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Especially recommended  March 27, 2011

This textbook was assigned for the orientation course,It provides a great introduction to the study of information resources/library science and is a better read than many textbooks I have purchased it from ecampus and the shipping was in time exactly.

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Here is the first textbook specifically written to cover the fundamentals of library and information science programs. Designed as a highly current teaching resource, Rubin offers library and information science students and professionals the background and techniques they need to meet today's -- and tomorrow's challenges.

Accordingly, this meticulous revision of his landmark textbook includes a completely fresh discussion of the most current issues and key technological developments in the field. Rubin explores the ever-growing impact of the World Wide Web, the impact of blogs, wikis, and social networks on services, electronic publication including e-books, digital libraries, digital preservation, mass digitization, and digital repositories, and Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). His unique insights into these technologies and their impact on library services, policies, and legal standards are all part of why this book forms the essential foundation one needs to succeed as information professional. Rubin integrates contemporary coverage with a detailed and accessible account of the fundamental principles of information science and technology, information policy, intellectual organization, and ethical issues and principles across all types of libraries: public, academic, school, and special.

Foundations of Library and Information Science begins with a discussion of the practice of librarianship, and moves on to address the place of libraries within the broader perspective of the information superstructure, the development of information science, the growth of information technologies, information policy in libraries, intellectual organization of libraries (from classification systems to databases), the mission of libraries from past to present, and ethical aspects and principles between information providers and clients.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. v
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Educational, Recreational, and Informational Infrastructurep. 7
From Past to Present: The History and Mission of Librariesp. 35
Library and Information Science: An Evolving Professionp. 77
The Organization of Information: Techniques and Issuesp. 127
The Library as an Institution: An Organizational Perspectivep. 165
Redefining the Library: The Impact and Implications of Technological Changep. 225
Information Science: A Service Perspectivep. 271
Information Policy: Stakeholders and Agendasp. 309
Information Policy as Library Policy: Intellectual Freedomp. 371
The Values and Ethics of Library and Information Sciencep. 405
Summary of Major Library and Information Science Associations and List of Additional Associationsp. 441
Accredited Master's Programs in Library and Information Science in the United States and Canadap. 449
Indexp. 453
About the Authorp. 471
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