A quick plug for recently ordered titles (due to arrive in the next two to three months). There’s some updated editions of core texts, there’s information about RDA, there’s new reading about archives and digital curation. Get your reserves on.
- Information Technology for Libraries by Jennifer Rowley.
- Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval (3rd ed.) by G. G. Chowdhury.
- More technology for the rest of us : a second primer on computing for the non-IT Librarian by Nancy Courtney. The second in this series. Find out about data curation, cloud computing and open source software.
- Archives : principles and practices by Laura Agnes Millar. Promoted as a good grounding in all things archive-related, from setting out contextual, strategic and operational archives issues; establishing principles, policies and procedures; managing day-to-day operations; caring for different types of archival materials; enhancing outreach and public access. Phew!
- Developing Library Leaders : a how-to-do-it manual for coaching, team building and mentoring library staff by Robert Stuart. New to leading a team? Want to know how to improve your coaching skills? Then this might be just the ticket.
- The Reader’s Advisory Handbook edited by Jessica Moyer and Kaite Stover. Want to hone your RA skills? Want to know how to cover all types of formats? Want to know how to adjust your style for different audiences?
- Introducing RDA : a guide to the basics by Chris Oliver. RDA is changing the face of cataloguing, make sure you understand what it means.
- Practical cataloguing : AACR, RDA and MARC21 by Anne Welsh and Sue Batley. Covers RDA, FRBR, FRAD. Unlock the acronyms.
- Digital Curation : a how-to-do-it manual by Ross Harvey. An in-depth, start-to-finish explanation of the digital curation process, and including explanations of each step in the Digital Curation Centre’s (DCC) life-cycle model.
As a complete aside … the most popular library-related title at present is still This book is overdue.