ATG Book of the Week: Transdisciplinarity Revealed: What Librarians Need to Know

Title: Transdisciplinarity Revealed: What Librarians Need to Know
Author: Victoria Martin
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1440843471, $49.95; e-Textbook: ISBN: 978-1440843471, $75.53
Imprint: Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2017

“An invaluable book on the emergent field of transdisciplinarity that explains how it applies to library service and collections conceptually and identifies practical strategies for supporting transdisciplinary research conducted by faculty and students.

• Tackles the hot topics of new modes of knowledge production and the shift toward transdisciplinarity within the research community and explains the urgent need for librarians to understand transdisciplinarity and to effectively apply this concept to their work

• Supplies practical, pragmatic advice for academic librarians on how to work with faculty and students to promote the skills necessary for successful transdisciplinary research

• Clarifies the differences between multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary approaches to research―key distinctions that are often subject to confusion

• Collects disparate information on transdisciplinary, transformative research approaches and the library- and librarian-facing implications of transdisciplinarity in a single source

• Offers an extensive bibliography of resources for further exploration of this topic”

 

Review

“Martin has done a wonderful job of breaking down the extremely interconnected topics of research and the various disciplines within which librarians work. . . . Transdisciplinarity Revealed offers strategies and helpful hints to those assigned the task of working with “all” the disciplines that happen to exist at an institution, whether educational, or professional.” – VOYA

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