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.
'Does this collection of explanations, ideas and experiences meet the purpose of the book, and potentially satisfy the needs of its readers? Yes. There is a balance of background, basic information, explanation of applications (often with diagrams), and acknowledgement that the topic is still developing. It is not a work for the IT specialist, but for anyone in an information organisation.'
The Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics (ARCHI) is a pivotal resource for cultural heritage scholars, professionals and students providing a compendium of current research, educational initiatives and best practices.
This book provides strategic insights drawn from librarians who are meeting the challenge of digital scholarship, utilizing the latest technologies and creating new knowledge in partnership with researchers, scholars, colleagues and students.
This edited collection examines the changing roles of the librarian and how working within a rich digital environment has impacted on the ability of professionals to develop the appropriate 'know how', skills, knowledge and behaviours required in order to operate effectively.
This book presents up-to-date research and offers concrete guidelines for records professionals concerned with challenges to records in the online environment including privacy, accessibility, portability, metadata and ownership.
Goodman's invaluable resource includes 72 time-saving guides that will streamline your processes. Addressing myriad marketing, publicity, and promotion activities, this book is packed with tried and true best practices and useful tips for organizations of all sizes.
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.
Brings together some of the foremost international cataloguing practitioners and thought leaders, including Lorcan Dempsey, Emmanuelle Bermès, Marshall Breeding and Karen Calhoun, to provide an overview of the current state of the art of the library catalogue and look ahead to see what the library catalogue might become.
Brings together a group of international experts to consider the following key issues: What is the role of digital resources in the research life cycle? Do the arts and humanities face a 'data deluge'? How are digital collections to be sustained over the long term? What is the role of digital collections in the 'digital economy'?
Offers a comprehensive introduction to this important global field drawing together a broad spectrum of disciplines. This title covers key topics that include: social media and crowd sourcing; digital images and digitisation; 3D scanning and museums; studying users and readers; electronic text and corpora; archaeology and GIS; and, more.
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 of metadata design and creation? This title can make it easy for readers to acquire the knowledge and skills they need.