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ERIC Number: EJ880754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Applying the Critical Theory of Library Technology to Distance Library Services
Brumfield, Elizabeth Jean
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v4 n1-2 p63-71 2010
The re-envisioning of libraries as information leaders in higher education requires an examination of the decisions made in the acquisition and adoption of library technology. The Critical Theory of Library Technology offers a framework for viewing technology decisions through a social, economic and political perspective. This paper uses the Critical Theory of Library Technology to open discourse on the varying levels of impact of distance library technology, suggesting that an application of the theory brings with it a set of questions that libraries may need to address.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A