This easy-to-use primer will empower anyone—even those with no IT background—to face the challenge of adding one or more technologies to library services or maintaining existing technologies. • Offers librarians a one-stop resource for managing basic technology issues in their facilities • Written in a simple, straightforward manner that even the least technologically savvy librarians can easily understand • Includes screenshots that clarify points throughout the book • Addresses challenges unique to libraries, such as working with the public and running information technology operations on a shoestring budget
Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow is a practical LITA guide that helps librarians achieve success in selecting, implementing and managing new technologies. This step-by-step manual walks readers through each step of creating and carrying out a plan that is customized to meet the needs of their community.
Everything you need to know about eBooks is explained in this holistic guide to a new world of reading—from selection and curation of an eBook collection to training and support for staff and patrons. • Provides an all-encompassing exploration of eBooks that covers everything from creation to consumption to choosing vendors • Reviews various selection criteria for eBooks that can be customized to meet the needs of your library and community • Explains how to let the public know eBooks are available in your collection • Shares ideas and discusses issues surrounding circulation of eBooks • Offers an in-depth review of the roles of all key stakeholders including creators, publishers, libraries, vendors, and customers
Concise, informative, and well-indexed, this book helps readers get the "big picture" as well as the considerable number of details involved in managing the finances for a library. • Provides completely updated information through engaging, clear explanations of details on licensing, contracts, and maintaining technology and electronic resources • Supplies helpful guidance for all levels of library staff—not just upper management • Offers numerous real-world budgeting and finance examples from practicing librarians • Presents information relevant to library administrators in all types of libraries, staff who work with budgets, library finance and budget officers, library board or governance officers, and library foundation managers and grant writers
Every library needs to have a disaster management plan in place before disaster strikes. This short but thorough manual makes preparing for disaster less intimidating. • Provides ways for all library staff, administrators, and volunteers to help in the case of an emergency • Covers a topic that, while often ignored, is critical to the health of any library • Raises awareness of the importance of disaster planning
GET A SOLID GROUNDING IN CUTTING-EDGE CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY Gain an overall understanding of the constantly evolving spectrum of wireless technologies, devices, and standards. Completely revised throughout, Wireless Crash Course, Third Edition offers straightforward explanations of all aspects of cellular networks and provides clear information on cellular design and operational concepts. Learn the fundamentals of cell base stations, radio frequency (RF) technologies, microwave radio systems, and 3G and 4G / LTE technologies, and discover practical new applications and mobile data technologies. Examples, photos, and illustrations from the field are included in this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Cellular radio history and development The cell base station Basic cellular network design and operation Radio frequency (RF) operation and technologies Antennas, RF power, and sectorization Distributed antenna systems (DAS) Base station elements and RF signal flow 2G and 3G digital wireless technologies Cellular generations overview 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) Microwave radio systems Cell site to MTSO network connections The MTSO, core network, and network operations center (NOC) Personal communication services (PCS) and current marketplace Towers Capacity management, propagation models, and drive testing Interconnection to the landline public switched telephone network (PSTN) Roaming and intercarrier networking Mobile data technologies The business side of wireless Mobile applications
Recent advances in VoIP (Voice over IP) technology have made it the solution of choice for voice service because of its low cost and increased reliability. Voice Over IP Crash Course offers practical technology coverage, while discussing the business, strategic and competitive implications of VoIP deployment in corporations. The book also covers the challenges faced by service providers as they evolve to an IP infrastructure while continuing to operate the PSTN. Coverage includes: IP and wireless, IP protocols vs. PSTN Interworking between SS7 and IP-based protocols Network components VoIP Products and manufacturing strategies
Shows service providers how to efficiently manage their technology advantages and back-end operations to survive in this challenging economic climate.
