Monday, November 19, 2007

Evidence-based practice

Evidence-based practice is becoming embedded across a range of professions (particularly within the field of healthcare). The concept is gaining strength in the library and information profession - see for example the open-access journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.

The Australian Library and Information Association supports the use of research to inform best practice in the information profession.

The Centre for Information Studies plays a role in this mission by providing a conduit to enable research to filter through into professional practice. One of the bestsellers from the CIS catalogue is Kirsty Williamson's Research Methods for Students, Academics and Professionals.

CIS also facilitates the open access publishing of research from Australia's information professionals by hosting freely available content from a range of high-profile events such as RAILS (Research Applications in Information and Library Studies). Please do explore CIS supported open access e-publications.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

L21C launched at National Library of Australia

Libraries in the Twenty-First Century was officially launched at the National Library of Australia.

Dr Warwick Cathro, Assistant Director General of Innovation at the NLA was kind enough to launch the publication with a speech in which he noted that the book filled a major gap by charting new directions in library and information management with chapters written by carefully selected experts.

The launch was well attended by a cross-section of library and information professionals from both within and without the National Library.

Director of the Centre for Information Studies, Damian Lodge, presents Dr Warwick Cathro with a bottle of Charles Sturt University wine in thanks for his role in launching Libraries in the Twenty-First Century.

Latest publication from CIS - Libraries in the Twenty-First Century

The Centre for Information Studies is proud to announce its latest publication, Libraries in the twenty-first century.

Libraries in the twenty-first century brings together leading library educators and practitioners to provide a scholarly yet accessible overview of library and information management and the challenges that the twenty-first century offers the information profession.

The papers in this collection illustrate the changing nature of the library as it evolves into its twenty-first century manifestation.

Aimed at students and practitioners alike, Libraries in the twenty-first century covers specific types of library and information agencies, discusses specific aspects of library and information management and places developments in library and information services in a number of broad contexts: socio-economic, ethico-legal, historical and educational.

Friday, October 12, 2007


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