Foundations of the Information and Knowledge Professions

978-1-57441-894-1 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
208 pp.
Pub Date: 02/16/2023


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Foundations of the Information and Knowledge Professions covers topics deemed essential for students at the graduate and undergraduate level who are seeking to join the profession. The authors cover key developments from the Library of Alexandria through contemporary libraries and digital technological platforms.
The advent of the Internet and the Web removed traditional geographical boundaries and allowed individuals access to information created in different languages, different cultures, and different political views. The digital transformation of business and commerce brought about fundamental societal changes and revolutionized how people access, use, manipulate, and interact with information. The authors also discuss issues related to privacy, security, and intellectual property, as well as social issues, including diversity, equity, and inclusion, codes of ethics, and codes of conduct.

Published by University of North Texas Press