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Preventivne mjere zaštite knjižnične građe


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Sinković, Marta. (2017). Preventivne mjere zaštite knjižnične građe. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Stublić, Helena].

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One of the many missions of a library is to protect its collections so as to ensure their long-term use. This duty applies to school libraries as well. As supporters of the school curriculum, school libraries are obliged to preserve all of their holdings so that they could serve educational purposes. The goal of this paper is to gain insight into library materials preservation in school libraries through examining whether preservation is considered essential for library management and through examining which preserving activities are implemented, if any at all. The research was conducted through November and December of 2016 on a sample of 30 examinees, each representing one school library. The results have shown that the majority of libraries are aware of the importance of preservation and their legal obligation to implement its activities, thus showing interest and motivation to do so. However, school libraries and their employees encounter many problems which hinder the carrying out of preservation measures. The most common hindrances seem to be a lack of financial means and a lack of time. Therefore, school libraries resort to those activities which do not take significant financial investments, such as regularly educating library users on how to use its materials inside and outside the library. Furthermore, the research has shown that there is room for improvement and this paper suggests a couple of ways to achieve it. They include regular education of librarians on their role in the process of preservation and providing school libraries with the much needed practical and financial support to organize and hold various workshops and seminars covering the many aspects of this subject.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: library materials preservation, school libraries, preventive preservation
Subjects: Information sciences
Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Stublić, Helena
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 10:23
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 10:23

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