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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.

  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 




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 & 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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).


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


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


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


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.


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).


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


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


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.


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.


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 organized by broad areas "Categories (Labels)" of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog:

  • 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, 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.



  • The story of Koha, the first open source library management system
  • Z39.50
  • Timothy Cole Wins 2017 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award - Timothy Cole, Head of the Mathematics Library and Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology.
  • Top Library Automation Software Products
  • Adding Apps - Technology in Focus - As smartphones become ubiquitous, libraries and vendors are responding with new apps, features, and mobile-friendly websites
  • How Mobile Technology Changes the Library Experience - The library experience of today is greatly different from that of even 15 years ago, and mobile technology is the leading contributor to these changes. In response, public and college libraries are using mobile technology to increasingly enhance the user experience. By embracing the many growing capabilities of mobile technologies, libraries provide better service to their users in many different ways. Here are just some of those ways.
  • University Libraries Collaborate on Web Discoverability Project - Stanford and Cornell are leading library efforts to help machines understand bibliographic information so it will be searchable on the Web.
  • Top Library Tech Trends - Tech leaders recommend the tools and resources your library can adopt now and in the near future. From virtual reality to gamification to security techniques, libraries are using the latest technology to engage patrons, increase privacy, and help staffers do their jobs. American Libraries spoke to library tech leaders—members of the Library and Information Technology Association’s popular Top Tech Trends panel from the 2017 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits—to get the apps, devices, software, and best practices that you can adopt for your library right now and in the near future.
  • Library Systems Report 2017: Competing visions for technology, openness, and workflow  - The library technology industry has entered a new phase: business consolidation and technology innovation. Development of products and services to support the increasingly complex work of libraries remains in an ever-decreasing number of hands. Not only have technology-focused companies consolidated themselves, they have become subsumed within higher-level organizations with broad portfolios of diverse business activities. The survivors of this transformed industry now bear responsibility to deliver innovation from their amassed capacity. Modern web-based systems delivering traditional library automation and discovery capabilities are now merely table stakes. Real progress depends on building out these platforms to support the new areas of service emerging within each type of library.
  • Online Teaching Skills for Library Workers - Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L) is a training program designed to enable library workers to transfer their in-person teaching skills to the online environment.






  • Salman Haider - Librarian Cataloger Blogger


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

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