Critical systems librarianship

Barron, Simon and Preater, Andrew J. . Critical systems librarianship., 2018 In: The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship. Library Juice Press, pp. 87-113. [Book chapter]

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In this chapter we perform a meta-analysis and synthesize existing critical library and information studies work into a cohesive approach to critical systems librarianship, informed by diverse perspectives and ethical lenses. We seek to enable and facilitate a critically-informed, reflective, and reflexive approach to systems work with specific focus on how information technologies are applied in library work. Critical systems librarianship centrally involves critical reflection which allows systems workers to question the underlying values, assumptions, and power relations ingrained in their daily practices and the institutions within which they work: this is essential to both theoretical questioning and developing strategies to contest power imbalances.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: critical theory, systems librarianship, privacy,
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GB. Software industry.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HM. OPACs.
I. Information treatment for information services > IF. Information transfer: protocols, formats, techniques.
I. Information treatment for information services > IK. Design, development, implementation and maintenance
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Mr Simon Bowie
Date deposited: 04 Mar 2018 14:18
Last modified: 04 Mar 2018 14:18
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/32467

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