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  • Books, Buildings and Social Engineering

    Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Black, Simon Pepper, Kaye Bagshaw

    Public libraries have strangely never been the subject of an extensive design history. Consequently, this important and comprehensive book represents a ground-breaking socio-architectural study of pre-1939 public library buildings. A surprisingly high proportion of these urban civic buildings…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Business School Libraries in the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    By Tim Wales

    In a period of change, consolidation and cut-backs as well as rapid technological developments, the business school library is often at the forefront of new initiatives and innovative approaches to delivering and managing information in the most responsive yet cost-effective manner possible. In…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Challenging History in the Museum

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Jenny Kidd, Sam Cairns, Alex Drago, Amy Ryall

    Challenging History in the Museum explores work with difficult, contested and sensitive heritages in a range of museum contexts. It is based on the Challenging History project, which brings together a wide range of heritage professionals, practitioners and academics to explore heritage and museum…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula

    Debates, Discourses and Practices, 1st Edition

    By Karen Exell, Trinidad Rico

    Heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula are developing rapidly. Museums and heritage sites are symbols of shifting national identities, and a way of placing the Arabian Peninsula states on the international map. Global, i.e. Western, heritage standards and practices have been utilised for the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage

    Intersecting Theories and Practices across Europe, 1st Edition

    By Perla Innocenti

    This book is a study of the role of cultural and heritage networks and how they can help institutions and their host societies manage the tensions and realise the opportunities arising from migration. In looking at past and emerging challenges of social inclusion and cultural dialogue, hybrid…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Developing Community-Led Public Libraries

    Evidence from the UK and Canada, 1st Edition

    By John Pateman, Ken Williment

    This important book examines the potential for a new community led service model in public libraries. Using theoretical approaches to working with socially excluded community members, with a direct application of those approaches in Canadian public libraries, the authors offer a powerful and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Digital Dieting

    From Information Obesity to Intellectual Fitness, 1st Edition

    By Tara Brabazon

    Imagine if a student spent as much time managing information as celebrities doted on dieting? While eating too much food may be the basis of a moral panic about obesity, excessive information is rarely discussed as a crisis of a similar scale. Obviously, plentiful and high quality food is not a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Digital Health Information for the Consumer

    Evidence and Policy Implications, 1st Edition

    By David Nicholas, Paul Huntington, Peter Williams

    This unique book draws on research that constituted the first major nationwide evaluation of the use and impact of key digital health information platforms which were provided to thousands of health consumers in the UK. The authors offer the first comprehensive and detailed comparison of usage and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

    1st Edition

    By John Feather

    Edited by Graham Matthews

    Disaster planning might not seem a pressing concern - until disaster strikes. Recent events have reminded us that any collection or service may be at risk, and libraries and archives must have prevention and recovery measures in place. Written by academics and practitioners, drawing on firsthand…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Equity and Excellence in the Public Library

    Why Ignorance is Not our Heritage, 1st Edition

    By Bob Usherwood

    This important volume by one of the leading scholars in the field examines and discusses how library professionals can meet the demands of policy makers to open up the public library system without destroying its values. Based on a critical literature review, a survey of library professionals and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Heritage, Democracy and the Public

    Nordic Approaches, 1st Edition

    By Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen, Grete Swensen

    What is the significance of heritage for how welfare is defined? What function does heritage have in the public realm and how is heritage becoming a resource for citizens to gain influence in society? Who and what defines the public debates and the politics about heritage? Is there a knowledge gap…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Indexing Multimedia and Creative Works

    The Problems of Meaning and Interpretation, 1st Edition

    By Pauline Rafferty, Rob Hidderley

    Indexing and information retrieval work properly only if language and interpretation are shared by creator and user. This is more complex for non-verbal media. The authors of Indexing Multimedia and Creative Works explore these challenges against a background of different theories of language and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

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