Lankes describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning; and he suggests a new mission for librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.
Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field.
Encyclopedia consisting of contributions from over 900 noted researchers in over 50 countries. This five-volume encyclopedia includes more than 550 articles highlighting current concepts, issues and emerging technologies.
Covers a spectrum of related information disciplines, including: archival science, bibliography, document and genre theory, informatics, information systems, knowledge management, library and information science, museum studies, records management, social studies of information
(4th edition in print at Bizzell Library, Reference Collection, Z 1006 .E57 2018)
Nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web.
SPEC surveys gathered information from ARL member institutions on contemporary research library practices and policies. SPEC Kits combine the survey results and documentation from ARL member institutions to guide libraries as they address the ever-changing challenges facing libraries.