A History of Modern Librarianship: Constructing the Heritage by Pamela Richards,Wayne Wiegand,Marija Dalbello

By Pamela Richards,Wayne Wiegand,Marija Dalbello

A large, comparative heritage of librarianship, this interesting paintings is going past the traditional specialize in associations and collections that will help you discover the half sleek librarianship played—and maintains to play—in forming Western cultures.

• Discusses the cultural function of libraries and the position of knowledge in shaping sleek society

• Deepens readers' knowing of the background of the twentieth century and smooth librarianship, together with electronic convergence of the prior decades

• Analyzes the cycles of "information explosion" and a number of info eras as a part of the improvement of librarianship over greater than a century

• Explores tensions round expert neutrality within the provision of public entry to info and information in a democratic society

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