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Knjižnične usluge za slijepe i slabovidne osobe u hrvatskim narodnim knjižnicama


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Tutić, Matea. (2015). Knjižnične usluge za slijepe i slabovidne osobe u hrvatskim narodnim knjižnicama. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Vrana, Radovan].

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Blind and visually impaired people are specific group of users of library services, mostly because they can't use standard format of publications. This group of users need a lot more time to find needed information, so it's necessary for librarians to continuously improve their knowledge. In the past, access of blind and visually impaired towards written infomations was limited to Braille letter, large print books and audio books but today their difficulties are eased because of the use of computers. This thesis is refering to blind and visually impaired people in Croatia, i.e library services that are offered to this kind of users through description of the documents supporting the rights of the people with special needs, digitalization projects and public libraries projects for the blind and visually impaired. In the research, which goal was to check the quality of library services for the blind and visually impaired people that are offered in Croatian public libraries, it is concluded that library services for this type of users are still undevoleped. Big number of this libraries doesn't have adequate book collection for this users, as well as they don't have adequate library space without any limitations. A lot of them don't have any system for playing audio books. There is also a great need for reorganization of Web pages, so it could be easier for this kind of users to find informations on the Internet. Most of the libraries in the research are not specially educated for the work with blind and visually impaired users, which can lead to problems in communication and understanding of their needs. With cooperation with Croatian library for the blind and other public libraries, it's possible to develop wider knowledge and better skills in the library work with people with special needs.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: blind people, visually impaired people, special libraries, public libraries, Braille letter, DAISY format
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Vrana, Radovan
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 09:41
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 09:41

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