Foundations of the Information Sciences

Series editors: David Bawden, Lyn Robinson, both at City University London, UK and Jonathan Furner, UCLA, USA

This series provides a set of advanced textbooks that cover all aspects of the information sciences. Each book is rooted in the research literature of LIS and related areas, gives clearly structured introductions to important topics within information sciences and will bring the reader to a full understanding of the latest state of research and practice in its topic. Future volumes will feature topics including search, collection disciplines, digital culture and information architecture.


Information Resource Description   Information Resource Description
Creating and managing metadata

Philip Hider

An overview of the field of information organization that examines resource description as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment.   This timely book employs the . . .

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Introduction to Information Behaviour   Introduction to Information Behaviour
Nigel Ford

This landmark textbook is an essential primer for students and practitioners interested in information seeking, needs and behaviour, user studies and information literacy. Introduction to Information . . .

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Introduction to Information Science   Introduction to Information Science
David Bawden and Lyn Robinson

This landmark textbook takes a whole subject approach to Information Science as a discipline.  Introduced by leading international scholars and offering a global perspective on the discipline, . . .

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Understanding Healthcare Information   Understanding Healthcare Information
Lyn Robinson

In an age of internet resource guides, which suffer from the malaise of being outdated before they are published, this much-needed publication addresses the information chain in its entirety, offering . . .

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