Browse by Subject "Public Libraries"
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"Arsenals of scientific and technical information": Public Technical Libraries in Britain during and Immediately after World War I (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007)Although from its inception in 1850 the public library in Britain displayed an economic dimension, attempting to respond in relatively general ways to technical, scientific, industrial, and commercial needs, it was not ...
"The books were just the props": Public Libraries and Contested Space in the Cape Flats Townships in the 1980s (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007)This article examines the relationship between public libraries and social change in South Africa during the 1980s. It focuses on libraries in selected townships on the Cape Flats. It concludes that debates about the ...
(Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-03)Communities face increasing threats from disasters precipitated by climate change, biodiversity loss, and energy and food insecurity. In the face of such threats, communities must adopt strategies that build resilience. ...
(Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007)As the United States was gearing up for war in 1940, San Diego, California, was one of the cities most affected by the increase in both military personnel and civilian defense workers. Confronted with a rapidly increasing ...
(Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007)During World War I public libraries in the United States functioned in multiple ways as civic spaces. This was particularly true of libraries in large, urban centers with diverse ethnic populations, many from countries ...
The Imagined User of "Universal" Information Access Efforts: Ingrained Assumptions in Early American Public Libraries and Large-Scale Digitization Initiatives (2010-02-03)Five years ago, two ambitious book-scanning initiatives – Google Book Search and the Open Content Alliance – were launched, both claiming the eventual goal of digitizing every book in the world, for the use of every ...
(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002)
The Public Library as an Information Dissemination Center: An Experiment in Information Retrieval Services for the General Public (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)A decade ago, on-line access to large bibliographic data bases was restricted to large governmental organizations that had the financial assets needed to prepare large data bases and to access them in an efficient ...
Radical engagement: public library partnerships with activist organizations for young adult engagement (2015-04-29)The Richmond Public Library in Richmond, Virginia is aggressively pursuing young adult engagement through literacy and skills-based workshops. Librarians at Richmond Public strive to increase participation and program ...
(2013-10-17)With the end of combat operations in Iraq in 2011 and the current scale-back of operations in Afghanistan, our communities will see a large number of veterans returning from duty. There are many problems veterans can face ...
(2011-09)Together with 4-H Extension services, the University of Illinois’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) has developed partnerships with youth leaders within and outside educational settings across the ...