[Libs-Or] New Titles Available via ILL from the State Library

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Wed Oct 3 15:44:55 PDT 2012

Greetings everyone!

The following new titles are available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If you would like to request these or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119.

Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos).  Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way.  Normally a single copy is purchased and it is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks.  Thank you for your patience.

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/) to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog (http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml) for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community.  The Library Development Division welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions - see the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is funded with LSTA funds administered by the Oregon State Library.

Rocket Surgery Made Easy : The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems<http://catalog.willamette.edu/search~S2/t?SEARCH=Rocket+surgery+made+easy>, by Steve Krug.  Berkeley, Calif. : New Riders, c2010

[cid:image001.png at 01CDA161.3C2FAEF0]From the publisher:

It's been known for years that usability testing can dramatically  improve products. But with a typical price tag of $5,000 to $10,000 for a  usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens.

In this how-to companion to Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability,  Steve Krug spells out an approach to usability testing that anyone can  easily apply to their own web site, application, or other product. (As  he said in Don't Make Me Think, "It's not rocket surgery".)

In this new book, Steve explains how to:

*         Test any design, from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-functioning web site or application

*         Keep your focus on finding the most important problems (because no one has the time or resources to fix them all)

*         Fix the problems that you find, using his "The least you can do" approach

By paring the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials (A morning a month, that's all we ask ), Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them. Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing,  before-and-after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice  that made Don't Make Me Think so popular.

Writing successful technology grant proposals : a LITA guide<http://catalog.willamette.edu/search~S2/t?SEARCH=writing+successful+technology+grant+proposals>, by Pamela H. MacKellar. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2012.

>From the publisher:

[cid:image002.png at 01CDA161.3C2FAEF0]When you win a grant, you help your community by providing great technology-driven services.

Technology grants provide the crucial funding to implement the latest  technology projects so you can meet your community's needs. But how can  you write a successful grant proposal? How can you be sure that your  technology grant will be approved? Here is the only book that covers  technology grants for libraries.

This comprehensive book on grants for libraries focuses on technology,  technology planning, designing technology projects, specific sources and  resources for technology grants, how to create a technology budget, and  technology project success stories so you get real life examples of how  others like you made their libraries stronger through technology  grants.

Pamela MacKellar shows you easy-to-understand graphics and examples that  make writing proposals for technology projects simple and easy. You get  chapters explaining how to design your project, work with a team to  save time and money, and, of course, how to write and submit your  project. This one-stop shop is both a guide and a resource, with sources  for technology projects and helpful hints on finding the right  technology grants for you.

This is your step-by-step guide to turning your library into your community's technology hub.

Neal-Schuman library technology companion : a basic guide for library staff<http://catalog.willamette.edu/search~S2/t?SEARCH=library+technology+companion>, by John J. Burke. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009.

>From the publisher:

[cid:image003.png at 01CDA161.3C2FAEF0]Improve performance, boost productivity and stay connected with this  quintessential guide to the latest library technology topics and tools.  Newly revised to include the most recent advancements in the field, this  all-in-one resource will guide you on how to successfully  conceptualize, purchase, implement and maintain your library's  invaluable "tech" assets.  Booklist's Editors concluded that the  prior edition:   "...truly succeeds in elucidating the complexities of  library technology and should prove a welcome addition to all  libraries."

Author John J. Burke includes updated sections on computers and  networks, software and systems, storage devices, electronic resource  references and online searches, and provides expanded coverage of  increasingly popular tools including blogs, wikis, MP3s, open source  software and distance learning.  Burke adds new explanations of social  networking, mashups, Second Life and Skype, digital cameras, video  cameras and podcasts.  There is also a new chapter with suggestions for  keeping up with technological developments and locating instructional  resources plus a forward-looking exploration of the potential for and  composition of a next generation library catalog. An extensive glossary  of terms, figures and screenshots are provided to help reinforce  concepts and aid with practical application.

This comprehensive resource should be at the top of the list for any  current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront  of technological advancement.

Google This! Putting Google and other social media sites to work for your library<http://catalog.willamette.edu/search~S2/t?SEARCH=google+this>, by Terry Ballard. Oxford [England] : Chandos Pub., 2012

>From ALA:
Many libraries and museums have already adapted to the current  information climate and work [cid:image004.png at 01CDA165.946331B0] with Google, Facebook, Twitter and iTunes  to deliver information to their users; however, many have not.  In this  book librarians or museum professionals interested in developing a  greater web and social media presence for their institution will find a  wealth of material to justify these actions to directors and  administrative boards. Ballard, an award-winning author with more than  20 years' experience as an academic systems librarian, has conducted  more than two dozen interviews with professionals who have created  exemplary work using social media, and shows how their experiences can  create success for your institution's library.

His book:

*         Describes  the variety of free (or nearly free) options for social media and shows  how libraries from the Library of Congress to small public libraries  are adapting them

*         Provides step-by-step instructions for  creating iGoogle gadgets in XML, iGoogle themes, Google Maps with  community locations, and Google Earth links to archived library data

*         Describes the full process for creating a Google Custom Search engine

The  result of more than two dozen interviews with professionals who have  created exemplary work using social media, Ballard shows how their  experiences can create success for your institution's library.

Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant * Library Development Services
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR  97301
503-378-2527 darci.hanning at state.or.us<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>

It's Information Literacy Month in Oregon<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/InformationLiteracyMonth.aspx>!

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