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Advances in Library Administration and Organization

ISSN: 0732-0671
Series editor(s): Delmus Williams, Janine Golden

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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From the old-fashioned library to the public library: Changes in the cultural functions of Polish academic libraries


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Title:From the old-fashioned library to the public library: Changes in the cultural functions of Polish academic libraries
Author(s):Miroslaw Gorny
Volume:27 Editor(s): William Graves, James M. Nyce, Janine Golden, Delmus E. Williams ISBN: 978-1-84855-710-9 eISBN: 978-1-84855-711-6
Citation:Miroslaw Gorny (2009), From the old-fashioned library to the public library: Changes in the cultural functions of Polish academic libraries, in William Graves, James M. Nyce, Janine Golden, Delmus E. Williams (ed.) 27 (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Volume 27), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.109-122
DOI:10.1108/S0732-0671(2009)0000027011 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Article type:Chapter Item
Abstract:The chapter discusses the transformation of the functions Polish academic libraries fulfill. Once inaccessible for ordinary people, the libraries now have become real public libraries. However, their main problem is the lack of adequate staff. This prevents the libraries from acting as effective providers of “memory outsourcing.”

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