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Education Democracy and Development

Education  Democracy and Development Author Raymond Ryba
ISBN-10 PSU:000031653350
Release 1997-03
Pages 118
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This book contains papers on the theme of Education, Democracy and Development. The close inter-relationships between these three concepts, and the tensions as well as synergies which exist between them, have certainly been explored many times in the past. However this does not make reconsideration any the less important, particularly in the current context. Indeed, with the break-up of the Soviet bloc, both existing countries released from their yokes and new countries carved out of the collapse of the Soviet Union find themselves in positions in which fundamental questions about inter-relationships between Education, Democracy and Development are, once again, of the utmost importance. Their intense interest in the theme has been infectious in Western countries where scholars and politicians have been reminded of their importance in rapidly changing circumstances.

Librarian as Communicator

Librarian as Communicator Author Helen Fallon
ISBN-10 1138634123
Release 2017-06-09
Pages 270
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As the information landscape evolves and takes shape using traditional and new platforms, it is the role of Academic Libraries to take the lead in communicating, developing and informing these changes in timely and relevant ways. Experienced librarians and those new to the field seek out innovative and more effective way to engage with users and stakeholders. This book provides a variety of communication strategies for different user groups, taking into account the changing information landscape and the application and implications of social media developments. A major driver in higher education is the change in the scholarly communication model where initiatives such as Open Access, Institutional Repositories and Data Management are challenging previous practice whilst offering new opportunities for leadership. These communication developments provide opportunities for academic librarians who need the insight and awareness to take these chances. This book provides research-based explorations of the above topics, covering developing areas and also the communication skills that are needed for the academic library to have a continuing role in the 21st Century. It was originally published as a special issue of the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship.

World Education Report

World Education Report Author
ISBN-10 9231034502
Release 1998
Pages 174
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Focus on teachers, who form the largest profession in the world. From their status and working conditions to trends in teaching and learning, the report draws up a worldwide picture based on recent developments in educational systems and policies. It also looks at the impact of new technologies on teaching and their potential to take learning beyond the classroom. Publie egalement en franais: Rapport mondial sur l'education 1998 Publicado tambien en espanol: Informe mundial sobre la educacion 1998 Also published in Arabic and Russian

Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library

Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library Author Ed D'Angelo
ISBN-10 9781936117239
Release 2010-02
Pages 139
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Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library is a philosophical and historical analysis of how the rise of consumerism has led to the decline of the original mission of public libraries to sustain and promote democracy through civic education. Through a reading of historical figures such as Plato, Helvetius, Rousseau, and John Stuart Mill, the book shows how democracy and even capitalism were originally believed to depend upon the moral and political education that public libraries (and other institutions of rational public discourse) could provide. But as capitalism developed in the 20th century it evolved into a postmodern consumerism that replaced democracy with consumerism and education with entertainment. Public libraries have mistakenly tried to remain relevant by shadowing the rise of consumerism, but have instead contributed to the rise of a new barbarism and the decline of democracy.

Open Education

Open Education Author Patrick Blessinger
ISBN-10 9781783742813
Release 2016-12-19
Pages 378
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This insightful collection of essays explores the ways in which open education can democratise access to education for all. It is a rich resource that offers both research and case studies to relate the application of open technologies and approaches in education settings around the world. A must-read for practitioners, policy-makers, scholars and students in the field of education.

Law Librarianship in Academic Libraries

Law Librarianship in Academic Libraries Author Yemisi Dina
ISBN-10 9780081001790
Release 2015-04-10
Pages 136
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In the last two decades, advancement in technology has transformed every aspect of librarianship. Law Librarianship in Academic Law Libraries discusses issues and model practices in academic law libraries. This text will help librarians and library school students understand the operation, resources and facilities that are available in the academic law library. It explains the practices and trends that are widely practiced in different parts of the world. This book describes the expectations of an aspiring professional with an interest in specializing in law librarianship; revealing facts pertaining to management and administration which are not necessarily taught in library schools. The first chapter introduces the history of academic law libraries, and defines law librarianship. The remaining chapters are dedicated to different aspects of law librarianship including the importance of emerging technologies and how they are implemented in the academic law libraries setting, finishing with a concluding chapter on global opportunities available for law librarians. Provides an insight to academic law librarianship practices Practical tips on building a career in academic law librarianship Describes in detail the education and professional development opportunities for academic law librarianship Features customized classification schemes that have been used in academic law libraries

