Research and Documentation in the Digital Age with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker,Barbara Fister
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319105882
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. With thoroughly revised advice for finding, evaluating, and documenting sources, this handy spiral-bound booklet covers the essential information college students need for research assignments in more than 30 disciplines. New, up-to-date documentation models guide students as they cite common sources and newer sources — such as blogs, podcasts, online videos, and reposted Web content — in one of four documentation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE). And new advice and examples help students engage in the research process, find entry points in debates, and develop their authority as researchers. The many examples, according to one college librarian, "are realistic and relevant." Research and Documentation in the Digital Age is the perfect companion to any college textbook.

Research and Documentation in the Digital Age

Author: Diana Hacker,Barbara Fister
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319202063
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
View: 954

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With advice for finding, evaluating, and documenting sources, this handy spiral-bound pocket guide covers the essential information college students need for research assignments in more than 30 disciplines. New, up-to-date documentation models guide students as they cite common sources and newer sources in the current editions of one of four documentation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE). Advice, examples, and activities help students engage in the research process, find entry points in debates, and develop their authority as researchers. The many examples, according to one college librarian, "are realistic and relevant." Research and Documentation in the Digital Age is the perfect companion to any college textbook.

Guide to Reference

Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources
Author: Jo Bell Whitlatch,Susan E. Searing
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891232X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
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Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information. Encompassing internet resources, digital image collections, and print resources, it includes the full section on LIS Resources from the Guide to Reference database, which was voted a #1 Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this guide makes it a snap to find the right sources. It offers an appealing introduction to reference work and resources for LIS students and also serves as an affordable course book to complement online Guide to Reference access.

Research Outside The Academy

Professional Knowledge-Making in the Digital Age
Author: Lisa Börjesson,Isto Huvila
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319941771
Category: Social Science
Page: 189
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This book analyses the practical, information-related dimensions of professional knowledge making and communication in extra-academic organisations. It treats the sites where research takes place and where knowledge is created outside academia in the light, among other things, of new digital resources. It provides valuable insight into the practices through which extra-academic research data and results are produced and made available and the settings in which this takes place. With case studies of knowledge-making in government organizations and state research institutes, as well as in cultural and heritage institutions, this book broadens the perspective on knowledge sharing, communication and publication, and how knowing changes as a result of the professional knowledge-making practices in the digital age. Research outside the Academy is ideal for students at all levels looking for an introduction to the topic of research and knowledge-making in society. Moreover, researchers and professionals in the fields of library and information science and science and technology studies will find the book to be adding to previous understandings of scholarly documentation and communication.

Research Strategies for a Digital Age

Author: Bonnie L. Tensen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337517127
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technologies available, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, 5th Edition, provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps students increase their knowledge as they develop invaluable research skills they can use for a lifetime. The text blends traditional research methods with detailed instruction on how to use and evaluate electronic research technologies. It equips students with research and documentation skills critical to today's online environment -- skills they can immediately put into action. Students' introduction to research begins in the academic library: Using online discovery tools in a controlled environment with credible sources enables students to develop research and analytical skills before they expand their search to the vast resources on the Web. Packed with current examples, insightful illustrations, and practical tips, this text helps students get the most from today's wealth of resources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief

Author: David Blakesley,Jeffrey Hoogeveen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495833371
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 640
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WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students’ writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students’ attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Oral Literature in the Digital Age

Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities
Author: Mark Turin,Claire Wheeler,Eleanor Wilkinson
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1909254304
Category: Social Science
Page: 190
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Thanks to ever-greater digital connectivity, interest in oral traditions has grown beyond that of researcher and research subject to include a widening pool of global users. When new publics consume, manipulate and connect with field recordings and digital cultural archives, their involvement raises important practical and ethical questions. This volume explores the political repercussions of studying marginalised languages; the role of online tools in ensuring responsible access to sensitive cultural materials; and ways of ensuring that when digital documents are created, they are not fossilised as a consequence of being archived. Fieldwork reports by linguists and anthropologists in three continents provide concrete examples of overcoming barriers -- ethical, practical and conceptual -- in digital documentation projects. Oral Literature In The Digital Age is an essential guide and handbook for ethnographers, field linguists, community activists, curators, archivists, librarians, and all who connect with indigenous communities in order to document and preserve oral traditions.

History in the Digital Age

Author: Toni Weller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415666961
Category: History
Page: 212
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The digital age is affecting all aspects of historical study, but much of the existing literature about history in the digital age can be alienating to the traditional historian who does not necessarily value or wish to embrace digital resources. History in the Digital Age takes a more conceptual look at how the digital age is affecting the field of history for both scholars and students. The printed copy, the traditional archive, and analogue research remain key constitute parts for most historians and for many will remain precious and esteemed over digital copies, but there is a real need for historians and students of history to seriously consider some of the conceptual and methodological challenges facing the field of historical enquiry as we enter the twenty-first century. Including international contributors from a variety of disciplines - History, English, Information Studies and Archivists – this book does not seek either to applaud or condemn digital technologies, but takes a more conceptual view of how the field of history is being changed by the digital age. Essential reading for all historians.

