A History of Modern Librarianship: Constructing the Heritage of Western Cultures

A History of Modern Librarianship: Constructing the Heritage of Western Cultures

By: Marija Dalbello (editor), Pamela Spence Richards (editor), Wayne A. Wiegand (editor)Paperback

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A broad, comparative history of librarianship, this intriguing work goes beyond the standard focus on institutions and collections to help you explore the part modern librarianship played-and continues to play-in forming Western cultures. * Discusses the cultural role of libraries and the role of information in shaping modern society * Deepens readers' understanding of the history of the 20th century and modern librarianship, including digital convergence of the past two decades * Analyzes the cycles of "information explosion" and multiple information eras as part of the development of librarianship over more than a century * Explores tensions around professional neutrality in the provision of public access to information and knowledge in a democratic society

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Pamela Spence Richards, PhD, (deceased) wrote more than 20 journal articles, including some in Russian, French, Hungarian, and German, and authored or coauthored book chapters and three books. Wayne A. Wiegand, PhD, is F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies Emeritus at Florida State University, Tallahassee. Marija Dalbello, PhD, is associate professor of information science in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.


Contents * Preface Introduction * Chapter One: Europe Peter Hoare Introduction The Background to Modern European Librarianship Libraries and Librarianship of Different Types Conclusion Bibliography * Chapter Two: The United States and Canada Wayne A. Wiegand Introduction Colonial America to 1776 Canada to Confederation United States, 1776-1876 U.S. and Canadian Librarianship, 1876-1893 U.S. and Canadian Librarianship, 1893-1914 Bridging the Wars, 1914-1945 Consolidating Gains, 1945-1970 After 1970: "The Information Age" Bibliography * Chapter Three: Africa Anthony Olden Introduction Education and Literacy Publishing Subscription Libraries Public Library Service The Academic Library The Librarians Professional Education and Training Conclusion Bibliography * Chapter Four: Australasia Ross Harvey Introduction 1788-1900: First Encounters to Federation 1901-1945: Federation to World War II 1945 to Date: Australia Since World War II 1945 to Date: New Zealand Since World War II Conclusion Bibliography * Chapter Five: Digital Convergence: The Past in the Present Marija Dalbello Introduction Origins and Prototypes: 1890 to1960s Online Catalogs and the World Wide Web: 1970s into the 1990s Digital Libraries: mid-1990s to 2005 The "Semantic Web" and Social Media from 2005 Epilogue Bibliography * Index

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  • publication date: 26/05/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781610690997
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781610690997
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1610690990

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