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Uvjeti pristupa internetu u narodnim knjižnicama Hrvatske


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Dubović, Nikola. (2016). Uvjeti pristupa internetu u narodnim knjižnicama Hrvatske. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Barbarić, Ana].

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether Internet access in Croatian public libraries meets the standards proscribed by IFLA in the Internet Manifesto and Internet Manifesto Guidelines. Specifically, the research investigated whether public libraries offer free internet access to all users (as opposed to members only), whether users are offered free instruction in using a computer and the Internet, whether broadband and wireless access is available, whether user privacy is respected and whether internet content is filtered. The paper also gives an overview of previous research on internet access in Croatian public libraries, as well as studies on the benefits of free public library internet access to local communities and beyond. The research has found that most libraries fail to meet the high standards proscribed by IFLA, often due to inadequate funding, but some of the aspects in which the libraries fall short, such as respect for user privacy, could be improved without the need for additional funding.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: internet access in libraries, internet access in public libraries, privacy, free access to information, public libraries, Croatian public libraries
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Barbarić, Ana
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 08:56
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 08:56

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