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ERIC Number: ED354012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Knowledge and Life-Experiences: Finland Seen through Its Libraries and Information Services = Kunskap och Upplevelser: Finland som BDI-land.
Laaksovirta, Tuula H.; Haavisto, Tuula
This illustrated publication, printed in both English and Finnish, describes Finland's libraries and information services. Topics covered include: (1) library users; (2) the conceptual role of the library; (3) the growth and development of the library system through Finland's agrarian, industrial, and budding infotech social phases; (4) the development of research libraries; (5) library cooperation; (6) the role of the library system in the growing infotech society; (7) centralization and decentralization in the history of library development; (8) staffing and salaries; (9) history of training for librarians; and (10) the outlook for the future. The report contains statistics on the number of libraries, users and use, expenditures, qualitative development of public and research libraries, and the structure of library education. A two-page list of contacts for further information about Finish libraries and information services concludes the work. (KRN)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Librarians, Library Cooperation, Library Development, Library Education, Library Role, Library Services, Library Statistics, Public Libraries, Research Libraries, Social Influences, Users (Information)
Finnish Library Association, Museokatu 18 A 5, SF-00100 Helsinki, Finland.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Helsinki (Finland).
Authoring Institution: Finnish Library Association, Helsinki.
Identifiers - Location: Finland