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A Social History Of Books And Libraries From Cuneiform To Bytes

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Author: Patrick M. Valentine
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810885719
Size: 60.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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Book Description: A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social and cultural importance within differing societies and changing times. It presents the history of books from clay tablets to e-books and the history of libraries, whether built of bricks or bytes.


Ethics And Values In Librarianship

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Author: Wallace Koehler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442254270
Size: 15.36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 292
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Book Description: Ethics and Values in Librarianship: A History addresses the processes of development of library and information sciences, largely but not exclusively in a western context. It focuses on the field’s ethics and values. Here, Wallace Koehler, a leading researcher in the area of information ethics, debunks the prevailing notion that library and information science concepts and ethics have and remain constant. He demonstrates that in almost all areas of practice, this is simply not so. Instead of staying the same, our professional ethics and standards have evolved or shifted in their application as well as in the recognition of those standards by practitioners and users. Some of these changes are of very recent etiology. Topics covered include: · the freedom of expression, · intellectual freedom, · libraries and democracy, · intellectual property, copyright, and fair use and, · professional qualifications and credentialing. Koehler examines the development of and changes to library and information science through practice and the writings of library and information theorists and practitioners from Varro during the reign of Julius Caesar to the present. He documents technological and social changes that have had foundational implications for the information professions and argues that ethical standards may be redefined overtime and new standards may emerge, older precepts and newer ones coexist. Not only a history, this is also one of the few contemporary books suitable for use in foundational courses and courses covering information and library ethics.


Libraries Archives And Museums

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Author: Suzanne M. Stauffer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538118912
Size: 42.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Book Description: The work provides a thorough background for students and professionals in the fields of library, archives, and museum resource management, preservation, and administration.


Libraries Of Light

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Author: Alistair Black
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317105346
Size: 60.89 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 242
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Book Description: For the first hundred years or so of their history, public libraries in Britain were built in an array of revivalist architectural styles. This backward-looking tradition was decisively broken in the 1960s as many new libraries were erected up and down the country. In this new Routledge book, Alistair Black argues that the architectural modernism of the post-war years was symptomatic of the age’s spirit of renewal. In the 1960s, public libraries truly became ‘libraries of light’, and Black further explains how this phrase not only describes the shining new library designs – with their open-plan, decluttered, Scandinavian-inspired designs – but also serves as a metaphor for the public library’s role as a beacon of social egalitarianism and cultural universalism. A sequel to Books, Buildings and Social Engineering (2009), Black's new book takes his fascinating story of the design of British public libraries into the era of architectural modernism.


Historical Dictionary Of Librarianship

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Author: Mary Ellen Quinn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810875454
Size: 51.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 364
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Book Description: Although the history of librarianship as an organized profession dates only as far back as the mid-19th century, the history of libraries is much older, and people have been engaged in pursuits that we recognize as librarianship for many thousands of years. This book traces librarianship from its origins in ancient times through its development in response to the need to control the flood of information in the modern world to the profound transformations brought about by the new technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Historical Dictionary of Librarianship focuses on librarianship as a modern, organized profession, emphasizing the period beginning in the mid-19th century. Author Mary Ellen Quinn relates the history of this profession through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, libraries around the world, and notable organizations and associations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about librarianship.


Digitization And Digital Archiving

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Author: Elizabeth R. Leggett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810892081
Size: 38.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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Book Description: More and more, library patrons are embracing the ease with which information can be accessed digitally. In an instant, a few keywords can bring patrons exactly what they desire, such as a book or a photograph, rather than going through the much more tedious activity of browsing through shelves, searching for a call number, or, even more daunting, the process of trying to work a microfilm reel. Thus, many librarians in libraries of every size and type are currently working toward making more information available electronically. This process can be daunting, however. Digitization and Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide for Librarians seeks to answer the following common questions: What should be stored? Where and how should it be stored? How exactly is information stored in a computer? Does it really make a difference if one uses a jpg or a tiff file? This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of digital storage and archiving. Assuming only basic computer knowledge, this guide walks the reader through everything he or she needs to know to start or maintain a digital archiving project. Any librarian interested in how digital information is stored can benefit from this guide.


Google It

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Author: Newton Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493964151
Size: 29.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 564
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Book Description: From Google search to self-driving cars to human longevity, is Alphabet creating a neoteric Garden of Eden or Bentham’s Panopticon? Will King Solomon’s challenge supersede the Turing test for artificial intelligence? Can transhumanism mitigate existential threats to humankind? These are some of the overarching questions in this book, which explores the impact of information awareness on humanity starting from the Book of Genesis to the Royal Library of Alexandria in the 3rd century BC to the modern day of Google Search, IBM Watson, and Wolfram|Alpha. The book also covers Search Engine Optimization, Google AdWords, Google Maps, Google Local Search, and what every business leader must know about digital transformation. “Search is curiosity, and that will never be done,” said Google’s first female engineer and Yahoo’s sixth CEO Marissa Mayer. The truth is out there; we just need to know how to Google it!


A Book By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

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Author: Miranda Dube
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1387121111
Size: 26.38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: This e-book discusses the history of the book, methods for creating books, and the relationship between the book and libraries.


Do Manuscrito Ao Livro Impresso I

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Author: António Manuel Lopes Andrade
Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press
ISBN: 989261710X
Size: 61.80 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : pt-BR
Pages : 340
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Book Description: Este livro decorre das duas primeiras edições do Ciclo de Conferências “Do manuscrito ao livro impresso”, realizadas no Departamento de Línguas e Culturas da Universidade de Aveiro (2015/16 e 2016/17), no âmbito da Licenciatura em Línguas e Estudos Editoriais e do Mestrado em Estudos Editoriais, com o propósito de estimular a investigação e a divulgação científica na área da História do Livro e da Edição. Pretendeu-se promover uma reflexão crítica alargada sobre o nascimento e a evolução da escrita e da edição de textos ao longo dos tempos, destacando os principais suportes e técnicas, desde o rolo de papiro ao códice de pergaminho, desde o livro em papel ao livro digital. Os estudos do presente volume versam sobre temas diversos da História do Livro e da Edição, desde a antiguidade à atualidade. Constituem o culminar de um projeto a que se pretende dar continuidade, renovando-se assim o nosso intento de propagação das Artes do Livro.


Handbook Of Research On Strategic Management For Current Energy Investments

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Author: Yüksel, Serhat
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 179988337X
Size: 58.69 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
Pages : 422
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Book Description: Energy has a wide range of uses within a country, includin socially and economically. Providing everything from warmth and light to raw materials for industrial production, energy is an essential need for countries. Due to the importance of energy for countries, energy policies are extremely vital, and energy needs to be affordable, eco-friendly, and continuous so countries can provide for their people and continue to develop industrially. Without the availability of energy that is cheap and continuous, the effectiveness in the energy supply process will be reduced, and society will experience difficulties in having its daily energy needs met. The Handbook of Research on Strategic Management for Current Energy Investments analyzes current trends in energy production and use and identifies energy investment strategies in order to support affordable and available energy for all. Chapters within the book cover technological developments that contribute to the reduction of price in energy production as well as renewable energy sources that provide continuity in energy production but do not emit carbon into the atmosphere. This book highlights topics that cover environmental pollution, energy pricing, economic growth, carbon dioxide emission, and energy management. It is ideal for engineers, technicians, managers, researchers, academicians, policymakers, government officials, and students in related fields.


Books In Series 1985 89

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Size: 11.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Monographic series
Languages : en
Pages : 2529
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