A Public Library Dilemma

Jones, Nick (2008) A Public Library Dilemma. Information, society and justice journal, 2 (1). pp. 113-114. ISSN 1756-1078

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There is a general decrease in visitors and loans in Swedish public libraries. But the decrease is generally even greater among groups less educated and well off and this divide is growing. The relevance of public libraries is in doubt. The paper explains how this ‘public library dilemma’ could also be described as a
dilemma or a paradox of culture politics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, Society and Justice Journal, Commentaries, public libraries, Sweden, culture, Swedish
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 12:07
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 12:09
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/63

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