Library and Information Science Trends and Research

Author: Amanda Spink
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780527144
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This volume provides an understanding of new directions in library and information science/management, education and research in Europe. Coverage includes new research directions and curriculum changes due to the rapidly developing information world.

Library and Information Science Trends and Research

Author: Amanda Spink
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780524706
Format: PDF
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This book brings together chapters that present a range of chapters about the trends in education and research in the field of library and information science (LIS) in the Asia-Oceania region of the world. Why a book about LIS in the Asia-Oceania region? One key reason for a book on the topic is the huge growth of the field in terms of students and schools particularly in Asia. Information behaviour, and libraries and information services are often embedded within an individual

Library and Information Sciences

Author: Chuanfu Chen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642548121
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book explores the development, trends and research of library and information sciences (LIS) in the digital age. Inside, readers will find research and case studies written by LIS experts, educators and theorists, most of whom have visited China, delivered presentations there and drafted their articles based on feedback they received. As a result, readers will discover the LIS issues and concerns that China and the international community have in common. The book first introduces the opportunities and challenges faced by the library and information literacy profession and discusses the key role of librarians in the future of information literacy education. Next, it covers trends in LIS education by examining the vision of the iSchool movement and detailing its practice in Syracuse University. The book then covers issues in information seeking and retrieval by showing how visual data mining technology can be used to detect the relationship and pattern between terms on the Q&A of a social media site. It also includes a case study regarding tracing information seeking behavior and usage on a multimedia website. Next, the book stresses the importance of building an academic accreditation framework for scientific datasets, explores the relationship between bibliometrics and university rankings, and details the birth and development of East Asian Libraries in North America. Overall, the book offers readers insight into the changing nature of LIS, including the electronic dissemination of information, the impact of the Internet on libraries, the changing responsibilities of library professionals, the new paradigm for evaluating information, and characteristics and functions of today's library personnel.

Library and Information Science Research in Asia Oceania Theory and Practice

Author: Du, Jia Tina
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466651598
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.

Libraries and Public Perception

Author: Anna Galluzzi
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780634250
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What is the future of libraries? This question is frequently posed, with widespread research into the social and economic impact of libraries. Newspapers play an important role in forming public perceptions, but how do newspapers present libraries, their past, present and future? Nobody has yet taken the press to task on the quantity and quality of articles on libraries, however Libraries and Public Perception does just this, through comparative textual analysis of newspapers in Europe. After a comprehensive and useful introductory chapter, the book consists of the following five chapters: Wondering about the future of libraries; Measuring the value of libraries; Libraries in the newspapers; Contemporary challenges and public perception; Which library model from the newspapers: a synthesis. Provides an alternative means to evaluate the impact of libraries Compares different countries and societies regarding their representation of libraries Pursues its subject through active research, rather than self reflection

Global Library and Information Science

Author: Ismail Abdullahi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3598441347
Format: PDF
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This book presents international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from six regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

Author: Anthi Katsirikou
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814350303
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This unique volume presents the latest scientific achievements of library researchers and professionals on the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Libraries. Scholars and professionals have now an information resource on methodological tools for library services. Except for the new technologies that facilitate the innovation of libraries, it is the underlying policy and functional changes that have the most lasting effect on the scholarly operation that explains why this volume is important in the field or market. It also explores in detail the areas covering library methodologies, marketing and management, statistics and bibliometrics, content and subject analysis, users'' behaviors and library policies that play an important role at every aspect of library research in the twenty-first century.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Author: Allen Kent
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824720414
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

Author: Chakraborty, Susmita
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466643668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow. Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science.