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importance and relevance of librarianship for developing countries

K. C. Harrison

importance and relevance of librarianship for developing countries

report on a Commonwealth Foundation lectureship in Africa, April-May 1975

by K. C. Harrison

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Published by Commonwealth Foundation in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Library science -- Developing countries.,
    • Libraries -- Developing countries.

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      Statementby K. C. Harrison.
      SeriesOccasional paper - Commonwealth Foundation ; no. 33, Occasional paper (Commonwealth Foundation) ;, no. 33.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ790.A1 H37
      The Physical Object
      Pagination29 p. ;
      Number of Pages29
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4615309M
      LC Control Number77379364

        Although libraries must continue to provide electronic resources, the distinctive strength of research libraries lies mainly in their ability to provide free access to preservable book collections that facilitate the understanding of lengthy textual works and that cannot be tapped into electronically from anywhere, at any time, by anyone. Book Aid International works in 18 of the world's poorest countries, providing over half a million books and journals each year to libraries, hospitals, refugee camps and schools. The agency also undertakes special projects to support reading promotion, training for librarians and the development of the local book trade in Africa.   Kids go to the library to learn to code, write blogs, edit videos, and much more. 9. Librarians build citizenship and respect for institutions. Do you remember how it felt when you discovered you could borrow any book on any topic from the library for free? Libraries give kids tangible evidence of the benefits of living in a democracy.


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