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. This book covers topics in information storage and retrieval, including: users of IR and IR options; database technology; bibliographic formats; and abstracts and indexing.
Designed to present a holistic view of the digital library scene, this text is based on evidence from examples of major digital library research projects around the globe. It is intended for students of digital librarianship and related courses and for practitioners and researchers.
Gives an overview of the necessary issues relating to information users and the usability of information services in the digital world, including user-centred design, and the characteristics and behaviour of information users. This book helps readers understand why information users and the usability of information services are important.
LIS professionals will have to be conversant with all the tools and techniques for organizing information in different domains - from traditional library shelf to full-scale digital libraries. This text covers the organization of the entire spectrum of information, and the principles, tools and techniques needed to do this effectively.
Every profession needs an introductory text to its core body of knowledge. This book provides an introduction to librarianship for students and new entrants to the profession. It offers an overview of various aspects of professional librarianship in the 21st century, and an analysis of modern libraries and librarianship.