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Author(s):Anghelescu, Hermina G.B.
Subject(s):Central and Eastern Europe--Libraries
History of Libraries
Post-Communism Development
Abstract:Communism, as an ideological and political force and the enormous role it played in world history from the Russian Revolution through the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, remains a thing of the past in C&EE. As the ongoing legacies of the cold war fade in C&EE and Russia, there is hope for increasing social and civic confidence through library usage. Libraries have transitioned from indoctrination agencies to information centers; highly centralized management schemes have been replaced by more participatory managerial styles. Libraries have also been shifting their role from repositories of cultural values and custodians of national heritage treasures to information centers open to all. Adoption of new information and communication technologies has enabled C&EE and Russian libraries to maintain their presence on the internet and to begin sharing their digitized resources worldwide.
Issue Date:2014
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 63 (2) Fall 2014: 112-126.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright (2014) Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-04-05

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