Public library purpose

Raman Nair, R. . Public library purpose., 1995 In: Public Library Development. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications, pp. 6-17. [Book chapter]


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The paper points out that all types of libraries from very early times have a common objective which is collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of knowledge. The library came into existence due to the felt needs of the society for and information service mechanism. It has become a very important institution of the civilized society. Public library by preserving and transmitting from generation to generation the recorded human experience on which all future activities are to be based plays a very important role in development. The paper discusses the role public libraries have to the political, social, educational and economic progress of the country and concludes by stating that an efficient public library system is essential for the steady development of a country. Public library legislation should provide everything to make public libraries a social and intellectual centre of each locality.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Public Library Objectives Role Education Economic Social Development
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 18 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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