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The role of Libraries in Cultural Centres Abroad: an insight

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Prieto Gutiérrez, Juan José and Segado-Boj, Francisco (2011) The role of Libraries in Cultural Centres Abroad: an insight. New Library World, 117 (7/8). ISSN 0307-4803

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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:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cultural centres, Cultural diplomacy, public services, libraries, libraries abroad, cooperation
Subjects:Social sciences > Political science > International agencies
Social sciences > Political science > International relations
Social sciences > Library science and documentation > Libraries
ID Code:38662
Deposited On:08 Aug 2016 07:22
Last Modified:08 Aug 2016 07:22

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