Description : A long awaited update of the popular 1988 handbook by Diane Wheeler Strauss, this book is divided into two main parts. The first seven chapters cover business information according to the formats in which it is made available. The second part of the book covers specific topics within the area of business. Included are chapters on marketing; money, credit, and banking; and the many aspects of investment ranging from stocks through bonds, mutual funds, and futures and options. Recognizing the changes in information retrieval techniques since the first edition, special emphasis is placed on the Internet as a source of reliable, accurate, and timely information. Nevertheless, print resources have not been neglected, as they continue to provide a strong foundation for most collections.
Description : This acclaimed must-have resource provides the following: - Expert reviews of the key trends, events, and developments that will influence your work in 2004 and the years to come- Clear explanations of new legislation and changes in funding programs--and how this will affect libraries- Definitive statistics on book prices, numbers of books published, library expenditures, average salaries, and other budget-crunching assistance- A full calendar of events, key organizations, names and numbers of important individuals (including e-mail addresses and fax numbers), and much more This fully updated reference tool makes it easy to stay on top of the developments that affect libraries, booksellers, and publishers alike--and to find fast answers to the countless on-the-job questions you encounter.