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1st Edition

Global Librarianship

ISBN 9780824709785
Published July 23, 2004 by CRC Press
344 Pages

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Book Description

Providing new insights into the role of librarianship in an age of socioeconomic, environmental, and political transformation, Global Librarianship illustrates how globally networked environments promote and increase the sharing and dissemination of ideas, information, and solutions to obstacles affecting libraries. This reference showcases methods to tailor and build collections and technologies that continually support worldwide scholarly and business communities through the utilization of digital tools and electronic media. It Illustrates breakthroughs in the organization, management, and dissemination of information to facilitate easy access to libraries anywhere in the world.

Table of Contents

Roots of Global Librarianship; Historical and Cultural Perspectives Tom Glynn; International Library Organizations Robert Wedgeworth; Libraries in a Global Perspective; Role of Libraries in Rural Development Daniel Ruheni and Thelma Tate; Multicultural Approaches to Library Services Daisy McAdam; Public Libraries: Reading and Information Access Barbro Thomas; Global Library Services for Multinational Corporations Novelle Castagnoli; Libraries and Education in the Global Community; Preparing Library Users for Productive Global Information Use Hannelore Rader; Distance Education and Libraries for Global Learners Kathy Kunneke; World Education and Libraries Tricia Libutti; Global Information Flow and Access; International Trends in Scholarly Communication Julia Gelfand; The Digital Divide and the Global Electronic Environment Linda Ashcroft; Freedom of Information and Freedom of Access Marina Tax Choldin; Global Digital Libraries; Benign Globalization: Will the Digital Library Ever Be Truly Global? Richard Gartner; Copyright and Related Issues in a Global Economy Marianne Scott; International Standards for Global Information Alan Hopkinson

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