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Foundation of Library and Information Science

Foundation of Library and Information Science - 2nd edition

Foundation of Library and Information Science - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781555705183

ISBN10: 1555705189

Foundation of Library and Information Science by Richard E. Rubin - ISBN 9781555705183
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Neal Schuman Publishers, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No
Foundation of Library and Information Science by Richard E. Rubin - ISBN 9781555705183

ISBN13: 9781555705183

ISBN10: 1555705189

Edition: 2ND 04

Summary

Richard Rubin has written a completely revised and updated edition of the first textbook--and most widely-used--specifically written to cover the fundamentals of library and information science. Foundations is the most current teaching resource available, covering the practice of librarianship, the place of libraries in the broader information infrastructure, the development of information science, the growth of information technologies, information policy in libraries, intellectual organization of libraries, the mission of libraries from past to present, and ethical aspects and principles between information providers and clients. The various types of libraries (public, academic, school, and special libraries), their internal functions, and the major organizational issues they face are discussed. This second edition provides updates of many critical issues and also includes new topics--digital libraries and reference, information infrastructure, the Web, UCITA, Homeland Security, revised intellectual freedom policy statements, digital rights management, file sharing, MARC21, metadata, and much more--that are important to our profession. The extensive lists of selected readings have been thoroughly updated. Library and information science students and professionals will find the background and concepts they need to meet today's--and tomorrow's--challenges in this new edition. INSTRUCTORS: Adoption of the 2nd Edition, entitles you to a free CD-ROM with support materials specifically designed to enhance and support your Foundations of Library and Information Science, 2nd Edition instruction. Contact info@neal-schuman.com for more information.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The information infrastructure : libraries in context p. 1
Information science : a service perspective p. 31
Redefining the library : the impacts and implications of technological change p. 79
Information policy : stakeholders and agendas p. 121
Information policy as library policy : intellectual freedom p. 179
Information organization : issues and techniques p. 217
From past to present : the library's mission and its values p. 259
Ethics and standards : professional practices in library and information science p. 323
The library as institution : an organizational view p. 361
Librarianship : an evolving profession p. 437
Major periodicals, indexes, encyclopedias, and dictionaries in library and information science p. 527
Summary of major library and information science associations and list of additional associations p. 537
Accredited master's programs in library and information science in the United States and Canada p. 545
ACM code of ethics and professional conduct p. 551
SCIP code of ethics for CI professionals p. 561
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