Foundations of Library and Information Science

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, Jan 1, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 495 pages
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This textbook covers the expanded field of library and information science for major accredited programmes. Designed as a current teaching resource, the book offers information science students and librarians the background and techniques they need to meet the challenge of the profession today. This comprehensive course book begins with a discussion of the practice of librarianship, and moves on to address the place of libraries within the broader perspective of the information superstructure, the development of information science, the growth of information technologies, information policy in libraries, intellectual organization of libraries (from classification systems to databases), the mission of libraries from past to present, and ethical aspects and principles between information providers and clients.

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User Review  - NielsenGW - LibraryThing

First of all, yes, this is a textbook, so it already loses points for excitement and story-telling. But, aside from that, if you want to learn the complete basics of library science, then Richard ... Read full review

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User Review  - Monica St. Dennis - Goodreads

This book was useful, and I ended up buying my rental copy because I think it's a good thing to have around while completing the MLIS. I'm sure I'll refer back to it frequently the whole time I'm in ... Read full review

Contents

A Service Perspective
19
The Impacts
57
Stakeholders and Agendas
93
Copyright

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