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Title:Libraries in Moldova: The road to renewal in hard economic times
Author(s):Anghelescu, Hermina G.B.; Bejan, Eugenia
Subject(s):Post-Communism Development
History of Libraries
Russia--Libraries
Central and Eastern Europe--Libraries
Abstract:The transition from a communist to a democratic society has affected the entire social map of Moldova, including the library network. For over two and a half decades, Moldovan libraries have undergone major changes and reforms: from closed- to open-access stacks; from ideological institutions serving political platforms to public squares in support of democracy; from repositories of propaganda books to information centers serving the information needs of the communities they serve. This paper examines the changes in, and challenges faced by, Moldova’s libraries from 1991, the year that marks the country’s independence, to the present. Various projects— government-sponsored or assisted by international organizations, such as the Open Society Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—are featured.
Issue Date:2015
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 (4) Spring 2015: 794–808.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89838
ISSN:0024-2594
DOI:10.1353/lib.2015.0018
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright (2015) Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-04-07
2017-06-01


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