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LIS 950: Libraries and community

The purpose of this seminar is to explore an important topic in library and information studies in depth — in all its intertwined historical, cultural, philosophical, and political aspects — through a graduate reading/discussion seminar. The topic varies each time the course is taught; this time around, we will focus on "libraries and community"

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Problems with Molz and Dain

This book just does not sit well with me. Of all of the books, we have read this one causes me the most trouble due to the non-critical analysis of grant funding and federal funding for libraries. Molz and Dain never spend too much time looking at the potential downside for either funding source.

Only once in the book is there a table of library transactions but it only covers 1965 and 1968 (20). What has happened with library transactions between 1969 and 1998? Molz and Dain never present what has happend.

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10:59 PM  
Blogger Jom said...

Jacob, I agree with you about the table that presents data of the 1960s. I am wondering where are the rest of the data until the book was written. Also, I am wondering why 1965 and 1968 are selected for the table? Are these years crucial in the American history?

11:01 PM  

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