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A History of Modern Librarianship: Constructing the Heritage of Western Cultures
Contributor(s): Richards, Pamela Spence (Editor), Wiegand, Wayne A. (Editor), Dalbello, Marija (Editor)

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ISBN: 1610690990     ISBN-13: 9781610690997
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
OUR PRICE: $68.25  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: May 2015
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Library & Information Science - Administration & Management
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Library & Information Science - Collection Development
Dewey: 020.9
LCCN: 2015002077
Physical Information: 0.36" H x 6.9" W x 9.97" (1.2 lbs) 272 pages
Features: Bibliography, Index
Review Citations: Library Journal 09/15/2015 pg. 93
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Previous histories of libraries in the Western world--the last of which was published nearly 20 years ago--concentrate on libraries and librarians. This book takes a different approach. It focuses on the practice of librarianship, showing you how that practice has contributed to constructing the heritage of cultures. To do so, this groundbreaking collection of essays presents the history of modern librarianship in the context of recent developments of the library institution, professionalization of librarianship, and innovation through information technology.

Organized by region, the book addresses the widely recognized, international impact of Anglo-American librarianship and its continuing influence over the past century, combining critical analysis with chronological histories of modern librarianship in Europe, North America, Australia/New Zealand, and Africa. An introductory chapter explains the origins of the project, and a concluding chapter examines the effects of digitization on modern librarianship in the 21st century.

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