Library Crime and Security

Library Crime and Security Author Alan Jay Lincoln
ISBN-10 0866564802
Release 1987
Pages 163
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This invaluable book provides information and guidelines that will be of great practical use to all library professionals concerned with the problem of crime in their libraries. Library Crime and Security focuses on the patterns of library crime and disruption in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. In addition to important data on these probelsm, there is extensive information on the characteristics of the institutions and the communities in which they are found. The impact of crime on the institution and the individual is examined. The authors present vital insights into the design of crime control programs in libraries of varying sizes that have or anticipate problems with crime such as book theft, vandalism, problem patrons, and attacks against staff. Major issues in the measurement, incidence, and consequences of crime are included, as well as relevant materials from the fields of library science, management, criminology, victimology, and security. An extensive security checklist is included that can serve as a guide for making the library a safer and more secure setting for staff, patrons, and contents. Library Crime and Security is essential reading for library administrators and staff of all libraries.

Libraries in the early 21st century volume 2

Libraries in the early 21st century  volume 2 Author Ravindra N. Sharma
ISBN-10 9783110292855
Release 2012-07-30
Pages 564
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Following the pattern of the first volume, the second volume of Libraries in the early 21st century: An international perspective extends the range of countries covered. Each chapter covers a different country and describes the modern history, development of libraries and library technology. The careful selection of countries achieves good representation of professional library work on all continents. This two-volume work represents an excellent contribution to international librarianship and allows comparative studies both at graduate and professional level.

Digital Library Economics

Digital Library Economics Author Wendy Evans
ISBN-10 9781780630090
Release 2009-04-20
Pages 362
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Digital Library Economics covers key aspects of the management and development of the digital library from an economic viewpoint. The work is a collection of essays by leading international authorities and provides an overview of current and future positions with regard to the economics of digital library management and development. Key contextual aspects are described, providing a history of the growth of digital libraries, with special reference to financial issues, current and possible future economic models and costing methodologies and challenges, themes and issues in the field. Incorporates past developments, current good practice and future trends Written by recognized national and international authorities There is little else in the field: it fills a major gap in the literature

Libraries and Society

Libraries and Society Author Wendy Evans
ISBN-10 9781780632636
Release 2011-04-30
Pages 472
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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)

Values and Identities in Europe

Values and Identities in Europe Author Michael J. Breen
ISBN-10 9781315397122
Release 2017-01-20
Pages 340
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Contrary to what is suggested in media and popular discourses, Europe is neither a monolithic entity nor simply a collection of nation states. It is, rather, a union of millions of individuals who differ from one another in a variety of ways while also sharing many characteristics associated with their ethnic, social, political, economic, religious or national characteristics. This book explores differences and similarities that exist in attitudes, beliefs and opinions on a range of issues across Europe. Drawing on the extensive data of the European Social Survey, it presents insightful analyses of social attitudes, organised around the themes of religious identity, political identity, family identity and social identity, together with a section on methodological issues. A collection of rigorously analysed studies on national, comparative and pan-European levels, Values and Identities in Europe offers insight into the heart and soul of Europe at a time of unprecedented change. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in social attitudes, social change in Europe, demographics and survey methods.

