[Asis-l] ELIS authors plus ELIS itself!

Marcia J. Bates mjbates at ucla.edu
Mon Apr 19 20:32:34 EDT 2010

Dear Folks,

Many of you on this listserv have kindly written 
great entries for the Encyclopedia of Library and 
Information Sciences, Third Edition, edited by me 
and Mary Niles Maack.  The encyclopedia was 
published at the end of December (with a 2010 pub 

We are hearing reports, however, of individual 
authors who have not received your one year's 
access to the online form of the encyclopedia, 
which was a part of your contract.   (Emails were 
sent by the publisher to all participating 
authors earlier this year.)   Given the vagaries 
of spam-ful email these days, this result may be 
due to the company-sourced email accidentally 
going into your junk mail.

Bottom line:  If you have NOT received your 
promised reward for writing from the publisher, 
please email Susan Lee at the publisher 
(elis at taylorandfrancis.com), with a copy to me. 
If you don't hear a response from her within ten 
days, email me again with this information.

AND TO EVERYONE: Don't forget to nudge your local 
librarian to buy ELIS 3!!   Seven big, beautiful 
volumes, 5742 pages, 565 article-length entries 
on LIS, archives, museum studies, informatics, 
knowledge management, information systems, 
records management, document and genre theory, 
bibliography, and social studies of information. 
Available online too.

Types of articles included: Information 
disciplines and sub-disciplines; key concepts and 
theories; research areas; institutions; 
literatures, genres, standards, projects; 
network technology and information systems; 
people using cultural resources; organizations; 
"country" articles addressing the cultural 
infrastructure of each included country; and 
history of various relevant topics.

We've got Brenda Dervin on Sense-making, Marcia 
Bates on Information, Carol Kuhlthau on her 
model, Don Kraft on Fuzzy Set Theory, Howard 
White on bibliometrics, Tom Wilson on Information 
Behavior Models, Ingwersen and Järvelin on 
information retrieval, Karen Fisher on 
Information Needs, plus a slew more of ASIST 
authors, including nearly 30 entries on the 
information seeking of various groups, dozens of 
articles on legal and social issues, dozens more 
on information systems and networks, and still 
dozens more on historical topics throughout the 
above-mentioned disciplinary areas.

ELIS is not just a collection of topics, but 
rather a coherent, organized set of topics, 
intended to cover most of the major topics in the 
listed fields.  And great for assigning to your 
students in classes!

Cheers, Marcia
Marcia J. Bates, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Editor, Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences
Department of Information Studies
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520 USA
Tel: 310-206-9353
Fax: 310-206-4460
Web: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/bates/
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