International and Comparative Librarianship Book

International and Comparative Librarianship


  • Author : Peter Johan Lor
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-06-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 949
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110395846

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International and Comparative Librarianship Excerpt :

Based on his extensive experience in international librarianship, Peter Johan Lor, South Africa's first National Librarian and a former Secretary General of the IFLA, has written the first comprehensive and systematic overview of international and comparative librarianship. His book provides a conceptual framework and methodological guidelines for the field and covers the full range of international relations among libraries and information services, with particular attention to the international political economy of information, the international diffusion of innovations and policy in library and information services, LIS development and international aid. It concludes with a discussion of the practical relevance and future of international and comparative studies in LIS.

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Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship


  • Author : Chakraborty, Susmita
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2013-07-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466643666

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With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow. Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science.

International and Comparative Studies in Information and Library Science Book

International and Comparative Studies in Information and Library Science


  • Author : Yan Quan Liu
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 0810859157

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Comparative studies in information and library science published in the past ten years have reflected a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests, and issues, but until now services between different countries, Asian nations in particular, have never been gathered or organized into a single source. As demand from researchers, students, directors, and practitioners for pertinent literature continues to grow, there is a definite and increasing need for a focused guide to international and comparative librarianship. International and Comparative Studies in Information and Library Science: A Focus on the United States and Asian Countries consists of eighteen previously published articles divided into seven categories that address issues such as research methodologies; information policy; professional education; information organization; and school, academic, and public libraries. It also features a comprehensive bibliography of related articles, books, proceedings, and other publications in both English and Chinese and four appendixes that list curricula, journal titles, conferences, and websites relating to International and comparative librarianship available at the time of publication. With this important compilation, Yan Quan Liu and Xiaojun Cheng fill an important and previously unmet need. Book jacket.

International Librarianship at Home and Abroad Book

International Librarianship at Home and Abroad


  • Author : Karen Bordonaro
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081018972

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International Librarianship at Home and Abroad examines both the concept and reality of international librarianship. The intent of this book is not to glorify international librarianship, but to instead explore different ways that international librarianship might be understood and practiced. The book seeks to enrich and improve the everyday work done by librarians both at home and abroad in areas such as collection management, library services, and learning styles and techniques. Describes familiar librarian work, such as resource sharing, weeding and distance reference services Explores features and how they contribute to, and reflect, international librarianship Offers further examples on how to incorporate more explicit elements of international librarianship into home library practice

Global Librarianship Book

Global Librarianship


  • Author : Martin A. Kesselman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420030631

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Providing new insights into the role of librarianship in an age of socioeconomic, environmental, and political transformation, Global Librarianship illustrates how globally networked environments promote and increase the sharing and dissemination of ideas, information, and solutions to obstacles affecting libraries. This reference showcases methods to tailor and build collections and technologies that continually support worldwide scholarly and business communities through the utilization of digital tools and electronic media. It Illustrates breakthroughs in the organization, management, and dissemination of information to facilitate easy access to libraries anywhere in the world.

The Internationalization of the Academic Library Book

The Internationalization of the Academic Library


  • Author : Emmett Lombard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000476071

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The Internationalization of the Academic Library presents a theoretically informed, empirically grounded analysis of the process of academic library internationalization. Drawing on interviews with library personnel from around the world, Lombard analyzes internationalization at the departmental level of an academic library. Demonstrating that college and library personnel have positive intentions when it comes to internationalization, the research presented nevertheless reveals that there was little commitment to an intentional, holistic role in the libraries studied. Drawing on internationalization expertise and models of prominent scholars, the book argues that libraries need to be more deliberate in their internationalization efforts and collaborate with other college personnel and departments outside the library. Lombard asserts that internationalization can facilitate a better understanding of the potential for transformation of the library’s mission, vision, and policy. This book cuts across the fields of library science and higher education administration, ensuring that the book will appeal to researchers and students working in these disciplines. Library professionals around the world will also find much to interest them within the book.

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science Book

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science


  • Author : John Feather
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134513208

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The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web. The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People  Case Studies from Around the Globe Book

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People Case Studies from Around the Globe


  • Author : Patrick Lo
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000409413

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Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People: Case Studies from Around the Globe presents interviews with over 40 librarians from around the world who tell of their library programs. The volumes are arranged geographically with Volume 1 offering interviews from library professionals from the USA and Europe, and with Volume 2 sharing programs from Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East. The volumes highlight the diversity of the types of programs catering to the varying needs of children and young adults throughout the world. Case studies featured in this book outline the details of programs, events, and activities provided by over 40 organizations in the context of social capital and social inclusion. Each interview chapter discusses the contributions made to literacy development and community building of children and teens. With the many variations and examples of best practice, librarians and educators can glean new ideas for their own programs. The interviews reveal the challenges and issues faced and the work being achieved in vastly different environments, in many geographic areas, and in diverse economic, social, and cultural contexts. The programs include those of national and state libraries, public libraries, and mobile libraries carried out by public libraries, NGOs, and commercial organizations in both developed and developing countries. They also feature programs of multicultural libraries, libraries for indigenous people, and libraries for refugees. This publication complements the range of initiatives and activities carried out by IFLA’s Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section that supports library services and reading promotion initiatives catering to children and young adults around the world. These volumes are rich in variety and will provide much food for thought for creating unique and successful library programs.

