40. évfolyam, 1994. 1. szám


Aims in public librarianship. (An organization sociological analysis)


Local aims have practically not occurred in public librarianship founded and maintained centrally by councils. The most important aim of networks was to adopt central aims to local levels, and ensure their fulfillment. In spite of this, the fulfillment of the central aims - mainly aims of cultural policy - was formal, and sham results were achieved. Departmental aims were maximal, therefore their fulfillment was hopeless for smaller libraries, and though impressive results were achieved, the situation of disadvantaged libraries had not changed much. The political power was sure to achieve its goals, for libraries served primarily as means of propaganda and the control of culture. (pp. 49-60)

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