Sunday, November 5, 2017

Library and Information Science Articles and News in 2017

Library and Information Science Articles and News
Library and Information Science Articles and News
Library and Information Science Articles and News is an initiative of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog to showcase the latest LIS news, articles, events, and updates for librarians, catalogers, metadata, archives, and knowledge professionals. It is an attempt to make a representative compilation of most popular news and stories for libraries and librarians which were shared through its Google+ Community, Facebook Page and other social media platforms of the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog in the year 2017.


  • Top 10 Featured Library and Information Science (LIS) Articles
  • Top 10 Featured Library and Information Science (LIS) News
  • Background
  • Librarianship Studies Categories (Labels)
  • Library and Information Science News




I always wanted to keep myself updated with latest news and updates in Library and Information Science. I do this by reading various authoritative sources in the library and information science. Then I share it with the readers of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog which already has various followers of its social media platforms to share popular LIS news. So an idea came to my mind to create a blog article with top quality news on Library and Information Science which were most liked and shared. The newsfeed is sourced from Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Facebook Page and Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Google+ Community (which is organized based on the categories (or labels) of Librarianship Studies blog). 

Library and Information Science Articles News
Library and Information Science Articles and News


Librarianship Studies & Information Technology is divided into following broad categories. Categories are listed on the top left side of the blog. These categories or labels group blog posts on a specific topic of Library & Information Science.

SCOPE: About Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog.

SCOPE: On acquisitions or books, serials, e-resources, etc. in libraries in information centers. Collection Development--Books, Serials, Non-book Materials--Selection, Acquisition, Maintenance; ISBN, ISSN, Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP), E-documents, E-books, E-journals, Etc.

SCOPE: On cataloging and metadata. Library Cataloguing Codes--RDA and AACR-II. Library Cataloguing--Cannons and Principles. Bibliographic Records--International Standards--ISBD, MARC21, BIBFRAME, and CCF. Etc. Indexing--Pre-coordinate,Post-coordinate.

SCOPE: Theory and practice of library classification and shelflisting. Classification schemes like Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), Library of Congress Classification (LCC), Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), and Colon Classification (CC). Organization of knowledge/Information. Modes of formation of subjects. Library Classification--Cannon and Principles.

SCOPE: Glossary of Library and Information Science of the Librarianship Studies and Information Technology blog. Glossary of Library & Information Science is an encyclopedic glossary and dictionary of terms and acronyms of librarianship, library science, information science, and information technology. The terms of the glossary are given an encyclopedic treatment, they are more exhaustive than a typical glossary or dictionary entry but less than an article.

SCOPE: MLIS thesis of Salman Haider covering subject access and retrieval techniques in libraries. Annotated bibliography on Subject Approaches to Information in Libraries covering Subject Headings, Subject Indexing, Subject Cataloging, Library Classification, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and Subject Approaches in Bibliographic and Non-Bibliographic Databases etc.

SCOPE: Librarian's Reference Directory (or Librarians Reference Sources Directory) is a web directory of Library and Information Science reference sources on the World Wide Web.

SCOPE: Biography of famous librarians and history, practice, and techniques of librarianship. Description of library and information science. Library and Information Profession.

SCOPE: Famous and beautiful libraries the Library of Congress of Washington D.C., the British Library of London, and the Bodleian Library of Oxford. Library associations such as IFLA, ALA, and CILIP. Types of Libraries--National, Public, Academic, and Special (Objectives, structures, and functions).

SCOPE: Impact of libraries on society. Role of Information in Planning, Management, Socio-Economic Development, Technology transfer. Etc.

SCOPE: Library and digital marketing techniques and case studies. Includes social media marketing and search engine optimization.

SCOPE Study programs of top-ranked library schools or i-schools. Tutorial by noted professors of library and information science.

SCOPE: Use of technology in libraries. Databases--Search Strategies, Boolean Operators. Information Technology--Components; Impact of IT on Society. Computers--Hardware, Software, Storage Devices, Input/Output Devices. Networking--Concepts, Topologies, Types--LAN, MAN, WAN. Library Automation--Areas of automation, Planning, Hardware, and Software Selection, OPAC. Integrated Library Systems, Digital Libraries, Virtual Libraries, Etc.

SCOPE: Theory, practice, and techniques of library and knowledge management. Management--Principles, Functions, School of Thought. Planning, Organization Structure, Decision making. Human Resources Management--Manpower Planning, Job Analysis, Job Description, Selection, Recruitment, Motivation, Training and Development, Staff Manual, Leadership and Performance Evaluation. Financial Management--Resource Generation, Types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost Benefit Analysis. PERT, CPM. Library Buildings and Equipment, Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centers and Services Marketing Information Product and Services, Total Quality Management (TQM).

SCOPE: Library circulation and loan activities. Types of Users, User Studies, User Education.

SCOPE: Miscellaneous topics in library and information science not cover by other Librarianship Studies blog labels.

SCOPE: Latest news in the library and information science.

