The role of libraries in cultural centres Abroad: an insight

Prieto-Gutierrez, Juan-Jose and Segado-Boj, Francisco The role of libraries in cultural centres Abroad: an insight. New Library World, 2016, vol. 117, n. 7/8, pp. 475-484. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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This research paper sets up a typology of libraries managed by cultural centres abroad. Nearly 2,200 libraries linked to a dozen of different cultural organizations provide not only traditional services such as loan and access to printed and audiovisual materials but they also approach local citizens, offering help and services in matters of education, literacy, cooperation, social issues or development. These actions may fit under the label of cultural diplomacy actions. This paper analyses the relevance of those cultural centres and offers a classification through a table including networks of institutions of the thirty most significant cultural centres worldwide.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Cultural centres, Cultural diplomacy, public services, libraries, libraries abroad, cooperation.
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels.
Depositing user: Juan José Prieto-Gutiérrez
Date deposited: 09 Jan 2018 09:01
Last modified: 09 Jan 2018 09:01

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