Description

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.

Key Features

  • Based on original research which has already attracted international claim
  • Focuses on aspects of library development which are mostly overlooked
  • Focus on the change from traditional library types such as public and academic libraries to new ones such as joint use libraries and digital libraries

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

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.

Details

No. of pages:
126
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781780630335
Print ISBN:
9781843345428
Print ISBN:
9781843345411

About the author

Joacim Hansson

Dr Joacim Hansson is Senior Lecturer at the department of Library and Information Science at the School of Humanities, Växjö University, Sweden. He has published extensively both in Swedish and internationally. Libraries and Identity is his fifth book.

Affiliations and Expertise

Växjö University, Sweden