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A unique, complete and up-to-date guide to sources of information on library and information science.

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Library and Information Science: A guide to key literature and sources (

In this unique annotated bibliography, author Michael Bemis does not just compile a simple list of sources, he digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works and covers recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance.

A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography:

• Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloguing, reference work, and library architecture
• Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject
• Offers appendices detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature.

This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, LIS students and anyone working in the field.

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Library and Information Science: A guide to key literature and sources. (March 2014, 308pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-1-78330-002-0, £49.95) is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. The book is available in North America through ALA Editions.

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