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Nordic public libraries in the knowledge society

Picture of the publication's cover The present book is intended as an introduction to Nordic public library service, and a description of the librariesí efforts in meeting the challenge of turning themselves into modern and essential contributors to the knowledge society.
Nordic in this context means Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the three autonomous areas the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Aland Islands.

Table of Contents:

Nordic public libraries in the knowledge society. An introduction
The public library’s core service – the loan of books – under pressure - but still in demand
Among digital supermarkets and customised digital services
The physical library space. Old library romanticism or postmodern functionality?
Meeting places in real and virtual rooms

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