Information Technology in Librarianship: New Critical by Gloria J. Leckie, John E. Buschman

By Gloria J. Leckie, John E. Buschman

In the final 15 years, the floor - either when it comes to technological improve and within the sophistication of analyses of expertise - has shifted. while, librarianship as a box has followed a extra skeptical standpoint; libraries are feeling industry strain to undertake and use new techniques; and their librarians boast a better expertise of the socio-cultural, monetary, and moral issues of data and communications applied sciences. inside of this kind of context, a clean and important research of the principles and purposes of expertise in librarianship is lengthy overdue.

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It is realized through designs that narrow the range of interests and concerns that can be represented by the normal functioning of the technology and the institutions that depend on it. This narrowing distorts the structure of experience and causes human suffering and damage to the natural environment. The exercise of technical power evokes resistances of a new type immanent to the one-dimensional technical system. Those excluded from the design process eventually suffer the undesirable consequences of technologies and protest.

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