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Rural public library in developing a nation: Case study of Malaysian and Australian rural public library

Abu, Roziya and Abdul Malik, Anis Faradella and Azmi, Nor Azlina (2014) Rural public library in developing a nation: Case study of Malaysian and Australian rural public library. In: Seminar on National Resilience 2014 (SNAR 2014), 23 December 2014, Premiera Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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A rural library is a library or library system that serves a rural community or population that primarily lives on farms and ranches, and in remote communities. Genuinely, the guidelines for a good rural library creation and operation is that: the rural library should not solely be based on the provision of printed materials and that the rural library should be rooted in the community and for the most part, facilitated by members of that particular community.In Malaysia and Australia, rural development has always been the focus of the local government.A variety of facilities and infrastructure were built to support the process of the rural community social and economic development; rural public libraries are one of these facilities.The purpose of this paper is to discuss the initiatives of development activities and programs that underpin rural public libraries in supporting rural community development in Malaysia and in Australia.The discussing of the initiatives will be base on cross-case analysis findings in three rural public libraries in Selangor, Malaysia and three rural public libraries in Victoria, Australia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: e-ISBN: 978-967-0193-11-3 Organized by: Institut Pemikiran Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rural Public Library; Rural Community; Community Development; Community Empowerment
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Institut Pemikiran Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 04:43
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 04:43

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