ERIC Number: ED208804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The History of Libraries from the Colonial Period of a Country to Independence.
An overview of libraries in developing nations examines in general terms their historical development during their colonial and post-independence periods and discusses the more salient factors affecting development. These factors include language, distribution of population, topography, poor communication, level of formal education, illiteracy, agricultural and mining-based economies, poor image of the library profession, lack of the reading habit, lack of suitable reading materials, reliance on foreign books, foreign exchange restrictions, the custodial concept of librarianship, censorship, and oral tradition. (RAA)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Best copy available. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (Manila, Philippines, August 18-23, 1980).