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Foundations of Library and Information Science

Foundations of Library and Information Science

by Richard Rubin


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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)

About the Author

Richard Rubin is the author of Confederacy of Silence. He has written for the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Smithsonian, and New York magazine. He lives in New York and Maine.

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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