volume 63, issue 1/2, P110-124 2014
DOI: 10.1108/lr-01-2013-0006
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Alberto Salarelli

Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the general reasons for the crisis in Italy ' s contemporary public library institution. This crisis is complicated by the historical origins of the public library in Italy and, more broadly, by the difficult relationship between the Italian culture and today ' s world. Design/methodology/approach – A conceptual discussion on the role of public library in…

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