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The Internet and World Wide Web have made access to information easy but do not solve the problems of finding exactly what is wanted, to the point of overwhelming the reader with information. Since the first edition of this classic librarianship text appeared, the development of computer technology has meant that the organization of information has become a hugely complex area. This fifth edition places emphasis on the intellectual effort required to make meaningful use of the enormous amount of information now accessible to the searcher. Fully revised and updated in comprehensive detail that includes bibliographies, ample examples and quotations, it focuses on: * information retrieval systems * database access systems * online searching and OPACs * hypertext * networked systems. Foskett describes how we search for information by looking at the problems involved, at the theoretical principles suggested as solutions and their practical realization as classification schemes, lists of subject headings and thesauri. Readership: This influential text is widely acknowledged to be essential reading for all students of librarianship and information management, and an invaluable reference tool for practising library and information professionals.
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Professor A C Foskett MA FLA AALIA was Head of Library and Information Management at the University of South Australia until his retirement.Review:
"The strength of this book lies not simply in its scholarship, but also in its unassuming...easy to read, easy to learn format." -- Managing Information "Overall this new edition is very welcome. A clear and concise account of the principles and major schemes [of classification and indexing] is invaluable." -- Education for Information
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Book Description Clive Bingley, 1969. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP93433469
Book Description Clive Bingley, 1969. Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP94066798
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Book Description Archon Books & Clive Bingley. Condition: Good. 1969. Hardcover. "This is an academic textbook, aimed at elementary and intermediate stage students. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Original Brown Cloth. A good clean copy. Jacket condition is described as - Slightly Damaged. First American Edition". Not a first edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # KON0524771
Book Description Archon Books & Clive Bingley, 1969. Condition: Good. 1969. Hardcover. "This is an academic textbook, aimed at elementary and intermediate stage students. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Original Brown Cloth. A good clean copy. Jacket condition is described as - Slightly Damaged. First American Edition". Not a first edition copy. . . . Seller Inventory # KON0524771
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