SCOPE: Reference service in libraries and information centers. Reference and Information Services, Referral Service. Bibliographic Service, Indexing and Abstracting Service, CAS, SDI, Digest Service, Trend Report Online Services, Translation Services, Reprographic Services Etc.

SCOPE: On research methodology in the library and information science. Types of Research--Basic, Applied, Interdisciplinary. Research Design. Scientific Method, Hypothesis, Data Collection, Sampling. Methods of Research--Historical, Descriptive, Case Study, Survey, Comparative and Experimental. Statistical Methods, Data Analysis. Report Writing, Bibliometrics. Etc.

SCOPE: Reviews of books, journals, databases, e-resources, software, integrated library systems, Etc.

SCOPE: About subject headings. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MESH, Sears List of Subject Headings etc. Vocabulary Control--Thesaurus, List of Subject Headings, Etc.


Library and Information Science News in organized by broad areas "Categories (Labels)" of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog:



Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records

PRECIS (Preserved Context Index System) - PRECIS is an acronym for PREserved Context Index System or PREserved Context Indexing System. PRECIS is a computer assisted pre-coordinate subject indexing system developed by Derek Austin in 1968 as a result of long research which the Classification Research Group (CRG) undertook to give a new general classification for information control. READ MORE: PRECIS (Preserved Context Index System)

What are the Benefits of RDA? RDA builds on the strengths of AACR2 but has some new features that make it more useful for description as a cataloging code for the digital environment in which libraries now operate. READ MORE: What are the Benefits of RDA?

Resource Description and Access (RDA) - RDA stands for “Resource Description and Access” and is the title of the standard, that is the successor to AACR2. Resource Description and Access (RDA) is a standard for descriptive cataloging providing instructions and guidelines on formulating bibliographic data. Resource Description & Access (RDA) is a set of cataloging instructions based on FRBR and FRAD, for producing the description and name and title access points representing a resource. READ MORE: Resource Description and Access

RDA Bibliography - Articles, Books, Presentations, Thesis, and Videos on Resource Description and Access (RDA) & Cataloging

Pre-Coordinate Indexing Systems - Nowadays most of the documents deal with complex and compound subjects, each comprising a number of components or concepts. The coordination of these component terms is either done at the input stage or at the output stage. The index in which the coordination of components (index terms) is done at the input stage, is known as a pre-coordinate index.  Coordination of index terms at the input stage means coordination of index terms at the time of preparation of the index by the indexer. In pre-coordinate indexing, a number of selected terms or keywords are coordinated by the indexer and the cards are prepared for display to the users. READ MORE: Pre-Coordinate Indexing Systems

Cataloging & Metadata Services Infographics - Information and graphical representation of cataloging and metadata services. READ MORE

Index -  The term ‘index’  has been derived from the Latin word ‘indicare’ which means to indicate or to point out. Here it refers to guide to a particular concept in a document. READ MORE: Index

Title-Based Indexing - There is one part of a document in which authors themselves usually try to define the subject: the title. The title in itself is a one line summary of a document and this serve as an index point, hence, title indexes came into force. READ MORE: Title-Based Indexing

Key-Term Alphabetical (KEYTALPHA) - In the Key-Term Alphabetical index, keywords are arranged side by side without forming a sentence. Entries are prepared containing only keywords and location excluding the context. READ MORE: Key-Term Alphabetical (KEYTALPHA)

Keyword in Context (KWIC) Indexing. READ MORE: Keyword in Context (KWIC) Indexing

Citation Indexing - Citation index is an ordered list of cited articles along with a list of citing articles. The cited article is identified as the reference and the citing article as the source.  READ MORE: Citation Indexing

Keyword Out of Context (KWOC) - In KWOC system, keyword or the access point is shifted to the extreme left at its normal place in the beginning of the line. It is followed by the complete title to provide complete context. READ MORE: Keyword Out of Context (KWOC)

Outsourcing Cataloging Tasks READ MORE

Chain Indexing - Chain Indexing or Chain Procedure is a mechanical method to derive subject index entries or subject headings from the class number of the document. READ MORE: Chain Indexing

POPSI (Postulate-Based Permuted Subject Indexing) - The inherent weakness of chain indexing has been its dependence on a scheme of classification. Another weakness was its disappearing chain. READ MORE: POPSI (Postulate-Based Permuted Subject Indexing)





Library and Information Science Videos - Library and Information Science Videos is an initiative of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog to showcase the finest LIS videos for librarians, catalogers, metadata, archives, and knowledge professionals. The videos are sourced from Librarianship Studies & Information Technology YouTube Channel which are organized based on the categories (or labels) of Librarianship Studies blog. READ MORE: Library and Information Science Videos


Five Laws of Library Science 

The Five laws of library science is a theory proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Five laws of library science are called the set of norms, percepts, and guides to good practice in librarianship. READ MORE: Five Laws of Library Science

