Library & Information Science Products

  • ASLIB Directory of Information Sources in the United Kingdom

    18th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    First published in 1928, this Directory is the leading information sources reference work on organizations of all kinds. Its diversity is reflected in the wide spectrum of entries it contains; now in its 18th edition, this title provides access to listings of 6,700 societies, clubs,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-25 

  • Perspectives on Information

    Edited by Magnus Ramage, David Chapman

    Information is everywhere, and defines everything in today's society. Moreover, information is a key concept in a wide range of academic disciplines, from quantum physics to public policy. However, these disciplines all interpret the concept in quite different ways. This book looks at information…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20
    Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science

  • The United States Newspaper Program

    Cataloging Aspects

    Edited by Ruth C. Carter

    Originally published in 1986. Here is a valuable and engaging overview of the cataloging aspects of the United States Newspaper Program, the most extensive and comprehensive original cataloging enterprise undertaken in America. The importance of newspapers for purposes of historical research is…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge Library Editions: Journalism

  • RDA Around the World

    Edited by Marie-France Plassard, Gordon Dunsire

    This book provides a snapshot of the implementation in various countries around the world of the international cataloging standard RDA: resource description and access. All stages of implementing a new standard are covered, from initial assessment and impact analysis through translation, staff…

    Hardback – 2015-05-19

  • Participatory archives in a world of ubiquitous media

    Edited by Natalie Pang, Kai Khiun Liew, Brenda Chang

    The media environment of today is characterised by two critical factors: the development and adoption of ubiquitous mobile devices, and the strengthening of connectivity enabled by advances in ICT infrastructure and social media platforms. These developments have changed interactions and…

    Hardback – 2015-04-07

  • The Data Bank Society (Routledge Revivals)

    Organizations, Computers and Social Freedom

    By John Smith

    This study, written in the context of its first publication in 1970, discusses and documents the invasion of privacy by the corporation and the social institution in the search for efficiency in information processing. Discussing areas such as the impact of the computer on administration, privacy…

    Paperback – 2015-01-19
    Routledge Revivals

  • Metadata Best Practices and Guidelines

    Current Implementation and Future Trends

    Edited by Jung-ran Park

    Metadata best practices and guidelines function as an essential mechanism for metadata planning, application and management, and interoperability. There has been a rapidly growing body of digital repositories and collections; accordingly, a wide range of digital projects and initiatives have…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23

  • Information Worlds

    Behavior, Technology, and Social Context in the Age of the Internet

    By Paul T. Jaeger, Gary Burnett

    The authors present a multi-level theory of "Information Worlds" to investigate the ways in which information creates the social worlds of people. Building upon the foundational works of Library and Information Studies (LIS) scholar and theorist Elfreda Chatman and philosopher Jurgen Habermas,…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science

  • Designing and Developing Library Intranets

    Edited by Nina McHale

    For the past decade, e-mail has been the preferred method of internal communication in libraries. However, relying on email for organizational knowledge management seems a bit like storing birth certificates, car titles, and deeds in a pile of junk mail: the important documents are lost amongst…

    Paperback – 2014-04-24

  • Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovation

    Edited by Chris Van Egeraat, Dieter Kogler, Philip Cooke

    Innovation, which in essence is the generation of knowledge and its subsequent application in the marketplace in the form of novel products and processes, has become the key concept in inquiries concerning the contemporary knowledge based economy. Geography plays a decisive role in the underlying…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22

  • Libraries, Literatures, and Archives

    Edited by Sas Mays

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-12-07
    Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science

  • Repackaging Libraries for Survival

    Climbing Out of the Box

    Edited by Sul H. Lee

    Research libraries face many challenges in today’s declining economy. The essays in this book explore these challenges and were originally delivered at a conference entitled "Climbing Out of the Box: Repackaging Libraries for Survival," sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Libraries and held…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31

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