Visual Heritage in the Digital Age

Author: Eugene Ch'ng,Vincent Gaffney,Henry Chapman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447155351
Category: Computers
Page: 361
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Heritage is everywhere, and an understanding of our past is increasingly critical to the understanding of our contemporary cultural context and place in global society. Visual Heritage in the Digital Age presents the state-of-the-art in the application of digital technologies to heritage studies, with the chapters collectively demonstrating the ways in which current developments are liberating the study, conservation and management of the past. Digital approaches to heritage have developed significantly over recent decades in terms of both the quantity and range of applications. However, rather than merely improving and enriching the ways in which we understand and engage with the past, this technology is enabling us to do this in entirely new ways. The chapters contained within this volume present a broad range of technologies for capturing data (such as high-definition laser scanning survey and geophysical survey), modelling (including GIS, data fusion, agent-based modelling), and engaging with heritage through novel digital interfaces (mobile technologies and the use of multi-touch interfaces in public spaces). The case studies presented include sites, landscapes and buildings from across Europe, North and Central America, and collections relating to the ancient civilisations of the Middle East and North Africa. The chronological span is immense, extending from the end of the last ice age through to the twentieth century. These case studies reveal new ways of approaching heritage using digital tools, whether from the perspective of interrogating historical textual data, or through the applications of complexity theory and the modelling of agents and behaviours. Beyond the data itself, Visual Heritage in the Digital Age also presents fresh ways of thinking about digital heritage. It explores more theoretical perspectives concerning the role of digital data and the challenges that are presented in terms of its management and preservation.

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy
Author: Michael Dean Clark
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472574095
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
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Creative Writing in the Digital Age explores the vast array of opportunities that technology provides the Creative Writing teacher, ranging from effective online workshop models to methods that blur the boundaries of genre. From social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to more advanced software like Inform 7, the book investigates the benefits and potential challenges these technologies present instructors in the classroom. Written with the everyday instructor in mind, the book includes practical classroom lessons that can be easily adapted to creative writing courses regardless of the instructor's technical expertise.

Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

Author: Baz Kershaw
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688102
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
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How have theatre and performance research methods and methodologies engaged the expanding diversity of performing arts practices? How can students best combine performance/theatre research approaches in their projects? This book's 29 contributors provide

Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas

Author: Passarelli, Brasilina
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146668741X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 531
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The way we talk, work, learn, and think has been greatly shaped by modern technology. These lifestyle changes have made digital literacy the new written literacy, where those who are not able to use computers are unable to function and perform everyday tasks. The Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas explores the new ways that technology is shaping our society and the advances it is bringing, along with potential drawbacks, such as human jobs being replaced by computers. This expansive handbook is an essential reference source for students, academics, and professionals in the fields of communication, information technology, sociology, social policy, and education; it will also prove of interest to policymakers, funding-agencies, and digital inclusion program developers. This handbook features a broad scope of research-based articles on topics including, but not limited to, computational thinking, e-portfolios, e-citizenship, digital inclusion policies, and information literacy as a form of community empowerment.

The Ethics of Memory in a Digital Age

Interrogating the Right to be Forgotten
Author: A. Ghezzi,Â. Pereira,Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137428457
Category: Social Science
Page: 143
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This edited volume documents the current reflections on the 'Right to be Forgotten' and the interplay between the value of memory and citizen rights about memory. It provides a comprehensive analysis of problems associated with persistence of memory, the definition of identities (legal and social) and the issues arising for data management.

Digital Public Administration and E-Government in Developing Nations: Policy and Practice

Policy and Practice
Author: Halpin, Edward Francis
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466636920
Category: Political Science
Page: 364
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In recent years, it has become apparent that there are very distinct gaps between developed and developing regions in the world, especially in regards to e-government systems, infrastructures, and processes. Digital Public Administration and E-Government in Developing Nations: Policy and Practice examines e-government from the perspective of developing nations and addresses issues and concerns of developing systems and processes. This publication is a valuable and insightful tool for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and students in different fields who are interested in information systems, public policies, politics, and media and communication studies.

Grey Literature in Library and Information Studies

Author: Dominic Farace,Joachim Schöpfel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3598441495
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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The further rise of electronic publishing has come to change the scale and diversity of grey literature facing librarians and other information practitioners. This compiled work brings together research and authorship over the past decade dealing with both the supply and demand sides of grey literature. While this book is written with students and instructors of Colleges and Schools of Library and Information Science in mind, it likewise serves as a reader for information professionals working in any and all like knowledge-based communities.

