Libraries and Identity Book

Libraries and Identity


  • Author : Joacim Hansson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-04-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630335

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Libraries and Identity Excerpt :

Libraries and Identity summarizes the role of institutional identity in the emergence of new types of libraries such as joint-use libraries and digital libraries. Professional and institutional identity has shown to be one of the most problematic, yet overlooked issues to deal with when traditional libraries such as public libraries and academic libraries develop into new shapes. The author clearly outlines the importance of identity in making change and innovation in libraries understandable. Based on original research the book comprehensively explores the role of identity as a trigger for change and development in libraries. Based on original research which has already attracted international claim Focuses on aspects of library development which are mostly overlooked Focus on the change from traditional library types such as public and academic libraries to new ones such as joint use libraries and digital libraries

Deconstructing Service in Libraries Book

Deconstructing Service in Libraries


  • Author : Veronica Arellano Douglas
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 1634000609

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Deconstructing Service in Libraries Excerpt :

"Offers a historical-cultural context for the ethos of service in libraries and critically examines this professional value as it intersects with gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, class, and (dis)ability"--Provided by publisher.

Before the Public Library Book

Before the Public Library


  • Author : Kyle B. Roberts
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2017-10-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004348677

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Access and Identity Management for Libraries Book

Access and Identity Management for Libraries


  • Author : Masha Garibyan
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856045889

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Access and Identity Management for Libraries Excerpt :

With The Rapid Increase the use of electronic resources in libraries, managing access to online information is an area many librarians struggle with. Managers of online information wish to implement policies about who can access the information and under what terms and conditions but often they need further guidance. Written by experts in the field, this practical book is the first to explain the principles behind access management, the available technologies and how they work. This includes an overview of federated access management technologies, such as Shibboleth, that have gained increasing international recognition in recent years. This book provides detailed case studies describing how access management is being implemented at organizational and national levels in the UK, USA and Europe, and gives a practical guide to the resources available to help plan, implement and operate access management in libraries. Key topics include: What is access management and why do libraries do it? Authorization based on user identity or affiliation Electronic resources: public and not so public Federated access: history, current position and future developments Principles and definitions of identity and access management How to choose access management and identity management products and services Current access management technologies Internet access provided by (or in) libraries Authentication technologies Library statistics Authorization based on physical location The business case for libraries This is essential reading for all who need to understand the principles behind access management or implement a working system in their library.

Social Identity and the Book of Amos Book

Social Identity and the Book of Amos


  • Author : Andrew M. King
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567695307

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Social Identity and the Book of Amos Excerpt :

What, according to the Book of Amos, does it mean to be the people of God? In this book, Andrew M. King employs a Social Identity Approach (SIA), comprised of Social Identity Theory and Self-Categorization Theory, to explore the relationship between identity formation and the biblical text. Specifically, he examines the identity-forming strategies embedded in the Book of Amos. King begins by outlining the Social Identity Approach, especially its use in Hebrew Bible scholarship. Turning to the Book of Amos, he analyzes group dynamics and intergroup conflicts (national and interpersonal), as well as Amos's presentation of Israel's history and Israel's future. King provides extensive insight into the rhetorical strategies in Amos that shape the trans-temporal audience's sense of self. To live as the people of God, according to Amos, readers and hearers must adopt norms defined by a proper relationship to God that results in the proper treatment of others.

Urban Planning and Cultural Identity Book

Urban Planning and Cultural Identity


  • Author : William Neill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-10-23
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134512850

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Urban Planning and Cultural Identity Excerpt :

Urban Planning and Cultural Identity reviews the intense spatiality of conflict over identity construction in three cities where culture and place identity are not just post-modernist playthings but touch on the raw sensibilities of who people define themselves to be. Berlin as the reborn German capital has put 'coming to terms with' the Holocaust and the memory of the GDR full square at the centre of urban planning. Detroit raises questions about the impotence and complicity of planners in the face of the most extreme metropolitan spatial apartheid in the United States and where African-American identity now seems set on a separatist course. In Belfast, in the clash of Irish nationalist and Ulster unionist traditions, place can take on intense emotional meanings in relation to which planners as 'mediators of space' can seem ill equipped. The book, drawing on extensive interview sources in the case study cities, poses a question of broad relevance. Can planners fashion a role in using environmental concerns such as Local Agenda 21 as a vehicle of building a sense of common citizenship in which cultural difference can embed itself?

