Title: E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts
Editor: Sue Polanka (Wright State University, USA)
ISBN: 978-1-61350-308-9; eISBN: 978-1-61350-309-6
Price: Hardcover: US $175; Online Perpetual: US $265; Print + Online Perpetual: US $350
310 pages, © 2012
Imprint: Information Science Reference (published by IGI Global)
The book consists of over 20 informative chapters by librarians, publishers, and other industry professionals that propose new ideas for reinventing reference collections and interfaces to fit the needs of today’s researchers. The chapters examine the issues of reference context and discoverability in school, pubic, and academic libraries, as well as within the reference publishing community. It will be of great value to Against the Grain’s audience, as it instructs, prepares, and provides readers with the knowledge and understanding of discoverability and e-reference as a means of bringing vetted reference sources directly to researchers.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.