Free politics and current events Kindle books for 16 Aug 17

Handbuch Bibliothek 2.0 (Bibliotheks- Und Informationspraxis) (German Edition)

With the term “Library 2.0” the editors mean an institution which applies the principles of the Web 2.0 such as openness, re-use, collaboration and interaction in the entire organization. Libraries are extending their service offerings and work processes to include the potential of Web 2.0 technologies. This changes the job description and self-image of librarians. The collective volume offers a complete overview of the topic Library 2.0 and the current state of developments from a technological, sociological, information theoretical and practice-oriented perspective.



Branded: The inside story of a game-changing Belgian election campaign

by Erik Saelens

In Branded, Erik Saelens, strategic director of Brandhome, describes the course of the N-VA campaign in the run-up to the mother of all Belgian elections on May 25, 2014. His personal account offers a suspenseful and above all disconcerting view from the inside of how opposing forces in the media, politics, culture and business actively worked against the N-VA, against Brandhome and against Saelens himself. In the face of these powerful crosscurrents, the N-VA nevertheless went on to achieve unprecedented electoral success and set new standards of political marketing and communication in Belgium.



Why do you want to come to America: Reasons why Refugees and Migrants are Coming in Numbers

by Eric Reese

The question of why people want to immigrate to the United States is answered in this insightful and compelling paper on the subject, Why do you want to come to America?

As refugees and migrants continue to stream across the borders of the US, many of them seeking the American dream, the country begins to creak and groan at the seams and the question is asked more frequently, with an underlying suspicion attached.

The issues of poverty and lack of human resources are beginning to show and are starting to hurt its population. Racism and sectarianism are rife, despite attempts by many to limit their effects, and are now spreading relentlessly to Muslim minorities living in the West, as well as the Hispanic population.

Why do you want to come to America, examines many of the reasons that people want to enter America. Refuge, education, marriage, money and freedom are among the most popular reasons, but is this really enough, or is it simply a thin veneer that quickly loses its gloss?

With new and stringent immigration policies, travel bans, deportations, visa revocations and racial profiling being applied aggressively towards Muslims and people of Asian descent, the fundamental question in all of this should be; Is the promise of unchecked wealth and opportunity worth the cost of losing your identity and culture?



Bibliotheken: Innovation aus Tradition: Rolf Griebel zum 65. Geburtstag (German Edition)

This commemorative volume honors the 65th birthday of Dr. Rolf Griebel, celebrating his service as General Director of the Bavarian State Library. The authors include major contributors to German and international library science from the realms of culture, academia, and politics. The essays explore the strategic challenges that face innovate library management practice, focusing on the future role of libraries in a digital world.



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