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Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science


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Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945–1970

Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945–1970

1st Edition

Amanda Laugesen
March 01, 2019

Globalizing the Library focuses on the globalization of information and the library in the period following the Second World War. Providing an examination of the ideas and aspirations surrounding information and the library, as well as the actual practices and actions of information professionals...

Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries: Marx, Maslow and Management

Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries: Marx, Maslow and Management

1st Edition

John Pateman, Joe Pateman
November 06, 2018

Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries argues that changes to library Strategies and Systems can lead to transformations in library Structures that can, in turn, shape and determine Organisational Culture. Drawing on Management theories, as well as the ideas of Marx and Maslow, the authors...

Libraries, Literatures, and Archives

Libraries, Literatures, and Archives

1st Edition

Sas Mays
December 18, 2017

Not only does the library have a long and complex history and politics, but it has an ambivalent presence in Western culture – both a site of positive knowledge and a site of error, confusion, and loss. Nevertheless, in literary studies and in the humanities, including book history, the figure of...

Traditions of Systems Theory: Major Figures and Contemporary Developments

Traditions of Systems Theory: Major Figures and Contemporary Developments

1st Edition

Darrell Arnold
December 18, 2017

The term ‘systems theory’ is used to characterize a set of disparate yet related approaches to fields as varied as information theory, cybernetics, biology, sociology, history, literature, and philosophy. What unites each of these traditions of systems theory is a shared focus on general features...

Perspectives on Information

Perspectives on Information

1st Edition

Magnus Ramage, David Chapman
August 26, 2016

Information is everywhere, and defines everything in today's society. Moreover, information is a key concept in a wide range of academic disciplines, from quantum physics to public policy. However, these disciplines all interpret the concept in quite different ways. This book looks at information...

The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians

The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians

1st Edition

Bruce E. Massis
May 30, 2014

The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians is an insightful volume that offers a practical philosophy of engagement that can be used to meet the growing challenges facing librarians, including staffing shortages, depleted or eliminated training budgets, longer hours, greater...

E-Journals Access and Management

E-Journals Access and Management

1st Edition

Wayne Jones
May 30, 2014

The proliferation of e-journals and their impact on library collections is tremendous. E-Journals Access and Management takes a comprehensive look at how e-journals have changed the library landscape and offers librarians strategies to better manage them. This useful resource provides a broad...

Information Worlds: Behavior, Technology, and Social Context in the Age of the Internet

Information Worlds: Behavior, Technology, and Social Context in the Age of the Internet

1st Edition

Paul T. Jaeger, Gary Burnett
May 30, 2014

The authors present a multi-level theory of "Information Worlds" to investigate the ways in which information creates the social worlds of people. Building upon the foundational works of Library and Information Studies (LIS) scholar and theorist Elfreda Chatman and philosopher Jurgen Habermas,...

Managing the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals and Resources: A Guide for Library and Information Professionals

Managing the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals and Resources: A Guide for Library and Information Professionals

1st Edition

Maria Collins, Patrick Carr
May 16, 2014

Managing the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals and Resources: A Guide for Library and Information Professionals is a collection of essays from the leading authorities on print-to-e-resource transition – from library institutions of all sizes and levels of funding. This book will help...

Museum Informatics: People, Information, and Technology in Museums

Museum Informatics: People, Information, and Technology in Museums

1st Edition

Paul F. Marty, Katherine Burton Jones
January 07, 2009

Museum Informatics explores the sociotechnical issues that arise when people, information, and technology interact in museums. It is designed specifically to address the many challenges faced by museums, museum professionals, and museum visitors in the information society. It examines not only...

Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship

1st Edition

Marta Mestrovic Deyrup
December 12, 2008

Collecting important original essays by librarians and archivists – all of whom are actively engaged in building digital collections – Digital Scholarship details both challenges and proven solutions in establishing, maintaining, and servicing digital scholarship in the humanities. This volume...

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