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Title: Public libraries – challenges and opportunities for the future [Keynote address]
Authors: Morris, Anne
Keywords: Public libraries
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Department of Library & Information Science (DLIS), Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya Library
Citation: MORRIS, A. ... et al, 2014. Public libraries – challenges and opportunities for the future [Keynote address]. IN: Noorhidawati, A. ... et al (eds). Library: Our Story, Our Time, Our Future: Proceedings of the International 5th Conference on Libraries, Information and Society, ICoLIS 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,4-5 November 2014, pp.9-20.
Abstract: Public libraries were established by means of taxes and overseen by governing bodies to provide equitable, optional, access to books or physical artefacts free of charge for everyone. Their basic characteristics have not changed but the services and how they are provided has been reinvented many times since the 19th century. Today the challenges facing libraries are profound. Continued technological advances, increased competition, demographic transformations, and financial constraints are putting huge pressures on libraries to innovate and to re-examine the services they offer. This paper examines these and the opportunities for future public library provision.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19162
Publisher Link: http://eprints.um.edu.my/11331/1/ICOLIS-2014-Proceedings.pdf
ISBN: 9789834349141
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