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Libraries and Archives

A Comparative Study

1st Edition - June 22, 2012

Author: Tomas Lidman

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 8 4 3 3 4 - 6 4 2 - 5
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 7 8 0 6 3 - 3 1 2 - 1

Libraries and Archives analyses the facts and arguments behind an increasing debate as to what extent libraries and archives are fulfilling the same missions. Despite the fact that… Read more

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Libraries and Archives analyses the facts and arguments behind an increasing debate as to what extent libraries and archives are fulfilling the same missions. Despite the fact that they have different legal statuses, legal frameworks, and the work-flow looks very different, some politicians and bureaucrats think that there is much to gain if the two institutions work closely together or even merge. To understand the present situation it is important to have an understanding of the role of libraries and archives and their shared history. Therefore the development up to the present day is analysed in the first chapters of the book. The book stimulates debate and brings forth valuable facts about the topic. The main focus is on national libraries and national and regional archives from an international point of view.