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Outline of library science

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Outline of library science

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to library science:

computer science, various social sciences, statistics, and systems analysis. It is also called "library and information science", abbreviated "LIS".


  • Essence of library science 1
  • Branches of library science 2
  • Types of library-science professionals 3
  • History of library science 4
  • Types of libraries 5
  • Library resources 6
    • Information media 6.1
    • Types of publications 6.2
    • Catalogs and indexes 6.3
    • Electronic information storage and retrieval 6.4
  • Library operations and management 7
    • Research methods 7.1
      • Organizing and searching WorldHeritage 7.1.1
    • Scientometrics 7.2
    • Selection and acquisition of library materials 7.3
    • Preservation 7.4
    • Other library services and processes 7.5
  • Politics of library science 8
    • Legal issues 8.1
      • Laws 8.1.1
      • Legal precedents 8.1.2
    • Social issues 8.2
  • Education and training 9
  • Professional organizations 10
  • Notable people in library science 11
  • See also 12
  • External links 13
    • History 13.1

Essence of library science

Branches of library science

Types of library-science professionals

History of library science

Types of libraries

Library resources

Information media

Types of publications

Catalogs and indexes

Electronic information storage and retrieval

Library operations and management

Library management

Research methods

Organizing and searching WorldHeritage


Selection and acquisition of library materials


Other library services and processes

Politics of library science

Legal issues


Legal precedents

Social issues

Education and training

Education for librarianship

Academic courses in library science

Professional organizations

Notable people in library science

See also

External links

  • Visualizing Library and Information Science from the practitioner’s perspective
  • Librarian and Information Science News
  • Librarian and Information Science Wire
  • Library and Information Science at DMOZ


  • Jefferson's Library - Exhibition including a sample page from "Catalog of Library of Thomas Jefferson"
  • Chronology of information science and technology - From the 17th to the 20th century
  • Chronology of chemical information science
  • Information science pioneers - Biographies of pioneers and famous information scientists
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