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Foundations of Library and Information Science

Dec
15

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the fourth edition of Richard Rubin’s classic LIS textbook.

Foundations of Library and Information Science offers a firm underpinning of knowledge and guidance for LIS students and professionals alike. It will prepare LIS students and professionals to cope with and effectively manage their many complex responsibilities by:

• providing an introduction to the LIS field
• identifying and discussing the current major topics and issues in LIS that will continue to affect the profession for years to come

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Addled by archives? Rattled by recordkeeping? Help for librarians is here at last

Nov
24

Get to grips with the basics of managing your archives and records with the latest book from Facet Publishing.

The No-nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping is ideal for professionals involved in the management of archives and records, especially if they are just starting out or without formal training.

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Code4Lib Journal Issue 30 now available

Oct
20

The Editorial Committee of the Code4Lib Journal is pleased to announce its 30th issue is now available at http://journal.code4lib.org, with the following lineup.

Editorial Introduction: It’s All About Data, Except When It’s Not.
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/11072
Carol Bean
Data capture and use is not new to libraries. We know data isn’t everything, but it is ubiquitous in our work, enabling myriads of new ideas and projects. Articles in this issue reflect the expansion of data creation, capture, use, and analysis in library systems and services.

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Is the traditional library business model dead?

Sep
23

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Library Management in Disruptive Times: Skills and knowledge for an uncertain future.

Library Management in Disruptive Times examines the effects of disruptive change on libraries, library management and library managers and identifies the key skills and attitudes needed by the library leaders of today and tomorrow.

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How information creation, capture, preservation and discovery are being transformed

Sep
15

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Is Digital Different?

Is Digital Different? focuses on the opportunities and challenges afforded by this new environment that is transforming the information landscape in ways that were scarcely imaginable a decade ago. The very existence of the traditional library and archive is being challenged as more resources become available online and computers and supporting networks become increasingly powerful.

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Clarifying copyright for library and information professionals

Sep
03

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Paul Pedley’s new book Practical Copyright for Library and Information Professionals.

The UK’s copyright legislation has been referred to as the longest, most confusing and hardest to navigate in the world. Practical Copyright for Library and Information Professionals brings clarity to what would otherwise be a complex topic. Author Paul Pedley provides sensible and realistic guidance for all library and information practitioners. Fully up-to-date with the changes to copyright law in 2014/5, the book covers the following key topics:

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An essential primer for students studying information behaviour

Aug
27

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Nigel Ford’s textbook Introduction to Information Behaviour.
Introduction to Information Behaviour uses a combination of theory and practical context to map out what information behaviour is and what we currently know about it, before addressing how it can be better understood in the future. Nigel Ford argues that new understandings of information behaviour research may help maximise the quality and effectiveness of the way information is presented, sought, discovered, evaluated and used.

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DOAB awarded the IFLA/Brill Open Access Award 2015

Aug
24

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) / Singapore (SG) – 24 August 2015

During the 2015 IFLA World Library and Information Congress (http://conference.ifla.org/), the IFLA/Brill Open Access Award was awarded to this year’s winner, the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), to acknowledge their achievements to further the distribution of high quality open access books.

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Up-to-date guidance on the complexities of copyright legislation for archivists and records managers

Jul
28

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the fifth edition of Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers by Tim Padfield.

What is copyright? Who owns it and for how long? What rights does it confer, and what are the limitations and exceptions?

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