Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book
A Directory of Over 10,200 Terms, Organizations, Projects and Acronyms in the Areas of Information Management, Library Science, Publishing and Archive Management
Listing over 10,000 entries, Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book spans everything from traditional printing terms to search engines and from book formats to URLs. Revisions for this tenth edition have centred in particular on the Information Society and its ramifications, on the general shift towards electronic resources, and on e-commerce, e-learning and e-government, whilst at the same time maintaining key areas predating the IT revolution. Web terminology, URLs and IT terms have been checked and updated, and coverage of terms relating to digitization and digital resources, portals, multimedia and electronic products has been revised or expanded as necessary. Harrod's Glossary now includes Knowledge Management terms, and this edition has also focused on developments in the field of intellectual property, copyright, patents, privacy and piracy. It gives wide international coverage of names, addresses and URLs of major libraries and other important organizations in the information sector, of professional associations, fellowships, networks, government bodies, projects and programmes, consortia and institutions, influential reports and other key publications. Entries are included on classification and file coding, on records management and archiving and on both the latest and the most enduring aspects of library and information skills. Even with the Web at your fingertips Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book remains a quicker reference for explaining specialist terms, jargon and acronyms, and for finding the URLs you need, whether you are working in a print-based or digital library, in archiving, records management, conservation, bookselling or publishing.
Ray Prytherch is an information consultant specializing in information management, editorial and bibliographic services. He is the author or editor of several other Gower/Ashgate titles, including the Handbook of Library and Information Management. He was also editor of Information Management Report (a monthly newsletter) from 1991 to 2003, was a co-compiler of Walford's Guide to Reference Material and was co-editor of the series Librarianship and Information Work Worldwide.
’This edition of Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, is both reassuringly traditional and familiar but with just the right level of coverage of the information world to keep it contemporary and relevant. It also remains, coming from Yorkshire based Prytherch and Aldershot headquartered Gower, refreshingly British in focus. This might be an inconvenience in North America where definitions for the Music Libraries Trust, UK Libraries Plus and the Walford Medal will have little relevance, but there is still enough international content to serve a wide audience. All major libraries need this new edition. Individual librarians and information workers should also be sure to have a copy accessible as this remains one of the most important sources of reference for the profession.’ Reference Reviews, February 2006 ’This resource is suitable for library professionals, information specialists, and others in the library and information science field.’ American Refernece Book Annual, Vol 37, 2006