Librarianship is one of the world's oldest and most successful professions. It has survived war, plague, economic depression, and varying social values and conditions. The profession has shown an extraordinary ability to adapt to changing social and economic conditions and to adapt changing technologies to serve a variety of people with divese interests and need. A compendium of selected research studies conducted in various Library Schools. The subjects such as professional development, reading habits of women, space planning in libraries, industrial information system, I.T applications in decentralised planning and bibliometrics, scientometrics and webometrics studies focussed on various communication media are investigated. A reference book for students, teachers and researchers engaged in library and information science research.
The seventh edition of this frequently adopted textbook features new or expanded sections on social justice research, data analysis software, scholarly identity research, social networking, data science, and data visualization, among other topics. It continues to include discipline experts' voices. The revised seventh edition of this popular text provides instruction and guidance for professionals and students in library and information science who want to conduct research and publish findings, as well as for practicing professionals who want a broad overview of the current literature. Providing a broad introduction to research design, the authors include principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as advantages and limitations of each method and updated bibliographies. Chapters cover the scientific method, sampling, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with quantitative and qualitative methods. LIS students and professionals will consult this text not only for instruction on conducting research but also for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports. As in the previous edition, discipline experts provide advice, tips, and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses; writing grants; overcoming writer's block; collaborating with colleagues; and working with outside consultants. Journal and book editors discuss how to publish and identify best practices and understudied topics, as well as what they look for in submissions. Features new or expanded sections on social justice research; virtual collaboration, data collection, and dissemination; scholarly communication; computer-assisted qualitative and quantitative data analysis; scholarly identity research and guidelines; data science; and visualization of quantitative and qualitative data Provides a broad and comprehensive overview and update, especially of research published over the past five years Highlights school, public, and academic research findings Relies on the coauthors' expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software
Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.
This comprehensive book prepares readers for a changing profession in the library and information field, presenting a holistic approach that examines theories and models and utilizes creative problem-solving strategies. • Provides a current, detailed, and creative introduction to the library and information profession for students in LIS programs as well as practicing professionals seeking continuing education • Presents a framework for thinking about the library and information profession through thoughtful models and theories, which place it in the context of general service professions in society • Builds upon the works of such professional luminaries as Pierce Butler, Verner Clapp, Ralph Shaw, and Jesse Shera to create expanded theories and updated models
This volume represents just some of the 175 papers, issues, and discussions that occures during the 27th Charleston Conference. The monograph is divided into five categories encompassing collection development, e-books, serials and e-journals, technical services workflow and cataloging, and miscellaneous subjects.
Once In Decade A Book Is Designed And Published, Mastering Which, Readers May Feel Master Of The Subject. With The Vast Experience Of Library Science And Its Management, The Author Presents Such A Book Which Is Complete In Its Aspects And Approach. It Covers The Course Prescribed In The University Grants Commission For The Net Examination For Library Science In Particular And Other Subjects Like General Studies And Other Information In General, In A Comprehensive Yet Brief Format.The Book Is Also Helpful In Various Entrance Examinations For The Post Of Librarian In J.N.V., K.V. And Other Government Organisations With Lucidity Of Narration, Examples Of Multifacet, Analytical Presentation, Integral Approach To The Problem Solving Matters And Actual Questions Asked In The Ugc-Net Examination. It Contains More Than 2500 Solved Questions Of The Last One Decade, I.E., 1991-2000. It Is An Ideal Book For The Library Science Aspirants Of The Ugc-Net Examination. Comprehensive Guidance Is Another Feature Of The Book Which Acts As A Catalyst For Those Aspirants Who Wish To Come Out With Flying Colour In Qualifying Ugc-Net Examination.
The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web. The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.