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Foundations of Library and Information Science
     

Foundations of Library and Information Science

by Richard Rubin
 

ISBN-10: 1555704026

ISBN-13: 9781555704025

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555704025
Publisher:
Neal-Schuman Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Library and Information Studies
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
495
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.89(h) x 1.22(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures v

Foreword Joseph Janes vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Educational, Recreational, and Informational Infrastructure 7

Chapter 2 From Past to Present: The History and Mission of Libraries 35

Chapter 3 Library and Information Science: An Evolving Profession 77

Chapter 4 The Organization of Information: Techniques and Issues 127

Chapter 5 The Library as an Institution: An Organizational Perspective 165

Chapter 6 Redefining the Library: The Impact and Implications of Technological Change 225

Chapter 7 Information Science: A Service Perspective 271

Chapter 8 Information Policy: Stakeholders and Agendas 309

Chapter 9 Information Policy as Library Policy: Intellectual Freedom 371

Chapter 10 The Values and Ethics of Library and Information Science 405

Appendix A Summary of Major Library and Information Science Associations and List of Additional Associations 441

Appendix B Accredited Master's Programs in Library and Information Science in the United States and Canada 449

Index 453

About the Author 471

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