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How do public libraries function as meeting places?
How are libraries used as meeting places, and by whom? Through survey data, six categories of places are identified: the library as a "square," as a place for meeting diverse people, as a public sphere, as a place for joint ...
Folkebibliotekets bidrag til sosial integrasjon: Foreløpige funn fra Place-prosjektet
(University of Borås, 2008)
Public libraries, social capital, and low intensive meeting places
(Information Research, 2007)
Introduction. This paper presents a research project aiming at eliciting the potential of public libraries in building social capital, and promoting generalized trust in today's multicultural society. Method. Two approaches ...
Public libraries as public sphere institutions: A comparative study of perceptions of the public library’s role in six European countries
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the role of public libraries as institutions underpinning a democratic public sphere as reasons legitimizing libraries compared to reasons that are more traditional and the ...