An Up-to-Date Glossary of 2500 Terms Used in Librarianship And Information Management
Librarians now need to understand the terms used by the Information Technology specialists who work in libraries; and IT specialists need to learn the technical terms used by librarians. LibrarySpeak provides simple definitions for all the terms required for each group of library workers to understand the others. It is designed as an accessible and convenient quick reference for students, new library staff, and even ¿old hands¿ as they encounter new terminology.
Existing glossaries and dictionaries generally focus on library science or computing, rarely a combination. And they are usually large, heavy, detailed, and expensive. LibrarySpeak provides students especially with an economical, light but comprehensive volume that they can carry with them to class, and get the general idea of specialized vocabulary as they encounter it.
LibrarySpeak is an up-to-date glossary of 2500 librarianship and information management terms used especially in North America. It defines and explains essential terminology of library collections, equipment, automated systems, the Internet, and national and international organizations and programs.
This is a reference book that should be in the hands of every library student (professional and paraprofessional), and every library and library classroom should have at least one copy. It is also useful for training school media center staff, including in-service training and continuing professional development.
Author: Mary Mortimer is a librarian, library and Internet trainer, author, and multimedia developer. She has managed libraries and taught for many years, and has consulted widely with colleagues and students in compiling this glossary.