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dc.contributor.authorCalhoun, Karen
dc.descriptionThis is a preprint of a chapter whose final and definitive form was co-published in Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects by Facet Publishing (2014) and ALA Neal-Schuman (2014).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis chapter of Exploring Digital Libraries examines the social value of digital libraries. It begins by exploring past and present understandings of the value of libraries to their communities. Taking a well-known framework that lays out libraries’ social roles as a starting point, the chapter then suggests a possible new framework to describe the social roles of digital libraries. The remainder of the chapter explicates this potential framework, exploring aspects of each social role. The sections offer examples, consider benefits and challenges, and draw attention to key readings from digital library researchers and practitioners.en_US
dc.publisherKaren Calhounen_US
dc.relation.hasversionCalhoun, Karen. “Social roles of digital libraries.” In Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects. London: Facet Publishing; Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2014. ISBNs 9781856048200, 1856048209; 9781555709853, 1555709850.en_US
dc.subjectLibraries and communityen_US
dc.subjectDigital libraries--Aims and objectivesen_US
dc.subjectInformation societyen_US
dc.subjectLibraries and the Interneten_US
dc.subjectDigital divideen_US
dc.subjectDigital preservationen_US
dc.titleSocial roles of digital librariesen_US
dc.title.alternativeExploring Digital Libraries, Chapter 6en_US

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