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  • Reading Groups, Libraries and Social Inclusion

    Experiences of Blind and Partially Sighted People, 1st Edition

    By Eileen Hyder

    Reading groups have grown rapidly in popularity and continue to be a significant cultural phenomenon. Reading groups in public libraries, linked to the learning and social inclusion agenda, have expanded to include a wide range of groups within society, including people with visual impairments (…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Public Libraries in the 21st Century

    Defining Services and Debating the Future, 1st Edition

    By Anne Goulding

    Public Libraries in the 21st Century presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of recent policy initiatives directly targeted at public libraries along with broader developments in the public sector environment within which they operate. Key features include: ¢ An exploration of the context…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

    1st Edition

    Edited by Beryl Graham

    The collections of museums, galleries and online art organisations are increasingly broadening to include more new media art. Because new media is used as a means of documenting, archiving and distributing art, and because new media art might be interactive with its audiences, this highlights the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Academic Library and Its Users

    1st Edition

    By Peter Jordan

    The many recent changes in higher and further education mean that it is more important than ever to analyse the needs of academic library users, and both promote and provide the service they require. This constructive book, pervaded throughout by the impact of IT on the learning environment,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Re-imagining Heritage Interpretation

    Enchanting the Past-Future, 1st Edition

    By Russell Staiff

    This book challenges traditional approaches to heritage interpretation and offers an alternative theoretical architecture to the current research and practice. Russell Staiff suggests that the dialogue between visitors and heritage places has been too focused on learning outcomes, and so heritage…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Boundaries of the Literary Archive

    Reclamation and Representation, 1st Edition

    By Lisa Stead

    Edited by Carrie Smith

    This volume offers new and challenging interdisciplinary approaches to the use and study of literary archives. Interrogating literary and archival methodology and foregrounding new forms of textual scholarship, the collection includes essays from both academics and archivists to address the full…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Postcolonial Museum

    The Arts of Memory and the Pressures of History, 1st Edition

    By Iain Chambers, Alessandra De Angelis, Celeste Ianniciello, Mariangela Orabona

    This book examines how we can conceive of a ’postcolonial museum’ in the contemporary epoch of mass migrations, the internet and digital technologies. The authors consider the museum space, practices and institutions in the light of repressed histories, sounds, voices, images, memories, bodies,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Future of Classification

    1st Edition

    By Rita Marcella, Arthur Maltby

    Classification now has to encompass ’non-physical’ media such as the Internet, yet still ensure access to knowledge held in traditional physical forms on library shelves. What does this mean for the future, and can classification cope with the virtual library? Written by a group of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Responsive Museum

    Working with Audiences in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Lang, John Reeve

    What is the relationship today between museums, galleries and learning? The Responsive Museum interrogates the thinking, policies and practices that underpin the educational role of the museum. It unravels the complex relationship of museums with their publics, and discusses today's challenges and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Uncertain Images: Museums and the Work of Photographs

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Edwards, Sigrid Lien

    Almost all museums hold photographs in their collections, and museum professionals and their audiences engage with photographs in a myriad of ways. Yet despite some three decades of critical museology and photographic theory, and an extensive debate on the politics of representation, outside art…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Building a World Heritage City

    Sanaa, Yemen, 1st Edition

    By Michele Lamprakos

    The conservation of old Sanaa is a major cultural heritage initiative that began in the 1980's under the auspices of UNESCO; it continues today, led by local agencies and actors. In contrast to other parts of the world where conservation was introduced at a later date to remediate the effects of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

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