Historical Dictionary Of Librarianship

Author by : Mary Ellen Quinn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Although the history of librarianship as an organized profession dates only as far back as the mid-19th century, the history of libraries is much older, and people have been engaged in pursuits that we recognize as librarianship for many thousands of years. This book traces librarianship from its origins in ancient times through its development in response to the need to control the flood of information in the modern world to the profound transformations brought about by the new technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Historical Dictionary of Librarianship focuses on librarianship as a modern, organized profession, emphasizing the period beginning in the mid-19th century. Author Mary Ellen Quinn relates the history of this profession through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, libraries around the world, and notable organizations and associations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about librarianship.


The United States In Asia

Author by : David Shavit
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : "Shavit's historical dictionary addresses the critical need in academic libraries for reference sources that provide students of American foreign policy with introductory information on the persons, events, and institutions that have influenced US relations with other nations. . . . A useful dictionary." Choice


The United States In Africa

Author by : David Shavit
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : "Given the relative paucity of materials on this topic, especially the lack of any other biographical guide to Americans in Africa, and the fact that this information was assembled from widely scattered sources, this book should prove useful in larger collections." Library Journal


Historical Dictionary Of Mozambique

Author by : Colin Darch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Historical Dictionary of Mozambique, New Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.


Historical Dictionary Of Women S Education In The United States

Author by : Linda Eisenmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : The history of women's education in the United States presents a continuous effort to move from the periphery to the mainstream, and this book examines both formal institutions and informal opportunities for girls and women. Not only were women long prevented from receiving an education because of their gender, but their formal educational opportunities were also greatly affected by race, class, and ethnicity. Denied formal education early on, women found ways of educating themselves informally through associations and reform movements. While individuals have been prominent, women's educational history also must be told through the institutions they created. This reference book presents an introductory essay and nearly 250 alphabetically arranged entries on events, ideas, movements, institutions, and persons in the history of women's education in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Each entry includes a brief bibliography, and the book concludes with a timeline of women's educational history and a list of works for further reading. The entries are written by expert contributors and reflect the geographic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity of schooling for girls and women throughout various eras of U.S. history.


Historical Dictionary Of Feminism

Author by : Janet K. Boles
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : This Second Edition is an essential resource for librarians, scholars, and students. This succinct handbook includes more than 1,000 entries covering the persons, organizations, campaigns and court cases, goals and achievements, and current and future directions of the feminist movement, 75 percent of which are new and revised from the first edition. This second edition also features a more internationally focused introduction that provides an overview of the history and development of feminism as a movement and as a philosophy. Rounding out this new edition are an expanded chronology, and an updated bibliography that brings attention to many feminist online resources and periodicals, and emphasizes global and third-wave feminism, both new developments in the field since the publication of the first edition. Paying tribute to the struggles of the women, and men, who have worked to change and to improve the living conditions for women in the world, this book promises a comprehensive historical overview for readers of all interest levels.


Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of The Northwest Passage

Author by : Alan Day
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.


Reference Skills For The School Librarian

Author by : Ann Marlow Riedling
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This book is a user-friendly guide for K–12 librarians, teachers, and school library media specialists that covers all major areas in reference, from the reference interview to encyclopedias and dictionaries.


Historical Dictionary Of The Gilded Age

Author by : Leonard C. Schlup
Languange : en
Publisher by : M.E. Sharpe
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Description : Covers all the people, events, movements, subjects, court cases, inventions, and more that defined the Gilded Age.


Historical Dictionary Of American Propaganda

Author by : Martin J. Manning
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Covers the history of propaganda that was created by the United States government.


International Dictionary Of Library Histories

Author by : David H. Stam
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Following the format of Fitzroy Dearborn's highly successful International Dictionary of Historic Places and International Dictionary of University Histories, the International Dictionary of Library Histories provides basic information for each institution - location and holdings - followed by an extensive (1,000-5,000 word) essay on its history as well as a Further Reading list. In addition, the dictionary includes introductory articles on the history of various types of libraries and a library history in various regions of the world. The dictionary profiles more than 200 institutions from around the world, including the world's most important research libraries and other libraries with globally or regionally notable collections, innovative traditions, and significant and interesting histories. The essays take advantage of the growing scholarship of library history to provide insightful overviews of each institution, including not only the traditional values of these libraries but their innovations as well, such as developments in automated systems and electronic delivery. The profiles will emphasize the unique materials of research in these institutions - archives, manuscripts, personal and institutional papers. The introductory articles on types of libraries include topics ranging from theological libraries to prison libraries, from the ancient to the digital. An international team of more than 200 leading scholars in the field have contributed essays to the project.


Historical Dictionary Of The Friends Quakers

Author by : Margery Post Abbott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The expanded second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Friends (Quakers) relates the history of the Friends through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods. This book is an excellent access point for scholars and students, who will find the overviews and sources for further research provided by this book to be enormously helpful.


