Science Books Just Got Dated – Periodic Table Sees Four New Entrees

Researchers in Japan, Russia and United States have contributed to the discovery of four new elements that have claimed their place in the seventh row of the periodic table rendering it complete.

The elements do not have a permanent name yet, and are currently identified by their atomic numbers: 113, 115, 117 and 118. The teams of scientists who have discovered these elements have been asked to submit name for the elements as well. Two of the elements have working name ...

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Boots Booklovers Library

Early days
The first circulating libraries in the UK were formed during the mid-eighteenth century and allowed books to be borrowed for a specified loan period after payment of a subscription. Several libraries were attached to shops, notably W. H. Smith and Harrods.

The Boots Book Lending service was established in 1898 at the instigation of Florence Boot, initially in the small number of shops which had a stationery department. The early ...

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The Loganian Library of Philadelphia

James Logan was apparently an already established figure when Ben Franklin and his young chums started in the library business. Logan had a large private library which he had been collecting for about fifty years. He decided to make this into a “public” library and erected the building pictured below in 1745. The editors of the Report state that the Loganian is the first building in the country used exclusively as a library. An interesting part of Logan’s ...

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Library advocacy trainings available

The American Library Association (ALA) is sponsoring three, new advocacy training programs to help libraries educate their communities about the Internet and related issues, including children’s access, intellectual freedom and the use of filters. The programs are part of ALA President Ann Symons’ intellectual freedom leadership initiatives.

The trainings are available to state and regional library groups to use at workshops and conferences. They are intended for library staff, trustees, Friends organizations, parents, school administrators, community leaders ...

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Making the Career Switch to the Library Profession

Absolutely Changing. A career switch is that most common of workday thoughts. You’re fed up. You’re not going to take it any longer. So what’s next?

If you are considering a switch into the library or information management field, then you are likely to have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Already working in information management
  • Already have a college degree
  • Have previously worked in a library
  • Working in an Education profession
  • Have ...
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A Masters in Library Science: From a Distance

Distance learning continues to evolve. Within the library and information studies community, many combination’s of alternatives to the traditional on-campus program have developed.

Some schools have distributed their program to other campuses with live face-to-face instruction. Some schools are providing instruction via asynchronous learning networks- each student taking coursework at their own pace – to provide a totally online degree. Most of the schools that are offering distance learning providing a blend of live face-to-face coursework and Internet, Web ...

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Research in Library and Information Science

Library and information science research can be said to revolve around three elements: the Library, Document and Information. The role of libraries in society is complex and moves between democracy support functions and support for individual learning processes. They are among society’s most widely used public institutions to questions about their development and role affecting many. New media forms are constantly arising and issues of digitization and ways to organize documents in new online environments is currently ...

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Universities in the field of Library and Information Science

Universities in the field of Library and Information Science are cordially requested to send their links to [email protected]


Sheffield – Department of Information Studies

Information Science at Strathclyde University

University of Wales Department of Information and Library Studies

Department of Information and Communications, MMU

Ireland: Library and Information Studies, University College Dublin

UCL SLAIS home page

Loughborough University – Department of Information and Library Studies

Robert Gordon University ...

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Information and Library science Glossary

Glossary of some terms used in Libraries and in reference to Library Information Science and the storage and organization of Information:


A publication issued on a regular basis, which contains research published as articles, papers, reports, or technical specifications.


Handwritten or unpublished documents such as letters, draft copies of books, notes or correspondance.


Term used in libraries to describe media that is not printed, such as Video or Music media.

Periodical or ...

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