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These should be the most basic topics in the field--topics about which we'd like to have articles soon. Please see the most basic encyclopedia article topics for general instructions on constructing this list, and consult complete list of encyclopedia topics.


I believe that first priority should be given to:

  • writing practical articles on research methodology, such as
    • how to use a library and its services,
    • how to find and evaluate information on the Internet, and

  • teaching and giving advice to those creating and using Wikipedia on
    • linking and organizing Wikipedia articles, and
    • searching Wikipedia for information.

GUllman

Many of these articles already exist, but are written from a computer science point of view, and need to be expanded to include other formats.


The information profession: American Library Association[?] -- Information -- Library -- Librarian -- Library and information science -- Library management

Information formats: Analogue disc record -- Book -- Braille book[?] -- CD-ROM -- Codex -- Compact audio cassette -- Compact disc -- Database -- Ebook -- Information architecture -- Internet -- Laser disk[?] -- Manuscript -- Map -- Microfiche -- Microfilm -- Microprint[?] -- Pamphlet[?] -- Paper -- Photograph -- Recorded book[?] -- Scroll -- Sheet music -- Videotape -- Web site

Types of publications: Almanac -- Atlas -- Comic book -- Dictionary -- Encyclopedia -- Gazetteer -- Graphic novel -- Journal -- Lexicon -- Magazine -- Newspaper -- Reference work -- Serial -- Series -- Telephone directory -- Thesaurus

Selection and acquisition of library materials: Bradford's law -- Children's literature -- Information explosion -- ISBN -- ISSN -- Library acquisitions[?] -- Library collection development[?] -- Literature -- Young adult literature[?]

Catalogs and indexes: AACR2[?] -- Authority list[?] -- Catalog -- Cataloguing[?] -- Classification -- Collation -- Colophon -- Dewey Decimal classification -- Index -- Library of Congress classification -- MARC[?] -- OCLC[?] -- Subject -- WorldCat[?]

Electronic information storage and retrieval: Boolean operator[?] -- Digital library -- Expert system -- Fuzzy logic -- Geographic Information System -- Human-computer interaction -- Information retrieval -- Information science glossary of terms (to be incorporated into separate articles) -- Invisible web[?] -- Keyword -- Knowledge management -- Metadata -- Precision -- Recall -- Record

Research methods: Bibliographic instruction[?] -- Bibliography -- BibTeX -- Genealogy -- How to find a book -- Library reference collection[?] -- Library reference desk -- Library reference service[?] -- Research

Other library services and processes: Interlibrary loan -- Library circulation[?] -- Library circulation desk[?] -- Library technical services[?]

Library buildings and systems: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library -- Bodleian Library -- British Library -- Escorial Library -- Esperanto library -- Montagu Butler Library -- Public library -- Robarts Library -- University Library (Cambridge)

Digital libraries: Aozora bunko -- l'Association des Bibliophiles Universels --Bibliotheca Universalis -- Christian Classics Ethereal Library -- The Cochrane Library -- Digital library -- Distributed Proofreaders -- ibiblio -- Library of Congress Digital Library project -- List of digital library projects -- Million Book Project -- Online Book Initiative -- Online Books Page -- Perseus Project -- Project Gutenberg -- Project Runeberg -- Project Sugita Genpaku

Preservation: Archive[?] -- Archivist[?] -- Book preservation[?] -- Data preservation[?] -- Mass deacidification -- Slow fires

Social and legal issues: Banned books -- Censorship -- Copyright -- Freedom of Information Act -- Information access[?] -- Intellectual freedom[?] -- Intellectual property -- Literacy -- United States v. Tasini[?] -- USA PATRIOT Act

People: List of librarians -- Melvil Dewey -- Seymour Lubetzky

Organizing and searching Wikipedia: Wikipedia:Common words, searching for which is not possible -- Wikipedia:How to explore Wikipedia -- Wikipedia:Naming conventions (and its subpages) -- Wikipedia:Searching



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