9780810891500-0810891506-Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Volume 15) (Practical Guides for Librarians (15))

Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Volume 15) (Practical Guides for Librarians (15))

ISBN-13: 9780810891500
ISBN-10: 0810891506
Author: Pennavaria, Katherine
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 190 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780810891500
ISBN-10: 0810891506
Author: Pennavaria, Katherine
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 190 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pennavaria, Katherine wrote Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Volume 15) (Practical Guides for Librarians (15)) comprising 190 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0810891506 and 9780810891500. Since then Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Volume 15) (Practical Guides for Librarians (15)) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Commercials for the largest subscription database indicate that the process of genealogy is simple—you just “plug in” what you know, and the database does the rest! Those ads might sell subscriptions, but they are misleading. Getting beyond that “low-hanging fruit” is not so easy; collecting the records and data needed to delineate a family tree accurately requires time, organization, and informed searching. Records are available from many places, and finding them is never a “one-stop shopping” experience. So how does the new researcher identify which resources meet his or her specific research needs? And how can libraries and librarians best help this new generation of genealogists?

Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers help on several levels:

First, librarians can use this book to learn what resources, both print and online, their library should offer their patron base. This means not only what monographs to purchase and subscription databases to maintain, but what websites to highlight at the library’s webpage, what to include in their online tutorials, what adult education programming is appropriate. Critical assessments of print and online resources are given, including the strengths and weaknesses that librarians need to help patrons understand them.

Second, both librarians and researchers can find here an in-depth discussion of the research process itself, including the best steps for a beginning researcher and search strategies for the experienced one.

And third, anyone can use this book to become better informed about the phenomenon of genealogy itself and about the latest standards for online searching and research.

The book includes practical advice for every public-service librarian and offers all researchers, from novice level to experienced, a clearly delineated context for the popular subject of family history research.

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