Author: Elizabeth Yakel

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461671388

Category: Reference

Page: 112

View: 9246

Starting an Archives is designed for institutional administrators, archivists, and records managers thinking about beginning a historical records program in their organization. The book covers the decision making process which should precede the establishment of an archival program, outlines the first steps necessary in the beginning of an archival program, and introduces basic archival functions to readers. These functions include: archival administration, collection development, appraisal, records management, arrangement, description, reference, outreach, and preservation and facilities planning. The book provides a theoretical rationale for the establishment of an archival program and discusses the managerial, financial, and administrative implications involved in beginning an archives. At the same time, however, it approaches the subject of starting an archives in a practical manner. There are clear descriptions of archival activities, samples of the important archival policy documents and forms, and a current bibliograohy which points to additional texts for further reference. Information on archival organizations is also included to help beginning archives locate and join local and national professional archival networks.
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Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition

Author: Alexis E. Ramsey,Wendy B Sharer,Barbara L'Eplattenier,Lisa Mastrangelo

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809386895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 7684

Archival research of any magnitude can be daunting. With this in mind, Alexis E. Ramsey, Wendy B. Sharer, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa Mastrangelo have developed an indispensable volume for the first-time researcher as well as the seasoned scholar. Working in the Archives is a guide to the world of rhetoric and composition archives, from locating an archival source and its materials to establishing one’s own collection of archival materials. This practical volume provides insightful information on a variety of helpful topics, such as basic archival theory, processes, and principles; the use of hidden or digital archives; the intricacies of searching for and using letters and photographs; strategies for addressing the dilemmas of archival organization without damaging the provenance of materials; the benefits of seeking sources outside academia; and the difficult (yet often rewarding) aspects of research on the Internet. Working in the Archives moves beyond the basics to discuss the more personal and emotional aspects of archival work through the inclusion of interviews with experienced researchers such as Lynée Lewis Gaillet, Peter Mortensen, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Kenneth Lindblom, and David Gold. Each shares his or her personal stories of the joys and challenges that face today’s researchers. Packed with useful recommendations, this volume draws on the knowledge and experiences of experts to present a well-rounded guidebook to the often winding paths of academic archival investigation. These in-depth yet user-friendly essays provide crucial answers to the myriad questions facing both fledgling and practiced researchers, making Working in the Archives an essential resource.
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A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Elizabeth R. Leggett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810892081

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 2536

Modern library patrons are embracing the ease with which information can be accessed digitally, and so many librarians are currently working toward making information available electronically. Digitization and Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a comprehensive guide with step-by-step instructions for forming digital archives.
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Author: Helmut Stefani

Publisher: Sap PressAmerica

ISBN: 9781592291168

Category: Computers

Page: 405

View: 8539

New functions & technologies: Archive Routing, Transaction TAANA, XML-based archiving, & more; New chapters on archiving in SAP ERP HCM & SAP NetWeaver BI. This much anticipated, completely revised edition is up-to-date for SAP ERP 6.0, and provides you with valuable knowledge to master data archiving with SAP. Fully updated, this new edition includes two all-new chapters on XML-based data archiving & archiving in SAP ERP HCM and contains detailed descriptions of the new functions & technologies, such as Archive Routing & transaction TAANA. Readers uncover the underlying technologies & quickly familiarize themselves with all activities of data archiving _ archivability checks, the archiving process, storage of archive files, and display of archived data. The book focuses on the requirements of system & database administrators as well as project collaborators who are responsible for implementing data archiving in an SAP customer project. Highlights include: - Data Archiving in the Context of Information Lifecycle Management; - Basics and Processes; - Accessing Archive Files; - Archive Development Kit (ADK); - Archive Routing; - Transaction TAANA; - XML-Based Archiving; - Archiving in SAP ERP (incl. HCM), SAP CRM & SAP NetWeaver BI; - Description of Project Phases; - Project Checklist.
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Author: Diana Newall,Grant Pooke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134191499

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have ideas about form, sex and gender shaped representation? What connects art with psychoanalysis, semiotics and Marxism? How are globalization and postmodernism changing art and art history? Each chapter introduces key ideas, issues and debates in art history, including information on relevant websites and image archives. Fully illustrated with an international range of artistic examples, Art History: The Basics also includes helpful subject summaries, further ideas for reading in each chapter, and a useful glossary for easy reference.
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A How-to-do-it Manual for Archivists and Librarians

