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The New Librarianship Field Guide

R. David Lankes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262529082
eISBN:
9780262334600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529082.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

The field guide seeks to outline an approach to librarianship, librarians, and libraries based on knowledge, learning, and community engagement. The first part of the book covers the mission, skills, ... More


Human Information Retrieval

Julian Warner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013444
eISBN:
9780262259262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

Information retrieval in the age of Internet search engines has become part of ordinary discourse and everyday practice: “Google” is a verb in common usage. Thus far, more attention has been given to ... More


Libraries, Knowledge and Public Identity

David McKitterick

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the identification of libraries as a national and public issue and the establishment of librarianship as an identifiable profession. The public identity of libraries lay in ... More


Selection Power and Selection Labor

Julian Warner

in Human Information Retrieval

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013444
eISBN:
9780262259262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

Selection power, which refers to one’s ability to make informed choices between objects or representations of objects, is a primary value or goal for information retrieval systems. This chapter ... More


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