International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science

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John Feather, Rodney Paul Sturges
Routledge, 1997 - Information science - 492 pages
The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science provides vital information for all those involved in the study or practice of librarianship and information work. Library and Information Science (LIS) covers all aspects of the organization and management of information, information media and the institutions through which information is provided. This Encyclopedia is a guide to the concepts, topics and terminology of this established but changing discipline. It gives the user comprehensive coverage of the field combined with expert analysis by some of the leading academics and practitioners.
The Encyclopedia addresses the primary concerns of LIS, and considers all related areas. Its coverage is wide-ranging, from services for the visually impaired to library provision in the Caribbean and is written by a team of experts from across the world, including contributors from Australia, India, Jamaica, Nigeria and Norway. Some entries deal specifically with international bodies or issues (for example, UNESCO or Trans-Border Data Flow), and pay special attention to divergences of linguistic usage.

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