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From Knowledge Abstraction to Management: Using Ranganathan's Faceted Schema to Develop Conceptual Frameworks for Digital Libraries

by Aparajita Suman

The increasing volume of information in the contemporary world entails demand for efficient knowledge management (KM) systems; a logical method of information organization that will allow proper semantic querying...


Radical Information Literacy: Reclaiming the Political Heart of the IL Movement

by Andrew Whitworth

What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives...


BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management

by Loyita Worley & Sarah Spells

The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues...


Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer

Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are reaching out to new potential users and increasing awareness of programs and collections....


Virtual Research Environments: From Portals to Science Gateways

by Robert N. Allan

Virtual Research Environments examines making Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) usable by researchers working to solve "grand challenge” problems in many disciplines from social science to particle...


Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada

by Deborah Lee & Mahalakshmi Kumaran

This book, the first of its kind in Canada, is a collection of chapters from Aboriginal and visible minority librarians, working in Canada, speaking about the challenges they face in their profession; their...


Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer

Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores the kinds of challenges that managers of archival programs face today and how those challenges can be met to achieve optimal results...


Concepts and Advances in Information Knowledge Management: Studies from Developing and Emerging Economies

by Kelvin Joseph Bwalya, Nathan Mwakoshi Mnjama & Peter Mazebe II Mothataesi Sebina

Effective information and knowledge resource management is a driver of competiveness. Many developing countries have put mechanisms in place that seek to match knowledge-based economies, where information has...


Organizing Archival Records: A Practical Method of Arrangement and Description for Small Archives

by David W. Carmicheal

Organizing Archival Records equips non-professional archivists with the skills to tackle one of the most challenging tasks of archiving: arranging and describing archival materials. Carmichael brings this third...


Engaging Students with Archival and Digital Resources

by Justine Cotton & David Sharron

Aimed at professional librarians and archivists, this book explores connecting students and faculty with the archival and digital collections of the university's library and archives. Academic research has been...


Visionary Leaders for Information

by Arthur Winzenried

This book examines the theory, behaviour, connections and issues of modern information organizations. Asking leading professionals where we may be in the near future, it challenges both our perceptions and preconceptions....


Media History and the Archive

by Craig Robertson

By the time readers encounter academic history in the form of books and articles, all that tends to be left of an author's direct experience with archives is pages of endnotes. Whether intentionally or not,...


Practising Information Literacy: Bringing Theories of Learning, Practice and Information Literacy Together

by Annemaree Lloyd & Sanna Talja

This book showcases new interdisciplinary academic research on the relationship between information literacy and learning. It combines findings with new understandings drawn from theoretical and empirical research...


The Metadata Manual: A Practical Workbook

by Rebecca Lubas, Amy Jackson & Ingrid Schneider

Cultural heritage professionals have high levels of training in metadata. However, the institutions in which they practice often depend on support staff, volunteers, and students in order to function. With limited...


The Art of People Management in Libraries: Tips for Managing your Most Vital Resource

by James McKinlay & Vicki Williamson

This book explores recent trends in human resource management practices and presents options for their application within the special context of libraries, especially academic and research libraries. It lays...


Practical and Effective Management of Libraries: Integrating Case Studies, General Management Theory and Self-Understanding

by Jr., Richard Moniz

Aimed at library science students and librarians with newly assigned administrative duties the book is about improving one's thinking and decision making in a role as a library manager. Most librarians get very...


Web 2.0 Knowledge Technologies and the Enterprise: Smarter, Lighter and Cheaper

by Paul Jackson

Whilst enterprise technology departments have been steadily building their information and knowledge management portfolios, the Internet has generated new sets of tools and capabilities which provide opportunities...


Information Literacy Landscapes: Information Literacy in Education, Workplace and Everyday Contexts

by Annemaree Lloyd

Drawing upon the author's on going research into information literacy, Information Literacy Landscapes explores the nature of the phenomenon from a socio-cultural perspective, which offers a more holistic approach...


iPhone Application Development: Strategies for Efficient Mobile Design and Delivery

by Jim Hahn

iPhone application development is explained here in an accessible treatment for the generalist Library and Information Science (LIS) practitioner. Future information-seeking practices by users will take place...


Mid-Career Library and Information Professionals: A Leadership Primer

by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen & Linda Crook

As librarians move into the middle of their careers, they are more ready than ever to take on new leadership opportunities. Literature on leadership is expanding in the field of library and information sciences,...