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Title:An ongoing process of modernization: Libraries and librarianship in Estonia
Author(s):Lepik, Aira
Subject(s):Central and Eastern Europe--Libraries
Russia--Libraries
History of Libraries
Post-Communism Development
Abstract:Libraries are a component of our ever-changing social environment. Organizational change in libraries involves many activities, including the development of mission statements, the refinement of goals regarding the role of the library in the knowledge society, the restructuring of organizations, the use of information and communication technologies, the training of librarians, and the management of finances. Estonian libraries are information centers that support research and innovation by providing the access to scholarly and professional information; supporting education, lifelong learning, and cultural development; introducing world culture; ensuring information provision to all social groups; supporting the development of the information society through the implementing new technologies; contributing to the integration of the European information treasury; and helping to gain an international reputation for Estonia.
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: 183-196.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89803
ISSN:0024-2594
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2014.0029
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
2016-12-01


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