E-books: Reference & Information Science

  • Participative Transformation: Learning and Development in Practising Change book cover

    Participative Transformation

    Learning and Development in Practising Change, 1st Edition

    By Roger Klev, Morten Levin

    In Participative Transformation, Roger Klev and Morten Levin insist that participative learning and developmental processes are essential in organizational change. They focus on introducing the kind of learning and development that shapes a self-sustaining developmental process that is an integral…

    eBook – 2016-05-13
    Routledge

  • Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability: Theory, Practice, and Product book cover

    Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability

    Theory, Practice, and Product, 1st Edition

    By Donia Zhang

    Cultural sustainability is a very important aspect of the overall sustainability framework and is regarded as the fourth pillar alongside the other three: environmental, economic, and social sustainability. However, the concept is neither fully explored, nor widely accepted or recognized. This book…

    eBook – 2016-05-13
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Jewish Topographies: Visions of Space, Traditions of Place book cover

    Jewish Topographies

    Visions of Space, Traditions of Place, 1st Edition

    By Julia Brauch, Anna Lipphardt

    How have Jews experienced their environments and how have they engaged with specific places? How do Jewish spaces emerge, how are they contested, performed and used? With these questions in mind, this anthology focuses on the production of Jewish space and lived Jewish spaces and sheds light on…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Personalising Library Services in Higher Education: The Boutique Approach book cover

    Personalising Library Services in Higher Education

    The Boutique Approach, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Tilley

    Edited by Andy Priestner

    In an economic climate where cuts are becoming the norm, a boutique library service may seem a contradiction. In some academic libraries the trend is still towards centralisation programmes or offering generic services. However, the student as the customer now has an even greater vested interest in…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Ireland's 1916 Rising: Explorations of History-Making, Commemoration & Heritage in Modern Times book cover

    Ireland's 1916 Rising

    Explorations of History-Making, Commemoration & Heritage in Modern Times, 1st Edition

    By Mark McCarthy

    In light of its upcoming centenary in 2016, the time seems ripe to ask: why, how and in what ways has memory of Ireland’s 1916 Rising persisted over the decades? In pursuing answers to these questions, which are not only of historical concern, but of contemporary political and cultural importance,…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Materan Contradictions: Architecture, Preservation and Politics book cover

    Materan Contradictions

    Architecture, Preservation and Politics, 1st Edition

    By Anne Parmly Toxey

    Shaped by encrusted layers of development spanning millennia, the southern Italian city of Matera is the ultimate palimpsest. Known as the Sassi, the majority of the ancient city is composed of thousands of structures carved into a limestone cliff and clinging to its walls. The resultant menagerie…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World book cover

    Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy

    Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World, 1st Edition

    By Constance DeVereaux, Martin Griffin

    The story of arts and cultural policy in the twenty-first century is inherently of global concern no matter how local it seems. At the same time, questions of identity have in many ways become more challenging than before. Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

  • Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage: Policy, Ideology, and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions book cover

    Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Policy, Ideology, and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keith Howard

    Focussing on music traditions, these essays explore the policy, ideology and practice of preservation and promotion of East Asian intangible cultural heritage. For the first time, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan - states that were amongst the first to establish legislation and systems for indigenous…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Electronic Commerce and International Private Law: A Study of Electronic Consumer Contracts book cover

    Electronic Commerce and International Private Law

    A Study of Electronic Consumer Contracts, 1st Edition

    By Lorna E. Gillies

    Electronic Commerce and International Private Law examines the maximization of consumer protection via the consumer's jurisdiction and law. It discusses the proposition that a new connecting factor be used to improve the efficiency of juridical protection for consumers who contract with foreign…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

  • Electronic Performance Support: Using Digital Technology to Enhance Human Ability book cover

    Electronic Performance Support

    Using Digital Technology to Enhance Human Ability, 1st Edition

    By Paul van Schaik

    Edited by Philip Barker

    Despite ubiquitous powerful technologies such as networked computers, global positioning systems, and cell phones; human failures in decision-making and performance continue to have disastrous consequences. Electronic Performance Support: Using Digital Technology to Enhance Human Ability, reminds…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

  • Education, Values and Ethics in International Heritage: Learning to Respect book cover

    Education, Values and Ethics in International Heritage

    Learning to Respect, 1st Edition

    By Jeanette Atkinson

    The changing and evolving relationship between museums and communities, Indigenous, ethnic and marginalized, has been a primary point of discussion in the heritage sector in recent years. Questions of official and unofficial heritage, whose artefacts to collect and exhibit and why, have informed…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

  • European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet book cover

    European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet

    1st Edition

    By Manuela Caiani, Linda Parenti

    How do right-wing extremist organizations throughout the world use the Internet as a tool for communication and recruitment? What is its role in identity-building within radical right-wing groups and how do they use the Internet to set their agenda, build contacts, spread their ideology and…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

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