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Ding Ling, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Ding Ling, Haiwang Yuan

Haiwang Yuan

Ding Ling is one of the most controversial women of intellect in contemporary Chinese history. A writer, activist, and a CPC member, her life, legendary as it was, reflected the ups and downs of the modern and contemporary Chinese history.


Building Kentucky Collections With Worldcat, Carol Watwood Aug 2008

Building Kentucky Collections With Worldcat, Carol Watwood

Carol L. Watwood

As the world’s largest bibliographic database, OCLC’s WorldCat is well known for its uses in cataloging and interlibrary loans. Less well known is its usefulness and versatility in making day-to-day decisions about collection development. The FirstSearch interface, available throughout Kentucky, is a user-friendly and useful interface for identifying relevant materials for a library’s collection. The prepublication records are helpful as an “early warning” for new publications. Other uses include the identification of state- and subject-specific materials. Also, the links and holdings records can help evaluate appropriateness for particular types of libraries and identify materials of interest. Furthermore ...


Teen Health Web Sites, Carol Watwood Aug 2008

Teen Health Web Sites, Carol Watwood

Carol L. Watwood

Teens, like other age groups, often use the World Wide Web to search for health information. The health-related needs and interests of teens differ somewhat from other age groups. Good health Web sites for teens are hard to construct. Health Web sites for older teens may include content inappropriate for some school and library settings. No single site can be recommended overall. The age of users and the setting in which the information is to be used are important considerations.


Information Literacy In The New Curriculum, Michiel Moll Jul 2008

Information Literacy In The New Curriculum, Michiel Moll

Michiel E Moll

South Africa has undergone major changes in the school curriculum. At the same time, international emphasis on the importance of Information Literacy has found reflections locally in many calls for the development of school libraries (e.g. Arnold, 2002: 178), but has remained a problem in the actual implementation. This is also reflected in initial teacher training which has moved Information Literacy to a skill of the teacher, rather than an essential part of the curriculum that they have to teach.

This paper first looks briefly at the changes in national curricula in South Africa, and then at the current ...


Information Literacy In The New Curriculum, Michiel E. Moll Jul 2008

Information Literacy In The New Curriculum, Michiel E. Moll

Michiel E Moll

South Africa has undergone major changes in the school curriculum. At the same time, international emphasis on the importance of Information Literacy has found reflections locally in many calls for the development of school libraries (e.g. Arnold, 2002: 178), but has remained a problem in the actual implementation. This is also reflected in initial teacher training which has moved Information Literacy to a skill of the teacher, rather than an essential part of the curriculum that they have to teach.

This paper first looks briefly at the changes in national curricula in South Africa, and then at the current ...


Enhanced User Experiences Through Relationship Management, Michiel E. Moll Dec 2007

Enhanced User Experiences Through Relationship Management, Michiel E. Moll

Michiel E Moll

Within libraries the need to be able to relate clearly to the customer and their needs is paramount. Although Customer Relationship management software does exist, fundamentals underlying the philosophy need to be in place first. For this librarians need to use three principles that are expressed as: 1. Be yourself, 2: Integrate as a team, 3: Go boldly!.


Transactional Leadership, Marco Tavanti Dec 2007

Transactional Leadership, Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

Transactional leadership in a continuum with transformational leadership. This chapter offers an overview and introduction to the key concepts and study of transactional leadership in organizational management and in workplace relations.