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An Introduction to Library and Information Work, 3rd edition   An Introduction to Library and Information Work, 3rd edition
Anne Totterdell, Jane Gill and Alan Hornsey

This book introduces support staff, paraprofessionals and students to the workplace. Informing readers of the latest developments in the sector, the text provides them with a practical, educational underpinning . . .

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Archives   Archives
Principles and practices

Laura A. Millar

Whether an institution has a collections orientation or whether it is primarily responsible for managing institutional archives in conjunction with an organizational records management programme, those . . .

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Archives and Recordkeeping   Archives and Recordkeeping
Theory into practice

Edited by Caroline Brown

This groundbreaking text demystifies archival and recordkeeping theory and its role in modern day practice. The book's great strength is in articulating some of the core principles and issues that shape . . .

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Catalogue 2.0   Catalogue 2.0
The future of the library catalogue

Edited by Sally Chambers

Will there be a library catalogue in the future and, if so, what will it look like? In the last 25 years, the library catalogue has undergone an evolution, from card catalogues to OPACs, discovery systems . . .

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Collection Development in the Digital Age   Collection Development in the Digital Age
Edited by Maggie Fieldhouse and Audrey Marshall

This topical edited collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development. They explore . . .

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Digital Consumers   Digital Consumers
Re-shaping the information profession

Edited by David Nicholas and Ian Rowlands

The information professions - librarianship, archives, publishing and, to some extent, journalism - have been rocked by the digital transition that has led to disintermediation, easy access and massive . . .

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Digital Humanities in Practice   Digital Humanities in Practice
Edited by Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras and Julianne Nyhan

This cutting-edge and comprehensive introduction to digital humanities explains the scope of the discipline and state of the art and provides a wide-ranging insight into emerging topics and avenues of . . .

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E-books in Libraries   E-books in Libraries
A practical guide

Edited by Kate Price and Virginia Havergal

Despite the fact that eBooks have been in existence for decades in various guises and added to library collections for several years now, there has been a noticeable lack of published manuals on the subject. . . .

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Essential Cataloguing   Essential Cataloguing
The basics

J. H. Bowman

Mystified by main entry? Confused by corporate bodies? Can't tell a description from an access point? Then this is the book for you. Cataloguing is important, despite what some people may tell you. . . .

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Essential Classification   Essential Classification
Vanda Broughton

Classification is an essential skill for all information workers but a difficult concept to grasp - and it's even more difficult to put that theory into practice. This practical guide shows the reader . . .

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Essential Dewey   Essential Dewey
J. H. Bowman

In this book, John Bowman helps novice and out-of-practice classifiers to understand how to use Dewey to classify works. He outlines the content of the scheme and its structure and then, through worked . . .

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Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings   Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings
Vanda Broughton

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are increasingly seen as 'the' English language controlled vocabulary, despite their lack of a theoretical foundation, and their evident US bias. In mapping . . .

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Essential Thesaurus Construction   Essential Thesaurus Construction
Vanda Broughton

Many information professionals working in small units today fail to find the published tools for subject based organization that are appropriate to their local needs, whether they are archivists, special . . .

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Exploring Digital Libraries   Exploring Digital Libraries
Foundations, practice, prospects

Karen Calhoun

A landmark textbook on digital libraries for LIS students, educators and practising information professionals throughout the world. Exploring Digital Libraries is a highly readable, thought-provoking . . .

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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 3rd edition   Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 3rd edition
Peggy Johnson

In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located . . .

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Improving Students' Web Use and Information Literacy   Improving Students' Web Use and Information Literacy
A guide for teachers and teacher librarians

James E. Herring

The web is now an integral part of students’ lives in school and in society, and they need to be ever more web alert in order to gain the most from their education. What teachers and teacher librarians . . .

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Information Ethics   Information Ethics
Reflection and practice

David McMenemy

A practical, comprehensive guide to ethical issues in library and information work.  This book considers the over-arching ethical concepts impacting on all library and information professionals . . .

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Information Governance and Assurance   Information Governance and Assurance
Reducing risk, promoting policy

Alan MacLennan

This comprehensive textbook discusses the legal, organizational and ethical aspects of information governance, assurance and security and their relevance to all aspects of information work. Information . . .

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Information Needs Analysis   Information Needs Analysis
Principles and practice in information organizations

Daniel G. Dorner, G. E. Gorman and Philip J. Calvert

If you want to provide an information service that truly fulfils your users' needs, this book is essential reading. Analysing and assessing the information needs of clients is key to the provision . . .

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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 unifying . . .

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Information Science in Transition   Information Science in Transition
Edited by Alan Gilchrist

Are we at a turning point in digital information? The expansion of the internet was unprecedented; search engines dealt with it in the only way possible - scan as much as they could and throw it all into . . .

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Information Users and Usability in the Digital Age   Information Users and Usability in the Digital Age
G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

Information users and usability constitute the main building blocks of today's electronic information world. This important new text is the first to give a holistic overview of all of the necessary . . .

