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Information technology in librarianship [electronic resource] : new critical approaches / edited by Gloria J. Leckie and John E. Buschman.

Contributor(s): Leckie, Gloria J | Buschman, John.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2009Description: 1 online resource (vi, 297 p.).ISBN: 9781591587750 (electronic bk.); 1591587751 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Libraries -- Information technology | Library Science | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General | ICT | BibliotheekautomatiseringGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Information technology in librarianship.DDC classification: 025.00285 Other classification: 06.54 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : information technologies and libraries : why do we need new critical approaches? / John E. Buschman and Gloria J. Leckie -- Critical theory of technology : an overview / Andrew Feenberg -- Surveillance and technology : contexts and distinctions / Gary T. Marx -- Cycles of net struggle, lines of net flight / Nick Dyer-Witheford -- A quick digital fix? : changing schools, changing literacies, persistent inequalities : a critical, contextual analysis / Ross Collin and Michael W. Apple -- Theorizing the impact of ITon library-state relations / Sandra Braman -- The prospects for an information science : the current absence of a critical perspective / John M. Budd -- Librarianship and the labor process : aspects of the rationalization, restructuring, and intensification of intellectual work / Michael F. Winter -- "Their little bit of ground slowly squashed into nothing" : technology, gender, and the vanishing librarian / Roma Harris -- Children and information technology / Andrew Large -- Open source software and libraries / Ajit Pyati -- Technologies of social regulation : an examination of library OPACs and Web portals / Gloria J. Leckie, Lisa Given, and Grant Campbell -- Libraries, archives, and digital preservation : a critical overview / Dorothy A. Warner -- Conclusion : just how critical should librarianship be of technology? / John E. Buschman.
Summary: In the last 15 years, the ground - both in terms of technological advance and in the sophistication of analyses of technology - has shifted. At the same time, librarianship as a field has adopted a more skeptical perspective; libraries are feeling market pressure to adopt and use new innovations; and their librarians boast a greater awareness of the socio-cultural, economic, and ethical considerations of information and communications technologies. Within such a context, a fresh and critical analysis of the foundations and applications of technology in librarianship is long overdue.
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Introduction : information technologies and libraries : why do we need new critical approaches? / John E. Buschman and Gloria J. Leckie -- Critical theory of technology : an overview / Andrew Feenberg -- Surveillance and technology : contexts and distinctions / Gary T. Marx -- Cycles of net struggle, lines of net flight / Nick Dyer-Witheford -- A quick digital fix? : changing schools, changing literacies, persistent inequalities : a critical, contextual analysis / Ross Collin and Michael W. Apple -- Theorizing the impact of ITon library-state relations / Sandra Braman -- The prospects for an information science : the current absence of a critical perspective / John M. Budd -- Librarianship and the labor process : aspects of the rationalization, restructuring, and intensification of intellectual work / Michael F. Winter -- "Their little bit of ground slowly squashed into nothing" : technology, gender, and the vanishing librarian / Roma Harris -- Children and information technology / Andrew Large -- Open source software and libraries / Ajit Pyati -- Technologies of social regulation : an examination of library OPACs and Web portals / Gloria J. Leckie, Lisa Given, and Grant Campbell -- Libraries, archives, and digital preservation : a critical overview / Dorothy A. Warner -- Conclusion : just how critical should librarianship be of technology? / John E. Buschman.

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In the last 15 years, the ground - both in terms of technological advance and in the sophistication of analyses of technology - has shifted. At the same time, librarianship as a field has adopted a more skeptical perspective; libraries are feeling market pressure to adopt and use new innovations; and their librarians boast a greater awareness of the socio-cultural, economic, and ethical considerations of information and communications technologies. Within such a context, a fresh and critical analysis of the foundations and applications of technology in librarianship is long overdue.

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