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Public Libraries and their National Policies

Book Description

Public Libraries and their National Policies is aimed at practicing librarians and scholars with an interest in public libraries. It examines the various models for providing public library services around the world and discusses differences in such areas as funding sources, standards, regulations and use. At a time when public libraries are facing shrinking budgets and increasing pressure to consolidate or otherwise modify their governance structure, this book provides a timely glimpse into international best practices.

  • Written by a practicing public library administrator with a working knowledge of policy applications
  • Little published work exists in book form concerning international public library policies

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of abbreviations
  7. About the author
  8. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Abstract:
  9. Chapter 2: United States
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 3: Canada
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4: South Africa
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
    6. Useful websites
  12. Chapter 5: Senegal
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 6: Finland
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 7: Sweden
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 8: United Kingdom
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
  16. Chapter 9: France
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
  17. Chapter 10: India
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
    6. Useful websites
  18. Chapter 11: Turkmenistan
    1. Historical background
    2. Current framework
    3. Legislation and legal structure
    4. Conclusion
  19. Chapter 12: China
    1. Historical background
    2. Current framework
    3. Legislation and legal structure
    4. Conclusion
  20. Chapter 13: Australia
    1. Abstract:
    2. Historical background
    3. Current framework
    4. Legislation and legal structure
    5. Conclusion
  21. Chapter 14: Conclusion
    1. Abstract:
  22. Index