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Facet Publishing Releases New Titles


By jameswilliams - Posted on 07 January 2014

Facet Publishing have announced the release of five new titles, Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into Practice, Delivering Research Data Management Services, Marketing with Social Media, Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals, and Records Management and Information Culture.

Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into Practice (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=8255), edited by Caroline Brown, articulates some of the core principles and issues that shape the discipline and the impact and relevance they have for the 21st century professional. Using an accessible approach, it outlines and explores key literature and concepts and the role they can play in practice. Leading international thinkers and practitioners from the archives and records management world, Jeannette Bastian, Alan Bell, Anne Gilliland, Rachel Hardiman, Eric Ketelaar, Jennifer Meehan and Caroline Williams, consider the concepts and ideas behind the practicalities of archives and records management to draw out their importance and relevance.

Delivering Research Data Management Services (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=9337), edited by Graham Pryor, Sarah Jones and Angus Whyte, provides a step-by-step explanation of the components for an institutional research data management service. Case studies from the newly emerging service infrastructures in the UK, USA and Australia draw out the lessons learnt. Different approaches are highlighted and compared; for example, a researcher-focused strategy from Australia is contrasted with a national, top-down approach, and a national research data management service is discussed as an alternative to institutional services.

Marketing with Social Media (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=0013), edited by Beth C. Thomsett-Scott, is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to use social media to promote your library to, and engage in dialogue with, your users and potential users. Peppered with real-world examples, this how-to guide offers to-the-point advice for getting up to speed with the world of social media. Whether you are a novice ready to get serious about marketing with social media or a practitioner on the lookout for ways to improve existing efforts, this guide will save you time and effort by evaluating the most popular and cutting-edge marketing technologies.

Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=8743) by David Stuart is a clear guide for library and information professionals as to what web metrics are available and how to assess and use them to make informed decisions and demonstrate value. As individuals and organizations increasingly use the web in addition to traditional publishing avenues and formats, this book provides the tools to unlock web metrics and evaluate the impact of this content.

Records Management and Information Culture (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=9474) by Gillian Oliver and Fiorella Foscarini explores how an understanding of organisational information culture provides the insight necessary for the development and promotion of sound recordkeeping practices. The book details an innovative framework for analysing and assessing information culture, and indicates how to use this knowledge to change behaviour and develop recordkeeping practices that are aligned with the specific characteristics of any workplace.

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All titles are published by Facet Publishing and are available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: facet@bookpoint.co.uk | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD The books are available in North America through The American Library Association http://www.alastore.ala.org/

Press contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: james.williams@facetpublishing.co.uk