Foundations of Library and Information Science / Edition 2

Foundations of Library and Information Science / Edition 2

by Richard E. Rubin
     
 

Here is the first textbook specifically written to cover the fundamentals of library and information science programs. Designed as a highly current teaching resource, Rubin offers library and information science students and professionals the background and techniques they need to meet today's - and tomorrow's - challenges. Foundations of Library and Information… See more details below

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Here is the first textbook specifically written to cover the fundamentals of library and information science programs. Designed as a highly current teaching resource, Rubin offers library and information science students and professionals the background and techniques they need to meet today's - and tomorrow's - challenges. Foundations of Library and Information Science 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. The various types of libraries (public, academic, school, and special), their internal functions, and the major organizational issues they face are discussed. This comprehensive text contains an extensive list of selected readings. Appendixes include the Association of Research Libraries Statement on Intellectual Property; Development of the National Information Infrastructure; a bill of rights and responsibilities for electronic learners; major periodicals, indexes, encyclopedias and dictionaries in library and information science; and a listing of associations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555705183
Publisher:
American Library Association
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
581
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Information Infrastructure: Libraries in Context1
Ch. 2Information Science: A Service Perspective19
Ch. 3Redefining the Library: The Impacts and Implications of Technological Change57
Ch. 4Information Policy: Stakeholders and Agendas93
Ch. 5Information Policy as Library Policy: Intellectual Freedom139
Ch. 6Information Organization: Issues and Techniques171
Ch. 7From Past to Present: The Library's Mission and Its Values207
Ch. 8Ethics and Standards: Professional Practices in Library and Information Science265
Ch. 9The Library as Institution: An Organizational View297
Ch. 10Librarianship: An Evolving Profession351
Selected Readings397
App. AAssociation of Research Libraries Statement on Intellectual Property419
App. BWhite House Conference on Library and Information Services Priority Recommendations425
App. CPrinciples for the Development of the National Information Infrastructure433
App. DA Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Electronic Learners437
App. EAccredited Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies in the U.S. and Canada443
App. FMajor Periodicals, Indexes, Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries in Library and Information Science449
App. GSummary of Major Library and Information Science Associations and List of Additional Associations457
App. HOverview of Librarianship from the Occupational Outlook Handbook465
App. ISelected Library and Information Science Listservs and Discussion Groups473
Index475
About the Author495

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