Library and information science textbooks

A Guide to Teaching Information Literacy   A Guide to Teaching Information Literacy
101 tips

Helen Blanchett, Chris Powis and Jo Webb

This easy-to-use book is an invaluable source of inspiration for any librarian involved in teaching information literacy, providing practical guidance on tried and tested ideas and techniques for sessions. The . . .

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An Introduction to Library and Information Work, 3rd edition   An Introduction to Library and Information Work, 3rd edition
Anne Totterdell, Jane Gill and Alan Hornsey

This book introduces support staff, paraprofessionals and students to the workplace. Informing readers of the latest developments in the sector, the text provides them with a practical, educational underpinning . . .

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Archives and Recordkeeping   Archives and Recordkeeping
Theory into practice

Edited by Caroline Brown

This groundbreaking text demystifies archival and recordkeeping theory and its role in modern day practice. The book's great strength is in articulating some of the core principles and issues that . . .

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Archives, 2nd edition   Archives, 2nd edition
Principles and practices

Laura A. Millar

A newly revised edition of the 2011 Society of American Archivists' Waldo Gifford Leland Award winner.  This new and extensively revised second edition offers an international perspective . . .

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Collection Development in the Digital Age   Collection Development in the Digital Age
Edited by Maggie Fieldhouse and Audrey Marshall

This topical edited collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development. They explore . . .

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Essential Cataloguing   Essential Cataloguing
The basics

J. H. Bowman

Mystified by main entry? Confused by corporate bodies? Can't tell a description from an access point? Then this is the book for you. Cataloguing is important, despite what some people may tell you. . . .

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Essential Classification   Essential Classification
Vanda Broughton

Classification is an essential skill for all information workers but a difficult concept to grasp - and it's even more difficult to put that theory into practice. This practical guide shows the reader . . .

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Essential Dewey   Essential Dewey
J. H. Bowman

In this book, John Bowman helps novice and out-of-practice classifiers to understand how to use Dewey to classify works. He outlines the content of the scheme and its structure and then, through worked . . .

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Essential Law for Information Professionals, 3rd edition   Essential Law for Information Professionals, 3rd edition
Paul Pedley

Easy-to-follow practical advice on the law as it affects information management and the fundamental principles underlying practice.   Using individual cases to illustrate underlying principles . . .

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Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings   Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings
Vanda Broughton

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are increasingly seen as 'the' English language controlled vocabulary, despite their lack of a theoretical foundation, and their evident US bias. In . . .

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Essential Thesaurus Construction   Essential Thesaurus Construction
Vanda Broughton

Many information professionals working in small units today fail to find the published tools for subject based organization that are appropriate to their local needs, whether they are archivists, special . . .

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Exploring Digital Libraries   Exploring Digital Libraries
Foundations, practice, prospects

Karen Calhoun

A landmark textbook on digital libraries for LIS students, educators and practising information professionals throughout the world. Exploring Digital Libraries is a highly readable, thought-provoking . . .

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Foundations of Library and Information Science, 4th edition   Foundations of Library and Information Science, 4th edition
Richard E Rubin

The fourth edition of the classic textbook offers a firm foundation of knowledge and guidance for library and information science (LIS) students and professionals alike. Foundations of Library and Information . . .

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Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison   Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison
Richard Moniz, Jo Henry and Joe Eshleman

This handbook lays out the comprehensive fundamentals of the discipline to help academic liaison librarians build the confidence and cooperation of the university faculty in relation to the library.   Readers . . .

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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 3rd edition   Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 3rd edition
Peggy Johnson

In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located . . .

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Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections   Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections
Carol A. Singer

This is the essential guide to the knowledge and tools needed to successfully manage reference collections. Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections offers insight and best practice for designing, . . .

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Improving Students' Web Use and Information Literacy   Improving Students' Web Use and Information Literacy
A guide for teachers and teacher librarians

James E. Herring

The web is now an integral part of students’ lives in school and in society, and they need to be ever more web alert in order to gain the most from their education. What teachers and teacher librarians . . .

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Information 2.0, 2nd edition   Information 2.0, 2nd edition
New models of information production, distribution and consumption

Martin De Saulles

This textbook provides an overview of the digital information landscape and explains the implications of the technological changes for the information industry, from publishers and broadcasters to the . . .

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Information Ethics   Information Ethics
Reflection and practice

David McMenemy

A practical, comprehensive guide to ethical issues in library and information work.  This book considers the over-arching ethical concepts impacting on all library and information professionals . . .

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Information Governance and Assurance   Information Governance and Assurance
Reducing risk, promoting policy

Alan MacLennan

This comprehensive textbook discusses the legal, organizational and ethical aspects of information governance, assurance and security and their relevance to all aspects of information work. Information . . .

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Information Resource Description   Information Resource Description
Creating and managing metadata

Philip Hider

An overview of the field of information organization that examines resource description as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment.   This timely book employs the . . .

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Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval   Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval
Edited by Ian Ruthven and Diane Kelly

Information retrieval (IR) is a complex human activity supported by sophisticated systems. Information science has contributed much to the design and evaluation of previous generations of IR system development . . .

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Introduction to Digital Libraries   Introduction to Digital Libraries
G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

Recent developments in ICT, especially the web, have led to the creation of a growing number of digital library projects in the UK, USA and elsewhere. This new phenomenon is designed to bring a paradigm . . .

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Introduction to Documentation Studies   Introduction to Documentation Studies
Niels Lund

Documentation has always been crucial in human society. Today almost all communication are being stored digitally. In order to deal systematically and coherently with old and new media in the world today, . . .

