Sunday, May 12, 2019

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." 
Walter Cronkite (1916-2009. American broadcast journalist) in American Library Association "Libraries Change Lives" Campaign, 1995.


To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads.

To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads.

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads." 
Jon Bing (1944-2014. Norwegian writer and law professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law)


Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague

Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague." 
Eleanor Crumblehulme (Library Assistant, University of British Columbia, Canada)


Saturday, May 11, 2019

You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!

You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!" 
Russell T. Davies (b. 1963. Welsh screenwriter and television producer) in science fiction series Doctor Who.


Friday, May 10, 2019

Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world

Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world." 
Lauren Ward (b. 1970. American singer and actress)


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library." 
Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881. Swiss moral philosopher, poet, and critic)


Sunday, May 5, 2019

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.

Friday, May 3, 2019

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 ... ... ...

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Library and Information Science Portal (LIS Portal)

Library and Information Science Portal - LIS Portal

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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. [Source: Flickr/Library of Congress]
Aerial view showing the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, with East Capitol Street on the left and the James Madison Building on the right

Library of Congress, the de facto national library of the United States and the largest library in the world. Its collection was growing at a rate of about two million items per year; it reached more than 155 million items in 2012. The Library of Congress serves members, committees, and staff of the U.S. Congress, other government agencies, libraries throughout the country and the world, and the scholars, researchers, artists, and scientists who use its resources. It is the national centre for library service to the blind and physically handicapped, and it offers many concerts, lectures, and exhibitions for the general public. Those outside the Washington, D.C., area have access to the library’s growing electronic resources through the Library of Congress Web site at http://www.loc.gov.¹

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day - April 23

On April 23 World Book Day is Celebrated - World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. In the United Kingdom, the day is recognized on the first Thursday in March. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. In some countries, World Book Day is observed on different dates.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple

I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple
LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES QUOTE OF THE DAY



"I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple, and Catalog is my key weapon to unlock the wealth of wisdom and knowledge stored in the libraries." 
Salman Haider (Librarian, cataloger, blogger, and creator of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog) 



Saturday, March 23, 2019

I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card

I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card." 
Laura Bush (b. 1946. Librarian and wife of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States)


Friday, March 22, 2019

Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities

Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities." 
R. David Lankes (Professor and Director of the School of Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina, the Follett Chair at Dominican’s Graduate School of Library & Information Science, and recipient of the American Library Association’s 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship) 


Thursday, March 21, 2019

When in doubt go to the library

When in doubt go to the library

QUOTE OF THE DAY


"When in doubt go to the library." 
J.K. Rowling (b. 1965. British novelist, screenwriter, and producer, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series) 


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons

Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons

LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." 
Sarah J. Maas (b. 1986. American fantasy author) in her novel Throne of Glass.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

The language in which Pride and Prejudice was written is:

(a) An attribute of Manifestation

(b) An attribute of Item

(c) An attribute of Work

(d) An attribute of Expression

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

How is Attribute defined in FRBR model?

(a) A set of characteristics which serve as the means for users to identify a particular entity

(b) A set of physical characteristics which help users identify a particular entity

(c) Assigned identifiers and contextual information which help users identify a particular entity


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Library and Information Science Education

Library and Information Science Education

This page highlights information and articles published in the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog about Library and Information Science Education and Career.

Monday, February 25, 2019

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library

LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES QUOTE OF THE DAY


"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." 
Albert Einstein (1879-1955. Theoretical physicist) 


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Terry Reese Jr. selected for Margaret Mann Citation

Terry Reese Jr.
Terry Reese Jr.

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.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)

Library of Congress Subject Headings LCSH

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is the list of headings produced from the subject authority file maintained by the United States Library of Congress for use in bibliographic records. It is popularly known by its abbreviation as LCSH and is sometimes used interchangeably with the phrase subject authority file.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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.

Trevor Owens
Dr. Trevor Owens

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Library Lovers' Day

Library Lovers' Day

Library Lovers’ Day is celebrated on 14th February each year to honor libraries, librarians, book lovers, and lovers of libraries. On Library Lovers’ Day, we celebrate the enduring relationship between our community and the libraries. This also provides an opportunity to celebrate those who love and support libraries and to remind decision makers how loved and cherished libraries are by the entire community. Not everyone receives flowers on Valentines Day but everyone is welcome at their library.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Which of these are three components in an entity relationship model

(a) Attributes

(b) Identifiers

(c) Entities

(d) Relationships

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Which of these are the four FRBR User Tasks

(a) Obtain

(b) Identify

(c) Select

(d) Find

(e) Justify

Monday, February 11, 2019

Librarian

Librarian

Definition of a Librarian and 11 Excellent Infographics About The Librarian highlighting their duties, functions, roles, responsibilities, worth, and importance, with interesting facts and figures.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate FRBR Group 1 entities

(1) When a(n) ________ is realized, the

(2) resulting ________ of the

(3) ________ my be physically

(4) embodied in a(n) ________, in many instances as a single physical

(5) object called a(n) ________.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia is an Online Encyclopaedia of Library and Information Sciences. It provides articles on librarianship studies, library science, information science, information technology, information and knowledge organization, and management. The encyclopedia includes articles on everything from traditional library terms to a vocabulary of modern avenues in information science and technology. Encyclopedia articles will include anything and everything required for an advanced study and reference on the Library and Information Science (LIS) topics, including biographies of famous librarians.

