Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.
Every year for the last bunch of years I've been linking to and posting about all the "year's best sciencey books" lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.
All the previous 2011 lists are here.
This post includes the following: Five Social Media Books you Should Read.
Yeah, I know this really isn't science -- and I'm not even labelling it as such -- but this is an pretty good list of books from a marketing blog for non-profits so I do see it as being for libraries to at least highlight. Plus I want to keep track of this list for my own use and this is as good a strategy for that as any.
- The New Relationship Marketing: How to Build a Large, Loyal, Profitable Network Using the Social Web
- No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing
- Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World
- The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution
- Measure What Matters: Online Tools For Understanding Customers, Social Media, Engagement, and Key Relationships
I'm always looking for recommendations and notifications of book lists as they appear in various media outlets. If you see one that I haven't covered, please let me know at jdupuis at yorku dot ca or in the comments.
I am picking up a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.
For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn't a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.