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The Resource Libraries and society : role, responsibility and future in an age of change, edited by David Baker, Wendy Evans, (electronic book)

Libraries and society : role, responsibility and future in an age of change, edited by David Baker, Wendy Evans, (electronic book)

Label
Libraries and society : role, responsibility and future in an age of change
Title
Libraries and society
Title remainder
role, responsibility and future in an age of change
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Baker, Wendy Evans
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 ke
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
021.2
Index
index present
LC call number
Z716.4
LC item number
.L53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1952-
  • 1968-
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  • Baker, David
  • Evans, Wendy
Series statement
Chandos information professional series
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  • Libraries and society
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Libraries and society
Label
Libraries and society : role, responsibility and future in an age of change, edited by David Baker, Wendy Evans, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Libraries and Society: Role, responsibility and future in an age of change; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Note; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; List of figures, tables and case studies; About the authors; 1 Libraries, society and social responsibility; Introduction; Future environment; Technology push; Equity and equality of access; Education and digital literacy; Library as physical space; Value and impact; Re-thinking the library; Re-thinking librarianship; Conclusion; Notes; References; 2 I wouldn't start from here ... provision and use of UK libraries; Introduction
  • Library provisionLibrary use; Trends over time; The wider world; The wider context; Conclusion; Notes; References; 3 From people flows to knowledge flows; Introduction: a brief review of People Flows; The People Flows conclusions; Today's learning context; Working out alternatives; Collaboration for access; Knowledge flows -- the lifelong library; Library evolution in uncertain times; Conclusion: how might this happen?; Notes; References; 4 Scholarly communication and access to research outputs; Introduction; Journal prices; Academic library journal provision; Electronic information
  • Issues of accessLibrary access for external users; Open access; Open access journals; Self-archiving; Mandated deposit; Impact on libraries; Conclusion; Notes; References; 5 Free and equal access: a conundrum for the information society; Introduction; Free libraries -- for those who can afford them; The price of free goods; Freedom of access: rights and limits; Access: equity and equality; Conclusion; Notes; 6 The more they change, the more they stay the same: public libraries and social inclusion; Introduction; What problem?; What has changed?; What has influenced libraries?
  • An international perspectiveA strategy of urgent relevance; Systemic and cultural change; Political change; Conclusion: or is it all a conspiracy ...?; Notes; References; 7 Widening access to information: the haves and the have-nots?; Introduction; The digital divide; Digital divide initiatives; Technological infrastructure; Uptake and use of ICT; E-accessibility and design for all; Education and training; Conclusion; Notes; References; 8 Tackling inequalities around the globe: the challenge for libraries; Introduction; The inequalities of information; Overlooking libraries
  • Bridging the divide: why information mattersNew opportunities -- but also new challenges; The technology gap; Managing, maintaining and keeping up; Access and use; Skilling users and skilling staff; Conclusion; Notes; References; 9 Islands in the cloud: libraries and the social life of information; Introduction; A world of experience; Taking apart architecture; Making Creative Cities flow; The social life of information; 100-mile information diets; Islands in the cloud; Conclusion; Notes; References; 10 From the passive library to the learning library -- it's an emotional journey; Introduction
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SCIDI915343941
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781780632636
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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remote
Label
Libraries and society : role, responsibility and future in an age of change, edited by David Baker, Wendy Evans, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Libraries and Society: Role, responsibility and future in an age of change; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Note; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; List of figures, tables and case studies; About the authors; 1 Libraries, society and social responsibility; Introduction; Future environment; Technology push; Equity and equality of access; Education and digital literacy; Library as physical space; Value and impact; Re-thinking the library; Re-thinking librarianship; Conclusion; Notes; References; 2 I wouldn't start from here ... provision and use of UK libraries; Introduction
  • Library provisionLibrary use; Trends over time; The wider world; The wider context; Conclusion; Notes; References; 3 From people flows to knowledge flows; Introduction: a brief review of People Flows; The People Flows conclusions; Today's learning context; Working out alternatives; Collaboration for access; Knowledge flows -- the lifelong library; Library evolution in uncertain times; Conclusion: how might this happen?; Notes; References; 4 Scholarly communication and access to research outputs; Introduction; Journal prices; Academic library journal provision; Electronic information
  • Issues of accessLibrary access for external users; Open access; Open access journals; Self-archiving; Mandated deposit; Impact on libraries; Conclusion; Notes; References; 5 Free and equal access: a conundrum for the information society; Introduction; Free libraries -- for those who can afford them; The price of free goods; Freedom of access: rights and limits; Access: equity and equality; Conclusion; Notes; 6 The more they change, the more they stay the same: public libraries and social inclusion; Introduction; What problem?; What has changed?; What has influenced libraries?
  • An international perspectiveA strategy of urgent relevance; Systemic and cultural change; Political change; Conclusion: or is it all a conspiracy ...?; Notes; References; 7 Widening access to information: the haves and the have-nots?; Introduction; The digital divide; Digital divide initiatives; Technological infrastructure; Uptake and use of ICT; E-accessibility and design for all; Education and training; Conclusion; Notes; References; 8 Tackling inequalities around the globe: the challenge for libraries; Introduction; The inequalities of information; Overlooking libraries
  • Bridging the divide: why information mattersNew opportunities -- but also new challenges; The technology gap; Managing, maintaining and keeping up; Access and use; Skilling users and skilling staff; Conclusion; Notes; References; 9 Islands in the cloud: libraries and the social life of information; Introduction; A world of experience; Taking apart architecture; Making Creative Cities flow; The social life of information; 100-mile information diets; Islands in the cloud; Conclusion; Notes; References; 10 From the passive library to the learning library -- it's an emotional journey; Introduction
Control code
SCIDI915343941
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780632636
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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