Global Library and Information Science

'This volume "brings together five regions of the world in one volume offering an overview to anyone interested in library development internationally.

Global Library and Information Science

Author: Ismael Abdullahi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598220421

Page: 592

View: 659

This book presents international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from six regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.

Global Trends in Library and Information Science

This book focuses on the challenges of modern trends in Library and Information Science.

Global Trends in Library and Information Science

Author: Berko Arendse

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781681174426

Page: 311

View: 607

A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audio books, databases, and other formats. A library is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to--or cannot afford to--purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organizing information and at interpreting information needs. Library and Information Science is a profession that is full of people passionate about making a positive change in the world & they tend to be wildly happy about what they do. Librarians not only manage collections, they evaluate, analyze, organize, package, and present information and train people in its use. Librarians bridge the gaps that exist between people, information and technology. In their professional lives, librarians and information professionals work to: design and develop knowledge organization systems, create reader's advisory resources to encourage young students to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning, help scholars locate archival and other resources crucial to their work, Identify sources of assistance in family and personal crises.

World Guide to Library Archive and Information Science Education

The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find ...

World Guide to Library  Archive  and Information Science Education

Author: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN:

Page: 585

View: 309

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.

Global Librarianship

Providing new insights into the role of librarianship in an age of socioeconomic, environmental, and political transformation, Global Librarianship illustrates how globally networked environments promote and increase the sharing and ...

Global Librarianship

Author: Martin A. Kesselman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420030639

Page: 344

View: 919

Providing new insights into the role of librarianship in an age of socioeconomic, environmental, and political transformation, Global Librarianship illustrates how globally networked environments promote and increase the sharing and dissemination of ideas, information, and solutions to obstacles affecting libraries. This reference showcases methods to tailor and build collections and technologies that continually support worldwide scholarly and business communities through the utilization of digital tools and electronic media. It Illustrates breakthroughs in the organization, management, and dissemination of information to facilitate easy access to libraries anywhere in the world.

Global Library and Information Science

Haigh, Maria. 2007. “Escaping Lenin's Library: Library and Information Science
Education in Independent Ukraine.” The International Information & Library
Review 39:72–79. Harper, Ray. 2013. “Knowledge Management through the
Lens of ...

Global Library and Information Science

Author: Ismail Abdullahi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110413124

Page: 729

View: 567

This 2nd edition of the highly successful Global Library and Information Science presents an up-to-date review of international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from all regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science

This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines—including the humanities, social sciences, and education—that discusses the importance of these critical perspectives for the advancement of LIS research ...

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science

Author: Gloria J. Leckie

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159158938X

Page: 326

View: 764

This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines—including the humanities, social sciences, and education—that discusses the importance of these critical perspectives for the advancement of LIS research and scholarship. * A basic bibliography of the theorist's work follows each topic presentation; some chapters also include works of critical commentary on the theorist's writings * Indexes of key terms and concepts are provided throughout the chapters

Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs

Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as distance learning, technology enhanced learning, and online learning, this book is geared towards academicians, librarians, and researchers seeking current research on solving problems ...

Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs

Author: Kaushik, Anna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522551476

Page: 309

View: 934

Online education plays an important role across numerous industries. These processes and strategies can be adopted into the library and information science programs for use in assisting with educational developments. Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs is a critical scholarly resource that explores the ideas on how library and information science professionals implement the use of massive open online courses in the library and information science domain. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as distance learning, technology enhanced learning, and online learning, this book is geared towards academicians, librarians, and researchers seeking current research on solving problems related to massive open online courses.

Library and Information Science in Developing Countries Contemporary Issues

Book chapters and case studies in this work provide insight to and support for practitioners and executives concerned with the management of knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work environments and ...

Library and Information Science in Developing Countries  Contemporary Issues

Author: Tella, A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613503369

Page: 335

View: 920

The field of library and information science is experiencing significant and continued transformation as a result of advancements in digital technology. Adapting to new technologies is crucial for librarians and other information professionals, but there exists a particularly acute gap in technology adoption among developing countries. Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues explores the relationship between global technology development and the impact of new technologies on library practice, library education, and information science. Book chapters and case studies in this work provide insight to and support for practitioners and executives concerned with the management of knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work environments and learning communities.

International and Comparative Librarianship

Based on his extensive experience in international librarianship, Peter Johan Lor, South Africa's first National Librarian and a former Secretary General of the IFLA, has written the first comprehensive and systematic overview of ...

International and Comparative Librarianship

Author: Peter Johan Lor

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110267993

Page: 949

View: 132

Based on his extensive experience in international librarianship, Peter Johan Lor, South Africa's first National Librarian and a former Secretary General of the IFLA, has written the first comprehensive and systematic overview of international and comparative librarianship. His book provides a conceptual framework and methodological guidelines for the field and covers the full range of international relations among libraries and information services, with particular attention to the international political economy of information, the international diffusion of innovations and policy in library and information services, LIS development and international aid. It concludes with a discussion of the practical relevance and future of international and comparative studies in LIS. See a short interview with Peter Lor on his work https://www.ifla.org/node/92590

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science

The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field.

