Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
- Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology
Defines words related to book bindings and the tools and techniques for creating and repairing them. The print equivalent (Matt T. Roberts and Don Etherington, 1982) is available in the LIS Library.
- Dictionary of Library and Information Management
Defines words and acronyms used in the fields of library organization and management, classification and cataloging, and electronic information management and communication. Reflects British practice. The print equivalent (Janet Stevenson, 1997) is available in the LIS Library.
- Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
The second edition of a standard reference work. Covers librarianship, database design, intellectual property, user services, the Internet, selected national and academic libraries, library and information professional associations, and more. Updated quarterly. The print equivalent (Miriam Drake, ed., 4 vols, 2003) is available in the LIS Library.
- Encyclopedia of Information Science & Technology
Covers information technologies in a wide range of applications, including libraries, knowledge management, online education, and much more. Also includes short definitions of key terms. The print equivalent (Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, ed., 5 vols, 2005) is available in the LIS Library.
Defines internet-related words.
Defines words and acronyms in the various specializations within LIS, along with the relevant vocabulary of publishing, printing, the book trade, graphic arts, book history, literature, bibliography, telecommunications, and computer science. Reflects North American practice. The print equivalent (Joan M. Reitz, Dictionary for Library and Information Science, 2004) is available in the LIS Library.
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