The Fall and Rise of the Physical Library

Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Casper and Skouvig, Henrik Jochumsen The Fall and Rise of the Physical Library., 2008 . In 17th annual BOBCATSSS symposium (Bobcatsss 2009), Porto (Portugal), 28-30 January 2009. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]

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The aim of this paper is to shed light on the present situation for the physical library. It is our argument that the uncertainty for the future of the public library as a place which characterized the 1990’s today is replaced by a new belief in the importance of the physical library. This belief is not only strong among librarians but also among scholars, politicians and city-planners. The paper introduces this renewed interest in the physical library, emphasizes new trends in library-development and finally pinpoints an essential challenge when new libraries are being planned or built.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: The physical library, new libraries, urban development, library trends.
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DZ. None of these, but in this section.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
D. Libraries as physical collections.
Depositing user: 2009 Bobcatsss
Date deposited: 31 Mar 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14

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