Libraries and Identity

Libraries and Identity
Author: Joacim Hansson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2010-04-07
ISBN 10: 1780630336
ISBN 13: 9781780630335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries and Identity Book Review:

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. 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

Deconstructing Service in Libraries

Deconstructing Service in Libraries
Author: Veronica Arellano Douglas,Joanna Gadsby
Publsiher: Library Juice Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2020-12
ISBN 10: 9781634000604
ISBN 13: 1634000609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstructing Service in Libraries Book Review:

"Offers a historical-cultural context for the ethos of service in libraries and critically examines this professional value as it intersects with gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, class, and (dis)ability"--Provided by publisher.

Before the Public Library

Before the Public Library
Author: Kyle B. Roberts,Mark Towsey
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN 10: 9004348670
ISBN 13: 9789004348677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Access and Identity Management for Libraries

Access and Identity Management for Libraries
Author: Masha Garibyan,John Paschoud,Simon McLeish
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1856045889
ISBN 13: 9781856045889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Access and Identity Management for Libraries Book Review:

With The Rapid Increase the use of electronic resources in libraries, managing access to online information is an area many librarians struggle with. Managers of online information wish to implement policies about who can access the information and under what terms and conditions but often they need further guidance. Written by experts in the field, this practical book is the first to explain the principles behind access management, the available technologies and how they work. This includes an overview of federated access management technologies, such as Shibboleth, that have gained increasing international recognition in recent years. This book provides detailed case studies describing how access management is being implemented at organizational and national levels in the UK, USA and Europe, and gives a practical guide to the resources available to help plan, implement and operate access management in libraries. Key topics include: What is access management and why do libraries do it? Authorization based on user identity or affiliation Electronic resources: public and not so public Federated access: history, current position and future developments Principles and definitions of identity and access management How to choose access management and identity management products and services Current access management technologies Internet access provided by (or in) libraries Authentication technologies Library statistics Authorization based on physical location The business case for libraries This is essential reading for all who need to understand the principles behind access management or implement a working system in their library.

Social Identity and the Book of Amos

Social Identity and the Book of Amos
Author: Andrew M. King
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-01-14
ISBN 10: 0567695301
ISBN 13: 9780567695307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Identity and the Book of Amos Book Review:

What, according to the Book of Amos, does it mean to be the people of God? In this book, Andrew M. King employs a Social Identity Approach (SIA), comprised of Social Identity Theory and Self-Categorization Theory, to explore the relationship between identity formation and the biblical text. Specifically, he examines the identity-forming strategies embedded in the Book of Amos. King begins by outlining the Social Identity Approach, especially its use in Hebrew Bible scholarship. Turning to the Book of Amos, he analyzes group dynamics and intergroup conflicts (national and interpersonal), as well as Amos's presentation of Israel's history and Israel's future. King provides extensive insight into the rhetorical strategies in Amos that shape the trans-temporal audience's sense of self. To live as the people of God, according to Amos, readers and hearers must adopt norms defined by a proper relationship to God that results in the proper treatment of others.

The Identity of the Contemporary Public Library Principles and Methods of Analysis Evaluation Interpretation

The Identity of the Contemporary Public Library  Principles and Methods of Analysis  Evaluation  Interpretation
Author: M. Pérez Pulido,M. Vivarelli
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9788867054688
ISBN 13: 8867054686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Who Are You

Who Are You
Author: Brook Pessin-Whedbee
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-12-21
ISBN 10: 1784505803
ISBN 13: 9781784505806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Are You Book Review:

What do you like? How do you feel? Who are you? This brightly illustrated children's book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 5-8. It presents clear and direct language for understanding and talking about how we experience gender: our bodies, our expression and our identity. An interactive three-layered wheel included in the book is a simple, yet powerful, tool to clearly demonstrate the difference between our body, how we express ourselves through our clothes and hobbies, and our gender identity. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, a short page-by-page guide for adults at the back of the book further explains the key concepts and identifies useful discussion points. This is a one-of-a-kind resource for understanding and celebrating the gender diversity that surrounds us.

The Self as Subject

The Self as Subject
Author: Anne-Marie Deitering,Richard A. Stoddart,Robert Schroeder
Publsiher: Association of College & Research Libraries
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780838988923
ISBN 13: 083898892X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Self as Subject Book Review:

The research paper has become so ingrained in higher education that its benefits are assumed to be self-evident, but the connection between student writing and learning is not always clear. Educators frequently discuss the lack of critical thinking demonstrated in undergraduate research papers, but it may not be that students will not invest in writing assignments - it's possible that many cannot with the educational support currently provided. Through theory and examples, and with ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education integrated throughout, Reading, Research, and Writing: Teaching Information Literacy with Process-Based Research Assignments shows just how difficult research assignments can be for novice learners, and offers concrete plans and approaches for building assignments that enhance student learning. Information literacy and writing-from-sources are important skills for college graduates who leave formal education to be professionals and, hopefully, lifelong learners. Librarians must examine the broader picture that their piece fits within and work across disciplines to produce truly literate - and therefore information-literate, college graduates. -- from back cover.

