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Title: New Realities: Libraries in Post-Soviet Russia
Author(s): Knutson, Ellen M.
Subject(s): Libraries and society Libraries in Russia
Abstract: The transition away from communism toward a more democratic society and the move to a market economy had profound effects on Russian libraries. Using the main public library in Bryansk, the Bryansk Region Scientific Library, as a case study, this article examines the changes in library service, including information access and the opening of previously closed collections, funding issues, the library’s relationship with the government, changes in the professional mindset of librarians, and the information needs of library users in this period of transition.
Issue Date: 2007
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 55 (3) Winter 2007: 716–729.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3708
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2007 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-02-28
 

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