The past, present, and future of wireless telecom technology -- explained in one volumeThe convergence of current cellular and PC voice networks with the new wireless networks means anyone working in the telecommunications industry (or interested in investing) needs the inside scoop on the next generation of telecommunications. You’ll find it in M-Commerce. Expert P.J. Louis’ one-of-a-kind guide lets you understand the merging of 3rd generation, or 3G, wireless technologies with the Internet, a convergence that’s transforming the economics of the telecommunications industry and driving massive growth in wireless usage. Focusing on how network management and customer care must evolve with the technologies, the book provides you with business models and an understanding of service provisioning as well as technology. You’ll learn about: The telecom network Wireless networks Next Generation Networks Interconnection Differentiation Global Services Types of next generation service providers Next generation network signaling SS7/ATM/B-ISDN Billing in next generation networks Next generation network management Next generation economics
This manual is a "one-stop shop" on how to present storytimes to suit different audiences including bilingual learners, special needs children, and those in a variety of settings such as Head Start, preschools, and day care situations. • Features strategies for using sign language and adapting storytime for special needs children • Includes ideas for expanding storytimes using hands-on learning, crafts, toys, and play
Your answer to the software project management gap The Complete Software Project Manager: From Planning to Launch and Beyond addresses an interesting problem experienced by today's project managers: they are often leading software projects, but have no background in technology. To close this gap in experience and help you improve your software project management skills, this essential text covers key topics, including: how to understand software development and why it is so difficult, how to plan a project, choose technology platforms, and develop project specifications, how to staff a project, how to develop a budget, test software development progress, and troubleshoot problems, and what to do when it all goes wrong. Real-life examples, hints, and management tools help you apply these new ideas, and lists of red flags, danger signals, and things to avoid at all costs assist in keeping your project on track. Companies have, due to the nature of the competitive environment, been somewhat forced to adopt new technologies. Oftentimes, the professionals leading the development of these technologies do not have any experience in the tech field—and this can cause problems. To improve efficiency and effectiveness, this groundbreaking book offers guidance to professionals who need a crash course in software project management. Review the basics of software project management, and dig into the more complicated topics that guide you in developing an effective management approach Avoid common pitfalls by perusing red flags, danger signals, and things to avoid at all costs Leverage practical roadmaps, charts, and step-by-step processes Explore real-world examples to see effective software project management in action The Complete Software Project Manager: From Planning to Launch and Beyond is a fundamental resource for professionals who are leading software projects but do not have a background in technology.
Survival Guide to Understanding -- and Profiting From -- Broadband! Get the right answers for smart broadband decision making-- from financial, management and marketing to equipment, applications, and protocols. Broadband Crash Course examines broadband delivery in terms of markets and business opportunities. Writing with the surety and thoroughness of a telecom insider and business executive, P.J. Louis clearly and painlessly demonstrates how broadband services are delivered over today's complex telecommunications infrastructure, minus the heavy-duty math. This one-of-a-kind guide is your chance to learn about: * Service bundling (voice, Internet access, e-mail, etc.) across all major network types (wireless, IP, cable, satellite, LANs, etc.) * Benefits of wireline and wireless broadband technologies * Service bundling and provisioning across the wireline and wireless broadband networks * The Local Loop and its future * Coaxing more applications from the technologies you've got * Business models that have proven themselves in the real world * 3G wireless, the wireless Internet, softswitching, M-commerce: how will they affect your business?
Offering an accessible overview of the revolutionary solution for wireless delivery of broadband services, this guide uses real-world examples to explain how WiMAX works and discusses the business and economic implications of this groundbreaking technology.
