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Libraries and Identity

The Role of Institutional Self-Image and Identity in the Emergence of New Types of Libraries

Libraries and Identity summarizes the role of institutional identity in the emergence of new types of libraries such as joint-use libraries and digital libraries. Professional and institutional identity has shown to be one of the most problematic, yet overlooked issues to deal with when traditional libraries such as public libraries and academic libraries develop into new shapes. The author clearly outlines the importance of identity in making change and innovation in libraries understandable. Based on original research the book comprehensively explores the role of identity as a trigger for change and development in libraries.

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Paperback, 126 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-541-1


  • The institutional identity of libraries - a theoretical framework; Traditional libraries and traditional librarians; New libraries and new librarians? Libraries (and society) go digital; Libraries, identity and change; Coda.


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