Heritage and Archaeology in the Digital Age

Acquisition, Curation, and Dissemination of Spatial Cultural Heritage Data
Author: Matthew L. Vincent,Víctor Manuel López-Menchero Bendicho,Marinos Ioannides,Thomas E. Levy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319653709
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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This book examines how computer-based programs can be used to acquire ‘big’ digital cultural heritage data, curate, and disseminate it over the Internet and in 3D visualization platforms with the ultimate goal of creating long-lasting “digital heritage repositories.’ The organization of the book reflects the essence of new technologies applied to cultural heritage and archaeology. Each of these stages bring their own challenges and considerations that need to be dealt with. The authors in each section present case studies and overviews of how each of these aspects might be dealt with. While technology is rapidly changing, the principles laid out in these chapters should serve as a guide for many years to come. The influence of the digital world on archaeology and cultural heritage will continue to shape these disciplines as advances in these technologies facilitate new lines of research. serif">The book is divided into three sections covering acquisition, curation, and dissemination (the major life cycles of cultural heritage data). Acquisition is one of the fundamental challenges for practitioners in heritage and archaeology, and the chapters in this section provide a template that highlights the principles for present and future work that will provide sustainable models for digital documentation. Following acquisition, the next section highlights how equally important curation is as the future of digital documentation depends on it. Preservation of digital data requires preservation that can guarantee a future for generations to come. The final section focuses on dissemination as it is what pushes the data beyond the shelves of storage and allows the public to experience the past through these new technologies, but also opens new lines of investigation by giving access to these data to researchers around the globe. Digital technology promises significant changes in how we approach social sciences, cultural heritage, and archaeology. However, researchers must consider not only the acquisition and curation, but also the dissemination of these data to their colleagues and the public. Throughout the book, many of the authors have highlighted the usefulness of Structure from Motion (SfM) work for cultural heritage documentation; others the utility and excitement of crowdsourcing as a ‘citizen scientist’ tool to engage not only trained students and researchers, but also the public in the cyber-archaeology endeavor. Both innovative tools facilitate the curation of digital cultural heritage and its dissemination. Together with all the chapters in this volume, the authors will help archaeologists, researchers interested in the digital humanities and scholars who focus on digital cultural heritage to assess where the field is and where it is going.


Tondokumente digitalisieren, erschließen und auswerten
Author: Ruth-E. Mohrmann
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830978073
Category: History
Page: 160
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Audioarchive - d.h. Archive, die historische Tondokumente aufbewahren und dokumentieren - befinden sich in diesen Jahren in einer kritischen Phase: Ihre Bestände sind auf Tonträger gespeichert, die inzwischen nicht nur technisch veraltet sind (vor allem Tonbänder, aber auch Walzen, Kassetten, Schallplatten), sondern auch ihre Speicherqualität durch einen fortschreitenden, massiven Alterungsprozess in vielen Fällen eingebüßt haben. Nicht selten sind einzelne Dokumente bereits schwer geschädigt, und es besteht die akute Gefahr, dass umfangreiche Bestände unwiederbringlich verloren gehen. In den meisten Archiven ist diese Bedrohung längst erkannt worden, und aufwändige Datensicherungsmaßnahmen sind geplant oder man hat sie bereits durchgeführt. Fast immer sind solche Projekte mit einer Neuordnung, Sichtung und wissenschaftlichen Erschließung des Archivmaterials verbunden. Somit führen diese 'Rettungsaktionen' zu einer intensiveren Beschäftigung mit den Tondokumenten - was in der Regel zu einer Neubewertung der Archivbestände und nicht selten auch zu einer wissenschaftlichen Erforschung der Geschichte des jeweiligen Tonarchivs führt. In dieser Phase sind ein Erfahrungsaustausch und eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen Wissenschaftlern und Wissenschaftlerinnen, die mit diesen Herausforderungen konfrontiert sind, dringend geboten. Im vorliegenden Band sind die Beiträge einer Tagung über AV-Archive in Belgien, Dänemark, Deutschland, Niederlande, Österreich und der Schweiz veröffentlicht. In 14 Beiträgen werden Erfahrungen und Neuansätze bei der Dokumentation und Datensicherung wie auch bei der Erschließung und der wissenschaftlichen Nutzung der Tondokumente als Quelle vorgestellt.

Text Comparison and Digital Creativity

The Production of Presence and Meaning in Digital Text Scholarship
Author: W. Th. van Peursen,Ernst Thoutenhoofd,Adriaan van der Weel
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004188657
Category: Computers
Page: 296
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Combining both case studies and theoretical reflections, this book offers a varied range of assessments about digital conditions of philological inquiry. The book details instruments and processes of digital text criticism along with reflection on the increasingly unstable reconstructions of authorship and presence in e-philology.