"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."
The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
This book draws out and examines the trends in education and research in the field of library and information science (LIS) in the vast Asia-Oceania region. Information is an important part of the human condition and critical to the development of the Asia-Oceania region. The book is timely, therefore, as the region continues to grow and develop.
With its comprehensive scope and depth in treatment, this unique book offers an overview of Chinese library and information services, as well as a bird's-eye view of the political and social evolution of modern China.
This book presents international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from six regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.
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.
Designed to meet the needs of scholars and researchers interested in China and Asia as well as librarians and library school students, this new reference is the only available book-length research guide to library and information science in mainland China and Taiwan. Consisting of nearly 1,000 annotated entries, it lists significant English-language materials--together with important titles in Chinese, French, German, and Japanese--published in the last 100 years. Entries are arranged in eleven broad subject categories, including bibliography and reference, types of libraries, books and printing, history, automation and information services, librarianship education, and international exchange. Detailed citations are provided for books, journal articles, chapters or sections of books, conference papers, theses, dissertations, and ERIC documents. Author and subject indexes are supplied.
Comparative studies in information and library science published in the past ten years have reflected a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests, and issues. But until now, services between different countries have never been gathered or organized into a single source. As demand from researchers, students, directors, and practitioners for literature in this field continues to grow, the need for a focused book on international and comparative librarianship has become more evident. Authors Yan Quan Liu and Xiaojun Cheng address this gap as it pertains to Asian nations. This contributed volume, International and Comparative Studies in Information and Library Science: A Focus on the United States and Asian Countries, addresses such issues as research methodologies, information policy, professional education, information organization, as well as school, academic, and public libraries. The book also features a comprehensive bibliography of related articles, books, proceedings, and other publications in both English and Chinese. In addition, this volume features four appendixes that include lists of the curriculum, journal titles, conferences, and websites relating to international and comparative librarianship available at the time of publication.
This directory lists education institutions world-wide where professional education and training programmes in the field of library, archive and information science are carried out at a tertiary level of education or higher. More than ten years after the publication of the last edition, this up-to-date reference source includes more than 900 universities and other institutions, and more than 1.500 relevant programmes. Entries provide contact information as well as details such as statistical information, tuition fees, admission requirements, programmes' contents.
A detailed study of the education and training of information professionals in China, including the People's Republic, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, offering insights into history, the present situation, and future scenarios. Chapters concentrate on educational and pedagogical matters in an apolitical fashion. Subjects include history of library science education, employment conditions of library school educators, and international cooperation in library science education. Includes a directory of library and information programs of higher education and a list of library conferences in China.
This 2nd edition of the highly successful Global Library and Information Science presents an up-to-date review of international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from all regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.
Das Handbuch informiert über Verbände, die in den Bereichen Bibliothekswesen, Dokumentation, Informationswissenschaft und Archivwesen wirken. Die zweite, vollständig überarbeitete und stark erweiterte Ausgabe umfasst 633 ausführliche und aktuelle Einträge aus über 130 Ländern. Mehr als 170 neue Einträge dokumentieren die neuesten Trends und Entwicklungen in diesem Bereich. Im ersten Teil werden die international tätigen Verbände in alphabetischer Reihenfolge aufgeführt, der zweite Teil listet die nationalen Verbände nach Ländern und darin alphabetisch sortiert auf. Der Band wird durch ein Namen- und ein Sachregister sowie ein Register der offiziellen Organe erschlossen. Die Einträge enthalten folgende Angaben: Name, ggf. mit Abkürzung und englischer Übersetzung Adresse mit Telefon, Telex, Fax, E-Mail und URL Funktionsträger, leitende Mitarbeiter - Sprachen, Gründungsjahr Hauptsächliche Tätigkeitsgebiete und Ziele Struktur, Finanzen Übersicht über die Mitglieder (Anzahl, Struktur, Arten der Mitgliedschaft) Mitgliederversammlungen, Tagungen, Publikationen Aktivitäten (z.B. in Gesetzgebungsverfahren oder im Bildungsbereich)