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Unesco Public Library Manifesto

Unesco Public Library Manifesto Libri 1994: voL 44, no. 2, pp. 164-170 Printed in Denmark - all rights reserved Copyright © Munksgaard 1994 f*f , . iibn ISSN 0024-2667 Unesco Public Library Manifeste JEAN GATT£GNO* The 1972 UNESCO Manifeste for the Public library, although it was a great inducement for better public libraries, must be updated. Firstly because the necessity for truly pluralistic collections must nowadays be emphasised, if only to fight new and subtle forms of censorship. Secondly because the question of free access -- i.e. access free of Charge -- should no longer be addressed in the universal way which many librarians regard äs self-evident: in developed countries at least, a participation of library users to the budgetary efforts of the Community is becoming the rule - and for good reason too. The UNESCO manifeste undoubtedly represented a significant Step forward for public libraries in that it offered librarians and all those cöncerned by the educational, entertainment and cultural functions of libraries an internationally recognised concept which they could use in opposing any attempts to reduce the latter9 s role. Nevertheless, the existing Version is too general äs regards access to information, or rather possible obstacles to the free access http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Libri - International Journal of Libraries and Information Services de Gruyter

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Walter de Gruyter
ISSN
0024-2667
eISSN
1865-8423
DOI
10.1515/libr.1994.44.2.164
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Abstract

Libri 1994: voL 44, no. 2, pp. 164-170 Printed in Denmark - all rights reserved Copyright © Munksgaard 1994 f*f , . iibn ISSN 0024-2667 Unesco Public Library Manifeste JEAN GATT£GNO* The 1972 UNESCO Manifeste for the Public library, although it was a great inducement for better public libraries, must be updated. Firstly because the necessity for truly pluralistic collections must nowadays be emphasised, if only to fight new and subtle forms of censorship. Secondly because the question of free access -- i.e. access free of Charge -- should no longer be addressed in the universal way which many librarians regard äs self-evident: in developed countries at least, a participation of library users to the budgetary efforts of the Community is becoming the rule - and for good reason too. The UNESCO manifeste undoubtedly represented a significant Step forward for public libraries in that it offered librarians and all those cöncerned by the educational, entertainment and cultural functions of libraries an internationally recognised concept which they could use in opposing any attempts to reduce the latter9 s role. Nevertheless, the existing Version is too general äs regards access to information, or rather possible obstacles to the free access

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Libri - International Journal of Libraries and Information Servicesde Gruyter

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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