Libr@ries: Changing Information Space and Practice [NOOK Book]

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This volume is the first to examine the social, cultural, and political implications of the shift from the traditional forms and functions of print-based libraries to the delivery of online information in educational contexts. Libr@ries are conceptualized as physical places, virtual spaces, communities of literate practice, and discourses of information work.

Despite the centrality of libraries in literacy and learning, the study of libraries has remained isolated within the ...

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Overview

This volume is the first to examine the social, cultural, and political implications of the shift from the traditional forms and functions of print-based libraries to the delivery of online information in educational contexts. Libr@ries are conceptualized as physical places, virtual spaces, communities of literate practice, and discourses of information work.

Despite the centrality of libraries in literacy and learning, the study of libraries has remained isolated within the disciplinary boundaries of information and library science since its inception in the early twentieth century. The aim of this book is to problematize and thereby mainstream this field of intellectual endeavor and inquiry. Collectively the contributors interrogate the presuppositions of current library practice, seek to understand how library as place and library as space blend together in ways that may be both contradictory and complementary, and envision new modes of information access and new multimodal literacies enabled by online environments.

Libr@ries: Changing Information Space and Practice is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and educators in the fields of literacy and multiliteracies education, communication technologies in education, library sciences, information and communication studies, media and cultural studies, and the sociology of computer-mediated space.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135602369
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword : information politics in education
1 Digital libraries as virtual spaces 3
2 Literacy spaces - library design 17
3 Ordered by desire : school libraries in past and present times 37
4 From library to cybrary : changing the focus of library design and service delivery 57
5 Surrogation, mediation and collaboration : access to digital images in cultural heritage institutions 73
6 Next generation metadata tools : supporting dynamic knowledge spaces 91
7 Knowledge management and research in cybraries 113
8 Cybraries in paradise : new technologies and ethnographic repositories 133
9 Redefining libr@ries by rethinking research 151
10 The scholarly wing of the public cybrary and the right to know 179
11 The politics and philosophy of E-text : use value, sign value, and exchange value in the transition from print to digital media 197
12 Alternatives to pay-for-view : the case for open access to historical research and scholarship 211
13 Search engine anatomy : the industry and its commercial structure 229
14 Monopoly, monopsony, and the value of culture in a digital age : an axiology of two multimedia resource repositories 253
15 Structuring open access to knowledge : the creative commons story 271
16 The arobase in the library - the libr@ry in society 281
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