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ERIC Number: EJ1160644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
So Different yet so Similar: A Tale of Two Academic Libraries in the United States and Poland
Cyran, Katarzyna
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v17 n4 p671-684 Oct 2017
The aim of this article is to present a comparison between two academic libraries: Indiana University Libraries in the United States and the Library of Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska, Poland. This comparison is based on data that each of these libraries published in statistical reports. Much of the information used in the article was obtained during interviews with librarians that took place during the author's visit to the Indiana University Libraries in Bloomington. The comparison shows that, despite the differences in the size of the universities, both libraries pursue their missions, increase their collections, and offer services to their users in a similar manner. Visiting libraries in different countries is important to exchange knowledge and experiences between professional librarians. Librarians can subsequently use this knowledge to improve and enhance work in their home institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland; Indiana
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