The Politics Of Libraries And Librarianship

The Politics Of Libraries And Librarianship

by Kerry Smith
     
 

This book covers aspects of the political environment which surrounds and engages libraries and their librarians. It includes anecdotes on the role of the political sphere in the business of library associations.

  • Provides recent stories and real examples of: The various political contexts under which libraries operate
  • Why it is important to be

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Overview

This book covers aspects of the political environment which surrounds and engages libraries and their librarians. It includes anecdotes on the role of the political sphere in the business of library associations.

  • Provides recent stories and real examples of: The various political contexts under which libraries operate
  • Why it is important to be politically aware
  • How political climates influence decision making for libraries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843343448
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/18/2008
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 AN INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL FRAMEWORK FOR LIBRARIES: An international political framework for libraries; Intellectual property – benefit or burden for Africa?; The CI study on copyright and access to knowledge
 
PART 2 POLITICS AND FUNDING FOR LIBRARIES: SOME INTERNATIONAL EXAMPLES: Political realities and the English public library service; Public library development in New South Wales; Libraries in the South Pacific; Staying alive in a political world: the case of libraries and information centres in Nigeria; Libraries and politics – Danish reflections and examples; The political framework for public libraries in the Netherlands
 
PART 3 LIBRARY EDUCATION: A unified approach to the teaching of library studies; Is library course accreditation a political necessity?

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