Hider’s updated text on information resource description

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/02/2019


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association



CHICAGO — The new second edition of Philip Hider’s “Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, offers a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of information organization, examining the description of information resources as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment. Through this unifying framework, the book provides an integrated commentary of the various fields and practices of information organization carried out by today’s information professionals and end-users. Key topics and updates to the first edition include:

  • discussion of Big Data vs. the traditional database model;
  • an exploration of FRBR-LRM user tasks;
  • expanded coverage of scholarly repositories and questions around Open Access (OA);
  • a new section on the history of information organization;
  • expanded discussion of the functions, economics, and management of metadata; and
  • a new section on mobile access.

Examination copies are available for instructors who are interested in adopting this title for course use.

Hider is Head of the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has worked, taught, and researched in the field of information organization in the UK, Singapore, and Australia. He holds a PhD from City University, London and was made a Fellow of CILIP in 2004.

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