The Facet LIS Textbook Collection

Aug 2015 | 3958pp

10 volume set
9781783300884
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The Facet LIS Textbook Collection

The Facet LIS Textbook Collection contains ten core textbooks for students studying library and information science. The books included in the Collection are:

Introduction to Information Science

Foreword 1. Information science and 21st century information pratices: creatively engaging with information - Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson 
Foreword 2. The emerging discipline of information - Andrew Dillon 
Foreword 3. The scope of information science - Jonathan Furner 
Foreword 4. A fascinating field and a pragmatic enterprise - Birger Hjorland 
Foreword 5. A slippery and ubiquitous concept - Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan 
Foreword 6. The future of information science - Maja A Zumer 
1. What is information science? Disciplines and professions 
2. History of information: the story of documents 
3. Philosophies and paradigms of information science 
4. Basic concepts of information science 
5. Domain analysis 
6. Information organization 
7. Information technologies: creation, dissemination and retrieval 
8. Infometrics 
9. Information behaviour 
10. Communicating information: changing contexts 
11. Information society 
12. Information management and policy 
13. Digital literacy 
14. Information science research: what and how? 
15. The future of the information sciences

Research Methods in Information, 2nd edition

PART 1: STARTING THE RESEARCH PROCESS 
1. Major research paradigms Reviewing literature 
3. Defining the research 
4. The research proposal 
5. Sampling 
6. Research Data Management 
7. Ethics in research 
PART 2: RESEARCH METHODS 
8. Case studies 
9. Surveys 
10. Experimental research 
11. Usability testing 
12. Ethnography 
13. Delphi study 
14. Action research 
15. Historical research 
16. Grounded theory: method or analysis? 
PART 3: DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUES 
17. Interviews 
18. Questionnaires 
19. Observation 
20. Diaries 
21. Focus groups 
22. Analysis of existing, externally created material 
PART 4: DATA ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH PRESENTATION 
23. Qualitative analysis 
24. Quantitative analysis 
25. Presenting the research 
PART 5: GLOSSARY AND REFERENCE

Exploring Digital Libraries

1. Emergence and definitions of digital libraries 
2. Outcomes of digital libraries’ first decade 
3. Key themes and challenges in digital libraries 
4. Digital Library Collections: Repositories 
5. Hybrid Libraries 
6. Social Roles of Digital Libraries 
7. Digital Libraries and their Communities 
8. The Prospects of Open Access Repositories 
9. Digital Libraries and the Social Web: Scholarship 
10. Digital Libraries and the Social Web: Collections and Platforms.

Information Resource Description

1. Definitions and scope 
2. Information resource attributes 
3. Tools and systems 
4. Metadata sources 
5. Metadata quality 
6. Sharing metadata 
7. Metadata standards 
8. Vocabularies 
9. The future of metadata

Introduction to Information Behaviour

1. Introduction
2. What is information behaviour and why do we need to know about it?
3. Changing conceptions of information needs
4. Information seeking and acquisition are key components of information behaviour
5. Information behaviour can be collaborative
6. Factors influencing information behaviour
7. Models and theories in information behaviour research
8. Research approaches
9. Research methodologies in action
10. Using knowledge of information behaviour to design information systems
11. Conclusion

Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition

1. Basic concepts of information retrieval systems 
2. Database technology 
3. Bibliographic formats 
4. Cataloguing and metadata

Subject analysis and representation 
5. Automatic indexing and file organization 
6. Vocabulary control 
7. Abstracts and abstracting 
8. Searching and retrieval 
9. Users of information retrieval 
10 .User-centred models of information retrieval 
11. User interfaces 
12. Evaluation of information retrieval systems 
13. Evaluation experiments 
14. Online and CD-ROM information retrieval 
15. Multimedia information retrieval 
16. Hypertext and markup languages 
17. Web information retrieval 
18. Natural language processing and information retrieval 
19. Natural language processing applications in information retrieval 
20. Citation analysis and information retrieval 
21. Information retrieval in digital libraries 
22. Trends in information retrieval

Management Basics for Information Professionals, 3rd edition

PART I: MANAGERIAL ENVIRONMENT 
1. Introduction 
2. Operating environment 
3. Legal issues and library management 
PART II: MANAGERIAL SKILL SETS 
4. The planning process 
5. Power, accountability and responsibility 
6. Delegating 
7. Decision making 
8. Communicating 
9. Changing and innovating 
10. Assessment, quality control and operations 
11. Marketing and advocacy 
PART III: MANAGING PEOPLE 
12. Motivating 
13. Leading 
14. Building teams 
15. Addressing diversity 
16. Staffing 
PART IV: MANAGING THINGS 
17. Managing money 
18. Managing technology 
19. Managing and planning physical facilities 
PART V: MANAGING YOURSELF AND YOUR CAREER 
20. Ethics 
21. Planning your career

