Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship PDF ePub eBook

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Critical Approaches to Information Technology in Librarianship free pdf Constant developments in information technology are creating fundamental changes in librarianship. This book challenges the uncritical acceptance of these changes caused by technology. The volume begins by explaining the importance of a critical approach to information technology in librarianship. The first part of the book then explores the fundamental critical issues at the heart of technology in the library. Chapters in this section consider such topics as the neutrality of technology, information technology and censorship, the role of computers in education and the sometimes critical views of scientists on technology. The second part of the volume looks more closely at issues related to the application of technology in librarianship. These chapters discuss technology and the civic role of libraries, the political aspects of electronic information and the role of technology in the labour process.

About John E. Buschman

JOHN BUSCHMAN is Associate Professor-Librarian and Coordinator of Collection Development at Rider College. He has published numerous articles in journals such as "The New England Journal of History," "The Progressive Librarian," "Library Quarterly," "Reference Librarian," and "American Libraries."

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Author : John E. Buschman
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 23 August 1993
ISBN : 0313284156
EAN : 9780313284151
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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