Libraries in Italy : a brief overview

Guerrini, Mauro and Frigimelica, Giovanna Libraries in Italy : a brief overview. IFLA Journal, 2009, vol. 35, n. 2, pp. 94-116. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

The Italian library network is complex and difficult to explain. This article reports some characteristics of this system, that comprises State, university, special, public, school and ecclesiastical libraries, foundations and privately owned structures. An overview of the main historical features is given, as well as present-day major trends, such as education, legislation, new library projects, etc. Concludes with proposals for new national services.

Italian abstract

Il saggio, rivolto in particolare ai partecipanti al Congresso IFLA 2009 Milan (, presenta una panoramica delle principali caratteristiche storiche e organizzative delle biblioteche italiane: i servizi, gli strumenti professionali, le principali banche dati, la legislazione, i progetti di nuove biblioteche, nonché alcune proposte di nuovi servizi bibliografici nazionali. Il sistema bibliotecario italiano è complesso e ancora non integrato; esso comprende biblioteche statali, delle università, speciali, pubbliche, scolastiche, ecclesiastiche, di fondazioni e private.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: biblioteche, biblioteconomia, Italia, libraries, librarianship Italy
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
D. Libraries as physical collections.
Depositing user: Mauro Guerrini
Date deposited: 26 Jul 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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