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The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2736424
  • Book
  • September 2008
  • 220 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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
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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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Smith, V. Kerry
Dr. V. Kerry Smith teaches at the Department of Economics from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
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