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ERIC Number: EJ572213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0004-9670
Death of the Public Library: From 'People's University' to 'Public-Sector Leisure Centre'.
Kruk, Miroslaw
Australian Library Journal, v47 n2 p157-67 May 1998
Public libraries emerged as educational institutions during the second half of the 19th century. Their aim was the intellectual and moral improvement of individuals and societies. After several decades it became evident that public libraries had failed as "people's universities." They came to acknowledge the provision of entertainment as a legitimate purpose and justification for their existence. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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