Library & Information Science

Welcome to our Library and Information Science website, which showcases our collection of high-quality books on library management and leadership, information management, archives and records management, user experience, the digital library and library history.

If you are interested in submitting a book proposal or discussing a new book idea then please contact Heidi Lowther, who is the Editor responsible for commissioning new titles in the areas of Library & Information Science (including Archival Studies), Digital Humanities, Museum & Heritage Studies, and Conservation. Heidi can be contacted via email at [email protected]

Featured Library & Information Science Titles

  • A History of Archival Practice

    1st Edition

    By Paul Delsalle, Margaret Procter

    This revised translation of the classic 1998 Une histoire de l’archivistique provides a wide-ranging international survey of developments in archival practices and management, from the ancient world to the present day. The volume has been substantially updated to incorporate recent scholarship and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27

  • Leveraging Library Resources in a World of Fiscal Restraint and Institutional Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin B. Gunn, Elizabeth Dankert Hammond

    Given the continuing cataclysmic shift in the economic landscape in the last few years, librarians have been forced to reevaluate not only the traditional services that they offer but also their continued existence and relevance to their academic institutions. Given the ‘new normal’ of tighter…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24

  • Displaced Archives

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Lowry

    Displaced archives have long been a problem and their existence continues to trouble archivists, historians and government officials. Displaced Archives brings together leading international experts to comprehensively explore the current state of affairs for the first time. Drawing on case studies…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03

  • Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries and Museums

    1st Edition

    By Graham Matthews, Yvonne Smith

    This important book assesses the current state of disaster management in archives, libraries and museums in the UK and around the world, and provides recommendations for addressing current and future threats. Following an introductory outline of the topic and terminology, the authors provide a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • User Experience in Libraries

    Applying Ethnography and Human-Centred Design, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andy Priestner, Matt Borg

    Modern library services can be incredibly complex. Much more so than their forebears, modern librarians must grapple daily with questions of how best to implement innovative new services, while also maintaining and updating the old. The efforts undertaken are immense, but how best to evaluate their…

    Paperback – 2016-05-23

  • Public Libraries and Social Justice

    1st Edition

    By John Pateman, John Vincent

    The need for public libraries to tackle social exclusion and engage in social justice becomes ever more urgent as the gap between rich and poor continues to widen, and the very survival of public libraries in the heart of the community is open to debate. If public libraries are to develop and grow…

    Hardback – 2010-09-19

In The Library: A Routledge FreeBook Series

In The Library

Brought to you by Routledge, In The Library serves as a series of free resources for library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science to help you to discover and engage with current topics of interest.

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