Foundations of Library and Information Science

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The Social Life of Information

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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

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Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become

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Glut: Mastering Information through the Ages

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

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Introduction to Metadata

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Metadata

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Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

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