By Pamela Richards,Wayne Wiegand,Marija Dalbello
A extensive, comparative historical past of librarianship, this interesting paintings is going past the traditional specialise in associations and collections that will help you discover the half glossy librarianship played—and maintains to play—in forming Western cultures.
• Discusses the cultural function of libraries and the function of data in shaping smooth society
• Deepens readers' realizing of the historical past of the 20 th century and glossy 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 details 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