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ERIC Number: EJ845305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
The Philosophy of Local Studies in the Interactive Age
Reid, Peter H.; Macafee, Caroline
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v39 n3 p126-141 2007
The authors examine strategic priorities for local studies libraries in the context of the interactive Web. They examine the implications for access, investigations and the needs of different users. The philosophy that has previously guided local studies is articulated as a number of maxims, taking into account also social inclusion and lifelong learning. These maxims are then re-assessed and added to in the light of issues such as the acquisition of digital media objects, mass amateurisation, profiling remote users and balancing their needs with those of local taxpayers, digital service provision and creating and maintaining an effective online presence. (Contains 21 notes.)
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Language: English
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