Teaching and learning : Innovation and Development in Information Services. 2. Public libraries : bourgeois nostalgia and myths of neutrality

Percival, David (2008) Teaching and learning : Innovation and Development in Information Services. 2. Public libraries : bourgeois nostalgia and myths of neutrality. Information, society and justice journal, 1 (2). pp. 233-236. ISSN 1756-1078

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Abstract

The module "Innovation and Development in Information Services" for MA in Information Management course at the London Metropolitan University takes a novel approach to providing additional learning opportunities to students. While students are normally encouraged to be "publishing-active", few take up the challenge. It was therefore decided to include writing a short piece for ISJ as a coursework requirement. Selected ones could then be submitted to ISJ. Following recent re-branding schemes of some public library services, the second one, by David Percival, explores the reasons why members of the public, in the past and in the present day feel that public libraries are not for them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; public library services; public libraries
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 13:08
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 13:09
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/66

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