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Library and Information Science Articles and News

Library and Information Science Articles and News

Top 200 Most Fantastic Library and Information Science Articles and News Every Librarian Must See.

Library and Information Science Articles and News is an initiative of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog to showcase the latest LIS news, articles, events, and updates for librarians, catalogers, metadata, archives, and knowledge professionals. It is an attempt to make a representative compilation of most popular news and stories for libraries and librarians which were shared through its Google+ Community, Facebook Page and other social media platforms of the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog during the years 2014-2018.




Contents
  1. Top 10 Featured Library and Information Science (LIS) Articles 
  2. Top 10 Featured Library and Information Science (LIS) News 
  3. Background
  4. Librarianship Studies Categories (Labels) 
  5. Library and Information Science Articles and News 

TOP 10 FEATURED LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (LIS) ARTICLES


TOP 10 FEATURED LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (LIS) NEWS



BACKGROUND

I always wanted to keep myself updated with latest news and updates in Library and Information Science. I do this by reading various authoritative sources in the library and information science. Then I share it with the readers of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog which already has various followers of its social media platforms to share popular LIS news. So an idea came to my mind to create a blog article with top quality news on Library and Information Science which were most liked and shared. The newsfeed is sourced from Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Facebook Page and Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Google+ Community (which is organized based on the categories (or labels) of Librarianship Studies blog). 


LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES CATEGORIES (LABELS)

Librarianship Studies & Information Technology is divided into following broad categories. Categories are listed on the top left side of the blog. These categories or labels group blog posts on a specific topic of Library & Information Science.

ACQUISITIONS & E-RESOURCES

SCOPE: On acquisitions or books, serials, e-resources, etc. in libraries in information centers. Collection Development--Books, Serials, Non-book Materials--Selection, Acquisition, Maintenance; ISBN, ISSN, Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP), E-documents, E-books, E-journals, Etc.

CATALOGING & METADATA

SCOPE: On cataloging and metadata. Library Cataloguing Codes--RDA and AACR-II. Library Cataloguing--Cannons and Principles. Bibliographic Records--International Standards--ISBD, MARC21, BIBFRAME, and CCF. Etc. Indexing--Pre-coordinate,Post-coordinate.

CLASSIFICATION & SHELFLISTING

SCOPE: Theory and practice of library classification and shelflisting. Classification schemes like Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), Library of Congress Classification (LCC), Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), and Colon Classification (CC). Organization of knowledge/Information. Modes of formation of subjects. Library Classification--Cannon and Principles.

LIBRARIAN'S REFERENCE DIRECTORY

SCOPE: Librarian's Reference Directory (or Librarians Reference Sources Directory) is a web directory of Library and Information Science reference sources on the World Wide Web.

LIBRARIANS & LIBRARIANSHIP

SCOPE: Biography of famous librarians and history, practice, and techniques of librarianship. Description of library and information science. Library and Information Profession.

LIBRARIES & ASSOCIATIONS

SCOPE: Famous and beautiful libraries the Library of Congress of Washington D.C., the British Library of London, and the Bodleian Library of Oxford. Library associations such as IFLA, ALA, and CILIP. Types of Libraries--National, Public, Academic, and Special (Objectives, structures, and functions).

LIBRARIES & SOCIETY

SCOPE: Impact of libraries on society. Role of Information in Planning, Management, Socio-Economic Development, Technology transfer. Etc.

LIBRARY & DIGITAL MARKETING

SCOPE: Library and digital marketing techniques and case studies. Includes social media marketing and search engine optimization.

LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE EDUCATION

SCOPE Study programs of top-ranked library schools or i-schools. Tutorial by noted professors of library and information science.

LIBRARY & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SCOPE: Use of technology in libraries. Databases--Search Strategies, Boolean Operators. Information Technology--Components; Impact of IT on Society. Computers--Hardware, Software, Storage Devices, Input/Output Devices. Networking--Concepts, Topologies, Types--LAN, MAN, WAN. Library Automation--Areas of automation, Planning, Hardware, and Software Selection, OPAC. Integrated Library Systems, Digital Libraries, Virtual Libraries, Etc.

LIBRARY & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

SCOPE: Theory, practice, and techniques of library and knowledge management. Management--Principles, Functions, School of Thought. Planning, Organization Structure, Decision making. Human Resources Management--Manpower Planning, Job Analysis, Job Description, Selection, Recruitment, Motivation, Training and Development, Staff Manual, Leadership and Performance Evaluation. Financial Management--Resource Generation, Types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost Benefit Analysis. PERT, CPM. Library Buildings and Equipment, Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centers and Services Marketing Information Product and Services, Total Quality Management (TQM).

LIBRARY CIRCULATION

SCOPE: Library circulation and loan activities. Types of Users, User Studies, User Education.

LS & IT MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS

SCOPE: Miscellaneous topics in library and information science not covered by other Librarianship Studies blog labels.

