Libraries and Identity summarizes the role of institutional identity in the emergence of new types of libraries such as joint-use libraries and digital libraries. Professional and institutional identity has shown to be one of the most problematic, yet overlooked issues to deal with when traditional libraries such as public libraries and academic libraries develop into new shapes. The author clearly outlines the importance of identity in making change and innovation in libraries understandable. Based on original research the book comprehensively explores the role of identity as a trigger for change and development in libraries. Based on original research which has already attracted international claim Focuses on aspects of library development which are mostly overlooked Focus on the change from traditional library types such as public and academic libraries to new ones such as joint use libraries and digital libraries
With The Rapid Increase the use of electronic resources in libraries, managing access to online information is an area many librarians struggle with. Managers of online information wish to implement policies about who can access the information and under what terms and conditions but often they need further guidance. Written by experts in the field, this practical book is the first to explain the principles behind access management, the available technologies and how they work. This includes an overview of federated access management technologies, such as Shibboleth, that have gained increasing international recognition in recent years. This book provides detailed case studies describing how access management is being implemented at organizational and national levels in the UK, USA and Europe, and gives a practical guide to the resources available to help plan, implement and operate access management in libraries. Key topics include: What is access management and why do libraries do it? Authorization based on user identity or affiliation Electronic resources: public and not so public Federated access: history, current position and future developments Principles and definitions of identity and access management How to choose access management and identity management products and services Current access management technologies Internet access provided by (or in) libraries Authentication technologies Library statistics Authorization based on physical location The business case for libraries This is essential reading for all who need to understand the principles behind access management or implement a working system in their library.
"Offers a historical-cultural context for the ethos of service in libraries and critically examines this professional value as it intersects with gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, class, and (dis)ability"--Provided by publisher.
The volume deals with some of the most relevant issues related to the identity of the public library and its historical, cultural, social, organizational changes, according to a comparative perspective. The topics are covered in four sections (History, Present and Future of the Public Library; Models of Analysis, Measurement, Evaluation; Complexity Challenges; Work in Progress), thus providing a wide overview of the present and the future of an institution paramount in improving people’s lives
|Author||: Hicks, Deborah|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2013-11-30|
|ISBN 10||: 1466647361|
|Pages||: 280 pages|
The library profession has changed rapidly in the wake of advanced technologies. Once regarded as the gatekeepers of information found in books, today's library professionals are shifting from a traditional center of attention to a new focus on all areas of information studies. Technology and Professional Identify of Librarians: The Making of the Cybrarian brings into focus both the positive and negative aspects that technology places on the professional identity of librarians. Highlighting the new methods involved in data management, communication, and Library Information education and research; this book is a necessary means for librarians, students, and researchers to obtain an up to date understanding of what it means to maintain relevancy in the information age.
Focusing on the major movements and personalities of the time, as well as the lasting influence of the period,Canada's 1960s examines the legacy of this rebellious decade's impact on contemporary notions of Canadian identity.
Ask any Canadian what "Métis" means, and they will likely say "mixed race." Canadians consider Métis mixed in ways that other Indigenous people are not, and the census and courts have premised their recognition of Métis status on this race-based understanding. Andersen argues that Canada got it wrong. From its roots deep in the colonial past, the idea of Métis as mixed has slowly pervaded the Canadian consciousness until it settled in the realm of common sense. In the process, "Métis" has become a racial category rather than the identity of an Indigenous people with a shared sense of history and culture.
This book explores some of the challenges that libraries and librarians face due to diversity and inclusion issues among library staff, as well as the patrons that they serve. Its goal is to increase awareness of and sensitivity to the social, cultural, and educational needs of everyone involved.
|Author||: Michael R Kronenfeld,Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld|
|Release Date||: 2021-03-15|
|ISBN 10||: 1538118823|
|Pages||: 320 pages|
This book covers the history of medical libraries and librarianship from the founding of the Medical Library Association in 1898 to today. The authors present the different stages in the evolution of health science librarianship and conclude with a discussion of the new, digital era of health science libraries.
Provides information on a variety of social software, including blogs, RSS, wikis, and instant messaging, and describes ways they can be used to promote library use, language skills, and literacy.