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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, First Update Supplement - Miriam Drake
This reader-friendly supplement collects the latest advancements and research on new processes, developments, and technologies for the dissemination, access, and analysis of information-serving as a stand-alone source for anyone requiring an instant update on the many innovations in library science and information acquisition that have taken place over the past few years. This invaluable supplement offers new material on library operations, information access and processing, and information literacy. It contains resources for a solid understanding of the current state of library and information science in the 21st Century.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Sourcebook for Educators: Students, and Librarians
Examining how electronic publication of theses and dissertations might enhance graduate education, this text clarifies the composition, evaluation, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)—providing a conceptual framework for the development of effective ETD programs and identifying the main technical concerns related to the adoption of ETD initiatives.
Issues for Libraries and Information Science in the Internet Age by Bruce A. Shuman
Are libraries destined for extinction as more people turn to the Web for their information needs? Or will the role of libraries expand to bridge the gap between information haves and have-nots? How will censorship issues, information overload, and archiving affect libraries in years to come? The immense changes brought by the Internet pose many questions and dilemmas for today's librarians, challenging many fundamental beliefs and practices. This timely work addresses a number of major critical issues facing libraries and our society. Join author Bruce Shuman to explore the challenges and possible solutions in this lively and thought-provoking discussion.
Libraries, literatures, and archives: Sas Mays (editor)
Not only does the library have a long and complex history and politics, but it has an ambivalent presence in Western culture – both a site of positive knowledge and a site of error, confusion, and loss. Nevertheless, in literary studies and in the humanities, including book history, the figure of the library remains in many senses under-researched. This collection brings together established and up-and-coming researchers from a number of practices – literary and cultural studies, gender studies, book history, philosophy, visual culture, and contemporary art – with an effective historical sweep ranging from the time of Sumer to the present day.
In the context of the rise of archive studies, this book attends specifically and meta-critically to the figure of the library as a particular archival form, considering the traits that constitute (or fail to constitute) the library as institution or idea, and questions its relations to other accumulative modes, such as the archive in its traditional sense, the museum, or the filmic or digital archive. Across their diversity, and in addition to their international standard of research and writing, each chapter is unified by commitment to analyzing the complex cultural politics of the library form.
Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation [5 ed.]
A classic text trusted by both students and advisors meeting the challenges of producing—and, ultimately, publishing—theses and dissertations (T/D), this Fifth Edition views the valuable addition of references to university research libraries and advanced information on websites, online searches, electronic literature, and other modern computer methods as crucial for the successful completion of any T/D.
Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior (Library and Information Science) [1st ed.]
Looking for Information presents examples of information seeking and reviews studies of the information-seeking behavior of both general and specific social and occupational groups: scientists, engineers, social scientists, humanists, policy experts, the aged, the poor, and the public in general. It also discusses general research on information seeking, including basic research on human communication behavior as found in the literature of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and other disciplines.
Critical Theory for Library and Information Science: Exploring the Social from Across the Disciplines [1 ed.]
The practical application of library and information science is based upon 75 years of critical theory and thought. Therefore, it is essential for students and faculty in LIS to be familiar with the work of a wide range of critical theorists. The aim of Critical Theory for Library and Information Science: Exploring the Social from Across the Disciplines is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the critical theorists important to the LIS audience, and to give insights into how such theory can be incorporated into actual LIS research and practice.This book consists of chapters on individual critical theorists ranging from Aglietta to Habermas to Spivak, written by an international group of library and information science scholars. Each chapter provides an overview of the theoretical stance and contributions of the theorist, as well as relevant critical commentary. This book will be particularly valuable as a reference text of core readings for those pursuing doctoral or masters level degrees in LIS.
Becoming a Digital Library (Books in Library and Information Science Series) [1 ed.]
This excellent reference traces the construction and maintenance of the digital collections and services that have been available day in and day out to users worldwide for more than a decade. It examines applicable guidelines for any library looking to build and manage systems, conduct and evaluate projects, and scout new directions for mainstreaming and hybridizing the building of a digital library. Including contributions from seasoned experts in specializations such as staffing, collection development, and technology project management for digital libraries, Becoming a Digital Library discusses the techniques for finding and training the right people to build a digital library.
Communicating Research (Library and Information Science Series) (Library and Information Science)
Communicating Research" explores how changing technologies affect academic research practices. The book begins with the rise of electronic media and fundamental changes in the dissemination of research. It then outlines the problems and concerns of researchers, librarians, and publishers: inadequacies of copyright laws, the rise of interlibrary loan practices, and the unchecked broadcast of working papers. These problems lead to a discussion of research practices across scholarly disciplines and an investigation of the biases and intentions of practitioners. The book includes historical data and observations on the current scene in order to make predictions about the future. "Communicating Research" draws conclusions about the ways that differing norms, such as the differences in the ways chemists and sociologists conduct, write, and publish their research, affect publication trends. The book also looks closely at the efficiency of publication strategies and their effectiveness in reaching the researchers' targeted audiences. Meadows uses two avenues to explore the communication of research findings. One is the medium used to convey the message; the other is the needs of the research community. He offers a solid base of analysis for understanding researchers, their biases, their assumptions about the communication, and the publishers. It explains variations in the reviewing processes for books and journals. It tailors communication and publishing insights for researchers, and offers superior historical information.
Introduction to Technical Services (Library and Information Science Text Series) [8th ed.]
Used in library schools worldwide, this is the classic text for gaining a thorough understanding of library technical services. Updated and expanded, this eighth edition covers all aspects of the field, from acquisition to managing the cataloging department. The authors have placed emphasis on automation as it affects technical services. Complete with helpful illustrations, statistical data, and study guide questions, this text is a must for LIS students.Used in library schools worldwide, this standard provides students with a thorough understanding of technical services. Updated and expanded, the book covers all aspects of the field--from acquisitions to managing the cataloging department--with new emphasis on sections and new material covering E-resources and media, metadata, outsourcing, quality management, and the impact of consortia on the work of technical services. Complete with helpful illustrations, statistics, and study guide questions, this text is a must for library and information science students!
Standards for Libraries in Higher Education
The Standards for Libraries in Higher Education are designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning libraries as leaders in assessment and continuous improvement on their campuses. Libraries must demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness and be prepared to address changes in higher education, including accreditation and other accountability measures. These Standards were developed through study and consideration of issues and trends in libraries, higher education, and accrediting practices. The committee solicited input from librarians and library stakeholders at various types of institutions as well as drawing on research and best practices in the field.
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