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Title:The New Zealand Parliamentary Library and the Wider Development of Parliamentary Libraries over 150 Years
Author(s):Fraser, Moira; Martin, John E.
Subject(s):Legislative libraries
Legislative libraries - New Zealand
Abstract:This paper discusses the development of the New Zealand Parliamentary Library in the context of other significant parliamentary libraries in the English-speaking world. There are four phases of development in New Zealand’s 150 years, which are also observable in other parliamentary libraries. The four phases are: getting established, building a strong library collection, supporting library functions, and focusing upon Parliament. This paper tells the story of one library’s development, highlighting the influences, connections, and similarities with other well-known examples. Although the world’s parliamentary libraries take varying paths because of the different cultures, parliamentary models, and national library frameworks in which they operate, comparisons can be fruitful.
Issue Date:2010
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library trends 58(4) Spring 2010: 459-471.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-08-10

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