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Introduction to Information Behaviour   Introduction to Information Behaviour
Nigel Ford

This landmark textbook is an essential primer for students and practitioners interested in information seeking, needs and behaviour, user studies and information literacy. Introduction to Information . . .

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Introduction to Information Science   Introduction to Information Science
David Bawden and Lyn Robinson

This landmark textbook takes a whole subject approach to Information Science as a discipline.  Introduced by leading international scholars and offering a global perspective on the discipline, . . .

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Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition   Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition
G. G. Chowdhury

An information retrieval (IR) system is designed to analyse, process and store sources of information and retrieve those that match a particular user's requirements. A bewildering range of techniques . . .

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Librarianship   Librarianship
An introduction

G. G. Chowdhury, Paul F. Burton, David McMenemy and Alan Poulter

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 . . .

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Library and Information Science   Library and Information Science
A guide to key literature and sources

Michael F. Bemis

This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library and information science.   Far from just compiling a simple list of sources, author Michael . . .

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Management Basics for Information Professionals, 3rd edition   Management Basics for Information Professionals, 3rd edition
G. Edward Evans and Camila A. Alire

Completely revised and expanded to reflect the rapidly changing sphere of information services, this comprehensive introduction to the management of libraries builds the basic skills good library managers . . .

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Management Skills for Archivists and Records Managers   Management Skills for Archivists and Records Managers
Edited by Louise Ray and Melinda Haunton

This book introduces the range of management skills employed by records managers and archivists, and shows how they may be applied, adding value both in terms of personal professional development and in . . .

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Managing Records   Managing Records
A handbook of principles and practice

Elizabeth Shepherd and Geoffrey Yeo

Many organizations do not yet have a formal programme of records management, but increasingly they are recognizing the benefits of well managed records and the serious consequences of inadequate records . . .

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Mastering Data and Databases for Information Professionals   Mastering Data and Databases for Information Professionals
Computing for Information Professionals series

Diane Rasmussen Pennington

This is the first introduction to data and databases written specifically for information professionals and students of library and information science. This textbook. the first in the Computing for . . .

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Metadata for Digital Collections   Metadata for Digital Collections
A how-to-do-it manual

Stephen J Miller

More and more libraries, archives, and museums are creating online collections of digitized resources. Where can those charged with organizing these new collections turn for guidance on the actual practice . . .

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Metadata, 2nd edition   Metadata, 2nd edition
Marcia Lei Zeng and Jian Qin

Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Providing a solid . . .

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Organizing Information   Organizing Information
From the shelf to the web

G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

Tomorrow's LIS professionals will have to be conversant with all the tools and techniques for organizing information in different domains - from the library's shelves to the web and digital libraries. . . .

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Practical Cataloguing   Practical Cataloguing
AACR, RDA and MARC21

Anne Welsh and Sue Batley

This essential new textbook provides cataloguers with the skills needed for transition to Resource Description and Access (RDA).     The book builds on John Bowman’s highly regarded . . .

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Practical Digital Preservation   Practical Digital Preservation
A how-to guide for organizations of any size

Adrian Brown

2014 DPC Digital Preservation Award Winner A practical guide to the development and operation of digital preservations services for organizations of any size Practical Digital Preservation offers . . .

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Preserving Archives, 2nd edition   Preserving Archives, 2nd edition
Helen Forde and Jonathan Rhys-Lewis

A brand new and fully updated edition of this seminal work on archival preservation. Access to archival material – the documentary heritage of people all over the world that gives them their identity . . .

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Records and Information Management   Records and Information Management
Patricia C. Franks

This book provides a comprehensive, strategic approach to the creation, management, and disposition of information and records in organisations and is the first to analyse the impact that cloud computing . . .

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Research Methods in Information, 2nd edition   Research Methods in Information, 2nd edition
Alison Jane Pickard

The long-awaited 2nd edition of this best-selling research methods handbook is fully updated and includes brand new coverage of online research methods and techniques, mixed methodology and qualitative . . .

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The Academic Library, 2nd edition   The Academic Library, 2nd edition
Peter Brophy

This authoritative and wide-ranging textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the changing functions of higher education libraries and the organizational cultures in which they operate. It offers an . . .

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The Facet Information Science Collection   The Facet Information Science Collection

This Collection contains the following books: Cultural Heritage Information: Access and management Edited by Ian Ruthven and G. G. Chowdhury   Information Systems: Process and practice Edited . . .

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The Facet LIS Textbook Collection 2   The Facet LIS Textbook Collection 2

The Facet LIS Textbook Collection 2 contains 11 core textbooks for students studying library and information science. The books included in the Collection are: Introduction to Information Science David . . .

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The Information Society, 6th edition   The Information Society, 6th edition
A study of continuity and change

John Feather

What is information? Who are the information rich and who are the information poor? How can there be equality of access for users in the light of the political, economic and cultural pressures that are . . .

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The Public Library   The Public Library
David McMenemy

Public libraries have changed beyond anyone's predictions in the past ten years and are at a vital stage in their historical development. This timely book is the first standalone text to examine the . . .

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The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition   The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition
A. C. Foskett

The Internet and World Wide Web have made access to information easy but do not solve the problems of finding exactly what is wanted, to the point of overwhelming the reader with information. Since the . . .

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Theory and Practice of Information Literacy   Theory and Practice of Information Literacy
Charles Inskip

This book explores the landscape of information literacy (IL) theory and practice, providing an up-to-date guidebook for anyone wishing to develop their knowledge, understanding and delivery of IL in . . .

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