Library and information science trends and research : Asia-Oceania / edited by Amanda Spink and Diljit Singh. - 1st ed. - Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2012. - xx, 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Library and information science. 1876-0562 . - Library and information science (New York, N.Y.) .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface / Amanda Spink, Diljit Singh -- ch. 1. Introduction / Amanda Spink, Diljit Singh -- ch. 2. From practice to academia : 50 years of LIS education in Australia / Concepcion S. Wilson, Mary Anne Kennan, Sebastian K. Boell, Patricia Willard -- ch. 3. Keeping current : the evolution of postgraduate library and information studies education in New Zealand / Brenda Chawner, Gillian Oliver -- ch. 4. From a distance : teacher librarian training by distance collaboration / Arthur Winzenried -- ch. 5. Culture, libraries and information services at the intersection of development in India : propelling growth in the 21st century / B. Preedip Balaji -- ch. 6. Environmental scanning : an emerging discipline for LIS education / Xue Zhang, Shaheen Majid, Schubert Foo -- ch. 7. Developing contextual perceptions of information literacy and information literacy education in the Asian region / Daniel G. Dorner, G.E. Gorman, Nicole M. Gaston -- ch. 8. Information culture in the Maldives / Aminath Riyaz, Kerry Smith -- ch. 9. LIS research trends in doctoral studies and project work : a case study of DLISc, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (1985-2010) / Shalini R. Lihitkar, Ramdas S. Lihitkar -- ch. 10. Virtual community research in China : a critical review of the LIS literature / Qinghua Zhu, Xiaoling Sun, Jia Tina Du, Yuxiang Zhao, Kewen Wu, Hua Zheng -- ch. 11. Indonesian library and information science research as the social construction process / Laksmi, Luki Wijayanti -- ch. 12. Multilingual resources and services in Chinese academic libraries : a survey / Daqing He, Dan Wu.

This book brings together a range of chapters about the trends in education and research in the field of library and information science (LIS) in the Asia-Oceania region of the world. Why a book about LIS in the Asia-Oceania region? One key reason for a book on the topic is the huge growth of the field in terms of students and schools particularly in Asia. Information behaviour and libraries and information services are often embedded within an individuals everyday social and life processes. Information is an important part of the human condition and critical to the development of the Asia-Oceania region.

9781780524702 ;

Information science.
Library science.

Electronic books.

Z665 L533 2012

Spink, Amanda. Singh, Diljit.

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