New Books - December 2008

New books for the week of 8 December, 2008

SILS Collection

Ackerman, Mark et al. Knowledge management in action: IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Conference on Knowledge Management in Action, September 7-10, 2008, Milano, Italy. New York: Springer, 2008.

Baca, Murtha. Introduction to metadata. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Research Institute, 2008.

Bazerman, Max H. & Don A. Moore. Judgment in managerial decision making. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Bilisoly, Roger. Practical text mining with Perl. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2008.

Bruijn, Jos de et al. Modeling Semantic Web services: the web service modeling language. Berlin: Springer, 2008.

Dugelay, Jean-Luc; Atilla Baskurt; & Mohamed Daoudi. 3D object processing: compression, indexing and watermarking. Chichester, England; Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2008.


Duquenoy, Penny; Carlisle George; & Kai Kimppa. Ethical, legal, and social issues in medical informatics. Hershey, PA: Medical Information Science Reference, 2008.

Moving from paper to electronic records has solved some problems, including reducing the likelihood of medical mistakes, it has also created problems of its own. This collection of 12 comprehensive articles closely considers the social changes running parallel to changes in the way we store and use medical information. Contributors consider how the Internet has changed healthcare through online consultations renewed interest in ethical practice, the degree that trust and values apply in clinical and other health information systems, the responsibilities that come packaged with health care systems, quality management, including combining compliance and creativity, upholding privacy and data protection, and dealing with emerging technologies. The result is concise as well as comprehensive.

Filipe, Joaquim & José Cordeiro. Web information systems and technologies: third International Conference, WEBIST 2007, Barcelona, Spain, March 3-6, 2007, revised selected papers. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2008.

Jahankhani, Hamid; Kenneth Revett; & Dominic Palmer-Brown. Global e-security: 4th International Conference, ICGeS 2008, London, UK, June 23-25, 2008 proceedings. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2008.

Lane, Jonathan; Meitar Moscovitz; & Joseph R. Lewis. Foundation website creation with CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript. Berkeley, CA: Friends of Ed; New York: Distributed by Springer-Verlag New York, 2008.

Lindberg, Van. Intellectual property and open source. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 2008.

Markham, Annette N. & Nancy K. Baym. Internet inquiry: conversations about method. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2009.

Rausch, Erwin. Planning, common sense, and superior performance. Charlotte, NC: IAP - Information Age Pub., 2008.

Juvenile Collection

Black, Christina. Mommy, is this safe to eat?: a guide for preschoolers allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. United States: R3C Creations, 2006.

Cole, Joanna & Bruce Degen. The magic school bus: inside the Earth. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1997.

Corona, Pascuala; Ana Piñó; & Mónica Solórzano. Leyenda de la china poblana. México, D.F.: Ediciones Tecolote, 2005.

McFarlane, Sheryl & Ron Lightburn. Waiting for the whales. Victoria, B.C.: Orca Book Publishers, 1991.

Mills, Joyce C. & Cary Pillo. Gentle Willow: a story for children about dying. Washington, D.C.: Magination Press, 2004.

Written for children who may not survive their illness or for the children who know them, this tender and touching tale helps address feelings of disbelief, anger, and sadness, along with love and compassion.

Parker, Marjorie Blain & Janet Wilson. Jasper's day. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2002.

Today Riley's family is celebrating Jasper's Day. Everything they do will be in honor of Jasper -- sort of like a birthday. But it isn't Jasper's birthday. The old dog's cancer has gotten really bad. Riley knows they can't let him suffer any longer, but letting go will be the hardest thing he's ever had to do. Marjorie Blain Parker's tender story is filled with smiles, tears and the joy of special memories; Janet Wilson's gentle pastels capture the depth of love shared by a boy and his dog. Together, they speak of acceptance, remembrance and the importance of cherishing life's every moment.

Thomas, Pat & Lesley Harker. I miss you: a first look at death. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Barron's Educational Series, 2001.

When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one's death. Titles in this sensitively presented series explore the dynamics of various relationships experienced by children of preschool through early school age. Kids are encouraged to understand personal feelings and social problems as a first step in dealing with them. Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, these books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The story lines are simple and direct...easily accessible to younger children. There are full-color illustrations on every page.

Graphic Novels

Ennis, Garth & Darick Robertson. The boys. Runnemede, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, 2007.

Golightly, Holly. Holly G!'s school bites. Brodheadsville, PA: BroadSword Comics, 2004.


New books for the week of 1 December, 2008

SILS Collection

Agnew, Grace. Digital rights management: a librarian's guide to technology and practise. Oxford: Chandos Pub., 2008.

