Information Technology in Librarianship: New Critical Approaches

Information Technology in Librarianship: New Critical Approaches

By: John E. Buschman (editor), Gloria J. Leckie (editor)Paperback

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In the last 15 years, the ground - both in terms of technological advance and in the sophistication of analyses of technology - has shifted. At the same time, librarianship as a field has adopted a more skeptical perspective; libraries are feeling market pressure to adopt and use new innovations; and their librarians boast a greater awareness of the socio-cultural, economic, and ethical considerations of information and communications technologies. Within such a context, a fresh and critical analysis of the foundations and applications of technology in librarianship is long overdue.

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Gloria J. Leckie is LIS program coordinator, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. She attained her MLIS and her PhD from the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests include information seeking behavior, the work of scholars and professionals, academic librarianship, information technologies, information literacy and libraries as public space. Gloria is currently on the Board of the Canadian Association for Information Science as well as on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Academic Librarianship and the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science John E. Buschman is associate university librarian, Collections, Preservation & Scholarly Communication, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University, Washington, DC


Introduction: Information Technologies and Libraries--Why Do We Need New Critical Approaches Part One: Foundations Chapter 1: Critical Theory of Technology: An Overview Chapter 2: Surveillance and Technology: Contexts and Distinctions Chapter 3: Cycles of Net Struggle, Lines of Net Flight Chapter 4: A Quick Digital Fix? Changing Schools, Changing Literacies, Persistent Inequalities: A Critical, Contextual Analysis Chapter 5: Theorizing the Impact of IT on Library-State Relations Part Two: Applications Chapter 6: The Prospects for an Information Science: The Current Absence of a Critical Perspecitive Chapter 7: Librarianship and the Labor Process: Aspects of the Rationalization, Restructuring, and Intensification of Intellectual Work Chapter 8: "Their Little Bit of Ground Slowly Squashed into Nothing": Technology, Gender and the Vanishing Librarian Chapter 9: Children and Information Technology Chapter 10: Open Source Software & Libraries Chapter 11: Technologies of Social Regulation: An Examination of Library OPACs and Web Portals Chapter 12: Libraries, Archives and Digital Preservation: A Critical Overview Conclusion: Just How Critical Should Librarianship Be of Technology? Index About the Editors and Contributors

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  • publication date: 30/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781591586296
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781591586296
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1591586291

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