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Evolution and impact: a history of the Institute of Information Scientists 1958-2002 book cover

Evolution and impact: a history of the Institute of Information Scientists 1958-2002

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Subject(s): History of Computing, digital and information technologies, History of scholarship (principally of social sciences and humanities)

Last updated: 20/01/2023

The Institute of Information Scientists (IIS) was formally constituted in 1958. It merged with the Library Association to form the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in 2002. During 45 years of professional service and leadership, it defined and developed information science as a discipline; established and promoted education, training and research in the field; developed and vetted curricula in information science programmes; organised events and conferences; established the Journal of Information Science, and raised professional standards.

The archive of the Institute seems not to have survived the merger, and so this history, written by three former Presidents, is based on secondary sources (such as the Inform newsletter) and the memories of the authors (who all joined the Institute in 1974) and those of former members The book covers the formation of the Institute, its governance structure, membership grades, Special Interest Groups (including UKOLUG), professional development activities, publications, conferences and events, the Strix and Farradane Awards (which continue under CILIP) and a substantial chapter on the external activities of the Institute in the UK and across Europe. There are biographical profiles of all the Presidents and a chronology of important events and decisions.

A history of enterprise search 1938-2022 book cover

A history of enterprise search 1938-2022

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Subject(s): Enterprise software, Information technology: general topics, Business applications, Computer programming / software engineering, Databases, Computer applications in industry and technology, History of Computing, digital and information technologies, Internet searching

Last updated: 22/10/2022

A chronological history of the development of enterprise search applications on a decade – by – decade basis from 1938 – 2022 starting with the use of punched cards to search through enterprise collections of scientific information and ending with the transition to the integration of artificial intelligence models into search applications.

Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United Kingdom)

Publisher: Information School, University of Sheffield

Last updated: 15/08/2022

Pressbooks User Guide book cover

Pressbooks User Guide

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Pressbooks


Last updated: 05/10/2021

This Guide is meant to be the handbook for using Pressbooks effectively to produce books. Pressbooks is a simple tool, but it’s powerful too, and harnessing that power requires some learning.

This Guide should cover the basics of Pressbooks, including how to quickly get a book into Pressbooks and out the other end as a beautifully designed PDF (for print) or ebook (MOBI for Kindle, or EPUB for Apple, Kobo, Nook and others).

You will also find here resources for various features or special formatting, including how to place images, create footnotes, or put in pullquotes.