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 3rd edition
    

1. Introduction to collection management and development
2. Organizational models, staffing, and responsibilities
3. Planning, policy, and budgets        
4. Developing collections        
5. Managing collections        
6. Marketing, liaison activities, and outreach
7. Collection analysis: evaluation and assessment
8. Cooperative collection development and management
9. Scholarly communication

Reference and Information Services, 3rd edition

PART 1: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS 
1. Introduction to Reference and Information Services 
2. Determining the Question: In-Person, Telephone, and Virtual Reference Interviews 
3. Finding the Answer: Basic Search Techniques. 
PART 2: INTRODUCTION TO MAJOR REFERENCE SOURCES 
4. Answering Questions about Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Libraries and Publishing, and Bibliographic Networks: Bibliographic Resources 
5. Answering Questions about Anything and Everything: Encyclopedias 
6. Answering Questions That Require Handy Facts: Ready Reference Sources 
7. Answering Questions about Words: Dictionaries, Concordances, and Manuals 
8. Answering Questions about Events and Issues, Past and Present: Databases (and Indexes) 
9. Answering Questions about Health, Law, and Business: Special Guidelines and Sources 
10. Answering Questions about Geography, Countries, and Travel: Atlases, Gazetteers, Maps, Geographic Information Systems, and Travel Guides 
11. Answering Questions about the Lives of People: Biographical Information Sources 
12. Answering Questions about Government and Related Issues: Government Information Sources 
PART 3: SPECIAL TOPICS IN REFERENCE AND INFORMATION WORK 
13. When and How to Use the Internet as a Reference Tool 
14. Readers' Advisory Services - Cindy Orr 
15. Reference Sources and Services for Children and Young Adults - Meghan Harper 
16. Information Literacy in the Reference Department 
PART 4: DEVELOPING AND MANAGING REFERENCE COLLECTIONS AND SERVICES 
17. Selecting and Evaluating Reference Materials 
18. Ethics in Reference - Angela Ecklund 
19. Managing Reference Departments 
20. Assessing and Improving Reference Services 
21. Reference 2.0 
22. The Future of Information Service

The Information Society, 6th edition

PART 1: THE HISTORICAL DIMENSION 
1. From script to print 
2. Mass media and new technology 
PART 2: THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION 
3. The information market-place 
4. Access to information 
PART 3: THE POLITICAL DIMENSION 
5. Information rich and information poor 
6. Information, the state and the citizen 
PART 4: THE INFORMATION PROFESSION 
7. The information profession: A domain delineated 
8. Afterword: An information society?

Introduction to Information Science
DAVID BAWDEN and LYN ROBINSON

"..an admirable and highly readable introductory source. Accessible, comprehensive, far-reaching and offering an impressive overview of the relevant literature, Introduction to Information Science is an excellent resource that will likely serve as the standard text for the foreseeable future."
- Partnership

Research Methods in Information, 2nd edition
ALISON JANE PICKARD

"A strength of the work is its attempt to cover the entire spectrum of research relevant to the LIS community, and Pickard does so very competently ... this work has a clear role in guiding students and practitioners through the research process."
- Online Information Review

Exploring Digital Libraries
Foundations, practice, prospects
KAREN CALHOUN

"The students studying Digital Libraries and Information Services Master's programme at our University are the first to whom I am recommending this book. I would suggest it also to other library and information science programmes as a course book - it addresses most of the topics related to digital libraries as collections and services."
- Information Research

Information Resource Description
Creating and managing metadata
PHILIP HIDER

"...an excellent introduction both for students and for practitioners new to the field, and the very readable text is well supported by numerous examples, and lists of additional reading. A welcome addition to the literature in this field."
- Vanda Broughton, University College London

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

"Chowdhury provides a good understanding of where much of our current systems have come from … this book would be a good resource for a basic information retrieval course."
- College & Research Libraries

Management Basics for Information Professionals, 3rd edition
G. EDWARD EVANS and CAMILA A. ALIRE

