1st Edition

An Introduction

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ISBN 9781856046176
Published December 27, 2007 by Facet Publishing
320 Pages

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Book Description

Every profession needs an introductory text to its core body of knowledge. This definitive textbook is the most up-to-date introduction to the profession of librarianship for students and new entrants to the profession available. It is also the first to give a complete overview of all aspects of professional librarianship in the 21st century, and to offer authoritative analysis of modern libraries and librarianship. Key areas covered include:

libraries and information services: evolution or revolution?

information resources and services

information organization and access

library and Information users and society

library technologies

library and information management

LIS education and training.

Each chapter in this user-friendly text features clear learning aims and objectives and a list of revision questions to test and consolidate knowledge and understanding.

Readership: Mapping onto course content for library and information studies in the US, UK and Australasia, this textbook also supports CILIP's Body of Knowledge and provides a single source of introductory explanations of library and information concepts for students. It is also the quintessential primer for new professionals.

Table of Contents

PART 1: LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SERVICES: EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION? 1. The history of libraries 2. Types of library service and library 3. Library design 4. The future of libraries PART 2: LIBRARY AND INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES 5. Content, Storage and Delivery 6. Library services 7. Collection management and collection development 8. Preservation and digitization PART 3: INFORMATION ORGANIZATION AND ACCESS 9. Classification 10. Cataloguing, bibliographic formats and metadata 11. Subject indexing and vocabulary control 12. Information retrieval PART 4: LIBRARY AND INFORMATION USERS AND SOCIETY 13. The library as a social institution 14. Services to library users 15. Government legislation and policies PART 5: LIBRARY TECHNOLOGIES 16. Fundamentals of computing and the information age 17. Information technology standards: databases, markup and internet 18. Library management systems 19. Digital libraries PART 6: MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING IN LIBRARIES 20. The importance of management in librarianship 21. Core management skills 22. Misssions, planning, projects and partnerships 23. Marketing and libraries PART 7: EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN LIBRARIANSHIP 24. Education in librarianship 25. Research in librarianship 26. Epilogue 27. Glossary 28. Resource list.

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