Information Services for a Sustainable Society – Current Developments in an Era of Information Disorder

IFLA is proud to announce the publication of Information Services for a Sustainable Society, edited by Madeleine Fombad, Collence Chisita, Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha, and Mabel Majanja, all from the University of South Africa, Pretoria.

The publication seeks to establish how information professionals are providing information services in in a sustainable society in an era of information disorder. It also provides the strategic direction to strengthen the global voice of libraries, inspiring and enhancing professional practice as well as enhancing international cooperation and collaboration among LIS educators and practitioners. The contents is divided according to the following key sub-themes that resonate with the title as outlined below:

  • Library and information services in the information age
  • Data and records in an era of information disorder
  • Archives, data curation and preservation in the digital era
  • Data science, analytics and visualization
  • Information ethics in the digital era
  • Information deluge in the digital era
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Fourth Industrial revolution

The highlighted themes explore critical issues relating to how libraries, archives and related institutions are responding to the seismic shifts in the information landscape amidst a myriad of challenges and opportunities. The sub-themes bring together a tapestry of articles that explore the status, experiences and future prospects of the dynamic library and information science practice.

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