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Social Information Research

Author: Gunilla Widen,Kim Holmberg

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780528337

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Social Information Research, co-edited by Gunilla Widen and Kim Holmberg communicates current research looking into different aspects of social information as part of information behaviour research. There is a special emphasis on the new innovations supporting contemporary information behavior and the social media context within which it can sit.

Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice

Author: Du, Jia Tina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466651598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.

Library and Information Sciences

Trends and Research

Author: Chuanfu Chen,Ronald Larsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642548121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 177

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This book explores the development, trends and research of library and information sciences (LIS) in the digital age. Inside, readers will find research and case studies written by LIS experts, educators and theorists, most of whom have visited China, delivered presentations there and drafted their articles based on feedback they received. As a result, readers will discover the LIS issues and concerns that China and the international community have in common. The book first introduces the opportunities and challenges faced by the library and information literacy profession and discusses the key role of librarians in the future of information literacy education. Next, it covers trends in LIS education by examining the vision of the iSchool movement and detailing its practice in Syracuse University. The book then covers issues in information seeking and retrieval by showing how visual data mining technology can be used to detect the relationship and pattern between terms on the Q&A of a social media site. It also includes a case study regarding tracing information seeking behavior and usage on a multimedia website. Next, the book stresses the importance of building an academic accreditation framework for scientific datasets, explores the relationship between bibliometrics and university rankings, and details the birth and development of East Asian Libraries in North America. Overall, the book offers readers insight into the changing nature of LIS, including the electronic dissemination of information, the impact of the Internet on libraries, the changing responsibilities of library professionals, the new paradigm for evaluating information, and characteristics and functions of today's library personnel.

New Directions in Information Behaviour

Author: Amanda Spink,Jannica Heinstrom

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780521707

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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New Research in Information Behaviour provides an understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories and models in information behaviour. Information behaviour is conceptualized as complex human information related processes that are embedded within an individual's everyday social and life processes.

Dimensions of Library and Information Science

Kaula Festschrift : Papers Contributed in Honour of Prof. P.N. Kaula on His Sixty-first Birthday

Author: Velaga Venkatappaiah

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170222408

Category: Information science

Page: 629

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Foundations of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Author: Richard E. Rubin,forward by Joseph Janes

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838913709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 648

View: 496

Library and Information Science

Parameters and Perspectives

Author: Joyce McIntosh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466562021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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Library and Information Science: Parameters and Perspectives focuses on how libraries function today, covering the most significant aspects of the field. The book includes chapters on the digitization of library materials, how technology has changed the role of libraries and librarians, Google’s book and information applications, library user fees, customer service in the library, teaching information literacy and research skills, and more. Readers receive a broad understanding of the roles and functions of libraries and librarians today.

Knowledge into Action: Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Author: Danny P. Wallace,Connie J Van Fleet

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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The only book currently available that comprehensively integrates research and evaluation for evidence-based library and information science practice.

Grey Literature in Library and Information Studies

Author: Dominic Farace,Joachim Schöpfel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598441495

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The further rise of electronic publishing has come to change the scale and diversity of grey literature facing librarians and other information practitioners. This compiled work brings together research and authorship over the past decade dealing with both the supply and demand sides of grey literature. While this book is written with students and instructors of Colleges and Schools of Library and Information Science in mind, it likewise serves as a reader for information professionals working in any and all like knowledge-based communities.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 52 - Supplement 15: Appraisal of Public Archives to Virtual Reality

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society

Author: Barbara Dewey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780630387

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society explores critical aspects of research library transformation needed for successful transition into the 21st century multicultural environment. The book is written by leaders in the field who have real world experience with transformational change and thought-provoking ideas for the future of research libraries, academic librarianship, research collections, and the changing nature of global scholarship within a higher education context. Authors are leaders in the research libraries field from a variety of countries Thought provoking chapters will help guide research library transformation globally Contains a diversity of thinking on research librarianship in the 21st century

