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Latest publications:
A Different Reading in Imagined Communities: How Books Shaped Nationalities

Abundance of information is turning freedom of choice into burden of choice. How does this affect reading behavior? Will the changes in reading habits change the perception of community?

Article: Print

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Published online: November 3, 2016

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From the Bookshelves to the Barricades: The Public Library as First Line of Defense in the Fight for Free Speech

Since 2001, free speech has been under assault. In several incidents, the public library has proven to be the first line of defense for one of our most cherished values.

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Published online: October 26, 2016

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Must Printed Books Become a Thing of the Past in Academic Libraries?

This article examines current practices in collection development in academic libraries in terms of preferences for print versus e-books.

Article: Print

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Published online: August 4, 2016

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Libraries Where Life Happens: Nontraditional Settings for Libraries

In an attempt to stay relevant, libraries are placed in areas where one does expect to find them.

Article: Print

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Published online: July 14, 2016

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The Role of the Brazilian National Library in the Promotion of Public Access to Debret’s Works

This article focuses on the role of the Brazilian National Library in providing public access to Debret´s paintings, which are well known as valuable information sources on Brazilian history.

Article: Print

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Published online: July 14, 2016

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Elitist Echelons: The Institutional Identity of Online Book Reviewing in the Netherlands

Presenting a case study from the field of book reviewing, this article critically explores this tension between old and new media.

Article: Print

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Published online: July 1, 2016

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The Mayan Written Word: History, Controversy, and Library Connections

This article explores the mystery and dispute surrounding remaining fragments of Pre-Columbian Mayan written documents with a discussion of the importance and value of historical documents and facsimiles in libraries.

Article: Print

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Published online: June 23, 2016

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Library Use and Reading Habits as Predictors of Information Literacy Competencies among Finalists in Selected Private Secondary Schools in Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

This article reports the library use, reading habits, and information literacy competencies among finalists in selected private secondary schools in Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

Article: Print

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Published online: May 18, 2016

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The International Journal of the Book , Volume 14, Issue 3, September 2016

Issue: Electronic

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Issue: Print [Authors Only]

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Issue: Print

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Literacy in the Age of Digital Culture and Multimedia: Extending the Notions of Text and Learning through Customization Practices Related to Video Games

Inside the cognitive capitalism framework, we propose a different view of the concept of literacy pertaining to digital culture, relating it with the ideas of creativity, invention, and political resistance.

Article: Print

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Published online: May 3, 2016

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