Libraries and books as cultural goods

  • Maria Lucia Beffa Librarian, Law School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo
  • Maíra Cunha de Souza Maria Librarian, Law School, University of São Paulo
  • Silvia Mara de Andrade Jastwebski Librarian, Law School, University of São Paulo
  • Luciana Maria Napoleone

Abstract

The libraries collections, specially its rare and special books collections, are a cultural good from a historical and sociological point of view. However, the book and even more libraries are not clearly among the items to be preserved in the Brazilian Constitution and in international organizations. There is a lack of discussion and legal cover as the bibliographic collection as a heritage to be preserved. The absence of an overall view is prejudice to the preservation of library collections. Based on the legal texts dealing with the book and libraries, the paper discusses the role of libraries in the preservation of historical collections within the public institutions.

Author Biography

Maíra Cunha de Souza Maria, Librarian, Law School, University of São Paulo

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Published
2017-04-28
How to Cite
BEFFA, Maria Lucia et al. Libraries and books as cultural goods. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 4, p. 855-862, apr. 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/11>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017.