Freedom and Information A History
Libraries, Literatures, and Archives
Perspectives on Information
E-Journals Access and Management
Managing the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals and Resources A Guide for Library and Information Professionals
By Sara de Freitas, Robert McFarlane
June 15, 2021
The powerful political call for ‘open access’ to information has become a formative aspect of our societies and culture. As an expression of cultural freedom, digital technology creates a tension between access to information on the one hand and control and power strategies that seek to restrict ...
By Amanda Laugesen
March 01, 2019
Globalizing the Library focuses on the globalization of information and the library in the period following the Second World War. Providing an examination of the ideas and aspirations surrounding information and the library, as well as the actual practices and actions of information professionals ...
By John Pateman, Joe Pateman
November 06, 2018
Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries argues that changes to library Strategies and Systems can lead to transformations in library Structures that can, in turn, shape and determine Organisational Culture. Drawing on Management theories, as well as the ideas of Marx and Maslow, the authors ...
Edited By Sas Mays
December 18, 2017
Not only does the library have a long and complex history and politics, but it has an ambivalent presence in Western culture – both a site of positive knowledge and a site of error, confusion, and loss. Nevertheless, in literary studies and in the humanities, including book history, the figure of ...
Edited By Darrell Arnold
December 18, 2017
The term ‘systems theory’ is used to characterize a set of disparate yet related approaches to fields as varied as information theory, cybernetics, biology, sociology, history, literature, and philosophy. What unites each of these traditions of systems theory is a shared focus on general features ...
Edited By Magnus Ramage, David Chapman
August 26, 2016
Information is everywhere, and defines everything in today's society. Moreover, information is a key concept in a wide range of academic disciplines, from quantum physics to public policy. However, these disciplines all interpret the concept in quite different ways. This book looks at information ...
Edited By Wayne Jones
May 30, 2014
The proliferation of e-journals and their impact on library collections is tremendous. E-Journals Access and Management takes a comprehensive look at how e-journals have changed the library landscape and offers librarians strategies to better manage them. This useful resource provides a broad ...
By Paul T. Jaeger, Gary Burnett
May 30, 2014
The authors present a multi-level theory of "Information Worlds" to investigate the ways in which information creates the social worlds of people. Building upon the foundational works of Library and Information Studies (LIS) scholar and theorist Elfreda Chatman and philosopher Jurgen Habermas,...
By Bruce E. Massis
May 30, 2014
The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians is an insightful volume that offers a practical philosophy of engagement that can be used to meet the growing challenges facing librarians, including staffing shortages, depleted or eliminated training budgets, longer hours, greater ...
Edited By Maria Collins, Patrick Carr
May 16, 2014
Managing the Transition from Print to Electronic Journals and Resources: A Guide for Library and Information Professionals is a collection of essays from the leading authorities on print-to-e-resource transition – from library institutions of all sizes and levels of funding. This book will help ...
By Paul F. Marty, Katherine Burton Jones
January 07, 2009
Museum Informatics explores the sociotechnical issues that arise when people, information, and technology interact in museums. It is designed specifically to address the many challenges faced by museums, museum professionals, and museum visitors in the information society. It examines not only ...
Edited By Marta Mestrovic Deyrup
December 12, 2008
Collecting important original essays by librarians and archivists – all of whom are actively engaged in building digital collections – Digital Scholarship details both challenges and proven solutions in establishing, maintaining, and servicing digital scholarship in the humanities. This volume ...