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia, which is currently under development, is envisioned to become an authoritative source for consultation and reference for any library or information profession related issue and a treasure hub of knowledge on Library and Information Science, which is open and free for all the library professionals worldwide. Library and Information Science Encyclopedia is expected to become an essential part of every library’s and librarian’s reference collection and will also be helpful to librarians, LIS i-School Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) & Ph.D. students, researchers, and IT professionals.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Charles Ammi Cutter

Charles Ammi Cutter (March 14, 1837 – September 6, 1903) was an American librarian. Cutter was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His aunt was an employee of the regional library in Boston. In 1856 Cutter was enrolled into Harvard Divinity School. He was appointed assistant librarian of the divinity school while still a student there and served in that capacity from 1857 to 1859. During that time, Cutter began designing a distinct cataloging schema for the library's outdated system. The catalog, dating from 1840, had a lack of order after the acquisition of 4,000 volumes from the collection of Professor Gottfried Christian Friedrich Lücke of University of Göttingen, which added much depth to the Divinity School Library's collection. During the 1857-58 school year, Cutter rearranged the library collection on the shelves into broad subject categories along with classmate Charles Noyes Forbes. During the winter break of 1858-59, they arranged the collection into a single listing alphabetically by author. This project was finished by the time Cutter graduated in 1859. By 1860 Cutter was already a seasoned staff member of the library and a full-time librarian. He became a journeyman to the chief cataloger and assistant librarian to Dr. Ezra Abbot. At Harvard College Cutter developed a new form of index catalog, using cards instead of published volumes, containing both an author index and a "classed catalog" or a rudimentary form of subject index. In 1868 the Boston Athenæum library elected Cutter as its head librarian. His first assignment was to organize and aggregate the inventory of the library and develop a catalog from that and to publish a complete dictionary catalog for their collection. The previous librarian and assistants had been working on this, but much of the work was sub par and, according to Cutter, needed to be redone. This did not sit well with the trustees who wanted to get a catalog published as soon as possible. However, the catalog was revised and published in five volumes known as the Athenæum Catalogue. Cutter was the librarian at the Boston Athenaeum for twenty-five years.

S. R. Ranganathan

Siyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (S.R.R.) (09 August 1892 – 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.

Carla Hayden

Carla Diane Hayden (born August 10, 1952) is an American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to hold the post. She is the first professional librarian appointed to the post in over 60 years. From 1993 until 2016, she was the CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland, and president of the American Library Association (ALA) from 2003 to 2004. During her presidency, she was the leading voice of the ALA in speaking out against the newly passed United States Patriot Act.

Shabahat Husain


Shabahat Husain (born May 3, 1952) is an Indian professor who worked at the Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, from 1976 to 2017, during the period he not only established himself as one of the finest teacher but also as a prolific author, an able administrator and a devoted library professional. Presently, he is serving the coveted position of President of Indian Library Association (ILA), the oldest national body (estd.1933) of librarians and information professionals in India. He is known at the national and international level through his publications and lectures available on YouTube.



Melvil Dewey

Melville Louis Kossuth "Melvil" Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, and a founder of the Lake Placid Club.

Lois Mai Chan

Lois Mai Chan (July 30, 1934 – August 20, 2014) was an American librarian, author, and professor at the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science until 2011. Her publications on cataloging, library classification, and subject indexing were recognized with various awards. Chan was born in 1934 in Taiwan, and studied foreign languages at National Taiwan University. After moving to the United States, she obtained a Master's of Arts from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. She began her library career as a serials cataloger at the University of Kentucky in 1966. By 1980, she was a professor in the library sciences department at the university. Chan began publishing books in the late 1970s, beginning with Library of Congress Subject Headings: Principles and Application, a text on the Library of Congress (LC) system of subject headings. She followed with texts on library cataloging, the LC classification scheme, and the Dewey Decimal Classification. She received the American Library Association Margaret Mann Citation for her contributions to the library science profession. Chan died on August 20, 2014, aged 80.

Chris Sherratt

Chris Sherratt is a librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The term Item, as used in FRBR/RDA, is

(a) A physical medium, in which data, sound, images, etc., are stored

(b) A single exemplar or instance of a manifestation

(c) An exact copy of the content of a resource made by mechanical or electronic means

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

On This Day - January 30 - Library of Congress - Jefferson's Library

Library and Information Science History On This Day

On January 30, 1815, President James Madison of the United States approved an act of Congress appropriating $23,950 to purchase Thomas Jefferson’s library of 6,487 volumes¹.

Monday, January 28, 2019

“Multiple” Subdivisions to be Cancelled from Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)

LCSH Multiples Cancellation Project [November 7, 2018]
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.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

What are the names of FRBR Group 1 entities:

(a) Names, Families, and Corporate bodies

(b) Entities, Attributes, and Relationships

(c) Places, Events, and Concepts

(d) Work, Expression, Manifestation, and Item

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The term Expression, as used in FRBR/RDA, is

(a) The arrangement of text, images, etc., in a resource

(b) The intellectual or artistic realization of a work in the form of alpha-numeric, musical or choreographic notation, sound, image, object, movement, etc., or any combination

(c) The means used to convey information or artistic content

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Biographies of Famous Librarians : Who's Who in Library and Information Science

Biographies of Famous Librarians and Library Information Professionals

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE BIOGRAPHIES

List of biographies of top famous librarians, catalogers, library science teachers, and Library and Information Studies professionals. This is a list of notable librarians and people who have advanced libraries and librarianship. Also included are people primarily notable for other endeavors, such as politicians and writers, who have also worked as librarians. A highlight of this collection is the inclusion of videos on the life and contributions of the librarians.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination - quote

LIBRARIANSHIP STUDIES QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life." 
Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007. American writer and producer)