Librarianship and Information Work Worldwide 2000

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Author: Maurice Line,Graham Mackenzie,Paul Sturges

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110966921

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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British Librarianship and Information Work 2001–2005

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Author: J.H. Bowman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317171888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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This important reference volume covers developments in aspects of British library and information work during the five year period 2001-2005. Over forty contributors, all of whom are experts in their subject, provide an overview of their field along with extensive further references which act as a starting point for further research. The book provides a comprehensive record of library and information management during the past five years and will be essential reading for all scholars, library professionals and students.

Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book

A Directory of Over 10,200 Terms, Organizations, Projects and Acronyms in the Areas of Information Management, Library Science, Publishing and Archive Management

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Author: Ray Prytherch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317123611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

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Listing over 10,000 entries, Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book spans everything from traditional printing terms to search engines and from book formats to URLs. Revisions for this tenth edition have centred in particular on the Information Society and its ramifications, on the general shift towards electronic resources, and on e-commerce, e-learning and e-government, whilst at the same time maintaining key areas predating the IT revolution. Web terminology, URLs and IT terms have been checked and updated, and coverage of terms relating to digitization and digital resources, portals, multimedia and electronic products has been revised or expanded as necessary. Harrod's Glossary now includes Knowledge Management terms, and this edition has also focused on developments in the field of intellectual property, copyright, patents, privacy and piracy. It gives wide international coverage of names, addresses and URLs of major libraries and other important organizations in the information sector, of professional associations, fellowships, networks, government bodies, projects and programmes, consortia and institutions, influential reports and other key publications. Entries are included on classification and file coding, on records management and archiving and on both the latest and the most enduring aspects of library and information skills. Even with the Web at your fingertips Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book remains a quicker reference for explaining specialist terms, jargon and acronyms, and for finding the URLs you need, whether you are working in a print-based or digital library, in archiving, records management, conservation, bookselling or publishing.

Librarianship and Human Rights

A Twenty-First Century Guide

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Author: Toni Samek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780631030

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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In this book, the reader will encounter a myriad of urgent library and information voices reflecting contemporary local, national, and transnational calls to action on conflicts generated by failures to acknowledge human rights, by struggles for recognition and representation, by social exclusion, and the library institution’s role therein. These voices infuse library and information work worldwide into social movements and the global discourse of human rights, they depict library and information workers as political actors, they offer some new possibilities for strategies of resistance, and they challenge networks of control. This book’s approach to library and information work is grounded in practical, critical, and emancipatory terms; social action is a central pattern. This book is conceived as a direct challenge to the notion of library neutrality, especially in the present context of war, revolution, and social change. This book, for example, locates library and information workers as participants and interventionists in social conflicts. The strategies for social action worldwide documented in this book were selected because of their connection to elements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that relate particularly to core library values, information ethics, and global information justice. The first monograph of its kind Locates librarianship front and centre in knowledge societies Mainstreams critical librarianship

Gower Handbook of Library and Information Management

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Author: Ray Prytherch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351932322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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This Gower Handbook is an authoritative guide to both the traditional and newer aspects of library and information management. Edited by Ray Prytherch, it brings together the insight of a range of respected contributors, who offer advice on the management, storage, retrieval, analysis, marketing and delivery of information. The book begins with Part I analyzing the context and trends of the information world. In Part II, Strategy and Planning, the information environment is explored in more detail, with Chapters 3 and 4 presenting the main issues and principles of financial planning and strategic planning. Part III, The Service Infrastructure, looks at customer care, the role of performance measurement and research in service improvement, and the influence of copyright law in the delivery of information products to customers. Part IV, Managing Resources, includes five chapters on strategic management, information auditing, human resource management, preservation and disaster management. The last part of the Handbook, Part V, Access and Delivery, focuses on the potential of electronic systems with chapters on subject gateways and Z39.50, electronic publishing, intranets and new models of access and delivery. Each part of the Handbook begins with an introduction by the editor and the book concludes with a directory of organizations, including useful URLs, and a glossary. Flexibility and adaptability are crucial for information professionals if they are to maintain their skills at the right level to provide the services needed by both information-rich and information-poor. In this one book librarians from all backgrounds, information managers and officers, document and records managers, and network and Web specialists will find answers to a wide range of questions that confront them in their working day. The Handbook will become a standard reference on best practice for professionals and students. It will be of interest to information analysts, knowledge managers, and others, including publishers, involved in information maintenance and provision.

