Category Archives: News

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Suggested summer reading for returning PT students

For CityLIS part-time students who will be returning in September 2020 for their second year of study, here are some suggestions for summer reading. This is not required, but may be helpful for those who wish to do some preparation … Continue reading

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Background Reading for CityLIS 20/21

For those of you planning to study for a masters in Library or Information Science, LIS, here are some suggestions for background reading in preparation for your course. This is a personal selection of printed books, (although some may be … Continue reading

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In further praise of dissertations

Originally published on The Occasional Informationist blog, 27 April 2020 In a blog post of five years ago, I noted the academic quality and professional relevance of the dissertations produced by CityLIS Masters students, and the wide range of topics … Continue reading

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Tackling Subject Headings

***CityLIS alumna Catherine Jenkins critically evaluates the impact of subject headings with reference to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) controlled vocabulary. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative.*** Tackling Subject Headings

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Good Neighbours: The Warburg Library Classification Scheme in its Context

***CityLIS alumna Anna Gialdini compares the classification scheme at the Warburg Institute with other Knowledge Classification Schemes to adumbrate how they affect people’s perception of the world.It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes … Continue reading

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