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Introduction

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Library science and information science are two closely related and often intersecting disciplines that deal primarily with the organization and retrieval of information.

Library science is an interdisciplinary social science incorporating the humanities, law and applied science and studying topics related to libraries; the collection, organization and dissemination of information resources; and the political economy of information. Library science has also historically included archival science, although a conceptual distinction between libraries and archives has evolved over time.

Amongst the varied topics of study that fall within library science: how information resources are organized to serve the needs of select user groups; how people interact with classification systems and technology; how information is acquired, evaluated and applied by people in and outside of libraries as well as cross-culturally; how people are trained and educated for careers in libraries; the ethics that guide library service and organization; the legal status of libraries and information resources, and the applied science of information technology used in documentation and records management. Library science is constantly evolving, incorporating new topics like database management, information architecture and knowledge management.

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Information science (also referred to as information studies) is an interdisciplinary science primarily concerned with the collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. Information science studies the application and usage of knowledge in organizations, and the interaction between people, organizations and information systems. It is often, though not exclusively, studied as a branch of computer science or informatics and is closely related to the cognitive and social sciences.

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Front entrance to the Cleveland Public Library's central location on Superior Avenue
Linda Anne Eastman (17 July 1867-5 April 1963)[1] was an American librarian. She was selected by the American Library Association as one of the 100 most important librarians of the 20th century.[2]

Eastman served as the head Librarian of the Cleveland Public Library from 1918 to 1938 and president of the American Library Association from 1928 to 1929. At the time of her appointment in Cleveland, she was the first woman to head a library system the size of Cleveland’s.[3] She was also a founding member and later president of the Ohio Library Association, and a professor of Library Science at Case Western Reserve University.

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There’s no use going to school unless your final destination is the library.
Ray Bradbury, unknown
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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (also Leibnitz or von Leibniz (1 July (21 June Old Style) 1646 – November 14, 1716) was a German polymath who wrote mostly in Latin and French.

Educated in law and philosophy, and serving as factotum to two major German noble houses (one becoming the British royal family while he served it), Leibniz played a major role in the European politics and diplomacy of his day. He occupies an equally large place in both the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics. He invented calculus independently of Newton, and his notation is the one in general use since. He also invented the binary system, foundation of virtually all modern computer architectures. In philosophy, he is most remembered for optimism, i.e., his conclusion that our universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one God could have made. He was, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, one of the three great 17th century rationalists, but his philosophy also both looks back to the Scholastic tradition and anticipates modern logic and analysis.

Leibniz also made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in biology, medicine, geology, probability theory, psychology, and information science. He also wrote on politics, law, ethics, theology, history, and philology, even occasional verse. His contributions to this vast array of subjects are scattered in journals and in tens of thousands of letters and unpublished manuscripts. To date, there is no complete edition of Leibniz's writings, and a complete account of his accomplishments is not yet possible.

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Artistic Rendering of the Library of Alexandria, based on some archaeological evidence

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In the news

  • March,2012, Muhammad Shahid Soroya elected as President Punjab University Library & Information Science Alumni Association (PULISAA) in Pakistan
  • September 21, 2011 - Library vendor OverDrive, Inc. adds Amazon Kindle compatible E-books to public and school libraries, allowing library lending over Amazon's Whispernet technology.(OverDrive)


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The historical reading room at the University Library of Graz.
Image credit: Dr. Marcus Gossler
The University Library of Graz, whose historical reading room is pictured here, is the third biggest scientific and public library in Austria.
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Topics in library and information science

For a more comprehensive treatment of topics, see Outline of library science.
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Institutions Scientometrics Informatics Preservation




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  1. ^ "Encyclopedia of Cleveland History"
  2. ^ “100 of the most important leaders we had in the 20th century”
  3. ^ “Encyclopedia of Cleveland History”