Introduction to Information Science, Second Edition

This title will be available Spring 2022. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available. Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.

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$79.99
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Item Number: 
978-1-78330-495-0
Published: 
2022
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
384
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

Offering a global perspective, this book has proven itself to be the standard text for LIS students worldwide. The authors’ expert narrative guides readers through each of the essential building blocks of information science. Offering a concise introduction and expertly chosen further reading and resources, this newly updated text covers such critical topics as

  • foundational concepts, theories, and historical perspectives;
  • organizing and retrieving information;
  • information behavior, domain analysis, and digital literacies;
  • technologies, digital libraries, and information management;
  • information research methods and informetrics;
  • changing contexts, including information society, publishing, e-science, and digital humanities; and
  • the future of information science.

Examination copies are available for instructors who are interested in adopting this title for course use.

David Bawden

David Bawden is Professor of Information Science at City University London, editor of Journal of Documentation, a council member of Aslib, and has published extensively in information science.Lyn Robinson is Program Director for Library and Information Science at City University London, and a well-known writer and presenter in the subject. She is also the author of Understanding Healthcare Information.

Lyn Robinson

Lyn Robinson is Program Director for Library and Information Science at City University London, and a well-known writer and presenter in the subject. She is also the author of Understanding Healthcare Information.

Praise for the first edition

"The book is well written and easy to read. A very useful index concludes the volume. Scholars and academics who are serious about information science as a discipline should not be without this book."
— Online Information Review

"An excellent resource for those wishing to look at the challenges and issues in library science from a technical viewpoint. It is a wide-ranging look at multiple topics in information science, packed with references to important texts in these areas. Both technically complex and more abstract, theoretical discussions are delivered with concision and clarity."
— Technicalities

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