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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Technological and Community Attributes

Meelis Kitsing.

in Internet Success

June 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 10140 words.

This chapter discusses technological attributes, which refer to a set of variables related to the open-source software (OSS) itself or the technological infrastructure required to...

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Improve Society

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2804 words.

Libraries shape and then enact a community’s definition of improvement. This chapter covers the values of librarianship: service; learning; openness; intellectual freedom & safety; and...

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Engines of Advancement

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 768 words.

The chapter argues that libraries must make visible the value they bring to their communities.

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What Is a Library?

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1594 words.

A library is a mandated and facilitated space supported by the community, stewarded by librarians, and dedicated to knowledge creation. This chapter explores this definition of a library...

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Public Libraries

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2401 words.

The core of this chapter can be summarized as “The Community is the Collection” and discusses the role and activities of public libraries in communities. Community reference is outlined....

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The New Librarianship Field Guide

R. David Lankes.

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 240 pages.

The field guide seeks to outline an approach to librarianship, librarians, and libraries based on knowledge, learning, and community engagement. The first part of the book covers the...

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Academic Libraries

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1968 words.

Academic libraries proactively speed the scholarly conversation. This chapter covers several ideas for implementing community/knowledge based services in academic libraries.

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Saving Money and the World

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 4123 words.

There are many reasons for libraries, but all of them involve making a community a better place. Justifications of libraries are reviewed: collective buying agent, economic stimulus, center...

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A Platform for Knowledge Development

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 3713 words.

A library should be a participatory platform that allows a community to share passions, expertise, and resources. This chapter covers the concept of a platform, and the need to operate an...

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Review: The Library of a Jesuit Community at Holbeck, Nottinghamshire (1679)

Alison Shell.

in The Library

March 2004; p ublished online March 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Bibliography; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 0 words.

What Can SourceForge.net Data Alone Tell Us about Open-Source Software Commons?

Sandra Haire.

in Internet Success

June 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 10531 words.

This chapter examines factors that influence the success of open-source software (OSS) projects, focusing on SourceForge.net (SF). It analyzes the 2006 data set of 107,747 SF projects; asks...

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The Mission of Librarians

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1896 words.

The chapter presents the mission of librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. This mission is grounded in the history of libraries and...

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Participatory Systems

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 4695 words.

Librarians serve their community through the participatory systems they build, one of which can be a library. Facilitating learning creates a pressure for participation. These differing...

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Librarianship—Full Stop

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 3440 words.

Librarians are radical positive change agents that choose to make a difference. From Alexandria to Ferguson there are many examples of active librarianship. This chapter covers these ideas...

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Facilitation

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 3533 words.

Librarians facilitate knowledge creation through access, knowledge, environment, and motivation. The chapter covers each of these means, based on different digital divides in learning, and...

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They Named the Building after Us

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1026 words.

The chapter presents the mission of librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. This mission is grounded in the history of libraries and...

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Librarians

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 6160 words.

Librarians are principled professionals engaged with their communities in transformative social engagement. Types of librarian preparation are discussed (librarian by education, by title,...

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Fitting Knowledge in a Box

R. David Lankes.

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1704 words.

Reducing libraries, librarians, and their tools with a universal scheme is impossible and dangerous. This short chapter sets up later discussions of library types (academic, public, school)...

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Answering the Questions Raised in Part II

Meng-Shiou Shieh.

in Internet Success

June 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 19611 words.

This chapter examines both the initiation and growth stages of open-source software (OSS) project development. It systematically reintroduces the hypotheses or research questions concerning...

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The OSGeo Case: An Example of the Evolving OSS Ecosystem

Meelis Kitsing.

in Internet Success

June 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 9482 words.

This chapter presents a case study of the Open-Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), a nonprofit organization involved in the development of open-source software (OSS) geographic...

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