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Library science is nothing but the studies related to libraries. Library science or Library studies is an interdisciplinary field that focus on the practices, perspectives and tools of management, information technology, education and other areas to libraries. Collection, preservation of information or data is the major responsibility of library science. Library science subject include collection management, information systems, research methods, classifications, statistics, references, cataloging, management. But now a days database management, information architecture, information management are also incorporated in library science subject. There are mainly 5 types of library such as, Public Library, media Specialist, Archives, Special Library, and Preservation. Being interdisciplinary subject, it sometimes overlaps with computer science, various social sciences, statistics, and system analysis. The main branches of library science are Preservation, bibliographic database, cataloging, Library instruction, Archival Science, Reference, Reader’s advisory. Library science professional s can be named as Librarian in which application specialist, collection librarian, teacher librarian etc, Archivist, Curator, Indexer, Information architect, Information broker, Prospect researchers, Records manager.The Five laws of library science is a theory proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Many librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of their philosophy. These laws are: (1)Books are for use. (2)Every reader his [or her] book. (3)Every book has its reader. (4)Save the time of the reader. (5)The library is a growing organism.
National symposiums and workshops in library science are dedicated to the library and information services sector. It is an opportunity for the host country to showcase the status of libraries and information science in their region and country. These workshops bring together higher education planning teams consisting of librarians and IT administrators. These symposium focus on the benefits and challenges to converging library and IT services, providing alternatives to integration, and developing a working plan for implementing a successful merger. Some examples of these programs are “Summer 2014 Library and Information Science Workshops”, “Workshop in Library and Information Science”, “Library conferences in Asia 2015” etc.
The main objectives of the Association and societies related to library science are to promote library movement in the country, develop Library and Information Science education, training and research, betterment of library personnel, cooperation at the national and international levels, promote the standards, norms, services and guidelines, and to provide a forum for professionals and publication of materials.
OMICS Group is a unique consolidation, which operates 400 ‘Open Access Journals’ and organizes 300 ‘International Scientific Conferences’. The contribution of OMICS Group in the scientific community is that it is dedicated to making information about science and technology accessible to all, in order to fulfill its motto of “Accelerating Scientific Discovery”. OMICS Group started out on its quest to provide quality service to mankind in the year 2007 and today it is a leading publishing house and as well as a highly competent scientific event organizer.
1.CONSAL XVI ( June 8-11, 2015, Thailand, Bangkok)
2.80th IFLA WLIC 2015 - World Library and Information Congress ( Aug 16- 22, 2015, Lyon, france)
3.The Library Evolution 2014 ( Aug 20-24, 2014, Melbourne, Australia)
4.Sharing Library and IT Services at Your Institution 2014 ( Oct 29-31,2014, San Antanio, US)
Relevant Society and Associations
1.Society for the advancement of Library and information science
2.International association of law libraries
3.China Society of Library science
4.Iranian library and information science association
5.Library and information science promotion society
6.Canadian association for Library science
7.The union of Iranian library and information science students associations
1.Academic International Press
2.American Association of University Publishers
3.American Booksellers Association
4.The Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ)
5.Ameritech Library Services
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