Community development and rural public libraries in Malaysia and Australia

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Abu, Roziya (2014) Community development and rural public libraries in Malaysia and Australia. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


In Malaysia, the government has invested in public libraries with the intention of promoting development, particularly in rural areas. Despite the increasing number of rural public libraries being built throughout Malaysia, providing users with many services, activities and programs, previous research indicates that they are underutilised. The research reported in this thesis aimed to explore relationships between rural public libraries and their communities in both Malaysia and Australia, with particular attention to empowerment and community development processes.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0807 Library and Information Studies
Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords public library development, communities, concepts, information management, community development, Australia, Malaysia
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