NF Book Display January 2013


Wanting to do more with our non-fiction collection, I started to put together small themed displays a few months ago.  With the new year started and the displays receiving positive support I wanted to make a record for at least myself of the displays, their themes, and perhaps see if they grow/mature stylistically.  This makes the 4th library display I've ever been responsible for, and I am having quite a bit of fun.  It also adds a neat facet to collection development as I find areas that need more coverage, areas that happen to need something more current (the cover of our copy of Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry -- and Made Himself the Richest Man in America is fantastically dated), and sometimes odd duplications (Steve Jobs may be a popular title, but we do not need three copies of it).

I went with Computers (and related tech) for the month of January as my job gets quite busy and at times interesting with a surge in tutoring and tech support I provide due to many patrons get new devices for Christmas or in post-holiday sales.  I wanted to do more than just instructional manuals, and to try to appeal to different areas of computer interest.  I admit there are some glaring holes obvious to techies, I don't have a biography of Linus Torvalds, or Grace Hopper, or Alan Turing (though I do have Turing's Cathedral : The Origins of the Digital Universe ordered), and our books on using Windows 8 are roaming the wilds of Inter-Library Loan.

So, without further ado, the core of this month's display:

The Road Ahead / Bill Gates
Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry -- and Made Himself the Richest Man in America / Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews
Impatient Optimist : Bill Gates in His Own Words / Bill Gates
Windows 7 for Dummies / Andy Rathbone
Office 2010 : The Missing Manual / Nancy Conner and Matthew MacDonald
Using Windows 7 / J. Peter Bruzzese
Tubes : A Journey to the Center of the Internet / Andrew Blum
Networked / Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman
Digital Assassination : Protecting Your Reputation, Brand, or Business Against Online Attacks / Richard Torrenzano and Mark Davis
Where Wizards Stay Up Late : The Origins of the Internet : Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon
This Machine Kills Secrets : How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hactivists Aim to Free the World's Information / Andy Greenberg 
Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, and More : Everything You Want to Know About Using Today's Internet but are Afraid to Ask / Terry Burrows
Nook Book : An Unofficial Guide, Third Edition / Patrick Kanouse
My Kindle Fire / Jim Cheshire
Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers : The Ultimate Workshop / Martin Evening and Jeff Schewe
Mac OS X Lion for Dummies / Bob LeVitus
iPad 2 : The Missing Manual / J. D. Biersdorfer 
iCon Steve Jobs : The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business / Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon
Steve Jobs /



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