Author: Frederick J. Stielow

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555704636

Category: Computers

Page: 229

View: 6556

"Noted archivist and library educator Frederick Stielow provides a comprehensive guide to efficiently adding content to the Web - and to creating Web-based descriptions and finding aids that will draw surfers to the library's, museum's, or other repository's Web site that houses them. All major digital approaches and languages - SGML, XML, and EAD (Encoded Archival Description) - as well as established descriptive standards such as the Dublin Core and Open URL are covered. Options for capturing images, sounds, and video resources and automated techniques for converting optical characters are explained step-by-step. As he did is his earlier critically acclaimed Creating Virtual Libraries, Stielow provides much more than just technical guidance: he also discusses how to integrate digital archives (and their associated records) with turnkey library automation systems and provides a thorough discussion of policies regarding what to digitize and post. Here is the ideal primer for project management and the perfect general guide for managing digital archives."--Publisher's description.
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A Strategic Approach

Author: Scott A. Kuehn,Andrew Lingwall

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506308090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

View: 3139

The Basics of Media Writing: A Strategic Approach helps readers develop the essential writing skills and professional habits needed to succeed in 21st-century media careers. This research-driven, strategy-based media writing textbook digs deeply into how media professionals think and write in journalism, public relations, advertising, and other forms of strategic communication. Authors Scott A. Kuehn and Andrew Lingwall have created two comprehensive writing models to help students overcome their problems in finding and developing story topics by giving them “starting points” to begin writing. The Professional Strategy Triangle model shows students how to think critically about the audience, the situation, and the message before starting a news story or persuasive piece and the FAJA four-point model asks students a series of questions about their story type (Fact, Analysis, Judgment, or Action) to guide them to the right angle or organizational structure for their message. Rooted in classical rhetorical methods, this step-by-step technique enables readers to strategically approach each writing task, no matter the format.
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America's Legendary Spy Master on the Fundamentals of Intelligence Gathering for a Free World

Author: Allen Dulles

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1599215772

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8088

If the experts could point to any single book as a starting point for understanding the subject of intelligence from the late twentieth century to today, that single book would be Allen W. Dulles's The Craft of Intelligence. This classic of spycraft is based on Allen Dulles's incomparable experience as a diplomat, international lawyer, and America's premier intelligence officer. Dulles was a high-ranking officer of the CIA's predecessor--the Office of Strategic Services--and was present at the inception of the CIA, where he served eight of his ten years there as director. Here he sums up what he learned about intelligence from nearly a half-century of experience in foreign affairs. In World War II his OSS agents penetrated the German Foreign Office, worked with the anti-Nazi underground resistance, and established contacts that brought about the Nazi military surrender in North Italy. Under his direction the CIA developed both a dedicated corps of specialists and a whole range of new intelligence devices, from the U-2 high-altitude photographic plane to minute electronic listening and transmitting equipment. Dulles reveals much about how intelligence is collected and processed, and how the resulting estimates contribute to the formation of national policy. He discusses methods of surveillance, and the usefulness of defectors from hostile nations. His knowledge of Soviet espionage techniques is unrivaled, and he explains how the Soviet State Security Service recruited operatives and planted "illegals" in foreign countries. He spells out not only the techniques of modern espionage but also the philosophy and role of intelligence in a free society threatened by global conspiracies. Dulles also addresses the Bay of Pigs incident, denying that the 1961 invasion was based on a CIA estimate that a popular Cuban uprising would ensue. This account is enlivened with a wealth of personal anecdotes. It is a book for readers who seek wider understanding of the contribution of intelligence to our national security.
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Author: Jeff Frentzen,Henry Sobotka,Dewayne McNair

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 602

View: 9929

A collection of ready-to-use code elements for JavaScript features expert annotations showing readers how to customize each element and JavaScript lessons by the author of PC Week's popular column, "Jeff's Internet Adventures." Original. (All Users).
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The Basics

