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Library and Information Science Portal (LIS Portal) is a collection of top popular stories, articles, resources, and contents from the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog and other important sources to keep the librarians abreast of new developments in the field of LIS.

Librarianship Studies & Information Technology is the best internationally acclaimed Library and Information Science blog⁽¹⁾⁽²⁾⁽³⁾⁽⁴⁾ for libraries, librarians, catalogers, i-School Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) & Ph.D. students, researchers, and LIS professionals. Whether you are a student, a researcher, or a working professional, this place is for you, absolutely free forever. The blog aims to provide a world-class education in library and information sciences globally.
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Library and information science (LIS) is an interdisciplinary domain concerned with creation, management, and uses of information in all its forms. Taught in colleges and universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a subject of research in both industry and academia, LIS brings together a variety of theoretical approaches. Its focus is on representations of information—the documentary evidence of civilization—as well as on the technologies and organizations through which information becomes accessible. The research domain is young, beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but its roots lie in the nineteenth century. LIS represents the intersection of library science, information science (originally called documentation), and communications. The first, library science, has sought to solve the problems of organizing and providing access to collections of materials. The second, information science, seeks to understand the properties of information and how to manage it. Aspects of the field of communication, always a facet of the first two, became interwoven with both as library science and information science matured and increasingly intersected with one another. [source: Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences].

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Recently added/updated articles in the Library & Information Science Encyclopedia:

ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award - This award honors the author or authors of the year's outstanding monograph, article, or original paper in the field of technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, collection management, preservation, continuing resources and related areas in the library field. Papers published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the ALCTS journal, are ineligible.

Public Library Management: Online Course - Whether you earned a library science degree or entered the profession from another career, this Professional Certificate program will help you take your career as a public library manager or director to the next level. With our team of professors and expert practitioners, you’ll hone your skills in budgeting and finance, personnel, diversity, identifying community needs, strategic planning, managing infrastructure, marketing, and grant writing. The program will be taught through job-embedded assignments that will help make the learning relevant while strengthening your capabilities. Those who complete the program and earn the Professional Certificate will be well-prepared for public libraries’ common management responsibilities ... ... ...

Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR, AACR2, AACR2R) - Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) is the essential international cataloguing code used for descriptive cataloging of various types of information resources by libraries in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia as well as in many other countries. It was first developed in 1967 and updated regularly until 2005. The revisions and updates of the standard are referred to as AACR2. The second edition of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) is the most widely used cataloging code, designed for use in the construction of catalogs and other lists in general libraries of all sizes. AACR2 comprise a detailed set of rules and guidelines for producing metadata in a surrogate record to represent a library resource. The rules cover the standard description of areas like, the title, publisher, edition, series, etc., as well as the provision of choice and form of access points (headings) for all materials which a library may hold or to which it may have access, including books, serials, cartographic materials, electronic resources, etc. AACR also provides rules for the formulation of standard forms of names and titles to provide access to and grouping of those descriptions. AACR2 standardized cataloging and ensured consistency within the catalog and between the catalogs of libraries using the same code in describing the physical attributes of library materials identically. AACR marked a shift from the previous cataloging rules, which were criticized for being too detailed, complex, and mere compilations of rules to handle specific bibliographic cases. Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules are considered as the most important advances in English-language codes for descriptive cataloging during the twentieth century ... ... ...


