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The Social Turn in Communities, Professions and the Economy

Corrall, Sheila (2022) The Social Turn in Communities, Professions and the Economy. In: The Social Future of Academic Libraries: New Perspectives on Communities, Networks, and Engagement. Facet Publishing, London, pp. 3-33. ISBN 978-1-78330-471-4 (paperback), 978-1-78330-472-1 (hardback), 978-1-78330-473-8 (PDF), 978-1-78330-517-9 (EPUB)

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Opening chapter of a book that argues changes in local communities, national policies and the global economy have transformed the operating environment of higher education
and created a different social context for academic libraries that demands radical rethinking of professional practices and service philosophies. Provides a multidisciplinary survey of ideas, concepts and theories shaping the way individuals, groups and organizations are behaving, interacting and relating to others in their personal, social and professional lives, thus illustrating the “social turn” of the 21st century. Key themes include the culture of participation and online communities, exemplified by disruptive practices such as user-generated content, problem-solving via crowdsourcing, and “working out loud”; the development of participative practices in professional domains, such as citizen journalism, participatory medicine, open science, and Library 2.0; expanded understandings of the social roles, responsibilities, and relationships of business corporations that prioritize sustainable development and global citizenship; and the concomitant reframing of capitalism, moving from the traditional mono-capitalist focus on economic capital to multi-capitalist frameworks for management and reporting that bring in natural, human and social capital. The blurring of boundaries between users and producers, laypeople and experts, personal and professional, non-profit and for-profit is a common thread throughout the narrative


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL0000-0001-5591-6524
Date: 22 December 2022
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Place of Publication: London
Page Range: pp. 3-33
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborative relationships; democratic professionals; participatory culture; social responsibility; sustainable capitalism; Web 2.0
ISBN: 978-1-78330-471-4 (paperback), 978-1-78330-472-1 (hardback), 978-1-78330-473-8 (PDF), 978-1-78330-517-9 (EPUB)
Title of Book: The Social Future of Academic Libraries: New Perspectives on Communities, Networks, and Engagement
EditorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Schlak, Timschlak@rmu.eduUNSPECIFIED0000-0001-8115-1131
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduscorrall0000-0001-5591-6524
Bracke, Paul J.bracke@gonzaga.eduUNSPECIFIED0000-0003-1496-0654
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Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2023 21:00
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2023 21:00


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