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118725026

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 506

The second edition of this book, written by internationally-acclaimed theologian and author Alister E. McGrath, has been completely updated in response to feedback from readers. It retains the clarity and accessibility that made the first edition so popular, whilst expanding its coverage of a range of issues. Includes a major new chapter on sacraments and new sections on core topics, including the problem of suffering, the theology of sin, concepts of heaven, and views of the millennium Uses the Apostle’s Creed as a framework to introduce readers to key theological issues, such as God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, faith, creation, salvation, atonement, religious history and heaven Contains within each chapter an overview of one of these themes, presents relevant biblical passages, and summarizes the contribution of one major theologian Written by one of the world’s leading theologians for anyone taking a first short course in Christian theology Can be used alongside McGrath's Theology: The Basic Readings for a complete overview of the field
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The Management Guide for Library and Information Professionals

Author: G. Edward Evans,Patricia Layzell Ward

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555704766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 347

View: 7028

A guide to library administration covers such topics as managing conflict, supervising a diverse staff, motivation, and improving the organizational culture.
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The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought

Author: George Lakoff,Mark Johnson

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

View: 1917

Reexamines the Western philosophical tradition, looking at the basic concepts of the mind, time, causation, morality, and the self
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Flexible, Robust Services for Queries, Mutations, and Subscriptions

Author: Bruce Williams,Ben Wilson

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680505939

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 2856

Your domain is rich and interconnected, and your API should be too. Upgrade your web API to GraphQL, leveraging its flexible queries to empower your users, and its declarative structure to simplify your code. Absinthe is the GraphQL toolkit for Elixir, a functional programming language designed to enable massive concurrency atop robust application architectures. Written by the creators of Absinthe, this book will help you take full advantage of these two groundbreaking technologies. Build your own flexible, high-performance APIs using step-by-step guidance and expert advice you won't find anywhere else. GraphQL is a new way of structuring and building web services, and the result is transformational. Find out how to offer a more tailored, cohesive experience to your users, easily aggregate data from different data sources, and improve your back end's maintainability with Absinthe's declarative approach to defining how your API works. Build a GraphQL-based API from scratch using Absinthe, starting from core principles. Learn the type system and how to expand your schema to suit your application's needs. Discover a growing ecosystem of tools and utilities to understand, debug, and document your API. Take it to production, but do it safely with solid best practices in mind. Find out how complexity analysis and persisted queries can let you support your users flexibly, but responsibly too. Along the way, discover how Elixir makes all the difference for a high performance, fault-tolerant API. Use asynchronous and batching execution, or write your own custom add-ons to extend Absinthe. Go live with subscriptions, delivering data over websockets on top of Elixir (and Erlang/OTP's) famous solid performance and real-time capabilities. Transform your applications with the powerful combination of Elixir and GraphQL, using Absinthe. What You Need: To follow along with the book, you should have Erlang/OTP 19+ and Elixir 1.4+ installed. The book will guide you through setting up a new Phoenix application using Absinthe.
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Author: Luciana Duranti,Patricia C. Franks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810888114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 5078

Here is the first-ever comprehensive guide to archival principles and practices. Encyclopedia of Archival Science features 130 entries which cover every aspect of the profession. These entries range from the traditional basics (like appraisal and provenance) to today’s necessities (digitization and digital curation).
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Author: Ze-Nian Li,Mark S. Drew,Jiangchuan Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331905290X

Category: Computers

Page: 727

View: 1958

This textbook introduces the “Fundamentals of Multimedia”, addressing real issues commonly faced in the workplace. The essential concepts are explained in a practical way to enable students to apply their existing skills to address problems in multimedia. Fully revised and updated, this new edition now includes coverage of such topics as 3D TV, social networks, high-efficiency video compression and conferencing, wireless and mobile networks, and their attendant technologies. Features: presents an overview of the key concepts in multimedia, including color science; reviews lossless and lossy compression methods for image, video and audio data; examines the demands placed by multimedia communications on wired and wireless networks; discusses the impact of social media and cloud computing on information sharing and on multimedia content search and retrieval; includes study exercises at the end of each chapter; provides supplementary resources for both students and instructors at an associated website.
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Archives, Museums, and the Digital Marketplace

