By Pamela Richards,Wayne Wiegand,Marija Dalbello
A large, comparative historical past of librarianship, this exciting paintings is going past the traditional concentrate on associations and collections that can assist 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 data in shaping glossy society
• Deepens readers' realizing of the background of the 20 th century and smooth librarianship, together with electronic convergence of the previous decades
• Analyzes the cycles of "information explosion" and a number of details eras as a part of the improvement of librarianship over greater than a century
• Explores tensions round specialist neutrality within the provision of public entry to info and information in a democratic society
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A History of Modern Librarianship: Constructing the Heritage of Western Cultures: Constructing the Heritage of Western Cultures by Pamela Richards,Wayne Wiegand,Marija Dalbello