Libraries and Society Book

Libraries and Society


  • Author : Wendy Evans
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-04-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780632636

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Libraries and Society Excerpt :

This book reviews both the historical and future roles that public, private, academic and special libraries have in supporting and shaping society at local, regional, national and international levels. Globalisation, economic turmoil, political and ethnic tensions, rapid technology development, global warming and other key environmental factors are all combining in myriad and complex ways to affect everyone, both individually and collectively. Fundamental questions are being asked about the future of society and the bedrock organisations that underpin it. Libraries and Society considers the key aspects of library provision and the major challenges that libraries – however defined, managed, developed and provided – now face, and will continue to face in the future. It also focuses on the emerging chapter in cultural, economic and social history and the library’s role in serving diverse communities within this new era. Looks at all types of library in a period of major and discontinuous change, tackling the fundamental questions of the future of libraries in the context of major societal, political and environmental issues Poses important questions for the profession and policy development Fills a major gap in literature (recent discourse and debate on the future of democracy, for example, the library is rarely included)

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society Book

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society


  • Author : Barbara Dewey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630380

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Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society Excerpt :

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society explores critical aspects of research library transformation needed for successful transition into the 21st century multicultural environment. The book is written by leaders in the field who have real world experience with transformational change and thought-provoking ideas for the future of research libraries, academic librarianship, research collections, and the changing nature of global scholarship within a higher education context. Authors are leaders in the research libraries field from a variety of countries Thought provoking chapters will help guide research library transformation globally Contains a diversity of thinking on research librarianship in the 21st century

Learn Library and Society Book

Learn Library and Society


  • Author : Anil Kumar Dhiman
  • Publisher : Ess Ess Publication
  • Release Date : 2005-08-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 8170004470

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Learn Library and Society Excerpt :

"Learning Library Science Series was planned to give the students of LIS a complete and comprehensive study material so as to familiarize them with all there is to learn about basics of library science. This series has been divided into six parts, each of which is dedicated to one basic aspect of library and information science. The present series consists of six books in all. Its first part deals with Library and Society, second is Learn Library Management, third is Learn Library Classification (Theory), Fourth being Learn Library Cataloguing (Theory), fifth, Learn Reference Services, Information Services and their Sources and the last and sixth being Learn Computer Basics and its Application to Libraries."

The Early Information Society Book

The Early Information Society


  • Author : Alistair Black
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317034988

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The Early Information Society Excerpt :

Whether termed the 'network society', the 'knowledge society' or the 'information society', it is widely accepted that a new age has dawned, unveiled by powerful computer and communication technologies. Yet for millennia humans have been recording knowledge and culture, engaging in the dissemination and preservation of information. In `The Early Information Society', the authors argue for an earlier incarnation of the information age, focusing upon the period 1900-1960. In support of this they examine the history and traditions in Britain of two separate but related information-rich occupations - information management and information science - repositioning their origins before the age of the computer and identifying the forces driving their early development. `The Early Information Society' offers an historical account which questions the novelty of the current information society. It will be essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners in the library and information science field, and for sociologists and historians interested in the information society.

Book Presence in a Digital Age Book

Book Presence in a Digital Age


  • Author : Kiene Brillenburg Wurth
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501321191

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Book Presence in a Digital Age Excerpt :

Contrary to the apocalyptic pronouncements of paper media's imminent demise in the digital age, there has been a veritable surge of creative reimaginings of books as bearers of the literary. From typographic experiments (Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves, Steven Hall's The Raw Shark Texts) to accordion books (Anne Carson's Nox), from cut ups (Jonathan Safran Foer's Tree of Codes) to collages (Graham Rawle's Woman's World), from erasures (Mary Ruefle's A Little White Shadow) to mixups (Simon Morris's The Interpretations of Dreams), print literature has gone through anything but a slow, inevitable death. In fact, it has re-invented itself materially. Starting from this idea of media plurality, Book Presence in a Digital Age explores the resilience of print literatures, book art, and zines in the late age of print from a contemporary perspective, while incorporating longer-term views on media archeology and media change. Even as it focuses on the materiality of books and literary writing in the present, Book Presence also takes into consideration earlier 20th-century "moments" of media transition, developing the concepts of presence and materiality as analytical tools to perform literary criticism in a digital age. Bringing together leading scholars, artists, and publishers, Book Presence in a Digital Age offers a variety of perspectives on the past, present, and future of the book as medium, the complex relationship of materiality to virtuality, and of the analog to the digital.

The Hidden Library Book

The Hidden Library


  • Author : Heather Lyons
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • Genre: Secret societies
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0990843637

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The Hidden Library Excerpt :

Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . . Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors' Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know. On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old. Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.

Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management Book

Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management


  • Author : Thanuskodi, S.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-06-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799835615

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Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management Excerpt :

Education is a fundamental human right, yet much of the world's population lives with poor literacy. Due to rapidly growing technology and internet usage, open educational resources (OER) are increasingly being used to help transcend barriers to literacy while also aiding in educational attainment. With tremendous developments in ICTs, the education system of today has been enriched by various OERs. The optimal utilization of opportunities provided by the technological developments presents a profound challenge for education systems and has serious implications involving cost, access, equity, pedagogy, and quality. Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management is an essential research publication that explores access to information and societal and economic hurdles that contribute to informational inaccessibility. Highlighting topics such as e-resources, digital libraries, and information management, this book is ideal for librarians, academicians, computer scientists, researchers, policymakers, and students. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.

