[Libs-Or] new library science books available for ILL from the Oregon State Library

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Thu Sep 27 12:37:25 PDT 2012

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 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 is loaned on a first-come-first-served.

[book1.jpg]Ross, Celia.  Making Sense of Business Reference: A Guide for Librarians and Research Professionals.  Chicago: ALA, 2013.   025.527665 Ross      ISBN 978-0-8389-1084-9

In times of recession, the library is more critical than ever for those who want to start a business and need to do research, and
academic and public libraries are at the heart of a growing need to research business questions. An accidental business reference
librarian by trade, Ross explains how to provide quality reference help on issues from marketing to finance--for business people,
students, and even business faculty. Honing in on fundamentals, this practical guide
*         Explains how to conduct the reference interview, with
tips for helping clients help themselves
*         Identifies important business resources, both free and fee-based
*         Offers chapters devoted to industry and market information; small-business needs;
international business research; investing and the stock market; and marketing and
A detailed bibliography functions as both a standing reference for desk use as well as a collection development aid for building a core business collection. Including numerous illustrative case studies, Making Sense of Business Reference takes the guesswork out of doing business.

[book2.jpg]Jones, Kyle M.L. and Polly-Alida Farrington.  Learning From Libraries That Use WordPress:  Content Management System Best Practices and Case Studies.  Chicago: ALA, 2013.  025.0422 Jones   ISBN 978-0-8389-1162-4

Jones and Farrington, two web designer/librarians, explore the variety of ways libraries are implementing WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS), from simple "out-of-the-box" websites to large sites with many custom features. Emphasizing a library-specific perspective, the authors:

*         Offer a brief history of WordPress, reviewing its genesis and sketching in some possible future directions

*         Analyze the software's strengths and weaknesses, spotlighting its advantages over other existing web publishing platforms as well as discussing the limitations libraries have encountered

*         Present a variety of case studies, offering first-hand examples which detail why WordPress was selected, methods of implementation and degree of customization, feedback from users, and reflections on usability

*         Discuss essential plug-ins, themes, and other specialized applications for library sites

This useful book shows how scores of libraries have used WordPress to create library websites that are both user friendly and easy to maintain.

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 supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439

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