JLIS abstracts


WIELE (NIC VAN DE). Public Libraries. 16,1;1991;48-59

Discusses the historical development of public libraries in France since 1789. Mentions different types of libraries such as city libraries, rural public libraries, and discusses in particular their collection, role, etc. Discusses the current trends in the development of public libraries including certain important issues such as their role as multimedia libraries, decentralization and cooperation and application of new technologies, etc.