New PDF release: A History of Modern Librarianship: Constructing the Heritage

By Pamela Richards,Wayne Wiegand,Marija Dalbello

A huge, comparative heritage of librarianship, this fascinating paintings is going past the normal specialize in associations and collections that will help you discover the half sleek librarianship played—and maintains to play—in forming Western cultures.

• Discusses the cultural function of libraries and the function of knowledge in shaping smooth society

• Deepens readers' realizing of the historical past of the twentieth century and sleek librarianship, together with electronic convergence of the prior decades

• Analyzes the cycles of "information explosion" and a number of info eras as a part of the advance of librarianship over greater than a century

• Explores tensions round expert neutrality within the provision of public entry to info and information in a democratic society

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