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development Author Tella, Adeyinka
ISBN-10 9781466674165
Release 2014-12-31
Pages 389
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As social technologies continue to evolve, it is apparent that librarians and their clientele would benefit through participation in the digital social world. While there are benefits to implementing these technologies, many libraries also face challenges in the integration and usage of social media. Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development discusses the integration of digital social networking into library practices. Highlighting the advantages and challenges faced by libraries in the application of social media, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals and researchers working within the fields of library and information science, as well as practitioners and executives interested in the utilization of social technologies in relation to knowledge management and organizational development.

South African journal of library and information science

South African journal of library and information science Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082992267
Release 1996
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South African journal of library and information science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from South African journal of library and information science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full South African journal of library and information science book for free.

Innovation in Public Libraries

Innovation in Public Libraries Author Kirstie Nicholson
ISBN-10 9780081012963
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 158
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Innovation in Public Libraries: Learning from International Library Practice examines the recent activities of successful and innovative libraries around the world, presenting their initiatives in areas including library design, events and programs, and creating customer experiences. This timely guide provides an overview of these libraries’ successful experiences and identifies emerging global trends and themes. The author offers library practitioners guidance on how to pursue these trends in their own library environment, identifying achievable goals when planning building and design improvements, and developing customer interactions in order to emulate the experiences of international libraries. Presents a range of successful and innovative practices in one book, covering library innovation in building design, programs and events, and in customer experience and approach Provides an international perspective on library activities, with libraries in different countries discussed Analyzes the experiences of various libraries to identify common trends and themes Provides practical advice for librarians who wish to emulate the activities of the libraries discussed, with recommended goals to action Examines both the big picture of emerging global trends and themes, as well as highlighting the daily experiences of individual libraries

Collaboration and the Academic Library

Collaboration and the Academic Library Author Jeremy Atkinson
ISBN-10 9780081022887
Release 2018-02-01
Pages 270
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Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International explores the considerable change that has affected universities and academic libraries in recent years. Given this complex and important context, it is clear that the academic library increasingly needs to operate in partnership with its users and other professionals and organizations to be successful in meeting the needs of its clientele. Academic librarians need to work closely with client groups so that services are relevant, and close partnerships with other professionals need to be forged to provide seamless services for users. The book looks at all aspects of collaboration affecting academic libraries, both internally and externally, to help the reader understand future directions for collaborative activities in a complex and difficult working environment. Considers collaboration issues affecting academic libraries Covers both internal and external collaboration Provides readers with direction for collaborative activities Shows how academic librarians can work with client groups to keep services relevant

Discover Digital Libraries

Discover Digital Libraries Author Iris Xie
ISBN-10 9780124201057
Release 2016-07-26
Pages 388
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Discover Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice is a book that integrates both research and practice concerning digital library development, use, preservation, and evaluation. The combination of current research and practical guidelines is a unique strength of this book. The authors bring in-depth expertise on different digital library issues and synthesize theoretical and practical perspectives relevant to researchers, practitioners, and students. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the different approaches and tools for digital library development, including discussions of the social and legal issues associated with digital libraries. Readers will find current research and the best practices of digital libraries, providing both US and international perspectives on the development of digital libraries and their components, including collection, digitization, metadata, interface design, sustainability, preservation, retrieval, and evaluation of digital libraries. Offers an overview of digital libraries and the conceptual and practical understanding of digital libraries Presents the lifecycle of digital library design, use, preservation and evaluation, including collection development, digitization of static and multimedia resources, metadata, digital library development and interface design, digital information searching, digital preservation, and digital library evaluation Synthesizes current research and the best practices of digital libraries, providing both US and international perspectives on the development of digital libraries Introduces new developments in the area of digital libraries, such as large-scale digital libraries, social media applications in digital libraries, multilingual digital libraries, digital curation, linked data, rapid capture, guidelines for the digitization of multimedia resources Highlights the impact, challenges, suggestions for overcoming these challenges, and trends of present and future development of digital libraries Offers a comprehensive bibliography for each chapter

Resources in Education

Resources in Education Author
ISBN-10 MINN:30000007201399
Release 2000-11
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Resources in Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Resources in Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Resources in Education book for free.