Author: Paolo Cherchi Usai,David Francis,Alexander Horwath,Michael Loebenstein

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 7828

What are the major issues and challenges film archives, cinémathèques and film museums are bound to face in the Digital Age and at a time when there is an expectation of Access on Demand? Film Curatorship neither offers a scholarly analysis, nor attempts to provide definitive answers to a complex situation involving aesthetic as well as technological, economic and political issues. As a collective text, a montage of dialogues, conversations and exchanges between four professionals representing three generations of film archivists and curators, this book calls for an open philosophical and ethical debate on fundamental questions the profession must come to terms with. What is curatorship, and what does it imply in the context of film preservation and presentation? Is there a concept of the "film artifact" that transcends the idea of film as "content" or "art" in the information age? The four authors of Film Curatorship have agreed to lay bare their concerns, visions, and strategies in a multi-faceted brainstorming session, aimed at fostering an open, non-dogmatic debate on the relationship of film to other forms of moving image and its presentation and preservation in the 21st century.
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Author: Patricia A. Champ,Kevin Boyle,Thomas C. Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400771045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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This is a practical book with clear descriptions of the most commonly used nonmarket methods. The first chapters of the book provide the context and theoretical foundation of nonmarket valuation along with a discussion of data collection procedures. The middle chapters describe the major stated- and revealed-preference valuation methods. For each method, the steps involved in implementation are laid out and carefully explained with supporting references from the published literature. The final chapters of the book examine the relevance of experimentation to economic valuation, the transfer of existing nonmarket values to new settings, and assessments of the reliability and validity of nonmarket values. The book is relevant to individuals in many professions at all career levels. Professionals in government agencies, attorneys involved with natural resource damage assessments, graduate students, and others will appreciate the thorough descriptions of how to design, implement, and analyze a nonmarket valuation study.
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Accessing the Archive of the Soul and Its Journey

Author: Linda Howe

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781591798866

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 9043

For thousands of years, mystics, masters, and sages from various world traditions have read the Akashic Records-a dynamic repository that holds information about every soul and its journey. Once reserved for a "spiritually gifted" few, this infinite source of wisdom and healing energy is now available for readers everywhere to answer questions big and small. How can I find freedom from my past? What are my life purposes? With How to Read the Akashic Records, healer and teacher Linda Howe offers the first book of its kind to help navigate these timeless "Records of the Soul.” Drawing from more than 15 years' experience with the Akashic Records, Howe teaches us: The Pathway Prayer Process-a "password" for admittance into the Records How to work with your "MTLOs"-your Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones-for assistance within the Records Insightful tips to glean the most critical information, whether you're reading for yourself, other individuals, or even your pet "The time has come for us to be our own spiritual authorities and access this illuminating, rich source directly," explains Howe. With How to Read the Akashic Records, anyone who desires to read the Records now has immediate access to this valuable life resource. “The Akashic Records contain everything that every soul has ever thought, said, and done over the course of its existence—as well as all its future possibilities. This valuable information can help you with any aspect of your life journey. And because the Records are also a dimension of consciousness, they are available anytime and everywhere.”? —Linda Howe The universe is alive—and it has a memory just like you. Known as the Akashic Records, this energetic archive of soul information stands ready to lovingly guide you. Once accessible to rare spiritual masters, now the Records are available to anyone—anytime, anywhere. After a lifelong search for truth, master teacher and healer Linda Howe has developed an infallible method for accessing this reservoir of information: the Pathway Prayer Process. By lifting you to a divine level of consciousness, this sacred prayer opens the doors of the Records, where your “soul blueprint”—everything you need to know about your soul's destiny—awaits you. There you will work with your Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones to cultivate a rich relationship with the Records and ultimately learn to unleash your highest potential. Grounded with the success stories of dozens whose lives have been touched by the Records, this comprehensive guidebook will help you confidently read the Records for yourself—or another—and find inspiration for your own spiritual path. “Accessing the Akashic Records provides an opportunity to align with your soul and develop your own spiritual authority,” teaches Linda Howe. Now with How to Read the Akashic Records you can learn to connect with this divine source for infinite joy, inner peace, and fulfillment. Linda Howe is the founder and director of The Center for Akashic Studies, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Akashic Records and other applicable spiritual wisdom. Active in healing arts for more than 20 years, Linda was moved and inspired by the power of the Records within herself and her clients. She began teaching this practice to students in 1996 and, today, she has successfully taught thousands of students to accurately read the Akashic Records.
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