For the first special focus in our discussion topic around different types of libraries, we’re going to start big, with national libraries.
National Library of India – “India Education” by Avrajyoti Mitra – Flickr. Licensed under CC via Wikimedia Commons
National libraries are funded by the government, and usually have a remit to be open and accessible to all citizens of that country. Their role is often governed by legislation, which imposes responsibilities on the library to collect and house certain types of material. National libraries may also be responsible for developing and maintaining standards such as cataloguing and library management standards, or even a catalogue of the holdings of other libraries in their country. They…
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