Open Borders, Unlocked Cultures Romanian Roma Migrants in Western Europe

Politics, Sociology

Yaron Matras, Daniele Viktor Leggio, “Open Borders, Unlocked Cultures: Romanian Roma Migrants in Western Europe”
Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users (Charleston insights in library, archival, and information sciences) by Suzanne Ward, Robert Freeman
Lynda M Duke, “College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know”
Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Financial Stability Policy in the Euro Zone: The Political Economy of National Banking Regulation in an Integrating Monetary Union by Gundbert Scherf

Yaron Matras, Daniele Viktor Leggio, “Open Borders, Unlocked Cultures: Romanian Roma Migrants in Western Europe”

2017 | ISBN-10: 1138239488 | 192 pages | PDF | 4 MB

The book examines some of the dilemmas surrounding Europe’s open borders, migrations, and identities through the prism of the Roma – Europe’s most dispersed and socially marginalised population. The volume challenges some of the myths surrounding the Roma as a ‘problem population’, and places the focus instead on the context of European policy and identity debates. It comes to the conclusion that the migration of Roma and the constitution of their communities is shaped by European policy as much as, and often more so, than by the cultural traits of the Roma themselves. The chapters compare case studies of Roma migrants in Spain, Italy, France, and Britain and the impact of migration on the origin communities in Romania. The study combines historical and ethnographic methods with insights from migration studies, drawing on a unique multi-site collaborative project that for the first time gave Roma participants a voice in shaping research into their communities.

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users (Charleston insights in library, archival, and information sciences) by Suzanne Ward, Robert Freeman

English | December 15th, 2015 | ASIN: B0182JXNHW, ISBN: 1557537275 | 374 Pages | EPUB | 1.58 MB

E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books.
The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.
Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association press. Learn about the viewpoint of a jobber. Find out about the e-book challenges facing librarians, such as the quest to control costs in the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) model, how to solve the dilemma of resource sharing with e-books, and how to manage PDA in the consortial environment. See what patron use of e-books reveals about reading habits and disciplinary differences.
Finally, in the case study section, discover how to promote scholarly e-books, how to manage an e-reader checkout program, and how one library replaced most of its print collection with e-books. These and other examples illustrate how innovative librarians use e-books to enhance users’ experiences with scholarly works.

Lynda M Duke, “College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know”

English | 2011 | ISBN: 0838993583 | PDF | pages: 206 | 3.0 mb

How do college students really conduct research for classroom assignments? In 2008, five large Illinois universities were awarded a Library Services and Technology Act Grant to try to answer that question. The resulting ongoing study has already yielded some eye-opening results. The findings suggest changes ranging from simple adjustments in service and resources to modifying the physical layout of the library. In this book Duke and Asher, two anthropological researchers involved with the project since the beginning,
– Summarize the study s history, including its goals, parameters, and methodology
– Offer a comprehensive discussion of the research findings, touching on issues such as website design, library instruction for faculty, and meeting the needs of commuter and minority students
– Detail a number of service reforms which have already been implemented at the participating institutions
This important book deepens our understanding of how academic libraries can better serve students needs, and also serves as a model for other researchers interested in a user-centered approach to evaluating library services.

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Human Behavior in the Social Environment

English | 2008 | ISBN: 0471762725 | PDF | 434 Pages | 3.0 mb

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 2: The Profession of Social Work features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information on the field of social work and social welfare.

Financial Stability Policy in the Euro Zone: The Political Economy of National Banking Regulation in an Integrating Monetary Union by Gundbert Scherf

July 1, 2013 | ISBN: 3658009829 | Pages: 288 | PDF | 2 MB

​Due to the lack of political salience that financial stability policy enjoys in tranquil economic times, this policy field lends itself particularly well to capture – the more so the more important the role of banks is in the financial system. Gundbert Scherf’s research focuses on this nexus between integrated banking, supranational monetary policy and national banking regulation. He finds that national level differences in financial systems and related institutions explain and drive variation in regulatory financial stability policy across countries.