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importance and relevance of librarianship for developing countries

K. C. Harrison

importance and relevance of librarianship for developing countries

report on a Commonwealth Foundation lectureship in Africa, April-May 1975

by K. C. Harrison

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Published by Commonwealth Foundation in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Library science -- Developing countries.,
    • Libraries -- Developing countries.

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      Statementby K. C. Harrison.
      SeriesOccasional paper - Commonwealth Foundation ; no. 33, Occasional paper (Commonwealth Foundation) ;, no. 33.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ790.A1 H37
      The Physical Object
      Pagination29 p. ;
      Number of Pages29
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4615309M
      LC Control Number77379364

      'Boserup's contribution to our thinking on women's role in development cannot be underestimated. Her keen observations, her use of empirical data and her commitment to greater gender equality are still an inspiration to students, researchers and activists who are interested in a better and more equal world.' From the new Introduction by Nazneen Kanji, Su Fei Tan and Camilla Toulmin 'Women's 4/5(2). Book: All Authors / Contributors: Andrew P Rooke; Australian Clearing House for Library and Information Science. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: # Libraries--Developing countries\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema.

      There are more than , libraries worldwide, 73 percent of them in developing and transitioning countries. In many communities, public libraries are the only place where any person, regardless of education or skill level, can have access to information and resources like .   4 thoughts on “ The Importance of Librarians and Libraries ” Pingback: Round up | Alan Gibbons' Diary Pingback: Libraries News Round-up: 26th April | The Library Campaign Kate Mensah Ap at pm. Natasha, I completly concur with your post and sincerely hope that more is done to raise awareness of the incredible contribution libraries make to all sections of the .

      Most of the developing countries have rich biodiversity, beaches, landscapes, rivers, different cultures, traditions and religions and, hence, have prospects for ecotourism. The respective governments in these countries have recognized the importance of ecotourism and are taking steps to protect and manage the still available natural areas and.   Household water treatment (HWT) comprises technologies, devices, or methods to treat water in homes or at point‐of‐use (POU) in schools, hospitals, and other facilities. Several technologies and interventions have been proposed to improve drinking water quality in developing countries.


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Real commitment to public enterprise reform has been lacking in many developing countries. Three dilemmas experienced in the privatization programmes of developed economies are considered for their relevance to developing countries: budgetary stress, competition versus denationalization, and ‘people's capitalism’.

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* A European Union focal point for libraries should be set up (tasks: coordination of library affairs and research, training) * The member states should found European information points at libraries in countries where they do not yet exist.