Historical Dictionary Of The 1940s

Author by : James Gilbert Ryan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The only available historical dictionary devoted exclusively to the 1940s, this book offers readers a ready-reference portrait of one of the twentieth century's most tumultuous decades. In nearly 600 concise entries, the volume quickly defines a historical figure, institution, or event, and then points readers to three sources that treat the subject in depth. In selecting topics for inclusion, the editors and authors offer a representative slice of life as contemporaneous Americans saw it - with coverage of people; movements; court cases; and economic, social, cultural, political, military, and technological changes. The book focuses chiefly on the United States, but places American lives and events firmly within a global context.


Historical Dictionary Of Utopianism

Author by : Toby Widdicombe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Utopianism contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on broad conceptual entries; narrower entries about specific works; and narrower entries about specific intentional communities or movements.


Historical Dictionary Of Sydney

Author by : Arthur Emerson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Sydney has for much of its history been regarded as a relative backwater. Australia was far removed from the center of the British Empire and the British Commonwealth. It was considered peripheral by Europe and by the United States, and somewhat of an anomaly by Asia. Recently this has all changed. Australia has become increasingly culturally and commercially oriented toward Asia and the 2000 Sydney Olympics has thrust the city into the international spotlight. This historical dictionary is not a guide book, but it provides an overall view of the city, its history, its culture, and it's people. There are historical and current sketches of major areas and geographic features and an overview of notable institutions and architectural works. The chronology is an excellent reference and overview. It also includes a broad and wide-ranging bibliography of literature.


Historical Dictionary Of Denmark

Author by : Alastair H. Thomas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Denmark contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Denmark.


Historical Dictionary Of The Netherlands

Author by : Joop W. Koopmans
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Netherlands.


A History Of Modern Librarianship Constructing The Heritage Of Western Cultures

Author by : Pamela Spence Richards
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : A broad, comparative history of librarianship, this intriguing work goes beyond the standard focus on institutions and collections to help you explore the part modern librarianship played—and continues to play—in forming Western cultures. • Discusses the cultural role of libraries and the role of information in shaping modern society • Deepens readers' understanding of the history of the 20th century and modern librarianship, including digital convergence of the past two decades • Analyzes the cycles of "information explosion" and multiple information eras as part of the development of librarianship over more than a century • Explores tensions around professional neutrality in the provision of public access to information and knowledge in a democratic society


Historical Dictionary Of Ecumenical Christianity

Author by : Ans Joachim van der Bent
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : This historical dictionary covers the major trends in the 20th century ecumenical movement until today. It deals with developments in the realms of church unity, mission and evangelism, laity, women in church and society, and many other ecumenical subjects. It also covers many programs and activities of the World Council of Churches since its inception in 1948. The longer articles survey important theological themes while short articles provide quick reference on a precise question. The bibliography is not exhaustive-some 50,000 titles have been published since the beginning of this century-but very helpful for major bibliographical information. The dictionary is particularly strong in American subjects and includes a great number of ecuminical personalities which cannot be found in other reference works. This publication is not only an indispensible tool of research for university and seminary libraries but also for individual persons belonging to whatever Christian church who are interested in knowing more about reflections, relations, and activities in the several regions of the ecumenical world. A helpful description of the most important ecumenical assemblies and conferences is provided. To take stock of the past, to interpret the present, and to look forward into the third millenium of Christian existence are exciting and challenging enterprises.


Historical Dictionary Of The Music And Musicians Of Finland

Author by : Ruth-Esther Hillila
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Presents a broad spectrum of entries on Finnish music and musicians, most not previously available in English, ranging from the pre-Christian period to the present.


Historical Dictionary Of Children S Literature

Author by : Emer O'Sullivan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, books, and genres.


Historical Dictionary Of African American Theater

Author by : Anthony D. Hill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on actors, playwrights, plays, musicals, theatres, -directors, and designers.


Historical Dictionary Of Tajikistan

Author by : Kamoludin Abdullaev
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This Dictionary supplies essential information for anyone interested in the country of region, including librarians, students, scholars, and diplomats. It offers insight into the old kingdoms and empires, the old communist state, and now the independent republic. This is conveyed mainly through numerous entries on persons, places, events, institutions, ethnic groups, political, economic, social, and cultural issues.


Librarians Historians And New Opportunities For Discourse A Guide For Clio S Helpers

Author by : Joel D. Kitchens
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This book stimulates informed dialogue between librarians and historians regarding the changing nature of history and the resultant needs for a wider variety of collections and library services, including inter-library loan, library instruction, outreach, and reference.


Historical Dictionary Of The Modern Olympic Movement

Author by : Kimberly Pelle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : A unique guide to events, controversies, and political and economic issues surrounding the Olympics.


The Reference Librarian S Bible Print And Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own

Author by : Steven W. Sowards
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject


Historical Dictionary Of The Seventh Day Adventists

Author by : Gary Land
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This second edition covers its history through a chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary includes over 600 cross-referenced entries on key people, cinema, politics and government, sports, and critics. This book is ideal for students, researchers, and general readers.


Historical Dictionary Of Slovenia

Author by : Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Slovenia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.