Denmark

Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Authored by: Jens Thorhauge , Jakob Heide Petersen , Ole Magnus Mølbak Andersen

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043815

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Abstract

The authors provide an overview of the modern development of libraries, archives, and museums in Denmark. Topics covered include: National, public, academic, special and school libraries as well as the Danish Agency for Libraries and Media, the State Archives, regional archives, university archives, the Heritage Agency of Denmark, and three major types museums: natural history, art, and cultural heritage. The legal framework for these institutions is detailed. The authors also describe the role of professional associations and the development and professional education in these three fields. Finally, recent trends and issues are discussed with a focus on digital projects.

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