Archive for October, 2007

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

almanac.jpgBy Ken Park

A staple in homes, libraries, and offices everywhere, The World Almanac and Book of Facts delivers authoritative information you can trust. With a 140-year tradition of editorial accuracy, The World Almanac and Book of Facts contains hundreds of thousands of facts from only the most reliable sources, and each year features topical articles by well known figures such as Coretta Scott King, Wendy Wasserstein, and Mr. Fred Rodgers. Including over 1,000 pages of information compiled by a full-time team of editors and a handy quick reference index, The World Almanac and Book of Facts puts information at your fingertips.

The 2008 edition of The World Almanac and Book of Facts includes updated information on every topic, from the every day to the obscure. Whether you’re doing your taxes, watching the news, doing a crossword, or settling a discussion, The World Almanac and Book of Facts serves as a dependable desk-reference. Topical features and a “Year In Pictures” section also make The World Almanac and Book of Facts a great scrap-book of the previous year. For students, reporters, infomaniacs, or anyone seeking accuracy, The World Almanac and Book of Facts remains the most trustworthy, easy-to-use source. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: Reference AY6.N5 W7 2008

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Photographer’s Market

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

photo.jpgBy Donna Poehner

Includes nearly 2,000 markets that exhibit and/or buy artwork; each listing includes detailed contact information as well as specific guidelines for submission.

Articles and interviews offer valuable business tips and describe the best practices for submitting artwork as a professional.

Provides an abundance of resources for aspiring artists–professional organizations, grant programs, helpful Web sites, publications of interest, trade magazines, conferences and more.

The 2008 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market is the best reference guide for emerging artists who want to establish a successful career in fine art, illustration, cartooning or graphic design. Readers will find complete, up-to-date contact and submission information for more than 1,900 art markets such as greeting card companies, magazine and book publishers, galleries, art fairs, ad agencies and more. Informative interviews with successful artists and art buyers offer advice on how to make contacts and succeed in the competitive art industry. Readers will also discover valuable resources for obtaining grants, marketing and promoting their work, and networking with fellow artists. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: TR12 .P515 2008

Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

art.jpgEdited by Erika O’COnnell and Michael Schweer

Includes nearly 2,000 markets that exhibit and/or buy artwork; each listing includes detailed contact information as well as specific guidelines for submission.

Articles and interviews offer valuable business tips and describe the best practices for submitting artwork as a professional.

Provides an abundance of resources for aspiring artists–professional organizations, grant programs, helpful Web sites, publications of interest, trade magazines, conferences and more.

The 2008 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market is the best reference guide for emerging artists who want to establish a successful career in fine art, illustration, cartooning or graphic design. Readers will find complete, up-to-date contact and submission information for more than 1,900 art markets such as greeting card companies, magazine and book publishers, galleries, art fairs, ad agencies and more. Informative interviews with successful artists and art buyers offer advice on how to make contacts and succeed in the competitive art industry. Readers will also discover valuable resources for obtaining grants, marketing and promoting their work, and networking with fellow artists. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: N8600.A76 2008

Peterson’s College Money Handbook 2008

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

money.jpgPublic funds abound in this comprehensive directory of more than $50 billion in financial aid opportunities available from more than 2,100 four-year colleges, including federal grants, work-study programs, need-based grants, academic scholarships, and more. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: Ref LB2337.4

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An Easy Out: Corporate America’s Addiction to Outsourcing

Monday, October 29, 2007

easy.jpgBy Jack Buffington

Outsourcing is as controversial as ever in today’s globalized world. But for all the noise about it in the media, whether reflecting the perspectives of labor, business, consultants, academics, employees, or protestors, there is far more emotion surrounding the benefits and drawbacks of the trend than there is common sense. Not only are these messages from different constituents polarizing, they are also confusing because they muddy the waters regarding corporate performance. Buffington clarifies the role of outsourcing in business today so that Americans can focus on something that really matters–real increases in productivity and competitiveness in a global economy. In most cases, he contends, neither outsourcing nor its close cousin, offshoring, are effective as a means to their intended end. Moreover, he points out, Americans focus a lot of negative energy on offshoring, not realizing that domestic outsourcing might be more harmful to our economy in the long run. Corporations lack awareness of this distinction, according to Buffington, and therefore they don’t know which should be implemented in what circumstances. That ignorance is not only an obstacle for any company seeking to implement a successful outsourcing strategy, but it is also a dire threat to the long-term growth of the American economy. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: HD2365 .B84 2007