Progressive Library Organizations

A Worldwide History

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Author: Alfred Kagan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This work presents the history and impact of the seven most important progressive library organizations worldwide—in Austria, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and two in the United States. Each organization is considered within its national context, and in fact, the English word “organization” does not quite fit the nature of all of the groups. The South African organization, LIWO, was transitional in that it helped bring South African librarianship from apartheid to majority rule and then disbanded. The other organizations or their successors are still working in one form or another. Some of the organizations have had or continue to have vibrant local chapters, though many of the original activists have recently retired or died. The author has interviewed many of them at a time when they were assessing their life work, and handing off to new generations.

Library Codes of Ethics Worldwide

Anthology

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Author: Gebolys, Zdzislaw/ Tomaszczyk, Jacek

Publisher: Simon Bibliothekswissen

ISBN: 394086224X

Category: Ethics

Page: 267

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The information sector has changed. This refers to libraries worldwide where libraries are still quite frequently the only institution for information provision. Mobbing, corruption as well as racism may infl uence information services and the professionals working in this field. An ethical code of behavior shall fi ght against its influences.

World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services

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Author: Robert Wedgeworth

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838906095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 905

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Entries cover important individuals, institutions, organizations, technological developments, concepts, procedures, and libraries around the world

Dimensions of Library and Information Science

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

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Author: Velaga Venkatappaiah

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170222408

Category: Information science

Page: 629

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The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing and Library Work

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Author: Susan M. Allen,Lin Zuzao,Cheng Xiaolan,Jan Bos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598441797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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In China the tradition of a book society is longer than anywhere else in the world. Chinese paper making, calligraphy and woodblock printing date from very early ages, but have for a very long time remained almost unknown to the Western world. At the IFLA satellite meeting “Chinese Written and Printed Cultural Heritage and Library Work” in Hangzhou in 2006 the richness of present day book historical research and library activities in China has been presented by more than sixty papers. This fine selection reflects the width and depth of this extremely important and immense Chinese heritage.

Quality Assurance in LIS Education

An International and Comparative Study

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Author: Makiko Miwa,Shizuko Miyahara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461464951

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This book reviews and examines the quality assurance systems of Library and Information Science (LIS) education in a variety countries and regions, including Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe. Globalization of education has caused the number of LIS professionals working in every region of the world to increase greatly. In order to be qualified as an LIS professional worldwide as well as in a local area, it is imperative that there exists a global standard of quality assurance systems for LIS practitioners. This book provides such a standard and ranks specific systems and educational programs worldwide. With contributions from leading researchers and scholars in a variety of regions across the globe, this book will prove an invaluable resource for professionals and educators of LIS education

Libraries in the Information Society

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Author: Tatiana V. Ershova,Yuri E. Hohlov

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110956233

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.

Changing Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information Professionals

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Author: Alison Brettle,Christine Urquhart

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856047407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This timely edited collection examines the evolving role of health professionals and explores the role they play in the context of where they work. It aims to encourage and inspire health information professionals worldwide to take on new opportunities and ensure their continued development and recognition as valuable assets in the changing health care environment. Library and information professionals working in the health sector face many challenges. Rapid developments in information technology and the provision of information, coupled with organizational developments and the widespread adoption of evidence-based practice have ensured constant change for a number of years. How have library and information professionals met this challenge and how has this affected the roles they play? Will developments in services render the hospital librarian obsolete? Is there a need for academic health librarians amongst the Google generation of students? The key topics covered in the book are: • providing information • facilitating access to information and managing knowledge • building capacity • undertaking research and evaluation • supporting research and practice • exploiting technology • evidence-based practice. Readership: Information workers and other health professionals, as well as students on librarianship and information studies courses.

Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future

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Author: Hines, Samantha Schmehl

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466646764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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As more associations struggle with limited professional development funding, the opportunities for library and information experts to advance their skills are being examined in a more effective and cost-efficient manner. Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future examines the future of library professional development by investigating the aspects that make these development events worthwhile. This book is essential for library association personnel, educational institutions, and management personnel in large library systems to aid in determining future trends in professional development opportunities for their staff.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 56 - Supplement 19: Accreditation and the Academic Library to The Use of an Animated Tutor in Teaching Chinese

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Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Supplement 19: Accreditation and the Academic Library to The Use of an Animated Tutor in Teaching Chinese