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Innovation and the library : the adoption of new ideas in public libraries / Verna L. Pungitore
Bib ID 713909
Format BookBook
Author
Pungitore, Verna Leah
 
Description Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995 
xiii, 189 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0313286736 (alkaline paper) (hardback)
Series

Contributions in librarianship and information science, 0084-9243 ; no. 86.

Full contents
  • Pt. I. Public Libraries, Change, and Innovation. 1. Public Libraries and Organizational Change: An Overview. 2. Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations. 3. Evolutionary Change in Public Libraries: 1920-1965
  • Pt. II. Life History of a Public Library Innovation. 4. Prelude to Innovation: 1966-1979. 5. Development and Dissemination of the Innovation. 6. PLDP: The Modified Innovation
  • Pt. III. Toward a Model of Public Library Innovation. 7. Diffusion among Smaller Libraries: 1980-1990. 8. Patterns of Implementation in Smaller Libraries. 9. Fitting the Public Library Experience to the Models. 10. Facilitating Innovation in Public Libraries.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-186) and index.

Subjects Public libraries -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

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