Global Librarianship

Global Librarianship

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by Martin A. Kesselman
     
 

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

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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)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1Historical perspectives on global librarianship1
2International library organizations19
3The role of libraries in rural development33
4Can you say Swiss without a smile? : multicultural approaches to library services in a multilingual context45
5Public libraries in developed countries : a success story from Scandinavia67
6Library services in multinational corporations79
7Library collaborations89
8Preparing library users for productive global information use101
9Academic library support for the cyber-university of the future : the best of times, the worst of times119
10Global education information in the digital environment135
11The digital divide151
12Intellectual freedom163
13Globalization in the lives of the selectors of foreign materials and their collections177
14Toward the global digital library : information and international development191
15Copyright and related issues in a global economy209
16International standards for global information219
Selected bibliography of literature on global librarianship257

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