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8 edition of Libraries & Democracy found in the catalog.

Libraries & Democracy

The Cornerstones of Liberty

by Nancy C. Kranich

  • 249 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by American Library Association .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Library & Information Sciences,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Library & Information Science,
  • Law,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Reference,
  • United States,
  • USA,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Teaching Methods & Materials - Library Skills,
  • Freedom of information,
  • Information policy,
  • Libraries and society,
  • Libraries and state

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8223972M
    ISBN 10083890808X
    ISBN 109780838908082

    Libraries are essential to the functioning of a democratic society. libraries are the great symbols of the freedom of the mind. --Franklin D. Roosevelt. Democracies need libraries. An informed public constitutes the very foundation of a democracy; after all, democracies are about discourse--discourse among the people. That libraries are affected by democracy in their budget is clear. That they provide a public good is a substantiated claim with which I personally agree, but that they are 'about' democracy is no more true than saying they are about any other facet of existence, .

      Creating barriers to access to e-books, which is what publishers are doing to resist dominance by Amazon, says Jessamyn West, disrupts the public good libraries . Browse our library collection. There are two ways to browse our library collection: by topic or by publication type (books, journals, magazines, newspapers) By topic. The collection’s 17 major categories lead to thousands of in-depth research topics. Each of those topics contains links to librarian-selected books and articles relevant to that.

    Hafner included a chapter on democratic ideals in his book Democracy and the Public Library (Greenwood, ). Now, with the dawn of the information age, the relationship between libraries and democracy demands our attention more than ever. This book, Libraries and Democracy, focuses on the role libraries play in advancing delib-erative democracy. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 42 books Larry Jay Diamond, 33 books Robert Alan Dahl, 22 books George Pratt Shultz, 19 books Marc F. Plattner, 18 books Noam Chomsky, 15 books United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations, 15 books Ian Shapiro, 15 books Jürgen Habermas, 14 books Jorge I. Domínguez, 14 books.


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Library literature leading up to the 21 st century continuously talks about how libraries are essential to an informed citizenry and how that informed citizenry is vital to democracy building. But 21 st -century writers and researchers are now saying that an informed citizenry alone is not enough, something called monitorial democracy.

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Libraries are frequently described in such terms as the “cornerstones of liberty” and as a “democratic institution”. These descriptions offer lofty aspirations which have considerable support among both many librarians and many library users. They are expressed in a number of international and national statements including the IFLA UNESCO Public Library by: Books.

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Summary: "From Librarian of Congress, James Billington, to founding director of the Center for the Book. John Cole, the leading-edge information specialists of the day come together to discuss the role that libraries play in advancing democracy in the twenty-first century.Public library plays a vital role in the success of democracy.

There are many similarities in the definitions, objectives, and functions of a public library with democracy. They are interdependent with each other.

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