ERIC Number: ED049792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Sixth Anglo-Scandinavian Public Library Conference on Public Libraries as Cultural Centres, Koli, Finland, 19th - 23rd August, 1970.
Rautalin, Marja-Leena, Ed.
The developing role of the library as a center for cultural activity was the principal subject of discussion at the sixth Anglo-Scandinavian Library Conference. Aspects of this growing function which were treated in participants' papers included: the spectrum of activities which is encompassed by the word "cultural"; the library's role in co-ordinating cultural programs with related institutions in a region or locality; the public contact activities necessitated by the expansion of the library's traditional responsibilities and the importance of preserving the rightful place of the book and book-related activities as the focal point of new library programs. Other papers presented at the conference covered the topics of automation in British libraries and the future of the Anglo-Scandinavian Library Conferences. A narrative report of the post-conference study tour and a list of conference delegates are included. (JN)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Finnish Library Association, Helsinki.
Identifiers: Finland; Scandinavia