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity Book

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity


  • Author : Veronica Benet-Martinez
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199796755

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The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity Excerpt :

Multiculturalism is a prevalent worldwide societal phenomenon. Aspects of our modern life, such as migration, economic globalization, multicultural policies, and cross-border travel and communication have made intercultural contacts inevitable. High numbers of multicultural individuals (23-43% of the population by some estimates) can be found in many nations where migration has been strong (e.g., Australia, U.S., Western Europe, Singapore) or where there is a history of colonization (e.g., Hong Kong). Many multicultural individuals are also ethnic and cultural minorities who are descendants of immigrants, majority individuals with extensive multicultural experiences, or people with culturally mixed families; all people for whom identification and/or involvement with multiple cultures is the norm. Despite the prevalence of multicultural identity and experiences, until the publication of this volume, there has not yet been a comprehensive review of scholarly research on the psychological underpinning of multiculturalism. The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity fills this void. It reviews cutting-edge empirical and theoretical work on the psychology of multicultural identities and experiences. As a whole, the volume addresses some important basic issues, such as measurement of multicultural identity, links between multilingualism and multiculturalism, the social psychology of multiculturalism and globalization, as well as applied issues such as multiculturalism in counseling, education, policy, marketing and organizational science, to mention a few. This handbook will be useful for students, researchers, and teachers in cultural, social, personality, developmental, acculturation, and ethnic psychology. It can also be used as a source book in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on identity and multiculturalism, and a reference for applied psychologists and researchers in the domains of education, management, and marketing.

The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development Book

The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development


  • Author : Kate C. McLean
  • Publisher : Oxford Library of Psychology
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 590
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199936564

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The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development Excerpt :

The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development represents a turning point in the field of identity development research. Various, and disparate, groups of researchers are brought together to debate, extend, and apply Erikson's theory to contemporary problems and empirical issues.

The Self as Subject Book

The Self as Subject


  • Author : Anne-Marie Deitering
  • Publisher : Association of College & Research Libraries
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Academic librarians as authors
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 083898892X

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The Self as Subject Excerpt :

The research paper has become so ingrained in higher education that its benefits are assumed to be self-evident, but the connection between student writing and learning is not always clear. Educators frequently discuss the lack of critical thinking demonstrated in undergraduate research papers, but it may not be that students will not invest in writing assignments - it's possible that many cannot with the educational support currently provided. Through theory and examples, and with ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education integrated throughout, Reading, Research, and Writing: Teaching Information Literacy with Process-Based Research Assignments shows just how difficult research assignments can be for novice learners, and offers concrete plans and approaches for building assignments that enhance student learning. Information literacy and writing-from-sources are important skills for college graduates who leave formal education to be professionals and, hopefully, lifelong learners. Librarians must examine the broader picture that their piece fits within and work across disciplines to produce truly literate - and therefore information-literate, college graduates. -- from back cover.

The Book of Kings and Exilic Identity Book

The Book of Kings and Exilic Identity


  • Author : Nathan Lovell
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-02-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567695338

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The Book of Kings and Exilic Identity Excerpt :

Nathan Lovell proposes that 1 and 2 Kings might be read as a work of written history, produced with the explicit purpose of shaping the communal identity of its first readers in the Babylonian exile. By drawing on sociological approaches to the role historiography plays in the construction of political identity, Lovell argues the book of Kings is intended to reconstruct a sense of Israelite identity in the context of these losses, and that the book of Kings moves beyond providing a reason for the exile in Israel's history, and beyond even connecting its exilic audience to that history. The book recalls the past in order to demonstrate what it means to be Israel in the (exilic) present, and to encourage hope for the Israelite nation in the future. After developing a reading strategy for 1–2 Kings that treats the book as a coherent narrative, Lovell examines the construction of Israelite identity within Kings under the headings of covenant, nationhood, land, and rule. In each case he suggests that the narrative of the book creates room for a genuine but temporary expression of Israelite identity in exile: genuine to show that it remains possible for Israel to be Yahweh's people during the exile, but temporary to encourage hope for a future restoration.

