The eleventh edition of "A Short History of the Movies" continues its long-standing tradition of scrupulously accurate details, up-to-date information, and jargon-free writing style that has made it the most widely adopted film history textbook. This edition offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film. From the early experiments with motion photography, through the American studio years of the 1930's and 1940's, from Neorealism and the New Wave, up to the present age of digital cinema, "A Short History of Film "provides a comprehensive presentation of the history of cinema. This eleventh edition has been revised and updated to include current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers.
Before the Web existed, anyone who wanted free information had to use the library. Now, a wealth of information on every possible service is accessible online. To compete in the digital age, libraries must provide outstanding customer service to their virtual users. But, where can they turn to learn how to do that? Serving Online Customers: Lessons for Libraries from the Business World is a practical guide to steps libraries can take to adopt the best practices of e-business to their own online operations. Donald A. Barclay has carefully examined business literature to identify the best customer service practices of online companies and shows readers how to adapt these to the library environment. Chapter coverage includes these critical areas: *Improving the Self-Service Experience *Bringing Reference Service to the Online Customer *Adding Libraries to the Distance Education Mix *Designing Library Websites for Both Trust and Pleasure *Implementing Recommendation Agents and Avatars into Online Services *Linking Continuous Assessment to Online Service Improvement This book will help any library greatly enhance their online users' experience and help bring new users to the library.
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