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity
Author: Veronica Benet-Martinez,Ying-Yi Hong
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 0199796750
ISBN 13: 9780199796755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity Book Review:

Multiculturalism is a prevalent worldwide societal phenomenon. Aspects of our modern life, such as migration, economic globalization, multicultural policies, and cross-border travel and communication have made intercultural contacts inevitable. High numbers of multicultural individuals (23-43% of the population by some estimates) can be found in many nations where migration has been strong (e.g., Australia, U.S., Western Europe, Singapore) or where there is a history of colonization (e.g., Hong Kong). Many multicultural individuals are also ethnic and cultural minorities who are descendants of immigrants, majority individuals with extensive multicultural experiences, or people with culturally mixed families; all people for whom identification and/or involvement with multiple cultures is the norm. Despite the prevalence of multicultural identity and experiences, until the publication of this volume, there has not yet been a comprehensive review of scholarly research on the psychological underpinning of multiculturalism. The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity fills this void. It reviews cutting-edge empirical and theoretical work on the psychology of multicultural identities and experiences. As a whole, the volume addresses some important basic issues, such as measurement of multicultural identity, links between multilingualism and multiculturalism, the social psychology of multiculturalism and globalization, as well as applied issues such as multiculturalism in counseling, education, policy, marketing and organizational science, to mention a few. This handbook will be useful for students, researchers, and teachers in cultural, social, personality, developmental, acculturation, and ethnic psychology. It can also be used as a source book in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on identity and multiculturalism, and a reference for applied psychologists and researchers in the domains of education, management, and marketing.

The Book of Kings and Exilic Identity

The Book of Kings and Exilic Identity
Author: Nathan Lovell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-02-11
ISBN 10: 0567695336
ISBN 13: 9780567695338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Kings and Exilic Identity Book Review:

Nathan Lovell proposes that 1 and 2 Kings might be read as a work of written history, produced with the explicit purpose of shaping the communal identity of its first readers in the Babylonian exile. By drawing on sociological approaches to the role historiography plays in the construction of political identity, Lovell argues the book of Kings is intended to reconstruct a sense of Israelite identity in the context of these losses, and that the book of Kings moves beyond providing a reason for the exile in Israel's history, and beyond even connecting its exilic audience to that history. The book recalls the past in order to demonstrate what it means to be Israel in the (exilic) present, and to encourage hope for the Israelite nation in the future. After developing a reading strategy for 1–2 Kings that treats the book as a coherent narrative, Lovell examines the construction of Israelite identity within Kings under the headings of covenant, nationhood, land, and rule. In each case he suggests that the narrative of the book creates room for a genuine but temporary expression of Israelite identity in exile: genuine to show that it remains possible for Israel to be Yahweh's people during the exile, but temporary to encourage hope for a future restoration.

Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity

Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity
Author: William S. Campbell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2008-04-03
ISBN 10: 0567184242
ISBN 13: 9780567184245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity Book Review:

In the dominant interpretation of the Antioch incident Paul is viewed as separating from Peter and Jewish Christianity to lead his own independent mission which was eventually to triumph in the creation of a church with a gentile identity. Paul's gentile mission, however, represented only one strand of the Christ movement but has been universalized to signify the whole. The consequence of this view of Paul is that the earliest diversity in which he operated and which he affirmed has been anachronistically diminished almost to the point of obliteration. There is little recognition of the Jewish form of Christianity and that Paul by and large related positively to it as evidenced in Romans 14-15. Here Paul acknowledges Jewish identity as an abiding reality rather than as a temporary and weak form of faith in Christ. This book argues that diversity in Christ was fundamental to Paul and that particularly in his ethical guidance this received recognition. Paul's relation to Judaism is best understood not as a reaction to his former faith but as a transformation resulting from his vision of Christ. In this the past is not obliterated but transformed and thus continuity is maintained so that the identity of Christianity is neither that of a new religion nor of a Jesus cult. In Christ the past is reconfigured and thus the diversity of humanity continues within the church, which can celebrate the richness of differing identities under the Lordship of Christ.

The Address Book

The Address Book
Author: Deirdre Mask
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 1250134781
ISBN 13: 9781250134783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Address Book Book Review:

Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction | One of Time Magazines's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 | Longlisted for the 2020 Porchlight Business Book Awards "An entertaining quest to trace the origins and implications of the names of the roads on which we reside." —Sarah Vowell, The New York Times Book Review When most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail or a traveler won’t get lost. But street addresses were not invented to help you find your way; they were created to find you. In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your race and class. In this wide-ranging and remarkable book, Deirdre Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., the wayfinding means of ancient Romans, and how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany. The flipside of having an address is not having one, and we also see what that means for millions of people today, including those who live in the slums of Kolkata and on the streets of London. Filled with fascinating people and histories, The Address Book illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories behind street names and their power to name, to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn’t—and why.

The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development

The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development
Author: Kate C. McLean,Moin U. Syed
Publsiher: Oxford Library of Psychology
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0199936560
ISBN 13: 9780199936564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development represents a turning point in the field of identity development research. Various, and disparate, groups of researchers are brought together to debate, extend, and apply Erikson's theory to contemporary problems and empirical issues.

