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                                                Spreadsheets for Librarians

                                              Getting Results with Excel and Google Sheets
                                                        BRUCE WHITE
                                               “ mastering spreadsheets. Despite the library-specific examples, this offering
                                                 White’s writing style brings clarity and humor to the dry, technical task of

                                                will also appeal to other professionals looking for strategies to increase
                                                                   ”                      —Library Journal, April 1, 2021
                                                efficiency in their work.

                                                While some librarians have become very skilled at using the full power of Excel and Sheets
                                              to turn data into useful and valuable information, for many librarians the relevance of
             January 2021 ,  305pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4   spreadsheets—and how to use them—is not necessarily obvious.
            Paperback: 978-1-4408-6931-0
             $50.00 ,  £38.00 ,  €42,00       This book demystifies Excel and other spreadsheets. Starting from basic concepts, the book
            eBook: 978-1-4408-6932-7           progresses to advanced implementations important to librarians in such areas as collection
                                              management, including evaluation and benchmarking; research assessment through the
              BRUCE WHITE  is copyright and open  creation of sophisticated bibliometric measures; and library design based on an analysis
            access advisor at Massey University,  of patron behavior or the creation of a keyword map of physical collections. Real-life
            New Zealand. He has worked in both
            public and university libraries.   examples highlight a variety of techniques and shortcuts that can be immediately applied
                                              to libraries of all kinds.


                                                A Brief History of the Book

                                              From Tablet to Tablet

                                                        STEVEN K. GALBRAITH
                                               “ students - really anyone with an interest in book history but no background
                                                 Accessible for library school students, undergraduates, even high school
                                                         ”                     —Technical Services Quarterly, April 30, 2021
                                                in the field.

                                                From ancient clay tablet and scrolls to medieval manuscripts and printed books to personal
                                              computers and iPads, this guide examines the fascinating history of books from 4000 BCE
                                              to the present. At each step of this evolution, technologies are examined and evaluated to
             August 2020 ,  164pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4   show how these ideas are present from the very beginning of written communication.
            Paperback: 978-1-4408-6939-6
             $50.00 ,  £38.00 ,  €42,00       Moving chronologically from the ancient world to the present, the book shows how written
            eBook: 978-1-4408-6940-2           communication media evolved from cuneiform to the Kindle. Focusing on key technologies
                                              and vital periods of historical transition, it traces an evolution that elucidates the history of
              STEVEN K. GALBRAITH  is curator of the   the written word, at each step examining and evaluating such aspects of technologies as
            Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester   memory capacity, readability and writability, durability, recyclability, information security,
            Institute of Technology and former Andrew
            W. Mellon Curator of Books at the Folger   ease and mode of access, and cost. Additional attention is paid to how these technologies
            Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.   were made, how they were circulated, and who was reading them.

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