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Innovations in Information Retrieval   Innovations in Information Retrieval
Perspectives for theory and practice

Edited by Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty

The advent of new information retrieval (IR) technologies and approaches to storage and retrieval provide communities with previously unheard of opportunities for mass documentation, digitization, and . . .

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Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval   Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval
Edited by Ian Ruthven and Diane Kelly

Information retrieval (IR) is a complex human activity supported by sophisticated systems. Information science has contributed much to the design and evaluation of previous generations of IR system development . . .

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Introduction to Digital Libraries   Introduction to Digital Libraries
G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

Recent developments in ICT, especially the web, have led to the creation of a growing number of digital library projects in the UK, USA and elsewhere. This new phenomenon is designed to bring a paradigm . . .

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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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Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition   Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval, 3rd edition
G. G. Chowdhury

An information retrieval (IR) system is designed to analyse, process and store sources of information and retrieve those that match a particular user's requirements. A bewildering range of techniques . . .

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Knowledge Management   Knowledge Management
An introduction

Kevin C Desouza and Scott Paquette

Written by experienced Knowledge Management (KM) project leaders and teachers, this new textbook has been designed to introduce this  growing, multi-disciplinary subject  to students in an engaging . . .

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Librarianship   Librarianship
An introduction

G. G. Chowdhury, Paul F. Burton, David McMenemy and Alan Poulter

Every profession needs an introductory text to its core body of knowledge. This definitive textbook is the most up-to-date introduction to the profession of librarianship for students and new entrants . . .

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Management Basics for Information Professionals, 3rd edition   Management Basics for Information Professionals, 3rd edition
G. Edward Evans and Camila A. Alire

Completely revised and expanded to reflect the rapidly changing sphere of information services, this comprehensive introduction to the management of libraries builds the basic skills good library managers . . .

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Managing and Growing a Cultural Heritage Web Presence   Managing and Growing a Cultural Heritage Web Presence
A strategic guide

Mike Ellis

This book provides a complete guide for anyone looking to build or maintain a cultural heritage web presence. Peppered with data and case studies on current practice from large and small cultural heritage . . .

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Managing Electronic Records   Managing Electronic Records
Edited by Julie McLeod and Catharine Hare

One of the biggest challenges faced by any organization today is that of managing electronic records, a vital but complex undertaking involving multiple roles within the organization and strategies that . . .

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Managing Records   Managing Records
A handbook of principles and practice

Elizabeth Shepherd and Geoffrey Yeo

Many organizations do not yet have a formal programme of records management, but increasingly they are recognizing the benefits of well managed records and the serious consequences of inadequate records . . .

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Maxwell's Handbook for RDA   Maxwell's Handbook for RDA
Explaining and illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access using MARC21

Robert L. Maxwell

Designed to interpret and explain RDA: Resource Description and Access, this handbook illustrates and applies the new cataloguing rules in the MARC21 environment for every type of information format.    In . . .

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Museum Collections Management   Museum Collections Management
A handbook

Freda Matassa

This landmark publication is the first to draw together all aspects of museum collections management in one handbook. It is designed for anyone with responsibility for a cultural collection and covers . . .

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Organizing Information   Organizing Information
From the shelf to the web

G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

Tomorrow's LIS professionals will have to be conversant with all the tools and techniques for organizing information in different domains - from the library's shelves to the web and digital libraries. . . .

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Practical Cataloguing   Practical Cataloguing
AACR, RDA and MARC21

Anne Welsh and Sue Batley

This essential new textbook provides cataloguers with the skills needed for transition to Resource Description and Access (RDA).     The book builds on John Bowman’s highly regarded . . .

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Reference and Information Services, 3rd edition   Reference and Information Services, 3rd edition
An introduction

Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath

This fully updated edition of the landmark textbook by Cassell and Hiremath is designed to complement every introductory library reference course and is the perfect text for students and librarians looking . . .

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Research Methods in Information, 2nd edition   Research Methods in Information, 2nd edition
Alison Jane Pickard

The long-awaited 2nd edition of this best-selling research methods handbook is fully updated and includes brand new coverage of online research methods and techniques, mixed methodology and qualitative . . .

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The Academic Library, 2nd edition   The Academic Library, 2nd edition
Peter Brophy

This authoritative and wide-ranging textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the changing functions of higher education libraries and the organizational cultures in which they operate. It offers an . . .

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The Information Society, 6th edition   The Information Society, 6th edition
A study of continuity and change

John Feather

What is information? Who are the information rich and who are the information poor? How can there be equality of access for users in the light of the political, economic and cultural pressures that are . . .

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The Public Library   The Public Library
David McMenemy

Public libraries have changed beyond anyone's predictions in the past ten years and are at a vital stage in their historical development. This timely book is the first standalone text to examine the role . . .

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The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition   The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition
A. C. Foskett

The Internet and World Wide Web have made access to information easy but do not solve the problems of finding exactly what is wanted, to the point of overwhelming the reader with information. Since the . . .

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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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