Libraries and Society Role Responsibility And Future In An Age Of Change Ebook

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This book reviews both the historical and future roles that public private academic and special libraries have in supporting and shaping society at local regional national and international levels Globalisation economic turmoil political and ethnic tensions rapid technology development global warming and other key environmental factors are all combining in myriad and complex ways to affect everyone both individually and collectively Fundamental questions are being asked about the future of society and the bedrock organisations that underpin it Libraries and Society considers the key aspects of library provision and the major challenges that libraries however defined managed developed and provided now face and will continue to face in the future It also focuses on the emerging chapter in cultural economic and social history and the librarys role in serving diverse communities within this new eraLooks at all types of library in a period of major and discontinuous change tackling the fundamental questions of the future of libraries in the context of major societal political and environmental issues Poses important questions for the profession and policy development Fills a major gap in literature recent discourse and debate on the future of democracy for example the library is rarely includedLibraries and Society Role Responsibility And Future In An Age Of Change EbookBy Baker David P Evans Wendy Publisher Chandos Publishing Print ISBN 9781843341314 184334131X eText ISBN 9781780632636 Pages 472 Format EPUB Available from 10000 USD SKU 9781780632636

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This book reviews both the historical and future roles that public private academic and special libraries have in supporting and shaping society at local regional national and international levels Globalisation economic turmoil political and ethnic tensions rapid technology development global warming and other key environmental factors are all combining in myriad and complex ways to affect everyone both individually and collectively Fundamental questions are being asked about the future of society and the bedrock organisations that underpin it Libraries and Society considers the key aspects of library provision and the major challenges that libraries however defined managed developed and provided now face and will continue to face in the future It also focuses on the emerging chapter in cultural economic and social history and the librarys role in serving diverse communities within this new eraLooks at all types of library in a period of major and discontinuous change tackling the fundamental questions of the future of libraries in the context of major societal political and environmental issues Poses important questions for the profession and policy development Fills a major gap in literature recent discourse and debate on the future of democracy for example the library is rarely includedLibraries and Society Role Responsibility And Future In An Age Of Change EbookBy Baker David P Evans Wendy Publisher Chandos Publishing Print ISBN 9781843341314 184334131X eText ISBN 9781780632636 Pages 472 Format EPUB Available from 10000 USD SKU 9781780632636