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The Role of Public Libraries in Society: A Case Study from a Poor Suburb of Windhoek, Namibia.

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Title: The Role of Public Libraries in Society: A Case Study from a Poor Suburb of Windhoek, Namibia.
Author(s): Webb, Sarah M.
Subject(s): public libraries
Abstract: This research focused on empirical evidence to clarify the role of the public library in society. Public libraries are a particular type of information provision, where information is thought of as a public good. Ideas of information as a public good lead to discussions of the role of information and information provision in democratic societies. The researcher believes that the more we know about the roles of various information providers in society, the better we will be able to make policy for the provision of information, whether it is through market forces or through government sponsored provision.
Issue Date: 2010-02-03
Genre: Conference Poster
Type: Text
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/14996
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-02-25
 

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