If you are going to ALA, be sure and get a look at the print edition of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Edition at the Taylor and Francis booth (#2113) in the Exhibits. You don't really get a sense of the scope of the encyclopedia unless you see it in paper--all 5742 pages!
Marcia J. Bates, Ph.D.
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