Digital Libraries and Information Access

Research Perspectives

Author: G. G. Chowdhury,Schubert Foo

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856048217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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An authoritative and truly global exploration of current research in digital libraries. Internationally-renowned academics discuss what has been achieved with digital libraries and what we can expect in the future through the prism of research. The increasing number of digital libraries in all sectors and the pressure of ever demanding and diverse user needs has encouraged development of user-centred interfaces, intelligent search and retrieval capabilities, effective metadata description and contents organization. In addition to the two editors who are renowned for their works in digital library research, this collection brings together established international names in the field to analyse these developments in relation to users and information access and the future trends and challenges that practitioners will face. Readership: LIS students, academics and researchers interested in digital libraries and access and those developing, managing or just starting out with digital libraries

Library And Information Science And The Philosophy Of Science

Author: Birger Hjørland

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1845440900

Category: Electronic books

Page: 164

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This e-book is concerned with metatheories in Library and Information Science (LIS) and especially with the philosophy of science of LIS. Metatheories are theories about the description, investigation, analysis or criticism of the theories in a domain.

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

Author: Elizabeth A. Buchanan,Kathrine A. Henderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453141

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

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This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, and intercultural information ethics. Each chapter has a theoretical introduction to the issue under consideration followed by 25 case studies, each of which includes its own set of discussion questions. Perfectly suited to classroom use, these case studies help bridge the complicated gap between students, academics, and practitioners in the field by promoting critical thinking and responsible action. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology


Author: Blaise Cronin

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573873086

Category: Computers

Page: 686

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ARIST, published annually since 1966, is a landmark publication within the information science community. It surveys the landscape of information science and technology, providing an analytical, authoritative, and accessible overview of recent trends and significant developments. The range of topics varies considerably, reflecting the dynamism of the discipline and the diversity of theoretical and applied perspectives. While ARIST continues to cover key topics associated with "classical" information science (e.g., bibliometrics, information retrieval), editor Blaise Cronin is selectively expanding its footprint in an effort to connect information science more tightly with cognate academic and professional communities.

Information Science in Theory and Practice

Author: Alina Vickery,Brian C. Vickery

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598440081

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

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Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Amanda B. Click,Sumayya Ahmed,Jacob Hill,John D. Martin III

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110341786

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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This volume offers up-to-date insights into the state of library and information science (LIS) in the Middle East and North Africa. Covered topics include information literacy, intellectual property, LIS education and research, publishing and more. This timely contribution thus presents vital areas of research on a region that receives relatively little coverage and is currently experiencing rapid and significant changes.

Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals

Author: David Stuart

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856048748

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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A practical guide to using web metrics to measure impact and demonstrate value. The web provides an opportunity to collect a host of different metrics, from those associated with social media accounts and websites to more traditional research outputs. This book is a clear guide for library and information professionals as to what web metrics are available and how to assess and use them to make informed decisions and demonstrate value. As individuals and organizations increasingly use the web in addition to traditional publishing avenues and formats, this book provides the tools to unlock web metrics and evaluate the impact of this content. Key topics covered include: • Introduction to web metrics • Bibliometrics, webometrics and web metrics • Data collection tools • Evaluating impact on the web • Evaluating social media impact • Investigating relationships between actors • Exploring traditional publications in a new environment • Web metrics and the web of data • The future of web metrics and the library and information professional. Readership: This book will provide a practical introduction to web metrics for a wide range of library and information professionals, from the bibliometrician wanting to demonstrate the wider impact of a researcher’s work than can be demonstrated through traditional citations databases, to the reference librarian wanting to measure how successfully they are engaging with their users on Twitter. It will be a valuable tool for anyone who wants to not only understand the impact of content, but demonstrate this impact to others within the organization and beyond.

Dilemmas in the Study of Information

Exploring the Boundaries of Information Science

Author: Samuel D. Neill,Mary Neill

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313277344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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This thought-provoking book identifies the limits of the field of information science, and thus raises very real problems of the discipline in the context of people using, misusing, and abusing information. S. D. Neill provides many examples of the uses of information to illustrate how difficult it is to work with. In particular, he highlights problems of information scientists using information to study information. It is the author's contention that information use problems are, in certain instances, insoluble dilemmas, for they are grounded in human nature and can be solved only by altering that nature. Neill analyzes certain events to show that while sufficient information was available, it wasn't used--either because of greed, personality, or judgement. Information is power if, and only if, you have enough knowledge to understand it, the will to use it, and the ability to communicate it. The dilemmas are found in the control of information for retrieval, the use of data originally collected for other purposes, and research methods in library and information science.

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