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Title:Ukrainian libraries at a time of political unrest: Observations from a ten-day journey
Author(s):Campbell, Amy
Subject(s):Post-Communism Development
History of Libraries
Central and Eastern Europe--Libraries
Abstract:A partnership between Ukraine’s National University of Kyiv Mohyla- Academy and Emporia State University in the United States enabled the author to visit Ukraine in 2011 to tour libraries and talk with librarians. Ukrainian librarians are embracing intellectual freedom, but the vestiges of the Soviet legacy can still be seen in aspects ranging from closed stacks to the lack of technology in libraries. This paper discusses the author’s experiences and observations and how, almost twenty-five years after the country’s independence, Ukrainian libraries continue to develop in ways to enhance the lives and support open information for Ukrainians. It also examines why, even in the wake of recent political upheavals when the country is again facing questions and an uncertain future, hope can still be found in a library.
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: 745–755.
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

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