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Global Librarianship
     

Global Librarianship

by Martin A. Kesselman, Irwin Weintraub
 

ISBN-10: 0824709780

ISBN-13: 9780824709785

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824709785
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Books in Library and Information Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordv
Prefaceix
Contributorsxv
Roots of Global Librarianship
1.Historical Perspectives on Global Librarianship1
2.International Library Organizations19
Libraries in a Global Perspective
3.The Role of Libraries in Rural Development33
4.Can You Say Swiss Without a Smile? Multicultural Approaches to Library Services in a Multilingual Context45
5.Public Libraries in Developed Countries: A Success Story from Scandinavia67
6.Library Services in Multinational Corporations79
7.Library Collaborations89
Libraries and Education in the Global Community
8.Preparing Library Users for Productive Global Information Use101
9.Academic Library Support for the Cyber-University of the Future: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times119
10.Global Education Information in the Digital Environment135
Global Information Flow and Access
11.The Digital Divide151
12.Intellectual Freedom163
13.Globalization in the Lives of the Selectors of Foreign Materials and Their Collections177
Global Digital Libraries
14.Toward the Global Digital Library: Information and International Development191
15.Copyright and Related Issues in a Global Economy209
16.International Standards for Global Information219
Selected Bibliography of Literature on Global Librarianship257
Index317

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