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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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Historical perspectives on global librarianship 1
2 International library organizations 19
3 The role of libraries in rural development 33
4 Can you say Swiss without a smile? : multicultural approaches to library services in a multilingual context 45
5 Public libraries in developed countries : a success story from Scandinavia 67
6 Library services in multinational corporations 79
7 Library collaborations 89
8 Preparing library users for productive global information use 101
9 Academic library support for the cyber-university of the future : the best of times, the worst of times 119
10 Global education information in the digital environment 135
11 The digital divide 151
12 Intellectual freedom 163
13 Globalization in the lives of the selectors of foreign materials and their collections 177
14 Toward the global digital library : information and international development 191
15 Copyright and related issues in a global economy 209
16 International standards for global information 219
Selected bibliography of literature on global librarianship 257
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