Identity Palimpsests

Identity Palimpsests
Author: Dominique Daniel,Amalia S. Levi
Publsiher: Litwin Books Llc
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781936117857
ISBN 13: 1936117851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity Palimpsests Book Review:

Identity Palimpsests assesses the ways ethnic identities and other forms of belonging are affected by current practices in ethnic archiving. The book begins with an overview of the evolution of the ways ethnic organizations and communities have collected, preserved and provided access to their heritage. It then goes on to examine contemporary practices and theories in the context of a cultural heritage sector that is today defined by the digital medium and the Web. Institutions involved in ethnic archiving include libraries, archives and museums that document the history immigration and ethnicity in the United States and Canada. Archival science has long challenged the image of the archivist as a neutral guardian of the historical record and recognized her role as an active shaper of archives, but historians have yet to discuss implications for historical research. This book is designed to bring new theoretical insight into the impact of this challenge on ethnic archiving, to suggest ways historians are affected, and to begin to study implications for the archivist's practice. The book also innovates by exploring the impact that archivists have on the very ethnic identities they are trying to preserve. The book's intended audience includes cultural heritage professionals, iSchools and Library Science schools' students and faculty, and historians. While the book deals with heritage institutions in the U.S. and Canada, it appeals to an international audience.

Prosthetic Culture

Prosthetic Culture
Author: Celia Lury
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 1134851022
ISBN 13: 9781134851027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prosthetic Culture Book Review:

In a fascinating account of how technology is altering our consciousness, Celia Lury shows how the manipulation of photographic images and ways of seeing can so redefine the relation between consciousness, the body and memory as to create a 'prosthetic culture' whose capacities both extend and threaten our humanity. We live in a society in which some memories can be falsely implanted in the individual while others are stored in video archives of images, in which the powers of cartoon superheroes break through the limitations of time and space. Using the examples of photo-therapy, family albums, Benetton advertising campaigns, the phenomenon of false memory syndrome and the 'lives' of cartoon characters this book argues that the 'eyes' made available by contemporary visual technologies involve not simply specific ways of seeing, but also ways of life.

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
Author: Mac Barnett,Adam Rex
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 1416978151
ISBN 13: 9781416978152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity Book Review:

When twelve-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information.

Book Arts of Isfahan

Book Arts of Isfahan
Author: Alice Taylor,John Walsh
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1995-12-01
ISBN 10: 089236338X
ISBN 13: 9780892363384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Arts of Isfahan Book Review:

In the seventeenth century, the Persian city of Isfahan was a crossroads of international trade and diplomacy. Manuscript paintings produced within the city’s various cultural, religious, and ethnic groups reveal the vibrant artistic legacy of the Safavid Empire. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Getty Museum, Book Arts of Isfahan offers a fascinating account of the ways in which the artists of Isfahan used their art to record the life around them and at the same time define their own identities within a complex society.

The Best Liars in Riverview

The Best Liars in Riverview
Author: Lin Thompson
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN 10: 0316276995
ISBN 13: 9780316276993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Liars in Riverview Book Review:

In the woods of a small Kentucky town, Aubrey sets off on a journey about growing up, self-discovery, and acceptance while searching for their missing best friend—perfect for fans of King and the Dragonflies and Three Times Lucky. Aubrey and Joel are like two tomato vines that grew along the same crooked fence—weird, yet the same kind of weird. But lately, even their shared weirdness seems weird. Then Joel disappears. Vanishes. Poof. The whole town is looking for him, and Aubrey was the last person to see Joel. Aubrey can’t say much, but since lies of omission are still lies, here’s what they know for sure: For the last two weeks of the school year, when sixth grade became too much, Aubrey and Joel have been building a raft in the woods. The raft was supposed to be just another part of their running away game. The raft is gone now, too. Aubrey doesn’t know where Joel is, but they might know how to find him. As Aubrey, their friend Mari, and sister Teagan search along the river, Aubrey has to fess up to who they really are, all the things they never said, and the word that bully Rudy Thomas used that set all this into motion.

The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian
Author: Marie Benedict,Victoria Christopher Murray
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 0593101553
ISBN 13: 9780593101551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Personal Librarian Book Review:

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick! Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post “Historical fiction at its best!”* A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps create a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle’s complexion isn’t dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white—her complexion is dark because she is African American. The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

A Companion to New Media Dynamics

A Companion to New Media Dynamics
Author: John Hartley,Jean Burgess,Axel Bruns
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 1119000866
ISBN 13: 9781119000860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to New Media Dynamics Book Review:

A Companion to New Media Dynamics presents a state-of-the-art collection of multidisciplinary readings that examine the origins, evolution, and cultural underpinnings of the media of the digital age in terms of dynamic change Presents a state-of-the-art collection of original readings relating to new media in terms of dynamic change Features interdisciplinary contributions encompassing the sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts Addresses a wide range of issues from the ownership and regulation of new media to their form and cultural uses Provides readers with a glimpse of new media dynamics at three levels of scale: the 'macro' or system level; the 'meso' or institutional level; and 'micro' or agency level