Libraries In The Information Society

Author: Tatiana V. Ershova
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110956233
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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.

The Early Information Society

Author: Alistair Black
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317034996
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Whether termed the 'network society', the 'knowledge society' or the 'information society', it is widely accepted that a new age has dawned, unveiled by powerful computer and communication technologies. Yet for millennia humans have been recording knowledge and culture, engaging in the dissemination and preservation of information. In `The Early Information Society', the authors argue for an earlier incarnation of the information age, focusing upon the period 1900-1960. In support of this they examine the history and traditions in Britain of two separate but related information-rich occupations - information management and information science - repositioning their origins before the age of the computer and identifying the forces driving their early development. `The Early Information Society' offers an historical account which questions the novelty of the current information society. It will be essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners in the library and information science field, and for sociologists and historians interested in the information society.

World Guide To Library Archive And Information Science Education

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3598440294
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This directory lists education institutions world-wide where professional education and training programmes in the field of library, archive and information science are carried out at a tertiary level of education or higher. More than ten years after the publication of the last edition, this up-to-date reference source includes more than 900 universities and other institutions, and more than 1.500 relevant programmes. Entries provide contact information as well as details such as statistical information, tuition fees, admission requirements, programmes' contents.

Library Statistics For The Twenty First Century World

Author: Michael Heaney
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3598441673
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An international collaboration between IFLA, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for new library indicators for the twenty-first century. The existing international library statistics were developed nearly 40 years ago. This book presents the first results using the new statistics, and look forward to the next steps. It also contains other initiatives and developments in the fields of library statistics, benchmarking and indicators.

World Guide To Library Archive And Information Science Associations

Author: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
ISBN: 9783110226379
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This handbook provides thorough, up-to-date information on associations concerned with the fields of librarianship, information science and archives. The third, completely revised edition contains over 600 comprehensive and updated entries from over 130 countries. The first part lists internationally active associations in alphabetical order. In the second part, national associations are arranged by country, and listed within the countries alphabetically. The volume includes indexes of associations, official journals, officers and subjects.

Encyclopedia Of Library And Information Science

Author: Allen Kent
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824720476
Size: 18.92 MB
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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Evaluation Of Cross Language Information Retrieval Systems

Author: Carol Peters
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540440429
Size: 80.54 MB
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Second Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2001, held in Darmstadt, Germany in September 2001. The 35 revised full papers presented together with two introductory survey articles and a comprehensive appendix were carefully improved during the round of reviewing and selections. The papers are organized in topical sections on systems evaluation experiments, mainly cross-language, monolingual experiments, interactive issues, and evaluation issues and results.

European Modernism And The Information Society

Author: W. Boyd Rayward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131713947X
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Uniting a team of international and interdisciplinary scholars, this volume considers the views of early twentieth-century European thinkers on the creation, dissemination and management of publicly available information. Interdisciplinary in perspective, the volume reflects the nature of the thinkers discussed, including Otto Neurath, Patrick Geddes, the English Fabians, Paul Otlet, Wilhelm Ostwald and H. G. Wells. The work also charts the interest since the latter part of the nineteenth century in finding new ways to think about and to manage the growing body of available information in order to achieve aims such as the advancement of Western civilization, the alleviation of inequalities across classes and countries, and the promotion of peaceful coexistence between nations. In doing so, the contributors provide a novel historical context for assessing widely-held assumptions about today's globalized, 'post modern' information society. This volume will interest all who are curious about the creation of a modern networked information society.