External issues affecting Libraries: an interaction in International and Comparative Librarianship


  • Eduardo da Silva Alentejo Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)


External Causes Affecting Libraries, Librarianship Cooperation, Assistance to libraries, Risk Management, Heritage Legislation, International Protection


Natural disasters, wars, economic and political crisis may cause damage to society and also to libraries. Through approach of International and Comparative Librarianship, this qualitative research answers: which surveillances librarians should consider to make libraries more free as possible from negative external causes? The main objective was to analyse major external causes affecting libraries worldwide. It explains about awareness factors focused on international professional cooperation and aid in Librarianship. Based on international knowledge in the motivation to meet the losses by cooperation and aid, this concludes that theoretical aspects and examples allow contribute to the expansion of dialogue among international organizations in the light of the possibilities of cooperative actions and aid to the libraries.




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