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Best of Reference: Information Studies

Discover some of our subject librarians' favorite resources in our "Best of Reference" series. Each week you will find a variety of selected reference materials from our collection that are specific to one subject area. This week, we focus on Carol Anne Germain's selections for Information Studies.

The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society

The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society is a three-volume encyclopedia described as offering "critical assessments of theoretical and applied research on digitally-mediated communication." This encyclopedia will be of particular interest to students conducting research on social media and new types of media.

Encyclopedia of Archival Science

The Encyclopedia of Archival Science is a digital guide to various principles and concepts within the field of archives. Leading archivists such as Philip Brooks and the late Ernst Posner discuss the application of concepts such as appraisal and provenance to archival practice. This resource is a great starting point for Information Studies students looking for more in-depth explanations of archival concepts.

Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library

Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library, by Ben Bizzle and Maria Flora. This resource discusses how Bizzle and other staff at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Arkansas created new marketing and outreach strategies to revitalize their library. Information Studies students exploring how to transform an institution by developing a new marketing plan will benefit most from this text.

Need Additional Assistance?

Help is available! Contact Carol Anne Germain, Subject Librarian for Information Studies, at cgermain@albany.edu or stop by during her office hours on Mondays from 1-4pm at Dewey.

Blog Created By: Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno
Image Credit: Mark Schmidt

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