The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
John McDonald is the Director of Product Management for Analytics and Assessment at EBSCO Information Services. Active professionally, he has published a number of articles on collection development and information usage behaviors, with a focus on statistical analysis of data. He has served on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards, as well as on the Executive Committee of Project COUNTER and the Board of Directors for the SCELC Consortium. He previously held positions with the University of Southern California as Associate Dean for Collections, at the Claremont Colleges as Chief Information Officer and interim Library Director and previously as a librarian at the California Institute of Technology and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has degrees in History and Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Michael Levine-Clark is the Dean of the University of Denver Libraries. Prior to taking this position, he was the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, also at the University of Denver. He is the recipient of the 2015 Harrasowitz Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award for his work on e-books and demand-driven acquisition. With colleagues from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, he founded the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship, and continues to serve as co-editor. He is also co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences 4th ed, and serves on editorial boards of several journals. An active member of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), he has served most recently as chair of the Collection Management Section. As co-chair of the NISO Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs Working Group, he was one of the lead authors of the recommended practices document. He serves on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards and a range of committees within library professional organizations. He writes and speaks regularly on implications of discovery service implementation and strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries, the development of demand-driven acquisition models, and methods for assessing collections usage.