City, University of London: Library Science

InstitutionCity, University of London View institution profile
Department Library and Information Science View department profile
Web https://www.city.ac.uk/study/courses
Email smcsepg@city.ac.uk
Telephone 020 7040 0248
Study type Taught

Summary

This course is for students with a first degree or equivalent in any discipline, who would like to work in a library, or similar collection-orientated organisation. It is also suitable for anyone wishing to update their knowledge and skills, in order to progress a career based around collections and services within galleries, libraries, museums and archives.

Library Science is a broad, interdisciplinary subject, the principles and practice of which underpin today’s information society. It appeals to students with an eye for detail, an interest in the organisation, technologies, and communication of information, and in understanding the organisational and wider social impacts of information policy, access and provision.

Objectives City’s MSc/MA Library Science aims to provide you with a deep understanding of collection-orientated institutions and services, and their relevance and impact within different layers of society.

The course examines the processes of information organisation, communication, access and provision, in order to understand how these activities can be designed and implemented to work towards individual development, organisational goals, and to support a fair and prosperous society.

The course considers the contemporary questions of library infrastructures and services, from both historical and philosophical perspectives. Our focus is divided equally between theory and its application to practice. You will benefit from a high level of engagement with practitioners, and we are pleased to welcome many leaders in the profession as guest speakers throughout the course.

Content covers fundamental concepts associated with libraries and library services, including: resources, collections, management, governance, publishing and information literacy. There is an emphasis on the use of new and emergent technologies; methods of investigation and analysis; ethical, legal and socio-political implications, and policy formulation.

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City, University of London
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering


The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering  is a diverse, inclusive and multidisciplinary centre of study and research, located in the heart of London’s vibrant design community. The School is immensely proud of its record educating thousands of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduates and postgraduates, while making valuable research advances. These three disciplines are vital for progression in technology and to the overall prosperity of our nation. Today the school is home to over 1,900 undergraduate students, 600 postgraduate taught students, 300 research students, 40 research …

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