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Semenski, Luka. (2018). Hospital libraries for patients in the City of Zagreb. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Hebrang Grgić, Ivana].

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For the purpose of this thesis, interviews with responsible persons in hospital libraries in the City of Zagreb were held. The interviews were successfully completed in seven libraries that provide library services at 11 locations: Clinical Hospital Center „Sisters of Mercy“ (Central Library and two branches), Clinical Hospital Merkur, Clinical Hospital Dubrava, Children's Clinic, Psychiatric Clinic Vrapče, Psychiatric Clinic Sv. Ivan and Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, whose libraries are coordinated by the Central Library of the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb (Central Library and two branches). The paper attempts to answer the question of whether library services can be provided to hospital patients, and in what way. Basic data on institutions and their libraries were collected, the respondents in the interviews were asked about the existence of library services and collections for patients, the possibilities of organizing or improving these services and about the problems the hospital libraries face achieving them. In addition, the paper provides a brief overview of the historical development of library services for hospital patients in the world, an example of a hospital library for patients from the United States and recommendations from the IFLA's Guidelines for libraries serving hospital patients and the elderly and disabled in long-term care facilities, for the establishment of appropriate and quality library services.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: special library, hospital patient, hospital library for patients, library collection for hospital patients, free library
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Hebrang Grgić, Ivana
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 11:57
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 11:57

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