Effective School Librarianship Book

Effective School Librarianship


  • Author : Patrick Lo
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351370103

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These volumes provide a series of informative interviews with school/teacher librarians practicing in different parts of the world. The 2-volume set showcases the resilience, creativity, and best practices from successful school librarians from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. The librarians interviewed come from all different schools and schools systems, from a tiny recently built school library in a rural village in Africa to an ultra-modern library in Sweden. Featuring 37 interviews with successful school librarians from across the globe, the volumes let us hear the stories from countries around the world. They tell about their creative and innovative school library projects, their unconventional reading programs, and their best practices and experiences in addressing the challenges of supporting basic literacy. A wide selection of methodologies and approaches are discussed, offering a global “voyage” through topics important in school librarianship. The 2-volume set also addresses recent advancements in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the shift toward inquiry-based learning that impacts school libraries worldwide. The books are packed with information that can be used by school librarians, teachers, school administrators and others in a variety of ways. Readers can borrow best practices from the experiences presented in the book, and the volumes can also serve as a strong voice for practicing school librarians and the profession, through expanding the opportunities for professional sharing in the international school library community.

World Librarianship Book

World Librarianship


  • Author : Richard Krzys
  • Publisher : Marcel Dekker Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015004762814

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Library Crime and Security Book

Library Crime and Security


  • Author : Carol Zall Lincoln
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000758016

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This book, first published in 1987, focuses on the patterns of library crime and disruption in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. In addition to important data on these problems, there is extensive information on the characteristics of the institutions and the communities in which they are found. The impact of crime on the institution and the individual is examined. The authors present vital insights into the design of crime control programs in libraries of varying sizes that have or anticipate problems with crime such as book theft, vandalism, problem patrons, and attacks against staff. Major issues in the measurement, incidence, and consequences of crime are included, as well as relevant materials from the fields of library science, management, criminology, victimology, and security. An extensive security checklist is included that can serve as a guide for making the library a safer and more secure setting for staff, patrons, and contents.

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People  Case Studies from Around the Globe Book

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People Case Studies from Around the Globe


  • Author : Patrick Lo
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000409406

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Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People Case Studies from Around the Globe Excerpt :

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People: Case Studies from Around the Globe presents interviews with over 40 librarians from around the world who tell of their library programs. The volumes are arranged geographically with Volume 1 offering interviews from library professionals from the USA and Europe, and with Volume 2 sharing programs from Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East. The volumes highlight the diversity of the types of programs catering to the varying needs of children and young adults throughout the world. Case studies featured in this book outline the details of programs, events, and activities provided by over 40 organizations in the context of social capital and social inclusion. Each interview chapter discusses the contributions made to literacy development and community building of children and teens. With the many variations and examples of best practice, librarians and educators can glean new ideas for their own programs. The interviews reveal the challenges and issues faced and the work being achieved in vastly different environments, in many geographic areas, and in diverse economic, social, and cultural contexts. The programs include those of national and state libraries, public libraries, and mobile libraries carried out by public libraries, NGOs, and commercial organizations in both developed and developing countries. They also feature programs of multicultural libraries, libraries for indigenous people, and libraries for refugees. This publication complements the range of initiatives and activities carried out by IFLA’s Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section that supports library services and reading promotion initiatives catering to children and young adults around the world. These volumes are rich in variety and will provide much food for thought for creating unique and successful library programs.

Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information Book

Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information


  • Author : Mark Jacobs
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317994282

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Understand better how the role of ER librarian has changed through the years The advent of online information has not only changed tremendously the way that resources are stored and accessed, but has caused the evolution of the library and information science profession itself. Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles takes a comprehensive look at the position of electronic resources (ER) librarians, the other people who work with e-content, what training and skills are needed, the managing of e-resources, and what the proliferation of online information means for the future of libraries. Respected experts provide a timely broad-based analysis of the impact of the digital age on the profession, libraries, and the people in libraries who manage the information. Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles is a concise and informative signpost on the way the library profession has responded to the advent of the digital information age. This revealing volume explores where these professionals have gained their knowledge and skills, what initiatives they have undertaken and made manifest, how do or don’t e-resources fit in the scope of the traditional work that is performed in an academic library, and the latest issues encountered with the new format. The text is extensively referenced, includes figures to illustrate concepts, and tables to clearly present data. Topics discussed in Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles include: essential and preferred characteristics of electronic resources librarian the evolution of ER librarians’ duties the role of ER librarian in hybrid collections research on how well schools train ER librarians providing access to users with disabilities ER librarian role in corporate libraries altering workflows to accommodate the new electronic information format

International and Comparative Librarianship Book

International and Comparative Librarianship


  • Author : Peter Johan Lor
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-06-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 949
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110267990

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International and Comparative Librarianship Excerpt :

Based on his extensive experience in international librarianship, Peter Johan Lor, South Africa's first National Librarian and a former Secretary General of the IFLA, has written the first comprehensive and systematic overview of international and comparative librarianship. His book provides a conceptual framework and methodological guidelines for the field and covers the full range of international relations among libraries and information services, with particular attention to the international political economy of information, the international diffusion of innovations and policy in library and information services, LIS development and international aid. It concludes with a discussion of the practical relevance and future of international and comparative studies in LIS. See a short interview with Peter Lor on his work https://www.ifla.org/node/92590

Comparative and International Librarianship Book

Comparative and International Librarianship


  • Author : P. S. Kawatra
  • Publisher : New Delhi : Sterling Publishers
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Comparative librarianship
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014559341

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