The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition

Monday, October 29, 2007

alice.jpgBy Lewis Carroll

Updating a classic edition of a literary classic, Martin Gardner combines the notes from his 1959 and 1990 editions with new discoveries and additions from his extensive knowledge of the text and the period and with a few more contemporary drawings by John Tenniel. Notes in the wide margins identify characters and events that Carroll (1832-98) lampooned in his famous work of fantasy, and compare some of his earlier or other passages. He includes a selected bibliography and a list of movie adaptations. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: PR4611 .A7 2000

SharePoint 2007 and Office Development Expert Solutions

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

share.jpgBy Randy Holloway, Andrej Kyselica and Steve Caravajal

From generating Office documents programmatically to integrating document-based workflows with Line of Business applications or web sites, you’ll see how to get the most out of your SharePoint environment. In order to do this, you’ll examine how to integrate Microsoft’s information worker products such as SQL Server 2005 and Office 2007 into broader solutions for the enterprise.
Throughout the book, the following key areas are covered in-depth: portal services in SharePoint, search, document and content management, and workflow integration. The expert authors also provide you with scenarios to build out these applications and leverage the platform services along with custom code to create new solutions. In addition, key examples demonstrate how SharePoint and Office work together to offer powerful capabilities and how Office can be an integral part of the development platform.
What you will learn from this book

  • All about what’s new for developers in SharePoint and Office 2007
  • Techniques for programming SharePoint lists and libraries
  • Tips for building business intelligence applications with SharePoint and Office
  • Ways to take advantage of XML, web services, and extensibility in Office 2007
  • Methods for creating custom workflows for Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
  • How to manage web content in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

Who this book is for
This book is for experienced .NET, SharePoint 2003, Excel, and Access VBA developers who are expanding and upgrading their developmentskills. (Description from barnesandnoble.com)

Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP: a developers guide to SEO

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

seo.jpgBy Jaimie Sirovich and Cristian Darie

As search engines have matured, they have moved away from simply relying on meta tags, keywords, and static page copy to establish their results. They now rely on XML data that is rendered dynamically, incoming links and numerous other factors that are inherently built into teh architecture of sites. Additionally, as sites become more sophisticated, URLs, HTML, and CSS can become muddled an interfere with searchabiltiy. Web Services can scatter data throughout numerous other sites. Search Engine Optimization is no longer the job of a site manager or marketing staff, it must be built into the site from its inception. Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP provides PHP developer’s with the information they need to avoid common pitfalls and the tips to incorporate in site development to assure that their site achieves optimal search ranking.

Topics include:

  • URLs
  • Status Codes
  • Duplicate Content Problems
  • HTML/CSS Issues
  • Syndicated Content
  • Accelerated Indexing
  • Spam Penalties
  • IP Cloaking

(Description from barnesandnoble.com)

Information Security Cost Management

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

information.jpgBy Ioana V. Bazavan and Ian Lim

Written in an accessible, informal style, Information Security Cost Management demonstrates how to strategically maximize a limited security budget without compromising the quality of risk management initiatives. Organized into management components, each chapter highlights common pitfalls in security initiatives and recommends cost saving methods to achieve intended results. It presents processes that show how to identify the most critical components of a system’s security, staff a security organization, prioritize spending, manage internal and external audits, assess costs for identity and access management, maximize the use of vendors, and evaluate the costs of outsourcing. (Description from barnesandnoble.com)

Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

portal.gifEdited by Arthur Tatnall

Containing more than 200 articles form academics, experts and practitioners from around the world, this comprehensive reference offers complete coverage of the nature, characteristics, advantages, limitations, design, and evolution of Web portals.  (Description from Book 24×7)