Sunday, April 26, 2015

Glossary of Library & Information Science

Glossary of Library & Information Science

Glossary of Library & Information Science
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Glossary of Library & Information Science is an encyclopedic glossary and dictionary of terms and acronyms of librarianship, library science, information science, and information technology. The terms of the glossary are given an encyclopedic treatment, they are more exhaustive than a typical glossary or dictionary entry but less than an article. This is authored by Salman Haider for the librarians all across the globe and the users of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology and Resource Description and Access (RDA) blogs. Glossary of Library and Information Science is presently under development. Individual entries in the glossary will appear as a blog post in the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog. Glossary entries will be revised from time to time, as required, to present the most up-to-date information on the subject. The glossary will include everything from traditional library terms to a vocabulary of modern avenues in information science and technology. Glossary entries will also include useful links to a further advanced study on the LIS topics. When completed the Glossary of Library and Information Science will become an essential part of every library’s and librarian’s reference collection and will also be helpful to librarians, LIS i-School Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) & Ph.D. students, researchers, and IT professionals. 

All librarians and information professionals may use information from Glossary of Library and Information Science for their writings and research, with proper attribution and citation. I would appreciate it if you would let me know, too!



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Dr. N. S. HarinarayanaAssociate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore, India [July 3, 2016] -- Congrats for publishing the glossary. The glossary, I hope, benefits the students, teachers, and researchers.


Salman Haider
When fully fleshed out, this lexicon will serve as a valuable tool for all LIS professionals, but especially for librarians in training and those new to the field.

Salman Haider
We need this Glossary in our work. Thanks for a good resource.

  • Salman Haider
    This is pretty cool. Wish something like this had existed a few years ago to help wrap my head around all the acronyms we had to learn in Library School.


Lucky Oghenetega  [2015-05] -- This is great work and useful resource

Jennifer Closson [2015-05] -- Very useful for those still in graduate school, thanks!




Navnit Patel -- Great job work

Kamlesh Vyas -- Sir: Really nice and very useful resource.


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  • Written: 2015-04-26


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