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Title:Library Trends 55 (4) Spring 2007: Library and Information Services for Visually Impaired People
Contributor(s):Brazier, Helen; Owen, David
Subject(s):Library services for the visually impaired
Abstract:Our intention in devising this issue was to demonstrate the variety of national models for the governance and organization of services for visually impaired people. We wished to provide a broad as possible international perspective ranging from the highly structured and coordinated United States model to the situation in underdeveloped countries in Africa and elsewhere in the world. We wanted to explore the challenges and opportunities that these libraries face in the digital age. We were keen to demonstrate how these library services have to face the same issues as mainstream libraries throughout the world, such as copyright restrictions and metadata standards, but need to address the special needs of their users as well. We believe it is important to demonstrate the extent of effective international cooperation in this field of library and information services. It was crucial that this not be a British dominated issue but rather provide a range of expertise and experience from contributors around the world. Lastly, we were determined that we should provide an opportunity for readers to learn of the insights and experiences of the most important people of all—the users of these library services.
Issue Date:2007
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Journal (whole)
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2007 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-02-29

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