Barriers to Information

Author: Roma M. Harris
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press
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Employs an information science perspective to analyze social service program delivery to abused women. Ordinary citizens face a frustrating and increasingly complex maze of human service agencies when they seek help for everyday problems, even though "one stop" information and referral centers have been established to facilitate information seeking in many communities. This book explores the effectiveness of information and referral agenices in meeting the needs of battered women, and concludes that most available services are inadequate.

Scholarly Book Reviewing in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Author: Ylva Lindholm-Romantschuk
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295140
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Unlike previous studies that have used techniques such as citation or co-citation analysis to measure scholarly communication, this book identifies scholarly monography as a primary means of communication in the humanities and social sciences. The diffusion and reception of this means of communication may be measured by examining book reviews in the scholarly journal literature, themselves significant indicators of scholarly communication.

Innovation and the Library

Author: Verna Leah Pungitore
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313286735
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Argues that for libraries to respond effectively to a changing society, managerial information and innovation must be spread more effectively among librarians.

The Closing of American Library Schools

Author: Larry J. Ostler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313284618
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During the last decade, the library profession has been confronted by a serious problem. More than 15 accredited graduate library schools in the United States have closed, including distinguished programs at the University of Chicago, the University of Southern California, and Columbia University. This book explores the causes of these closures and examines the impact of library school closings on the library profession, higher education, and American society.

Censorship and the American Library

Author: Louise S. Robbins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313296444
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By placing its professional expertise in the service of maintaining the democratic values of free expression and pluralism, American librarianship not only defended its professional autonomy in the area of book selection, but also developed an ideology of intellectual freedom and claimed its defense as a central jurisdiction. Through extensive use of primary source material, this volume charts the library profession's journey from the adoption of the 1939 Library's Bill of Rights to the 1969 development of the Freedom to Read Foundation. The book argues that the ALA was reluctant to fund support for intellectual freedom, and that the ALA's executive board was extremely cautious and seldom took leadership in intellectual freedom matters.

Brief Tests of Collection Strength

Author: Howard D. White
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297533
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Describes and illustrates a brief test for determining a library's collection strength in a particular area.

The Role and Impact of the Internet on Library and Information Services

Author: Lewis-Guodo Liu
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780313309205
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Chapters by leading librarians and scholars examine how the Internet has affected the various operations of libraries. Contributors also explore the impact the Interent has had on various information services such as business, government, science, archives, and media.

Librarianship and Legitimacy

Author: Douglas Raber
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
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Examines the Public Library Inquiry's definition of a legitimate social and civic role for public libraries within the context of the Inquiry's view of American democracy.