Culture and Identity Book

Culture and Identity


  • Author : J. Thomas Rimer
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400861255

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Culture and Identity Excerpt :

This collection of essays represents the first attempt in this country to examine systematically the nature and development of modern Japanese self-consciousness as expressed through culture. The essays reveal eloquently the extent to which important aspects of Japanese intellectual life in the early twentieth century were inspired by European models of cultural criticism, ranging from Kant and Hegel to Nietzsche, Marx, Durkheim, and Bergson. Implicitly comparative, this collection raises the question whether "late" industrialization and related processes call forth cultural convergence (as between "East" and "West") or whether a living culture transforms these processes and makes one nation's experience significantly different from that of others. Together with the editor, the contributors include Brett de Bary, Thomas W. Burkman, H. D. Harootunian, Germaine A. Hoston, Nozomu Kawamura, Stephen W. Kohl, William R. LaFleur, Hajimu Nakano, Donald Roden, Miriam Silverberg, Eugene Soviak, Jackie Stone, Shuji Takashina, and Makoto Ueda. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity Book

Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity


  • Author : William S. Campbell
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-04-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567184245

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Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity Excerpt :

In the dominant interpretation of the Antioch incident Paul is viewed as separating from Peter and Jewish Christianity to lead his own independent mission which was eventually to triumph in the creation of a church with a gentile identity. Paul's gentile mission, however, represented only one strand of the Christ movement but has been universalized to signify the whole. The consequence of this view of Paul is that the earliest diversity in which he operated and which he affirmed has been anachronistically diminished almost to the point of obliteration. There is little recognition of the Jewish form of Christianity and that Paul by and large related positively to it as evidenced in Romans 14-15. Here Paul acknowledges Jewish identity as an abiding reality rather than as a temporary and weak form of faith in Christ. This book argues that diversity in Christ was fundamental to Paul and that particularly in his ethical guidance this received recognition. Paul's relation to Judaism is best understood not as a reaction to his former faith but as a transformation resulting from his vision of Christ. In this the past is not obliterated but transformed and thus continuity is maintained so that the identity of Christianity is neither that of a new religion nor of a Jesus cult. In Christ the past is reconfigured and thus the diversity of humanity continues within the church, which can celebrate the richness of differing identities under the Lordship of Christ.

Identity Palimpsests Book

Identity Palimpsests


  • Author : Dominique Daniel
  • Publisher : Litwin Books Llc
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 1936117851

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Identity Palimpsests Excerpt :

Identity Palimpsests assesses the ways ethnic identities and other forms of belonging are affected by current practices in ethnic archiving. The book begins with an overview of the evolution of the ways ethnic organizations and communities have collected, preserved and provided access to their heritage. It then goes on to examine contemporary practices and theories in the context of a cultural heritage sector that is today defined by the digital medium and the Web. Institutions involved in ethnic archiving include libraries, archives and museums that document the history immigration and ethnicity in the United States and Canada. Archival science has long challenged the image of the archivist as a neutral guardian of the historical record and recognized her role as an active shaper of archives, but historians have yet to discuss implications for historical research. This book is designed to bring new theoretical insight into the impact of this challenge on ethnic archiving, to suggest ways historians are affected, and to begin to study implications for the archivist's practice. The book also innovates by exploring the impact that archivists have on the very ethnic identities they are trying to preserve. The book's intended audience includes cultural heritage professionals, iSchools and Library Science schools' students and faculty, and historians. While the book deals with heritage institutions in the U.S. and Canada, it appeals to an international audience.

Personal Identity and Self Consciousness Book

Personal Identity and Self Consciousness


  • Author : Brian Garrett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-31
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134708024

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Personal Identity and Self Consciousness Excerpt :

Personal Identity and Self-Consciousness is about persons and personal identity. What are we? And why does personal identity matter? Brian Garrett, using jargon-free language, addresses questions in the metaphysics of personal identity, questions in value theory, and discusses questions about the first person singular. Brian Garrett makes an important contribution to the philosophy of personal identity and mind, and to epistemology.