Book Review: Business Analysis

Now in its third run, Business Analysis is a key text for anyone eager to use their LIS qualification outside of the traditional library setting. Placing the reader squarely in the IT world, Business Analysis discusses the historical context, development, and future of the discipline, whilst providing the reader with professional techniques, process models and... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Information Literacy beyond Library 2.0

A sequel to Information Literacy meets Library 2.0, Information Literacy beyond Library 2.0 is in my opinion, a must read for all information professionals. Exploring the shift of the information environment triggered by social and mobile channels, the contributors within this text explore the impact of technology trends on information as well as digital consumption... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Essential Thesaurus Construction

Vanda Broughton's book Essential Thesaurus Construction¬†is a great introduction to the thesaurus. Gleaning¬†material from the MA in Information and Library Studies course that Broughton teaches at University College London, the volume provides an insight into the principles and practice of thesaurus construction, as well as providing broader application principles for vocabulary and retrieval tools. Outlining... Continue Reading →

Book review: The Number Mysteries

This book comes with the offer of a million dollars. Well, sort of. Each chapter of Marcus Du Sautoy's book reveals a mathematical mystery. Mathematical mysteries, all of which come with a cash prize from Mr. Landon Clay when solved. Du Sautoy discusses the real-life application of mathematics throughout, relating big mathematical themes back to... Continue Reading →

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