The current context – political, economic, social and technological – is described and critiqued, particularly from the ideological point of view. Libraries have been modified mainly because of developments in these spheres, thus further emphasising the need for a radical shift in purpose and practice. The nature of ‘profession’ and ‘discipline’ is explored, and what this means for the theory and praxis of LIS.
theory and praxis
The social and historical context in which librarians work has always influenced the ways in which their work is done, as it has the materials they deal with, and this era is ...