Wednesday, June 26, 2013

ALA Glossary of Library & Information Science

Levine-Clark, Michael and Carter, Toni M. (eds.) ALA Glossary of Library & Information Science. 4th edition. ALA editions, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1111-2

Those familiar with the library profession and those who are not will benefit from this updated classic ALA reference resource that demystifies library jargon. The book presents a thorough yet concise guide to the specific words that describe the materials, processes and systems relevant to the field of librarianship. A panel of experts from across the LIS world have thoroughly updated the glossary to include the latest technology- and internet-related terms, covering metadata, licensing, electronic resources, instruction, assessment, readers’ advisory, and electronic workflow.