Best Practices For Corporate Libraries

Author: Marjorie J. Porter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598847383
Size: 20.20 MB
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In this book, experts in the field describe best practices based on their experiences in corporate libraries worldwide. • 44 graphs and figures demonstrating concepts and providing data • Six photographs of library events and services • A glossary of business and library terms • A bibliography for each chapter in the book

The Early Information Society

Author: Alistair Black
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317034988
Size: 13.71 MB
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Whether termed the 'network society', the 'knowledge society' or the 'information society', it is widely accepted that a new age has dawned, unveiled by powerful computer and communication technologies. Yet for millennia humans have been recording knowledge and culture, engaging in the dissemination and preservation of information. In `The Early Information Society', the authors argue for an earlier incarnation of the information age, focusing upon the period 1900-1960. In support of this they examine the history and traditions in Britain of two separate but related information-rich occupations - information management and information science - repositioning their origins before the age of the computer and identifying the forces driving their early development. `The Early Information Society' offers an historical account which questions the novelty of the current information society. It will be essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners in the library and information science field, and for sociologists and historians interested in the information society.

Social Assistance In Developing Countries

Author: Armando Barrientos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107039025
Size: 10.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides the first comprehensive account of the global growth of social assistance transfers in developing countries. It explains the emergence of programmes such as Brazil's Bolsa Família, India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and South Africa's Child Support Grant, and examines their potential to address global poverty.

The Prison Library Primer

Author: Brenda Vogel
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810867437
Size: 13.86 MB
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This book is a practical guide to understanding how to operate a prison library in contemporary society. It equips the librarian and library advocate with the necessary background, practical library science tools, and the proper solutions to develop, grow, and maintain an effective, user-centered library program.