Dear readers, be ready to read very shortly my 2nd book: Muela, Zapopan. (2014). This is Broomhall, Sheffield, UK: A Critical, Class & Qualitative Community Profiling to Analyse Community Information Needs and Providers. Seattle, WA: CreateSpace an Amazon.com Company. ISBN-13: 978-1495955464 , ISBN-10: 149595546X.
The author of this book, This is Broomhall, Sheffield, UK: A Critical, Class & Community Profiling to Analyse Community Information Needs and Provision, Dr. Zapopan Martín Muela Meza (MEXICO),. obtained his PhD Degree at the University of Sheffield (UK, 2010). This book is the authentic monographic format of the author’s PhD thesis entitled: Community Profiling to Analyse Community Information Needs and Provision: Perceptions from the Residents of Broomhall, Sheffield, UK, that you can download it full text and free of charge through his E-LIS and UANL open access self archiving repositories, or a pay-per-access through The British Library, with Document Supply DRT 527209, UIN: BLL01015935892, or through The University of Sheffield Library, with Record ID: 21176803160001441. It is published as monograph too in order to reach out (possibly) more readers.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Zapopan Martín Muela Meza (MEXICO), PhD, MLS. Education: PhD in Information Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK (degree conferred on 1st July 2010) thanks to a scholarship from the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) and the University of Sheffield. Master in Library Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA (2002) thanks to a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State Information Agency, Fulbright, Laspau, COMEXUS, Mexican Secretary of Education, and SUNY Buffalo. Undergraduate degree in Library Science (1998) at the Nuevo Leon Autonomous University (UANL). Professional experience: Full Time Tenured Assistant Professor at the Nuevo Leon Autonomous University (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, UANL) since 21st January 2008 until June 2011 at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, and from July 2011 to present at the Faculty of Sport Organisation (FOD), undergraduate and postgraduate lecturer and Head of the Library “Ing. Cayetano Garza Garza.”: a) Director and Editor in Chief of Library and Information Science Critique: An International Peer Reviewed Journal of Information Recorded in Documents, liscritique | criticabibliotecologica
; b) Director and Editor in Chief of the Documental Information Bulletin at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at UANL. boletininformaciondocumental | cinfodocuanlffyl
. Publications: These are my recent publications: (2010). An Application of Community Profiling to Analyse Community Information Needs, and Providers: Perceptions from the People of the Broomhall Neighbourhood of Sheffield, UK. Sheffield, UK: University of Sheffield, Department of Information Studies. [PhD Thesis]. Accessible in open access through E-LIS: http://eprints.rclis.org/18649/
; (2009). “For a critique of the copyright system and of the role of librarians as copyright police.” Library and Information Science Critique (Crítica Bibliotecológica) 2 (1). Accessible online in open access through E-LIS: http://eprints.rclis.org/17293/1/CB.v2.n1.Articulo2.zmmm.pdf
; (2008). “Critical and skeptical thinking in the sciences of information recorded in documents (Pensamiento crítico y escéptico en las ciencias de la información documental)”. Library and Information Science Critique (Crítica Bibliotecológica) 1 (1). Accessible online in open access through E-LIS: http://critica.bibliotecologica.googlepages.com/vol.1.no.1
; (2007). “Ethical contradictions of the social responsibilities in librarianship.” In: Gimeno Perelló, J. & López López, P. (Eds.). Libraries and Social Compromise. Chapter 14, pp.417-444, Gijon, Asturias, Spain: Trea. [in Spanish]. Accessible in open access through E-LIS: http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00011805/
; co-author: Story, A., Darch, C. & Halbert, D. (Eds). (2006). The Copy/South Dossier : Issues in the Economics, Politics, and Ideology of Copyright in the Global South. Canterbury, Kent, UK: The Copy/South Research Group. Accessible online in open access through E-LIS: http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00006278/
; (2006). “The age of the corporate State versus the informational and cognitive public domain.” Information for Social Change.(UK). (23). Accessible online in open access through E-LIS: http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00007319/
. But I have published 9 peer-reviewed articles; 7 non peer-reviewed articles; and 23 researchers have cited my publications worldwide. Conferences: I have travelled to 18 countries and I have given hundreds of conferences; countries like: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, México, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela. Lines of research: Community profiling or analysis in LIS; qualitative research methodologies and interpretivism; information needs; critical and sceptical thinking; critical epistemology and theory in LIS; social commitment in LIS; critique to the fallacious ideologies of information & knowledge society; intellectual property affecting LIS; ethics in LIS; LIS education. Honours and other academic distinctions: a) Laureate with the distinction of “Candidate to Become a National Researcher” for outstanding high academic merits devoted for scientific and technological research by the Mexican National System of Researchers of the National Council of Science and Technology (SNI-CONACYT), Federal Mexican Government, Mexico, 2011-2013; b) Laureate with the distinction of “PROMEP-Profile (Profile of the Mexican Program for the Betterment University Professors)”, for outstanding high academic merits devoted for scientific and technological research by the PROMEP Program of the Secretary of Public Education, Federal Mexican Government, Mexico, 2009-2012; c) Member of the Copy/South Research Group, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 2005-to present; d) E-LIS: The International Eprints Open Archives in Library and Information Science, 2005 – Present. (selected as Coordinator of the Editors of E-LIS for Mexico). Other data: Activist of Amnesty International since 2004; Activist of Greenpeace since 2004. Contact: Facultad de Organización Deportiva (FOD), UANL, Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, MEXICO. E-mail: email@example.com. Full text Curriculum Vitae: zapopanmuela