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Libros: Babelia, los mejores del año 2013 (Spanish Edition)

Babelia. Los libros del ano... 2013

De la burbuja inmobiliaria a las redes sociales y de la Rusia de Putin a la tension nacionalista en Espana, los mejores libros de 2013 -elegidos por medio centenar de criticos y periodistas culturales de EL PAIS- se acercan a la actualidad tanto desde el ensayo como desde la narrativa.

En el ambito de la literatura en espanol, autores consagrados como Rafael Chirbes y Antonio Munoz Molina -cronistas de la crisis economica desde la ficcion y la no ficcion- conviven en la seleccion de Babelia con escritores noveles como Cesar Rendueles y Jesus Carrasco, cuyos primeros libros fueron dos de las revelaciones de la temporada.

En cuanto a la literatura traducida, la lista recoge nombres ya clasicos de la narrativa contemporanea como Richard Ford, Jean Echenoz o Emmanuel Carrere y subraya la valia de la cuentista canadiense Alice Munro, ultimo premio Nobel de Literatura.

Los libros de la semana

Cada sabado Babelia destaca un libro que, por su calidad o por su actualidad, puede interesar a cualquier lector. Novela, historia, poesia, ciencia o filosofia, todos los generos tiene cabida en una seccion pensada como sugerencia de lectura. Asi, las nuevas obras de J.M. Coetzee, Ricardo Piglia, Julio Llamazares, Ana Maria Machado, John Le Carre, Hilary Mantel, Lara Moreno o Isaac Rosa ocuparon un espacio por el que tambien pasaron la biografia de Santiago Carrillo escrita por Paul Preston, el gran libro sobre la India de Patrick French o el revolucionario ensayo de Lawrence M. Krauss sobre el porvenir del cosmos: "Un universo de la nada".

Bibliotheken: Innovation aus Tradition: Rolf Griebel zum 65. Geburtstag

This commemorative volume honors the 65th birthday of Dr. Rolf Griebel, celebrating his service as General Director of the Bavarian State Library. The authors include major contributors to German and international library science from the realms of culture, academia, and politics. The essays explore the strategic challenges that face innovate library management practice, focusing on the future role of libraries in a digital world.

IFLA Public Library Service Guidelines (IFLA Publications)

The public library is the prime community access point designed to respond to a multitude of ever-changing information needs. These guidelines are framed to provide assistance to library and information professionals in most situations. They assist to better develop effective services, relevant collections, and accessible formats within the context and requirements of the local community. In this exciting and complex information world it is important for professionals in search of knowledge, information and creative experience to succeed. This is the 2nd edition of The Public Library Service IFLA/UNESCO Guidelines for Development.

Guidelines for Legislative Libraries (IFLA Publications)

The scale of change in the provision of information and research services since the original edition of this guide (published 1993), in particular the development of the Internet, meant that it soon became clear that a more or less complete re-write was needed, rather than simply a revision of the existing text. However, the new edition has kept to the spirit of the original, which has been a valuable tool for many.

Playing on the Periphery: Sport, Identity and Memory (Sport in the Global Society)

Playing on the Periphery Exploring collective history, memory, and sport culture, tracking the export of sports from England; this work analyses differences between popular culture and sporting memory. The author asks why some sports travel well and some do not. Full description

Social Science Libraries: Interdisciplinary Collections, Services, Networks (IFLA Publications)

This volume focuses on practical and empirical accounts of organizational change in the social sciences and impacts upon the professional skills, collections, and services within social science libraries. Section one focuses upon the question of interdisciplinary within social science libraries and the role of libraries to both react to and facilitate paradigm shifts in research and science. Section two focuses on the rise of data as a resource to be collected and shared within social science libraries. The third section focuses on the role of librarians to facilitate the development of social organizations that develop around new technologies and research communities. Changed role of librarians within social science libraries Describes new developments of social organizations Essential for librarians

Gaming und Bibliotheken (Praxiswissen)

Using a theoretical review as a foundation, this volume for the first time provides a comprehensive review of the manifold possibilities for the use of gaming in libraries. It presents new trends in gaming as well as current activities being conducted by libraries to reveal the growing impact of gaming on the transmission of culture and knowledge.