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Library science is mainly concerned with the retrieval and management of information under any form. This discipline has become very complex due to the high technological development in our society. Libraries continue to hold an important role in the academic world, while making greater use of technology, compared to the past. Belonging to an interdisciplinary field of study, library science degrees borrow tools from areas such as management, information technology and education, to collect, organise, preserve, and prioritise information resources.

Library science is associated with many sub-fields such as documentation science, bibliography, information management, knowledge management, etc. As an increasingly digitalised field of activity, library science is often associated with study programmes in informatics and information science.

Students of library science degrees learn to navigate the digital world, to properly handle information and to enable users to access it easily. Professionals also become accustomed to the legal status of libraries and records management and learn how to use specialised computer software to organise their work.

Specialisations in library sciences include studies in digital libraries, archives and records management, rare manuscripts, school library, and others.

Library science degrees prepare professionals who can work in government, archives, information agencies, cultural organisations, museums, libraries, business intelligence firms and other organisations engaged in information activities.

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Ph. D. Information Resource Management

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