The second edition of this definitive textbook provides an introduction to the library and information sciences, emphasising their philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual foundations. Updated to cover the changing information environment, it is suitable as a text for college and university students, for those beginning research, and for thoughtful practitioners.
Analyses the domain of healthcare information, its organizational structures and history, and the nature of its resources and the drivers for change affecting them. This title looks at examples of healthcare information resources from the perspective of different user groups, including healthcare professionals and consumers.
'Hider's text provides a fulsome understanding of metadata standards, how they differ, how they are employed, and how vocabularies shape our access to the full spectrum of information about a topic. It is an accessible, well-written and almost conversational overview of information resources description that leaves the reader with an understanding of the elemental nature of metadata, its origins and ponderings on its future.'