Introduction to Information Science (Foundations of the Information Sciences)

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Introduced by leading international scholars and offering a global perspective on the discipline, this is designed to be the standard text for students worldwide. The authors expert narrative guides you through each of the essential building blocks of information science offering a concise introduction and expertly chosen further reading and resources. Critical topics covered include: foundations including the information society, historical perspectives and concepts organizing and retrieving information information behavior and digital literacies technologies and digital libraries information research and methods changing contexts including publishing, e-science and digital humanities the future of the profession. This is the definitive textbook for students of information science, information and knowledge management, librarianship, archives, and records management worldwide. It s also an invaluable guide for students of other information-related disciplines such as museum studies, publishing, and information systems. It s a useful sourcebook for practitioners in all of these disciplines.

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David Bawden is Professor of Information Science at City University London, and editor of Journal of Documentation. He is author of over 150 books, chapters, papers and published presentations. Lyn Robinson is Senior Lecturer in Information Science, and Director of the Postgraduate Information Studies Scheme, at City University London. She is author of numerous papers and published presentations, and has written two books, including Facet's Understanding Healthcare Information.

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I have no doubts that, for many years to come, this wonderful book will serve as one of the very best places for people to start to make a difference. --Jonathan Furner, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

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