The Role of Public Libraries in the Transformation of African Society Book

The Role of Public Libraries in the Transformation of African Society


  • Author : Jive Lubbungu
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-12-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346309594

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The Role of Public Libraries in the Transformation of African Society Excerpt :

Academic Paper from the year 2020 in the subject African Studies - Literature, grade: 1, Kwame Nkrumah University, language: English, abstract: The study examines the role of five public libraries in Kabwe whether they have lived up to their expected roles. The study is a case study using a qualitative paradigm and data was collected through physical visitation to the libraries. Data collection instruments used were observation guide and a semi-structured interview guide. 5 library staff were interviewed, one from each library while 3 library users were interviewed from each library.

Palaces for the People Book

Palaces for the People


  • Author : Eric Klinenberg
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524761172

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Palaces for the People Excerpt :

An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding a fractured society. "Comprehensive, entertaining, and compellingÉ"--Jon Stewart. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.s' Choice.

Erasmus and His Books Book

Erasmus and His Books


  • Author : Egbertus Van Gulik
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487516192

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Erasmus and His Books Excerpt :

What became of Erasmus’ books? The most famous scholar of his day died in peaceful prosperity and in the company of celebrated and responsible friends. His zeal for useful books was insatiable. Indeed, he had taken care to insure that after his death they would pass to an appreciative noble owner, yet after his death their fate was unknown. Erasmus and His Books provides the most comprehensive evidence available about the books of Erasmus of Rotterdam – the books he owned and his attitude towards them, when and how he acquired them, how he housed, used, and cared for them, and how, from time to time, he disposed of them. Part 1 details the formation, growth, scope, and arrangement of Erasmus’ library and opens the door to a new understanding of the more intimate side of his daily life as a scholar at home with his books, friends, publishers, and booksellers. Part 2 presents a carefully annotated catalogue, the Versandliste, of the more than 400 books in Erasmus’ possession at one point. Drawing upon his command of bibliographical data and his extensive knowledge of Erasmus’ correspondence and related records Egbertus van Gulik proposes as precise an identification of each of the titles as the evidence will allow. Van Gulik’s insightful discoveries tell us what can be known of books in Erasmus’ working library and how he used them and will be of interest to students of the northern Renaissance, the history of the book, and the history of learning.

The Library and Society Book

The Library and Society


  • Author : Arthur E. Bostwick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-07-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 1331049911

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Excerpt from The Library and Society: Reprints of Papers and Addresses Recent progress in all directions - political, educational, industrial, hygienic - has been marked by the growth and strengthening of a social consciousness. It is this chiefly that has differentiated the modern library from its predecessors and has made prominent our present insistence on the reader as well as the book, as a fundamental element in what we are doing. At first evident only in a general and somewhat vague recognition, by writers and speakers, of a vital relation between libraries and the communities that they serve, it later crystallized into definite discussions of their reciprocal service - that of the community to the library, consisting of financial, material and moral support expressing itself partly in the appointment of adequate boards of trustees and their proper backing, and that of the library to the community, showing itself largely in the provision of books, the collection of information, the control and guidance of reading, and so-called "community-centre" service. These facts have guided the grouping and sequence of the papers and addresses that make up the present volume. The authors, it will be noticed, include more statesmen, publicists, and professional men, and fewer librarians, than was the case with the two previous volumes, thus reflecting the greater generality and wider interest of the subject. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections tha

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries  Archives  and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities Book

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries Archives and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities


  • Author : Taher, Mohamed
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-11-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799883654

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Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries Archives and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities Excerpt :

In achieving civic engagement and social justice in smart cities, literacy programs are offered in the society by three essential information service providers: libraries, archives, and museums. Although the library and museum services are documented in literature, there is little evidence of community-led library or museum services that make a full circle in understanding community-library, community-archive, and community-museum relationships. The Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities examines the application of tools and techniques in library and museum literacy in achieving civic engagement and social justice. It also introduces a new outlook in the services of libraries and museums. Covering topics such as countering fake news, human rights literacies, and outreach activities, this book is essential for community-based organizations, librarians, museum administrations, education leaders, information professionals, smart city design planners, digital tool developers, policymakers engaged in diversity, researchers, and academicians.

The Mind and Society  Book

The Mind and Society


  • Author : Vilfredo Pareto
  • Publisher : Alpha Edition
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 9353299039

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The Mind and Society Excerpt :

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. We have represented this book in the same form as it was first published. Hence any marks seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom Book

A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom


  • Author : Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2015-07-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838913253

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A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom Excerpt :

Collecting several key documents and policy statements, this supplement to the ninth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual traces a history of ALA’s commitment to fighting censorship. An introductory essay by Judith Krug and Candace Morgan, updated by OIF Director Barbara Jones, sketches out an overview of ALA policy on intellectual freedom. An important resource, this volume includes documents which discuss such foundational issues as The Library Bill of RightsProtecting the freedom to readALA’s Code of EthicsHow to respond to challenges and concerns about library resourcesMinors and internet activityMeeting rooms, bulletin boards, and exhibitsCopyrightPrivacy, including the retention of library usage records

Libraries and Society Book

Libraries and Society


  • Author : George Jefferson (Writer on librarianship)
  • Publisher : Cambridge : James Clarke
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4214720

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Libraries and Society Excerpt :

A study of the relationship between libraries and social development for the student librarian.