Directed specifically to the needs of academic authors, this realistic handbook is a guide to publishing success for both beginning and seasoned scholars. Robin Derricourt uses an immensely readable series of informal letters to provide a fund of practical advice: an up-to-date manual on how to plan and prepare a book, approach a publisher, secure a contract, and build a reliable author-publisher relationship that will last throughout the process of publication and marketing. Informed by rare common sense, and a sense of humor, the book speaks clearly about the most recent developments in the rapidly changing world of electronic publishing, clarifying what can and cannot be achieved with word processors. From the possible negative responses of a publisher to the questions implied by success--new editions and subsidiary rights--An Author's Guide to Scholarly Publishing is indispensable reading for academics in every field. Derricourt's candid yet encouraging suggestions will be useful at any stage of book preparation, including the process of writing, when focusing on purpose and audience benefits both the author and the future publisher, not to mention the future reader! Furthermore, his "letters" include those on various kinds of books--standard monographs, technical books, conference volumes, edited volumes, collected papers, textbooks, and works built on dissertations. A reference of "nuts and bolts," this book is also quick and entertaining reading when perused from cover to cover.
Identifying the resources in major subject areas and genres, this title it shows students how to approach the reference query by matching specific types of questions to the most appropriate format. It addresses reference management basics: selection and evaluation of material, management of the reference department, and future trends.
Release on 2004 | by Jo Anne Boorkman,Jeffrey T. Huber,Fred Wilburn Roper
Author: Jo Anne Boorkman,Jeffrey T. Huber,Fred Wilburn Roper
Pubpsher: Neal Schuman Pub
Includes bibliographic sources for monographs, periodicals, indexing and abstracting services, electronic bibliographic databases, U.S. government documents and technical reports, and conferences, reviews, and translations. Also includes information sources on terminology, handbooks and manuals, drug information sources, audiovisual, microcomputer, and multimedia reference sources, medical and health statistics, directories and biographical sources, history sources, and grant sources.
Release on 2001 | by Richard E. Bopp,Linda C. Smith
Author: Richard E. Bopp,Linda C. Smith
Pubpsher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
Updated to reflect the latest trends and the newest sources commonly used for reference work, this new edition includes more detailed discussion of a wider range of reference-related services-including interlibrary loan, document delivery, and readers' advisory services. There is also increased attention to ethical issues and a stronger focus on user-centered services, both face-to-face and mediated by technology. In addition, the authors discuss Web sites of significant value and the impact of the Internet on reference services. Updated to reflect the latest trends in reference services and the newest sources commonly used for reference work, this long-awaited book offers you a state-of-the-art view of the concepts, theories, and practicalities of reference work today. A host of specialists have contributed to the collection. This new edition includes more detailed discussion of a wider range of reference-related services-including interlibrary loan, document delivery, and readers' advisory services. There is also increased attention to ethical issues and a stronger focus on user-centered services, both face-to-face and mediated by technology. In addition, the authors discuss Web sites of significant value to reference services and the impact of the Internet and World Wide Web on reference services. This carefully designed and readable text explains the essential theory and provides the practical knowledge necessary for an initial reference course. Its broad scope and organizational clarity will benefit students and practit