"For anyone teaching management concepts to library and information science (LIS) students, you could find no better text to assign than Management basics for information professionals. For recent graduates, and those beginning supervisory roles, this is definitely a book to keep in your office."
- SLA Leadership and Management Division

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 3rd edition
PEGGY JOHNSON

"Must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management …the first place to go for reliable and informative advice."
- Technical Services Quarterly 

Reference and Information Services, 3rd edition
An introduction
KAY ANN CASSELL and UMA HIREMATH

"Different groups of readers will use the book in different ways. The comprehensiveness of its content may help new instructors to define the scope of a course on reference services, clarify the content of the course sections and design assignments. Library school students will benefit from reading the book cover-to-cover, and the most diligent of them will remember it as an important component of their education."
- Collection Building

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

"The sixth edition of what has now become a standard textbook in its field, this book has been updated about every four years since the first edition was published in 1994...As an introductory textbook that describes how information has been accumulated, analysed and disseminated through the ages, this book is recommended to library and information students."
- Australian Academic and Research Libraries

David Bawden is Professor of Information Science at City University London, editor of Journal of Documentation, and a council member of Aslib. He is author of over 150 books, chapters, papers and published presentations. 

Lyn Robinson is Senior Lecturer in Information Science, and Director of the Postgraduate Information Studies Scheme, at City University London. She is author of numerous papers and published presentations, and has written two books, including Facet's Understanding Healthcare Information.

Alison Jane Pickard is Head of Information and Communication Management and Director of Quality and Student Experience in the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Northumbria, where she is also Programme Leader for the new Professional Doctorate in Information Sciences. She teaches Research Methods in Information and Communication Management, Information Sciences, as well as other subject areas, and has project managed a number of JISC and AHRB research projects.

Karen Calhoun B.A., M.S., M.B.A. is an internationally respected librarian and change leader who is currently at the University of Pittsburgh helping to develop community-centred services. She is an active researcher, writer, speaker and consultant on digital libraries and related disciplines and has just completed a celebrated tenure at OCLC.

Philip Hider is Head of the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has worked, taught and researched in the field of information organization in the UK, Singapore and Australia. He holds a PhD from City University, London and was made a Fellow of CILIP in 2004.

Nigel Ford is Professor of Information Science at Sheffield University, and is currently Deputy Director of the Information School’s Centre for Information Literacy Research. He has taught information behaviour at undergraduate and Masters level for 30 years and is a leading researcher in the field, with an extensive publication record spanning journals and books.

G G Chowdhury BSc Hons, MSc, PhD, FCLIP is Professor in Information Science at iSchool@northumbria, and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University. Before joining Northumbria University he was a Professor and Director of the Centre for Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. For over 25 years he has worked as an academic and researcher in information science in different parts of the world including Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. For the past few years he has been actively involved in the iSchools activities. Professor Chowdhury has written or edited 15 books and over 150 research papers.

G. Edward Evans is an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer. He holds several graduate degrees in anthropology and library and information science. As a researcher he has published in both fields, and held a Fulbright (librarianship) and National Science Foundation (anthropology) Fellowship. His teaching experience has also been in both fields in the U.S. and the Nordic countries. Most of his administrative experience has been in private academic libraries--Harvard and Loyola Marymount Universities. He retired from full-time work as Associate Academic Vice president for Libraries and Information Resources. Author of numerous books, he consults for and volunteers at the Museum of Northern Arizona library and archives and Flagstaff City, Coconino Country Library System. 

Camila Alire is Dean Emeritus at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. She is Past-President of the ALA, ALA/APA, the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and also REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to the Spanish-speaking. She has co-authored books on library service to Latino communities and disaster planning and recovery. She was the first recipient of ALA’s Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award and was named one year by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.

Peggy Johnson began her library career as a music cataloguer and has been a children's librarian in a public library, and serials cataloguer, technical services head, and a senior collection development officer in academic libraries. In 2002, she served as interim university librarian at the University of Minnesota. Johnson has consulted on library development in Uganda, Rwanda, Morocco, and China. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on collection development and management and on change in libraries, two areas of particular interest. She edits the journal Technicalities: Information Forum for the Library Services Practitioner, has published numerous papers, and written and edited several books.

Kay Ann Cassell is a Lecturer and Director of the MLIS Program in the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. 

Uma Hiremath is Executive Director at the Ames Free Library, Massachusetts.

John Feather BLitt MA PhD FCLIP is Professor of Library and Information Studies and Dean of the Graduate School at Loughborough University; he is a former Pro-Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University.

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