TITLE

The Library as Commons

AUTHOR(S)
Seidl, Jomichele
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Feliciter;2006, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p271
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the concept of libraries as stewards of commons in Canada. For decades people has been pushing for the adoption of business practices in the management of libraries, but librarians argue that libraries contribute to societies more than business enterprises do. Thus, libraries are more likely to be called commons because of its stewardship of the society's shared legacy of creativity and knowledge.
ACCESSION #
23538453

 

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