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Serving Library Users from Asia
by John Hickok

Asian populations are among some of the fastest growing cultural groups in the US. While books on serving other target groups in libraries have been published (e.g., disabled, Latino, seniors, etc.), few books on serving library users of Asian heritage have been written. Thus the timely need for this book. Rather than a generalized overview of Asians as a whole, this book has 24 separate chapters—each on 24 specific Asian countries/cultures of East, Southeast, and South Asia—with a wealth of resources for understanding, interacting with, outreaching to, and serving library users of each culture.

Resources include cultural guides (both print and online), language helps (with sample library vocabulary), Asian booksellers, nationwide cultural groups, professional literature, and more. Resources and suggestions are given for all three types of libraries—public, school, and academic—making this book valuable for all librarians. The demographics of each Asian culture (numbers and distribution)—plus history of immigration and international student enrollment—is also featured. As a bonus, each chapter spotlights a US public, school, and academic library providing model outreach to Asian library users.

Additionally, this book provides a detailed description and analysis of libraries in each of the 24 Asian countries. The history, development, facilities, conditions, technology, classification systems, and more—of public, school, and academic libraries—are all discussed, with detailed documentation. Country conditions influencing libraries and library use are also described: literacy levels, reading cultures, languages and writing systems, educational systems, and more. Based on the author’s 15 years of research and travels to Asia, this work is a must-have for all librarians.


English-Hindi, Hindi-English
by Joseph W. Raker, Ramāśaṅkara Śukla

Hindi is the most widely-spoken language in the Republic of India, and Hindi speakers can also be found in Mauritius, Fiji and Trinidad. This Hindi dictionary features over 30,000 entries, with a guide to transliteration for students or travellers to any of these regions.

Learn Hindi in 30 Days Through English
by Krishna Gopal Vikal

An easy Hindi self-instructor, this book has been written in such a way that anyone could easily learn Hindi through the medium of English.

The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader
by Naresh Sharma, Tej K. Bhatia

The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader has been specially designed for intermediate and advanced learners of Hindi and comprises a broad selection of graded readings.

The materials have been carefully selected to ensure that students receive exposure to a wide variety of authentic Hindi texts, including news and magazine articles, extracts from social media websites, film dialogues and contemporary Hindi literature.

Each reading is fully supported by:

  • pre-reading activities
  • notes on cultural references in the text
  • a vocabulary list with English translation
  • notes on key grammatical points arising from the text
  • text-related comprehension questions and vocabulary-based exercises
  • suggestions for writing and discussion activities based on the text
  • a key to comprehension questions and vocabulary-based exercises
  • online support which includes audio recordings and translations of texts, available at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415601764/

Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader is an essential tool for increasing language proficiency and enriching learners’ cultural knowledge.


Digital Libraries: International Collaboration and Cross-Fertilization
by Zhaoneng Chen, Hsinchun Chen, Qihao Miao, Yuxi Fu, Edward Fox, Ee-peng Lim

The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is an annual international forum that provides opportunities for librarians, researchers and experts to exchange their research results, innovative ideas, service experiences and state– the-art developments in the field of digital libraries. Building on the success of the first six ICADL conferences, the 7th ICADL conference hosted by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Shanghai Library in Shanghai, China aimed to further strengthen the academic collaboration and strategic alliance in the Asia- Pacific Region in the development of digital libraries. The theme of ICADL 2004 was: Digital library: International Collaboration and Cross-fertilization, with its focus on technology, services, management and localization. The conference began with an opening ceremony and the conference program featured 9 keynote speeches and 5 invited speeches by local and international experts. During the 3-day program, 40 research paper presentations were given in 3 parallel sessions. The conference also included 6 tutorials and an exhibition. The conference received 359 submissions, comprising 248 full papers and 111 short papers. Each paper was carefully reviewed by the Program Committee members. Finally, 44 full papers, 15 short papers and 37 poster papers were selected. On behalf of the Organizing and Program Committees of ICADL 2004, we would like to express our appreciation to all authors and attendees for participating in the conference. We also thank the sponsors, Program Committee members, supporting organizations and helpers for making the conference a success. Without their efforts, the conference would not have been possible.

Guide to OCR for Indic Scripts
by Venu Govindaraju, Srirangaraj (Ranga) Setlur

This is the first comprehensive text on Optical Character Recognition for Indic scripts. It covers many topics and describes OCR systems for eight different scripts—Bangla, Devanagari, Gurmukhi, Gujarti, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Urdu.