
ISBN:  1563085119
Publisher:  Greenwood Press
Date:  1997  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Acquisitions & Collection Development

"African Diasporas"

Ancestors, Migrations and Boundaries

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Ancestors, Migrations and Boundaries. This volume encourages further exploration of issues that have long been central in scholarship on literature and orature, as well as forging new ways of conceiving African cultural relationships of the past and present. With illustrations. Paperback, 464 pages. Size: 229 x 152 mm. Weight: 718g.
Author:  (Traore, Ousseynou B., ed.)
ISBN:  1592216498
Publisher:  Africa Research & Publications
Date:  2008  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) African Studies

"Sleepwalk"

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Talks about Californian life from the viewpoint of an adult who weaves stories about Catholic school, fashion, cars, and music with personal reflections on the particular qualities of the western ethos and experience. These reflections show how childhood follows us into adulthood, how the culture into which we are born sustains and directs us. Paperback, 150 pages. Size: 215 x 144 mm. Weight: 55g.
Author:  Buckley, Christopher
ISBN:  1597660124
Publisher:  University of Washington Press
Date:  2006  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational American Studies

"America as Empire"

Global Leader Or Rogue Power?

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This work covers the fact that America has become not merely the strongest nation in the world, but the strongest nation in the history of the world. It shows that now, in the 21st century, it is challenged by globalisation and by a systematic crisis in the nation-state system. Paperback, 192 pages. Size: 241 x 165 mm. Weight: 522g.
Author:  Garrison, Jim
ISBN:  157675281X
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Date:  2004  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) American Studies

"The Iwakura Embassy, 1871-1873"

A True Account of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary's Journey of Observation Through the United States of America and Europe

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This is the first English translation of the official report submitted by the Iwakura Embassy to the Meiji government. The five volume report was first published in Japanese in 1878. With illustrations. Hardback, 2040 pages. Size: 180 x 255 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  (Healey, Graham, ed.)
ISBN:  0700717129
Publisher:  Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date:  2002  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Asian Studies

"First Civilizations"

Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt

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'First Civilizations' is the second edition of a popular student text first published in 1996 in Montreal by Les Editions Champ Fleury. This updated and expanded edition provides an introductory overview of the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. With colour illustrations, maps. 2 rev ed. Hardback, 256 pages. Size: 244 x 169 mm. Weight: 881g.
Author:  Chadwick, Robert Alan
ISBN:  1904768776
Publisher:  Equinox Publishing Ltd,Sw11
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Asian Studies

"Created in China"

The Great New Leap Forward

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"Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia" series; Written by a recognized international scholar in the China media field, this book analyzes China's creative economy and how television, animation, advertising, design, publishing and digital games are reshaping traditional understandings of culture. With 8 black & white illustrations, 7 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings. Hardback, 208 pages. Size: 234 x 156 mm. Weight: 450g.
Author:  Keane, Michael
ISBN:  0415416140
Publisher:  Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Asian Studies

"North Korea Through Through the Looking Glass"

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Oh (researcher, the Institute for Defense Analysis and the Brookings Institution) and Hassig (consultant on Korean affairs and psychology, U. of Maryland University College) offer a highly critical analysis of North Korea's political system, including the official ideology of Juche and how it influences state economic and foreign policy. Annotation With illustrations, portraits. Paperback, 216 pages. Size: 229 x 152 mm. Weight: 400g.
Author:  Kongdan Oh Hassig, Ralph C.
ISBN:  0815764359
Publisher:  Brookings Institution,U.S.
Date:  2000  (Usa)
Readership:  Undergraduate Asian Studies

"Southeast Asia"

The Human Landscape of Modernization and Development

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The revised edition of Southeast Asia provides a grounded account of how people in the region are responding to - and being affected by - the changes sweeping through the region. With 28 line drawings, 29 b&w photographs and 59 tables. 2 rev ed. Paperback, 408 pages. Size: 234 x 156 mm. Weight: 680g.
Author:  Rigg, Jonathan
ISBN:  0415256402
Publisher:  Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date:  2002  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Asian Studies

"Advances in Information Retrieval"

29th European Conference on Ir Research, Ecir 2007, Rome, Italy, April 2-5, 2007, Proceedings

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"Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series; 29thh European Conference on IR Research. Paperback, 778 pages. Size: 235 x 155 mm. Weight: 1100g.
Author:  (Amati, Giambattista, ed.)
ISBN:  3540714944
Publisher:  Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Date:  2007  (Germany)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Automation of Library & Information Processes

"Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-Modal Information Retrieval"

7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, Clef 2006, Alicante, Spain, September 20-22, 2006, Revised Selected Papers

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"Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series; 7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum CLEF 2006 Alicante Spain September 20-22 2006 R. With illustrations. Paperback, 1022 pages. Size: 235 x 155 mm. Weight: 1160g.
Author: 
ISBN:  3540749985
Publisher:  Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Date:  2007  (Germany)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Automation of Library & Information Processes

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