Library & Information Sciences study all areas of the creation, organisation, management, communication and use of recorded information in documents. It is located under a number of practices, such as librarianship, data management, information management and archiving and records management.
The efforts over time to make published information more organised and accessible, modern-day library information services grew, using new technologies to make specialised, professional knowledge better accessible to both the public and academics.
It is considered a very broad subject, with it often being defined on one hand, as information in all its aspects and manifestations, information in certain domains and contexts, and technology applications, and on the other, as collection management, information literacy development, and services to communities and culture.
Library and information services come into contact with other disciplines, which include computing and information systems, digital humanities, e-science and media and publishing.
Teaching in this area can focus on the handling of new kinds of documents, collections and information spaces emerging, and on the new literacies, skills, and Library and Information services which these require.
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