Libraries across all sectors are responding to the call to decolonise, critically examining their own historic legacies and practices and supporting institutional change. This book brings together current thinking and emerging practices around decolonising the library, providing conceptual frameworks, and describing emerging practices and their impact.
The second edition of this definitive textbook provides an introduction to the library and information sciences, emphasising their philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual foundations. Updated to cover the changing information environment, it is suitable as a text for college and university students, for those beginning research, and for thoughtful practitioners.
The third edition of this landmark textbook has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the many developments and changes in metadata and related domains. Authors Marcia Lei Zeng and Jian Qin provide a solid grounding in the variety and interrelationships among different metadata types, offering a comprehensive look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library and information science and beyond.
Taxonomies is a curated anthology of case studies of taxonomy projects that showcases the incredible breadth and depth of work being done by taxonomists across many different types of sectors and organisations. The book aims to inspire and educate anyone who needs to organise information and data.
This book provides a practical introduction to metadata for the digital library, describing in detail how to implement a strategic approach which will enable complex digital objects to be discovered, delivered and preserved in the short- and long-term.
As the transition to RDA changes the international cataloguing landscape, this practical guide draws out the flexibility offered by RDA and the scope for cataloguer judgement in balancing flexibility with consistency of entry. Welsh leads readers through the decision-making process, showing how the skills familiar from AACR can be applied to RDA.
The 2010 release of Resource Description and Access is not the release of a revised standard; it represents a shift in the understanding of the cataloguing process. This title places RDA in context by examining its connection with its predecessor, AACR2, and looks at its relationship to internationally accepted principles, standards and models.
This new edition offers fully revised and updated guidance on how to go about classifying a document from scratch; reflecting changes to the major general schemes since the first edition, and with new chapters on working with informal classification, from folksonomies to tagging and social media.
Zeng and Qin's thorough revision of their benchmark text offers a comprehensive look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library and information science and beyond, as well as the contexts in which they operate.