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Library and Information Sciences in Arctic and Northern Studies

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Overview

  • Adds scholarship where very little extant published literature exists
  • Addresses critical and timely topics pertinent to both LIS and Arctic/Northern studies
  • Offers new and updated historical accounts and future endeavours of Arctic/Northern institutions and projects

Part of the book series: Springer Polar Sciences (SPPS)

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The role of library and information sciences (LIS) in, for, and about Arctic and Northern studies is underexplored. This book examines the intersection of LIS and Arctic/Northern scholarship, research, and study by considering the Arctic and North as a global information-knowledge society; demonstrates practical and applied ways that librarians, archivists, curators, and other information scholars and professionals can participate and have participated in real activities within Arctic and Northern environments; explains how LIS – as a discipline focused on data, information, and knowledge – has a significant role to play in Arctic and Northern endeavours; and emphasises the inter-/multi- disciplinary nature of what are Arctic studies and Northern studies and the placement of LIS into that structure. Even though LIS has historically been overlooked in Northern and Arctic matters, this book suggests that LIS is in a remarkable position to add value to future Arctic/Northern studies. Thisbook is of interest to scientists, researchers, scholars, educators, professionals, and students globally working in Northern and Arctic contexts and/or with Northern and Arctic pursuits in mind.

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Editors and Affiliations

  • Research Methods and Information Science, University of Denver, Denver, USA

    Spencer Acadia

About the editor

Spencer Acadia is a former librarian and information specialist of 10+ years, now a Library and Information Sciences (LIS) educator, researcher, author, and editor. Dr. Acadia currently works as an assistant professor in the Research Methods and Information Science Department at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.

In addition to an MLS degree, Dr. Acadia has a PhD in sociology as well as an MA and BA in psychology. 

Dr. Acadia’s primary interests in research and writing are libraries as dysfunctional organizations and workplaces, digital sociology in LIS, LIS in, for, and about the Arctic and North.

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