Librarianship and the Information Paradigm (Hardback)
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Librarianship and the Information Paradigm (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 22/05/1997
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Today, two seemingly incompatible perspectives are contending for the soul of librarianship. Libraries were originally built around the activities of collecting, organizing, preserving and circulating texts, in addition to providing a variety of auxiliary services to library users. In the last three decades, however, an alternate interpretation of the role of libraries has emerged, which consists of the process of informing users with the aid of powerful new electronic technology. Will libraries continue to serve the public's broad educational, cultural, and recreational needs or will future librarians consider such needs peripheral ? Will the distinction between librarianship and 'information management' disappear? The authors utilize a series of interrelated Canadian studies of professional work, library and information literature, labor market conditions, and professional education to present an indication of specific trends in the field. In this way, the work will help librarians negotiate the possible transitions in librarianship without jeopardizing the integrity of a professional identity.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810832732
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


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...provides many thought-provoking ideas supported by research for librarians and library school educators to ponder. * Lisca *
...stimulating discussions...raises some pertinent questions...of particular interest to library educators. * The Library Association Record *
...contains useful appendices and an extensive bibliography... * Information & Culture *
Apostle and Raymond have produced a compelling work...written about and of interest to all librarians, library school faculty and researchers in the field will find this book of most use. Each chapter...can stand alone, either as a description of the studies undertaken, or, in the case of the first chapter, an excellent discussion of the issues. * Australian Library Journal *

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