Bibliography Complex: Fundamentals of Librarianship and Knowledge Management

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Libraries are crucial to the development of human civilizations, thus library science with its knowledge ethics has also become a critical part of social values. The four development stages of library civilizations include: information storage, information discovery interface, information access, and information management and its market innovation.Bibliography Complex: Fundamentals of Librarianship and Knowledge Management delves into the history and contemporary state of development of librarianship and bibliographic control of Chinese texts, with a strong emphasis placed on the future of bibliographic management and research. The book discusses the issues faced in the Sinification of Western bibliography and cataloguing standards and formats, especially in the data exchange of machine-readable cataloging records between libraries from different countries. Bibliography Complex ends with an optimistic view of the digitalization of library collections and the new concept of 'mega media bibliography' proposed by Mr. Ku Min.

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- Sinification of Bibliography. Two chapters are devoted to the historical milestones and unique characteristics of bibliography and knowledge management in China, as compared to its Western counterparts. The Sinification of Western bibliography, cataloguing standards, and cataloguing formats is also touched upon briefly in the other chapters of the book.

- Bibliometrics and Scholarly Communication. Two chapters devoted to bibliometrics and scholarly communication and the contemporary issues facing academic libraries today.

- Names and Titles in Traditional Chinese. In the first few chapters, both the Traditional Chinese and Hanyu Pinyin names and publication titles are provided in the main text to allow readers to easily research these famous characters or texts.

- Glossary. Technical terms used in bibliography and cataloging are explained in the glossary.

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Karl Min Ku received his MLIS from the Graduate School of Dominican University in Chicago, and taught bibliography, Chinese cataloguing, digital library management, media literacy and communications, and information science for more than 30 years in Fu-Jen University and Shih Hsin University, Taiwan. His illustrious career included appointments as the Director-General of the National Central Library of Taiwan (2008-2010) and he was the Parliamentary Librarian of the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan, for two decades. Karl Min Ku was featured in the Who's Who in the World 2012.
Zhijian Tao is a scholar and translator, with an MA from University of International Relations in Beijing, and a doctorate from McGill University. He is a member of the Chinese Writers Association in Quebec, Canada. His published works include Drawing the Dragon: Western European Reinvention of China (monograph), Bibliography Complex: Fundamentals of Librarianship and Knowledge Management (translation from Chinese to English). He has also translated,from Chinese to English, two poetry collections entitled respectively The Fortuities of a Shoe and A Line at Dawn. He has also published prose writings, poems, etc, written in the Chinese language.

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