Real-world project management tools and techniques you can start using today! IT professionals are often faced with extremely challenging project deployments, as well as initiatives that are mission-critical to their organizations. For IT project managers, a strong understanding of the discipline of project management can be invaluable—both to success with individual projects and to their overall careers. However, most books and training materials on project management pay little or no attention to the unique challenges IT project managers face. PM Crash Course™ for IT Professionals is full of project management tools that you can apply immediately to your IT projects—to deliver them on time, on budget, and with fewer headaches. Authored by world-renowned project management trainer Rita Mulcahy, this book will help you get your IT projects back on track using proven, real-world project management tools and techniques. This revolutionary Course in a Book® covers the basics of project management, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and more. It also moves beyond the basics to cover a number of real-world project management tools and techniques for IT initiatives. The authors provide indispensable practical checklists, templates, and exercises to reinforce your learning of these concepts. The book includes dozens of tricks, insights, and contributions from real project managers sharing what has made a difference for them when managing real-world projects. If you are looking for easy-to-use tools and processes to make an immediate impact on your current IT project, PM Crash Course™ for IT Professionals is the resource for you. Rita Mulcahy, PMP, founder and CEO of RMC Project Management, is the most popular project management author in the world. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of project managers have utilized her 30+ best-selling books and resources to expand their project management knowledge and further their careers. Real-World Issues Covered: • Understanding why IT projects fail--—and preventing failure • Defining effective IT project charters and requirements • Organizing IT roadmaps into manageable projects • Capturing, creating, and using historical data • Establishing “soft” and “hard” project metrics and milestones • Defining project scope, and avoiding scope creep • Identifying and managing stakeholders and expectations • Choosing the right PM tools for your needs—including in-house, hosted, and cloud-based solutions
For the 2020 Exam! AP® Statistics Crash Course® A Higher Score in Less Time! Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Statistics exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® Statistics is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP® Statistics course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Written by an experienced AP® Statistics teacher, our easy-to-read format gives you a crash course in exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inferences. Expert Test-taking Strategies Our AP® author shares detailed question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the questions you’ll find on the AP® exam. By following his expert advice, you can boost your overall point score! Practice questions – a mini-test in the book, a full-length exam online. Are you ready for your exam? Try our focused practice set inside the book. Then go online to take our full-length practice exam. You’ll get the benefits of timed testing, detailed answers, and automatic scoring that pinpoints your performance based on the official AP® exam topics – so you'll be confident on test day. Whether you’re cramming for the exam or looking to recap and reinforce your teacher’s lessons, Crash Course® is the study guide every AP® student needs. About the Author Michael D’Alessio earned his B.S. in Biology from Seton Hall University and his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In 2004, he earned his Executive Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University. Mr. D’Alessio has had an extensive career teaching all levels of mathematics and science, including AP® statistics, chemistry, biology, physics, algebra, calculus and geometry. In 2003, Mr. D’Alessio received the Governor’s Teacher of the Year recognition for Watchung Hills Regional High School. In 2004, Mr. D’Alessio received a Certificate of Recognition of Excellence in Science Teaching from Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of Rutgers University and in 2005, he was voted National Honor Society Teacher of the Year by the students of Watchung Hills. Currently, Mr. D’Alessio serves as the Supervisor of the Mathematics and Business Department at Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren, New Jersey, overseeing 30 teachers.
A comprehensive guide to creating dynamic, successful, and innovative library programs that cater to the specialized needs of older adults—an important and growing user group.
A work of graphic nonfiction exploring the powerful, often toxic relationship between people and cars. Using the comic book format, this book vehemently dispels the notion that traffic accidents are inevitable and/or acceptable on any level, insisting that drivers own their responsibility, and consider the consequences of careless and dangerous behavior. It also addresses such timely issues as the use of cars as weapons of mass murder in places like Charlottesville, VA.
Crash course in wireless telecom Need a jargon-free explanation of how wireless telecommunications work, with an emphasis on the design and management of systems? You’ll find it in Paul Bedell’s Wireless Crash Course. This guide provides everything you need to understand the basic working of wireless, its technology and markets. You get a crystal-clear introduction to basic concepts like radio frequency (RF), cell sites, and switching, and insight into issues such as site acquisition, tower selection and construction, design of the fixed network (a.k.a the "backhaul"), and interconnection to the Public Switched Telephone Network. The expert author carefully delineates the complex regulatory processes that affect all wireless service providers. This A to Z treatment of every major feature of wireless explains both coming wireless internet access (WAP, Bluetooth, wireless data, etc.) and wireless broadband access (LMDS, MMDS) and their prospects in the marketplace.
This is the one book every telecom beginner needs, as it explains technology in terms of market basics, wireless Internet, optical networking SIP and more.