Social Information Research

Author: Gunilla Widen,Kim Holmberg

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780528329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Social Information Research, co-edited by Gunilla Widen and Kim Holmberg communicates current research looking into different aspects of social information as part of information behaviour research. There is a special emphasis on the new innovations supporting contemporary information behavior and the social media context within which it can sit.

Basic Research Methods for Librarians

Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Ronald R. Powell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

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Thoroughly updated, this book introduces the major issues involved in designing and conducting original research relevant to the fields of library and information science. * Library and information science examples to explain research methodologies and techniques * Explanations and examples of sampling procedures * A table for determining sample sizes and a random number table * Notes at the end of each chapter, plus a list of more than 400 research-related references at the end of the book

Social Information Research

Author: Gunilla Widen,Kim Holmberg

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780528329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Social Information Research, co-edited by Gunilla Widen and Kim Holmberg communicates current research looking into different aspects of social information as part of information behaviour research. There is a special emphasis on the new innovations supporting contemporary information behavior and the social media context within which it can sit.

Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th Edition

Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Marie L. Radford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440834792

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 478

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An essential resource for LIS master's and doctoral students, new LIS faculty, and academic librarians, this book provides expert guidance and practical examples based on current research about quantitative and qualitative research methods and design. • Now in its sixth edition, the book provides new and updated content that is even more comprehensive than before and contains added sections featuring the voices of prominent LIS scholars, researchers, and editors • "Voices of the Experts" text boxes provide researchers' advice on specific methods and identify what was most important or most valuable about using a particular method and software for analysis—e.g., NVivo, SurveyMonkey, and log capture • Written by coauthors with extensive expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science

Exploring the Social from Across the Disciplines

Author: Gloria J. Leckie,Lisa M. Given,John Buschman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159158938X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines—including the humanities, social sciences, and education—that discusses the importance of these critical perspectives for the advancement of LIS research and scholarship. * A basic bibliography of the theorist's work follows each topic presentation; some chapters also include works of critical commentary on the theorist's writings * Indexes of key terms and concepts are provided throughout the chapters

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

Author: Elizabeth A. Buchanan,Kathrine A. Henderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453141

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

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"This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, and intercultural information ethics. Each chapter has a theoretical introduction to the issue under consideration followed by 25 case studies, each of which includes its own set of discussion questions. Perfectly suited to classroom use, these case studies help bridge the complicated gap between students, academics, and practitioners in the field by promoting critical thinking and responsible action." -- Provided by publisher.

A Day in the Life

Career Options in Library and Information Science

Author: Priscilla K. Shontz,Richard Allen Murray

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 443

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Presents descriptions of job responsibilities, education and training, and a typical workday for different types of librarians working in public, academic, school, and special libraries, as well as in jobs for library vendors, publishers, and library associations.

Knowledge and Knowing in Library and Information Science

A Philosophical Framework

Author: John Budd

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810840251

Category: Education

Page: 361

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This landmark work traces the heritage of thought, from the beginnings of modern science in the seventeenth century, until today, that has influenced the profession of library and information science.

Information Experience

Approaches to Theory and Practice

Author: Christine Bruce,Helen Partridge,Kate Davis,Hilary Hughes,Ian Stoodley

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783508167

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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This book comprises innovative research on the information behavior of various age groups. It also looks at special populations such as ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, and users with disabilities. The book presents research and reflections on designing systems that help the new generation cope with a complex knowledge society.

Dictionary for Library and Information Science

Author: Joan M. Reitz

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 788

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Now available for the first time in print, the dictionary is the most comprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. With more than 4,000 terms and cross-references (last updated January, 2003), the dictionary's content has been carefully selected and includes terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science where, in the author's judgment, they are relevant to both library professionals and laypersons.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 70 - Supplement 33

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

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This is the 70th encyclopaedia of library and information science. It covers topics such as: intelligent systems for problem analysis in organizations; interactive system design; international models of school library development; lexicalization in natural language generation; and more.

Library and Information Sciences

Trends and Research

Author: Chuanfu Chen,Ronald Larsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642548121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 177

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This book explores the development, trends and research of library and information sciences (LIS) in the digital age. Inside, readers will find research and case studies written by LIS experts, educators and theorists, most of whom have visited China, delivered presentations there and drafted their articles based on feedback they received. As a result, readers will discover the LIS issues and concerns that China and the international community have in common. The book first introduces the opportunities and challenges faced by the library and information literacy profession and discusses the key role of librarians in the future of information literacy education. Next, it covers trends in LIS education by examining the vision of the iSchool movement and detailing its practice in Syracuse University. The book then covers issues in information seeking and retrieval by showing how visual data mining technology can be used to detect the relationship and pattern between terms on the Q&A of a social media site. It also includes a case study regarding tracing information seeking behavior and usage on a multimedia website. Next, the book stresses the importance of building an academic accreditation framework for scientific datasets, explores the relationship between bibliometrics and university rankings, and details the birth and development of East Asian Libraries in North America. Overall, the book offers readers insight into the changing nature of LIS, including the electronic dissemination of information, the impact of the Internet on libraries, the changing responsibilities of library professionals, the new paradigm for evaluating information, and characteristics and functions of today's library personnel.

Fundamentals of Statistical Reasoning in Education

Author: Theodore Coladarci,Casey D. Cobb,Edward W. Minium,Robert C. Clarke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470574798

Category: Education

Page: 480

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A statistics book specifically geared towards the education community. This book gives educators the statistical knowledge and skills necessary in everyday classroom teaching, in running schools, and in professional development pursuits. It emphasizes conceptual development with an engaging style and clear exposition.

Emerging Library Technologies

It's Not Just for Geeks

Author: Ida Arlene Joiner

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081022549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Emerging Library Technologies, is written for librarians/information professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, undergraduate/graduate students, and others who are interested in learning about some of the most popular emerging technologies in the media today such as artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, driverless vehicles, big data, virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing, and wearable technologies. This valuable resourse shows how they can be used in libraries and resource centers, and how to get stakeholder buy in for implementing these technologies. Covers innovative insights on how these emerging technologies can be used in all types libraries and resource centers. Discusses how to get key stakeholders on board before implementing emerging technologies including a checklist to complete before presenting your technology proposal to senior management. Brings unique perspective for assisting people who will be displaced by these emerging technologies. Includes resources at the end of every chapter on keeping abreast and building expertise on the emerging technology topic. Contains tips on how professionals can forge strategic relationships to collaborate on emerging technology projects such as preparing students for STEM and STEAM careers. Poses engaging questions for further discussion after each chapter. Includes comprehensive glossary at the end of each chapter.

Re-envisioning the MLS

Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education

Author: Johnna Percell,Lindsay C. Sarin,Paul T. Jaeger,John Carlo Bertot

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787548856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians—and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. This book continues the critical conversations around preparing future librarians.

Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Author: Ann E. Prentice

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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This book helps readers explore how public librarians have reinvented the ways they bring people and information together to meet 21st-century challenges. • A history of the public library in the United States as context for the study • Illustrations depicting different ways to organize a library

Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice

Author: Du, Jia Tina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466651598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.