At the heart of the revolution The Public Library in the 21st Century. Local Services in a Global Network En el corazón de la revolución Las bibliotecas públicas en el siglo XXI. Servicios locales en una red global



Publicado 07-11-2017
Chris Batt


Public libraries developed in the Uk in the middle of the Nineteenth Century in response to a trowign need to provide educational and lerning opportunities for the working classes. Early public libraries were described as the "poor mans university. We may summarise the status of UK public libraries by 1999 as follows : Statutory service provided by 209 municipalies, more tha 4000 libraries, user regularly by 60% fo the population, six times more popular than football, invisible within national policy.

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