A library without librarians is a just a shed full of books. READ MORE

America’s Librarian - Carla Hayden plans to continue her career-long focus on access and technology as Librarian of Congress. READ MORE

Carla Hayden Takes Charge of the World's Largest Library. KNOW MORE

Will Librarians Be The Overseers Of The Information Age? - Julie Todaro, President of the American Library Association, ALA and Eleni Miltsakaki, founder and CEO of Choosito! sat down with Rod Berger to discuss the role of librarians in today's schools. Contrary to the widely held notion that the role of the librarian is shrinking, both Todaro and Miltsakaki make strong arguments for the increased importance of librarians as overseers of an endless stream of Internet data. Todaro and Miltsakaki agree that students, more than ever, need the guidance of librarians in their educational lives. READ MORE

The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets - While dodging accusations of communism, Charlotte Serber made the nuclear bomb possible. READ MORE

50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians READ MORE


The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters.  

Imagine you wanted to find books or journal articles on a particular subject. Or find manuscripts by a particular author. Or locate serials, music or maps. You would use a library catalog that includes facts – like title, author, publication date, subject headings and genre … … READ MORE

Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space - UC Berkeley’s newly remodeled undergraduate library is modern and sleek, with its top two floors featuring low-slung couches, a futuristic nap pod, and meeting spaces with glass walls made to be written on and colorful furniture meant to be moved. READ MORE

The 8 most beautiful new libraries in the world - Photos of beautiful libraries. READ MORE

State of America's Libraries Report 2017 - In the 21st century, libraries of all types are responding to the changing social, economic, and political impacts of living in a digital society. Academic, school, and public libraries provide services that empower people for change. Library workers’ expertise, combined with dynamic collections and digital resources, help individuals develop new skills, communicate with others through new technologies, and help make their communities better places to live. These and other library trends of the past year, including the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016, are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2017 State of America’s Libraries report. READ MORE

The Future of Libraries (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - READ MORE

The most beautiful library in every major US city READ MORE

Former National Library of France reopens after a decade of renovation work - the former site of france’s national library has reopened after years of renovation work by architects bruno gaudin and virginie brĂ©gal. located at rue de richelieu in paris, the historic complex houses the collections and reading rooms of the manuscripts department, the maps and plans branch, the coins, medals and antiques bureau, and the performing arts office. since 1993, the quadrangle has also been home to the french national art history library. READ MORE

This Is the Future of Libraries in the Digital Age - With the cyberage in full swing, this is how smart design is keeping demand for the printed word alive … ... READ MORE

Innovative libraries delivering good design - The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has today announced the five winners of its inaugural Library Design Awards 2017 ... READ MORE

The library of the future? It's digital ... READ MORE


7 Reasons Libraries Are Essential, Now More Than Ever. READ MORE

Should a public library be more community focused? – Interview with Jan Holmquist. READ MORE

4 important things users want from a library (and how to offer them) READ MORE

What Part Do Libraries Play In The Future Of Learning? READ MORE


9 Vital Ways Facebook is the Best Partner for Libraries. READ MORE

Librarians: Digital Marketing Needs Your Skills. READ MORE



Timothy Cole Wins 2017 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award - Timothy Cole, Head of the Mathematics Library and Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. READ MORE

Top Library Automation Software Products READ MORE

How Mobile Technology Changes the Library Experience - The library experience of today is greatly different from that of even 15 years ago, and mobile technology is the leading contributor to these changes. In response, public and college libraries are using mobile technology to increasingly enhance the user experience. By embracing the many growing capabilities of mobile technologies, libraries provide better service to their users in many different ways. Here are just some of those ways. READ MORE

University Libraries Collaborate on Web Discoverability Project - Stanford and Cornell are leading library efforts to help machines understand bibliographic information so it will be searchable on the Web. KNOW MORE

Top Library Tech Trends - Tech leaders recommend the tools and resources your library can adopt now and in the near future. From virtual reality to gamification to security techniques, libraries are using the latest technology to engage patrons, increase privacy, and help staffers do their jobs. American Libraries spoke to library tech leaders—members of the Library and Information Technology Association’s popular Top Tech Trends panel from the 2017 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits—to get the apps, devices, software, and best practices that you can adopt for your library right now and in the near future. READ MORE

Library Systems Report 2017: Competing visions for technology, openness, and workflow  - The library technology industry has entered a new phase: business consolidation and technology innovation. Development of products and services to support the increasingly complex work of libraries remains in an ever-decreasing number of hands. Not only have technology-focused companies consolidated themselves, they have become subsumed within higher-level organizations with broad portfolios of diverse business activities. The survivors of this transformed industry now bear responsibility to deliver innovation from their amassed capacity. Modern web-based systems delivering traditional library automation and discovery capabilities are now merely table stakes. Real progress depends on building out these platforms to support the new areas of service emerging within each type of library. READ MORE

Online Teaching Skills for Library Workers - Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L) is a training program designed to enable library workers to transfer their in-person teaching skills to the online environment. READ MORE









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