Topic outline of information science

Topic outline of information science

Library science or library and information science (abbreviated LIS) is the study of issues related to libraries and the information fields. This includes academic studies regarding how library resources are used and how people interact with library systems. These studies tend to be specific to certain libraries at certain times. The organization of knowledge for efficient retrieval of relevant information is also a major research goal of LIS. LIS should not be confused with information theory, the mathematical study of the concept of information, or information science, a field related to computer science and cognitive science. LIS is interdisciplinary, and overlaps to some extent with the fields of computer science, various social sciences, statistics, and systems analysis.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to library and information science:

Essence of library and information science

: "Main article: Library and information science"

* Cataloging
* Classification
* Information architecture
* Preservation of library materials

Branches of library and information science

*Archival science
*Bibliographic databases
*Library instruction
*Reader's advisory

History of library and information science

: "Main article: History of library and information science"
*Great libraries of the ancient world

Basic library and information science concepts

*Five laws of library science
*Information literacy
*Knowledge management
*Library and information science
*Library management

Research methods

*Digital reference services
*Reference works
*Library reference desk
*Reference interview

Organizing and searching Wikipedia

* (and its subpages)


*Bradford's law
*Data mining
*Impact factor
*Information retrieval
*Peer review
*Web mining

election and acquisition of library materials

*Children's literature
*Information explosion
*Library acquisitions
*Library collection development
*Public Lending Right
*Young adult literature


*Book preservation
*Digital preservation
*Library binding
*Mass deacidification
*Slow fires

ocial and legal issues

*Banned books
*Freedom of Information Act
*Information access
*Intellectual freedom
*Legal deposit
*Intellectual property
*Library Bill of Rights
*"New York Times Company v. Tasini"

Library resources

Information media

*Audio book
*Bibliographic database
*Braille book
*Compact audio cassette
*Compact disc
*Digital audio book
*Gramophone record
*Information architecture
*Magnetic tape
*Phonograph cylinder
*Scroll (parchment)
*Sheet music
*Slide library
*Web site
*Wire recording

Types of publications

*Comic book
*Graphic novel
*Reference work
*Series of books
*Telephone directory

Catalogs and indexes

*Accession number
*Authority control
*Bliss bibliographic classification
*Colon classification
*Dewey Decimal Classification
*Controlled vocabulary
*International Standard Bibliographic Description
*Library catalog
*Library of Congress classification
*Machine Readable Cataloging
*Resource Description and Access
*Universal Decimal Classification

Electronic information storage and retrieval

*Boolean operator
*Data management
*Digital library
*Expert system
*Fuzzy logic
*Geographic Information System
*Glossary of information science terms (to be incorporated into separate articles)
*Human-computer interaction
*Information retrieval
*Integrated library system
*Invisible web
*Knowledge management

Other library services and processes

*Interlibrary loan
*Library circulation
*Library technical services
*Reference management software

Types of libraries

"For examples of particular types of libraries, see the corresponding category."
*Academic library (cl|Academic libraries)
*Archive (cl|Archives)
*Digital library (cl|Digital libraries)
*National library (cl|National libraries)
*Public library (cl|Public libraries) / Carnegie library
*Research library (cl|Research libraries)
*Special library (cl|Special libraries)

Notable people in library and information science

"See also and List of librarians"
*Sanford Berman
*Daniel J. Boorstin
*William Warner Bishop
*Lee Pierce Butler
*John Cotton Dana
*Melvil Dewey
*John Fiske (librarian)
*Michael Gorman
*Seymour Lubetzky
*Eric Moon
*S. R. Ranganathan
*Jesse Shera
*Howard D. White

Library and information science lists

* List of almanacs
* List of books
* List of encyclopedias
* List of librarians
* List of libraries
* List of library associations
* List of national libraries
* List of newspapers

Professional organizations

*American Association of School Librarians
*American Library Association
*Canadian Library Association
*Association for Library Service to Children
*Association of Research Libraries
*International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
*Public Library Association
*Special Libraries Association

ee also

*Wikiproject BID (library, information, documentation) at the German Wikipedia
*Portail SID (information literacy and libraries) at the French Wikipedia.
* [ How to find a book on Wikibooks]

External links

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