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science

Author: John Feather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134513208

Page: 736

View: 406

The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web. The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services

Entries cover important individuals, institutions, organizations, technological developments, concepts, procedures, and libraries around the world

World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services

Author: American Library Association

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838906095

Page: 905

View: 171

Entries cover important individuals, institutions, organizations, technological developments, concepts, procedures, and libraries around the world

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

She did her PhD in Medical Informatics. She is actively involved in LIS global
leadership. She is a Standing Committee Member of the Section on Education &
Training of International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA-
SET) ...

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

Author: Chakraborty, Susmita

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466643668

Page: 406

View: 666

With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow. Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science.

Internationalizing Library and Information Science Education

... Kieth C . Wright When Richard Krzys and Gaston Litton considered the future of
world librarianship , they saw that Librarianship will have become a profession
throughout the world , and its body of knowledge - library science — will by then ...

Internationalizing Library and Information Science Education

Author: John Frederick Harvey

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 391

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The editors of the book and the contributors challenge library schools to internationalize their curricula at a time when provincial nationalism seems to be prevalent and the profession on the whole is more concerned with the how to rather than the why, and when information technology is being studied almost in isolation from the key social issues of the computer age. The book should be read by all individuals concerned with library education and international programs in particular and the library/information profession in general. Library Quarterly Internationalizing Library and Information Science Education: A Handbook of Policies and Procedures in Administration and Curriculum deals with one of the most critical issues in librarianship today: the complexities involved in operating libraries in a world where the international exchange of ideas, activities, and technologies is a constant force. As defined by editors John F. Harvey and Frances Laverne Carroll, internationalism is the process by which a nationally defined library topic, curriculum, or school becomes responsive to international policies or perspectives. The theme of this volume is this change in perspective.

Information Access and Library User Needs in Developing Countries

He received his Ph.D. in Library and Information Management from Emporia
State University, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia, USA;
... Ismail Abdullahi is a Professor of Global Library and Information Science. He is
a ...

Information Access and Library User Needs in Developing Countries

Author: AI-Suqri, Mohammed Nasser

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466643544

Page: 286

View: 182

While high quality library and information services continue to thrive and strengthen economic and social development, much of the knowledge that exists on user’s needs and behaviors is fundamentally based on the results of users in English-speaking, western developed countries. Information Access and Library User Needs in Developing Countries highlights the struggles that developing countries face in terms of information gaps and information-seeking user behavior. The publication highlights ways in which users in developing countries can benefit from properly implementing LIS services. Researchers, academics, and practitioners interested in the design and delivery of information services will benefit from this collection of research.

Global Action on School Library Guidelines

This book celebrates the new IFLA School Library Guidelines and shows how the Guidelines can be used in improving school library services.

Global Action on School Library Guidelines

Author: Barbara A. Schultz-Jones

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110395851

Page: 247

View: 799

This book celebrates the new IFLA School Library Guidelines and shows how the Guidelines can be used in improving school library services. Each chapter describes innovative initiatives for developing, implementing and promoting school library guidelines. The book provides inspiration and guidance for the creation of national school library standards and for the development and use of standards and guidelines to change school library practice, to define the teaching role of school librarians, to guide the initial preparation of school librarians, and to advocate for school library services. Contributors to the book come from around the world: Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United States. Their work illustrates the shared commitment of school librarians around the world to "teaching and learning for all", as envisioned in the IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto.

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios.

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

Author: Elizabeth A. Buchanan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453141

Page: 175

View: 437

This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, and intercultural information ethics. Each chapter has a theoretical introduction to the issue under consideration followed by 25 case studies, each of which includes its own set of discussion questions. Perfectly suited to classroom use, these case studies help bridge the complicated gap between students, academics, and practitioners in the field by promoting critical thinking and responsible action. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

LIS Education in Developing Countries

Dr Ismail Abdullahi is a professor of Global Library and Information Science. He
is a graduate of the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark.
He has an MLS from North Carolina Central University and a PhD from the ...

LIS Education in Developing Countries

Author: Ismail Abdullahi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110355388

Page: 196

View: 503

The book contains relevant subjects and topics that address the future of LIS education in the developing world of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Since last two decades the profile of LIS education, and their content are on the constant and persistent changes. LIS education is facing a fabulous task of managing and preparing future generation of library and information professionals.

Marketing Library and Information Services II

With contributions from library and information professionals (practitioners, researchers, faculty members, consultants, and others), Marketing Library and Information Services: A Global Outlook highlights a variety of exemplary LIS ...

Marketing Library and Information Services II

Author: Dinesh K. Gupta

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311028104X

Page: 423

View: 655

With contributions from library and information professionals (practitioners, researchers, faculty members, consultants, and others), Marketing Library and Information Services: A Global Outlook highlights a variety of exemplary LIS marketing practices and efforts from around the globe. The following broad topics are explored: changing marketing concepts; marketing library and information services in different countries; marketing library and information services in different kind of libraries; web-based LIS marketing, etc.

Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa

This volume offers up-to-date insights into the state of library and information science (LIS) in the Middle East and North Africa.

Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Amanda B. Click

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110341786

Page: 368

View: 803

This volume offers up-to-date insights into the state of library and information science (LIS) in the Middle East and North Africa. Covered topics include information literacy, intellectual property, LIS education and research, publishing and more. This timely contribution thus presents vital areas of research on a region that receives relatively little coverage and is currently experiencing rapid and significant changes.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Fourth Edition

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques ...

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology  Fourth Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522522565

Page: 8104

View: 110

In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.