REFERENCE SERVICE

SCOPE: Reference service in libraries and information centers. Reference and Information Services, Referral Service. Bibliographic Service, Indexing and Abstracting Service, CAS, SDI, Digest Service, Trend Report Online Services, Translation Services, Reprographic Services Etc.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

SCOPE: On research methodology in the library and information science. Types of Research--Basic, Applied, Interdisciplinary. Research Design. Scientific Method, Hypothesis, Data Collection, Sampling. Methods of Research--Historical, Descriptive, Case Study, Survey, Comparative and Experimental. Statistical Methods, Data Analysis. Report Writing, Bibliometrics. Etc.

SUBJECT CATALOGING

SCOPE: About subject headings and subject indexing. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MESH, Sears List of Subject Headings etc. Vocabulary Control--Thesaurus, List of Subject Headings, Etc.


LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE ARTICLES AND NEWS

Library and Information Science Articles and News organized by broad areas "Categories (Labels)" of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog:


ACQUISITIONS & E-RESOURCES
CATALOGING & METADATA
  • Terry Reese Jr. selected for Margaret Mann Citation
  • Subject access to OPACs: exploiting the capabilities of FileMaker Pro for designing a novel interface - M.Phil. thesis by Prof. Shabahat Husain. - Loughborough, England: Loughborough University, Department of Information and Library Studies, 1992. vii, 128 pages. Abstract: Ever since the libraries came to being, subject access has had been a problem. More often than not, subject searches result either in no retrievals or too many records, discouraging users to proceed further. Solutions to these problems were found in improving search methods, indexing techniques, developing user-friendly novel interfaces and other methods. "The present work attempts to tackle the problems of subject access using an experimental online catalogue by designing a graphic front end user interface, wherein an enhanced indexing technique that is traditional classification system coupled with improved search method by providing end user thesaurus were incorporated by using Macintosh compatible software package called FileMaker Pro. The system provides subject access by three methods i.e. Class Number Search (CNS), Subject Heading Search (SHS) and Keyword Search (KWS) to cater to the needs of two different levels of users i.e. naive or ordinary level and another for the experienced or advanced level users. A cross section of the searchers were invited to evaluate the interface. On the basis of their reactions, certain recommendations were made for the improvement of the system. In the process the capabilities and limitations of FileMaker Pro were assessed and suggestions were given for its further improvement. Certain points pertaining to the further research on the subject were also recommended.
  • Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP)
  • Resource Description and Access (RDA) - including RDA Frequently Asked Questions 
  • 3R Project Frequently Asked Questions - The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project
  • RDA Bibliography Articles, Books, Presentations, Thesis, and Videos on Resource Description and Access (RDA) and Cataloging

  • Library of Congress Classification
  • Library of Congress Discontinues NACO Literary Author Number Program (July 1, 2018) - All works by or about an individual literary author are generally classified together in the same number or span of numbers in class P, although multiple numbers or spans of numbers may be established for authors who write in more than one language.  To allow for a high level of consistency, the classification number assigned to an author may be recorded in the author’s name authority record. In the past, the Library of Congress has accepted suggestions for literary author numbers from NACO members; those suggestions would be reviewed by LC staff and included in the name authority record as “LC‐verified.”  The program by which NACO members could suggest literary author numbers to LC has been discontinued. 
  • Library of Congress Classification training materials in OCLC WebJunction Course Catalog - the presently available courses and webinars are listed below:
  1. Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Intermediate (Webinar - Self enrollment) - This session will focus on the selection and construction of LC Classification (LCC) call numbers for literature, maps and atlases, and moving images, including the construction of cutters for literary works and juvenile belle lettres.
  2. Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Introduction (Webinar - Self enrollment) - This session will briefly introduce the history of LC Classification (LCC) and the general principles of classification. Participants will be introduced to the Classification and Shelflisting Manual and learn how to make use of Classification Web, Authorities.loc.gov and the freely-available LCC schedules to select classification numbers. There will be special focus on the use of the LC Cutter table and when to use it.
  3. Shelving with Library of Congress Classification (Self-paced Course - Self enrollment) - This course provides a great introduction for any library staff, assistants or volunteer needing to learn how to shelve items by the classification system used by the Library of Congress (LC). One of the most time-consuming tasks for library staff is training assistants and volunteers about classification systems and how to properly shelve materials. Few tasks are more vital for shelf maintenance and patron access. This lesson provides online training that will help new staff members and volunteers become productive as quickly as possible with a minimum of time investment by the professional librarian. After completing this training, the learner will be able to accurately read shelves and properly file materials according to Library of Congress (LC) standards.

LIBRARIANS & LIBRARIANSHIP

LIBRARIES & ASSOCIATIONS


LIBRARY & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

LIBRARY & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

LIBRARY CIRCULATION

LS & IT MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
REFERENCE SERVICE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY






SEE ALSO


ARTICLE AUTHOR
  • Salman Haider - Librarian Cataloger Blogger

ARTICLE HISTORY

  • Last Updated: 2018-12-06
  • Written: 2017-04-22

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