Recently added/updated Library & Information Science News:
  • Stanford Libraries awarded $4 Million grant to implement linked data metadata environment
  • Ex Libris Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Innovative 
  • Ebook Embargo on Libraries is Only the Tip of the Iceberg - In this essay, the recent move of MacMillan publishing's embargo on eBooks restricting access to library patrons is used as a device to illustrate a larger threat of publishers of information continuing to put profit over the reader experience. A point made that when a top five International book publisher picks a fight with 138,000 librarians, a $143 billion industry is led by reactive measures to protect a bottom line rather than focusing on innovative strategies to grow and engage readership.
  • This woman turned her tree stump into a Little Free Library fit for magical elves. It went viral. - For more than a decade, Sharalee Armitage Howard watched in dismay as the grand cottonwood tree in front of her Idaho home plopped dead branches on her flower gardens and sidewalk. Then came the last straw: a large branch from the dying, 110-year-old tree tumbled onto her son’s car, causing several hundred dollars in damage. It was time to cut it down before it toppled in a storm. But Howard, a book lover who works at her local library in Coeur d’Alene, felt an attachment to the tree. She wanted to give it a new life. She had no idea her creation would not only become the talk of her neighborhood, it would fly across the Internet on social media, reaching people around the world. Howard designed a Pinterest-worthy Little Free Library that is so delightful it looks like the home of a family of magical elves. The converted stump-turned-book-offering is complete with stone steps leading to a tiny glass French door, a hanging lantern, shelves and a peaked roof. The top of the door is dotted with tiny wooden replicas of books such as “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Nancy Drew” and “Little Women.” ... ... ...
  • The library of the future is in an 80-year-old converted train shed - At LocHal, you can learn new food skills, read books, or hold events inside a massive retired locomotive storage warehouse. After spending more than 80 years as a warehouse for locomotive engines, a cavernous industrial building in Tilburg, the Netherlands, began its new life as a local library and events space earlier this year. Designed by the Dutch firm Civic Architects, the building is meant to be a new center for civic life, with its classic industrial steel framing and glass windows providing a nostalgic backdrop to bookshelves, public reading tables, a set of amphitheater-like steps that can seat 1,000 people, and an exhibition space. The colossal 58,000 square-foot space is called the “LocHal,” short for Locomotive Hall ... ... ...
  • Terry Reese Jr. selected for Margaret Mann Citation - CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Terry Reese Jr. is the recipient of the 2019 Margaret Mann Citation presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented on June 22 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C. ... ...
  • Owens book "The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation" wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award - The recipient for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award is Dr. Trevor Owens for his book The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation.
  • “Multiple” Subdivisions to be Cancelled from Library of Congress Subject Headings - In order to better support linked-data initiatives, the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division will cancel “multiple” subdivisions from Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) beginning in December 2018.
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Who Needs a Librarian and Cataloger When You Have Google and Internet

"Who Needs a Librarian and Cataloger When You Have Google and Internet? Well, Who Needs a Teacher When You Have Wikipedia? And, Who Needs a Doctor When You Have WebMD? Just as the Wikipedia Doesn't Replace the Teacher, and WebMD Doesn’t Replace the Doctor, In the Same Way, Google Search and Internet Doesn’t Replace the Librarian and Cataloger."

Salman Haider (Librarian, cataloger, blogger, and creator of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog)


S. R. Ranganathan (full name, Siyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (S.R.R.); born 09 August 1892; died 27 September 1972) was a mathematician and librarian from India. His birth date is also written 12 August 1892 but he himself wrote his birth date 09 August 1892 in his book "five laws of library science". His most notable contributions to the field were his five laws of library science and the development of the first major faceted classification system, the colon classification. He is considered to be the father of library science, documentation, and information science in India and is widely known throughout the rest of the world for his fundamental thinking in the field. His birthday is observed every year as the National Librarian's Day in India. He was a university librarian and professor of library science at Banaras Hindu University (1945–47) and professor of library science at the University of Delhi (1947–55). The last appointment made him director of the first Indian school of librarianship to offer higher degrees. He was president of the Indian Library Association from 1944 to 1953. In 1957 he was elected an honorary member of the International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) and was made a vice-president for life of the Library Association of Great Britain.


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Article Title
  • Library and Information Science Portal (LIS Portal)
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  • Librarianship Studies & Information Technology
Last Updated
  • 2020-02-02
Original Published Date
  • 2016-12-08

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