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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 April 2011
  • ISBN : 9781780632636
  • Page : 472 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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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)

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Libraries and Society

Libraries and Society
  • Author : Wendy Evans,David Baker
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-04-30
  • ISBN : 9781780632636
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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

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society
  • Author : Barbara Dewey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781780630380
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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

Organising Knowledge in a Global Society

Organising Knowledge in a Global Society
  • Author : Philip Hider,Ross Harvey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781780634111
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Organising Knowledge in a Global Society updates the successful first edition, which has been widely used as an introduction to the field of information organisation, both in Australia and overseas. The work reflects current practice and trends, paying particular attention to how libraries and other information services provide intellectual access to digital information resources through metadata. In this revision, the various information organisation components of the Web 2.0 phenomenon are discussed, including social tagging and folksonomies. The new edition also covers

The Hidden Library

The Hidden Library
  • Author : Heather Lyons
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • ISBN : 0990843637
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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

The Role of Public Libraries in the Transformation of African Society

The Role of Public Libraries in the Transformation of African Society
  • Author : Jive Lubbungu
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-12-07
  • ISBN : 9783346309594
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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

Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management

Challenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management
  • Author : Thanuskodi, S.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-06-26
  • ISBN : 9781799835615
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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

The Early Information Society

The Early Information Society
  • Author : Alistair Black,Dave Muddiman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • ISBN : 9781317034988
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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

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

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
  • ISBN : 9781799883654
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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

Learn Library and Society

Learn Library and Society
  • Author : Anil Kumar Dhiman,Yashoda Rani
  • Publisher : Ess Ess Publication
  • Release Date : 2005-08-01
  • ISBN : 8170004470
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"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

Palaces for the People

Palaces for the People
  • Author : Eric Klinenberg
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2018
  • ISBN : 9781524761172
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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.

Book Presence in a Digital Age

Book Presence in a Digital Age
  • Author : Kiene Brillenburg Wurth,Kári Driscoll,Jessica Pressman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
  • ISBN : 9781501321191
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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

Erasmus and His Books

Erasmus and His Books
  • Author : Egbertus Van Gulik
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-26
  • ISBN : 9781487516192
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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

Palaces for the People

Palaces for the People
  • Author : Eric Klinenberg
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-09-20
  • ISBN : 9781473549746
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How can we bring people together? Sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg introduces a transformative and powerfully uplifting new idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. 'This wonderful book shows us how democracies thrive' Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies Die Too often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools, playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on

The Mind and Society:

The Mind and Society:
  • Author : Vilfredo Pareto
  • Publisher : Alpha Edition
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • ISBN : 9353299039
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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.

Lifelong Kindergarten

Lifelong Kindergarten
  • Author : Mitchel Resnick
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780262536134
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How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today's society. In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becoming more like the rest of school. In Lifelong Kindergarten, learning expert Mitchel Resnick argues for exactly the opposite: the rest of school (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten. To thrive in today's fast-changing world, people