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Introduction to Reference Work in the Digital Age


Introduction to Reference Work in the Digital Age

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    Joseph Janes
For many librarians, the meaning of the word "reference" is changing so rapidly in this Information Age that the subject has become unsettling. With so much questionable information out there, and so many avenues to it, who will point the public to the information truly worth having? How are the approaches to and principles of reference work changing from past to present and future? How do librarians take hold of the reins? Here from the inspirational Joe Janes, founder of the Internet Public Library, is a practical and passionate guide. Extensively detailed, this text is a perfect mix of Janes’s provocative arguments and useful, hands-on advice to answer questions like: What is the optimal mix of desk/phone/e-mail/chat? What kind of resource for what kind of user? What software for what purpose? What values to hold onto and what habits to break? Janes is exhaustive in his mission to identify user needs and choose the best reference approaches for seeing that those needs are met. Loaded with salient considerations, pointers, and encouragement, this book will have the library world talking, on the subject we so need to address.  
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  • PDF | 213 pages
  • Joseph Janes
  • Neal-Schuman Publishers
  • Unknown
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  • Literature Fiction
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