This book provides an overview of the current landscape in digital rights management (DRM), including: an overview of terminology and issues facing libraries, plus an overview of the technology (including standards and off-the-shelf products). It discusses the role and implications of DRM for existing library services, such as integrated library management systems, electronic reserves, commercial database licenses, digital asset management systems and digital library repositories. It also discusses the impact that DRM 'trusted system' technologies, already in use in complementary areas, such as course management systems and web-based digital media distribution, may have on libraries. It also discusses strategies for implementing DRM in libraries and archives for safeguarding intellectual property in the web environment.


Butcher, Matt. Learning Drupal 6 module development: a practical tutorial for creating your first Drupal 6 modules with PHP. Birmingham, England: Packt Publishing, 2008.

Chen, H. et al. Terrorism informatics: knowledge management and data mining for homeland security. New York; London: Springer, 2008.


Gerow, Mark E. Sharepoint 2007 development recipes: a problem-solution approach. Berkeley, Calif.: Apress; New York: Distributed worldwide by Springer-Verlag, 2008.

Ma, Zongmin & Huaiqing Wang. The Semantic Web for knowledge and data management : technologies and practices. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

McClure, Charles R. & Paul T. Jaeger. Public libraries and Internet service roles: measuring and maximizing Internet services. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.

McKemmish, Sue et al. Archives: recordkeeping in society. Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.: Centre for Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, 2005.

Myron, Vicki & Bret Witter. Dewey: the small-town library cat who touched the world. New York: Grand Central Pub., 2008.

How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa . Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most. As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.

Rech, Jörg; Björn Decker & Eric Ras. Emerging technologies for semantic work environments : techniques, methods, and applications. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2008.

Reid, Rob. More family storytimes: twenty-four creative programs for all ages. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.



Scheps, Swain. Business intelligence for dummies. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley; 2008.

Spatz, Michele. Answering consumer health questions: the Medical Library Association guide for reference librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.

Woodward, Jeannette A. Creating the customer-driven academic library. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.

Juvenile Collection

Block, Jed & Caitlin Block. The best year of my life. Book 1: getting diabetes. Appleton, WI: J. Block, 1999.

Butterfield, Moira & Rosalind Beardshaw. Smile baby smile. Bath, UK: Parragon, 2007.

Conrad, Pam & Brian Selznick. Our house. New York: Scholastic Press, 2005.

Pam Conrad takes us into the lives of six kids in six different decades and celebrates the commonality of all our lives. Originally published in 1995, Our House was hailed by critics in starred reviews as "remarkable," "rich," and "comic and poignant." This 10th Anniversary Edition, re-illustrated with stirring and beautiful black-and-white drawings that evoke the intimacy of a family photo album, is a gorgeous tribute to story, place, and memory--and to Pam Conrad herself, a writer who deserves to be memorialized for all time.

De Sève, Randall & Loren Long. Toy boat. New York: Philomel Books, 2007.

A little boy has a toy boat. He made it out of a can, a cork, a yellow pencil, and some white cloth. The boy and his boat are inseparable, until one day when the wind pushes the toy boat out into the wide lake. Alone now, the little boat must face fierce waves, a grumpy ferry, a sassy schooner, and a growling speed boat. How the little boat misses the boy! But if he is going to survive, he must figure a way to do it on his own.Loren Long has a timeless and magical touch. As he did with The Little Engine That Could,he creates a world of toys and children that go right to the soul. Toy Boat will sail into young hearts and stay there.

Ellis, Marvie & Jenny Loehr. Tacos anyone?: an autism story. Round Rock, Tex.: Speech Kids Texas Press, 2005.

Hampton, Doreen Tango & Gina Pfleegor. I like gum. Summit, N.J.: Shenanigan Books, 2007.

McKenzie, Tim A. & Charles Shaw. Baxter Barret Brown's bass fiddle. Albany, Tex.: Bright Sky Press, 2004.

Parker, Marjorie Hodgson & Charles Shaw. Assault, the crippled champion: the King Ranch racehorse. Albany, TX: Bright Sky Press, 2003.

Pinkwater, Daniel & Jill Pinkwater. The magic pretzel. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000.

Prelutsky, Jack. In Aunt Giraffe's green garden. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2007.

Rylant, Cynthia. Dog Heaven. New York: Blue Sky Press, 1995.

This Newbery Medalist makes her debut as an illustrator in a warm, whimsical picture book about the wonderful place where all good dogs go for an endless supply of ham biscuits, good meals and lots of petting.

Schwartz, Alvin & Stephen Gammell. Scary stories to tell in the dark. New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2006.

Graphic Novels

Chabot, Jacob. The mighty skullboy army. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, 2007.

Yoda, Hiroko; Matt Alt & Tatsuya Morino. Yokai attack!: the Japanese monster survival guide. Tokyo; New York: Kodansha International, 2008.