ERIC Number: ED450743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Current Trends in Developing a Contemporary Public Library Service to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons in Denmark.
von der Lieth, Mette; Clausen, Anita Otte
This paper describes public library services to deaf and hard of hearing persons in Denmark. Topics covered include: (1) target groups, including deaf, deafened, hard of hearing persons, professionals and relatives who have contact with the hearing impaired, and other groups using visual communication; (2) means of communication, including sign language, Sign Danish, Danish with supporting signs, signs to spoken language, spoken language, reading lips, and mouth hand system; (3) the collection, including teaching videos, videos with stories told in sign language, feature films with subtitles, CD-ROMs, picture books with sign illustrations, fiction with hearing impaired characters, nonfiction, periodicals, language stimulating materials (e.g., games), and pamphlets; and (4) the job of the librarian, including external relations, material selection, working with users, and collaboration. (Contains 11 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Danish, Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Library Collections, Library Services, Public Libraries, Sign Language, User Needs (Information), Users (Information)
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/010-143e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark