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Australia and the globalisation of the public library

Laugesen, Amanda


In the years following the Second World War and in the context of decolonisation and the Cold War, the public library was promoted at a global level by a variety of organisations such as UNESCO, the International Federation of Library Associations and regional organisations such as the South Pacific Commission. This promotion saw both the idea of the public library being championed – as a means to democracy, individual self-empowerment and modernity amongst other things – as well as practical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Library Journal, The
DOI: 10.1080/00049670.2015.1092193


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