Outline the process of writing a bibliography Definition A LIBRARY is an

Outline the process of writing a bibliography

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-Outline the process of writing a bibliography Definition A LIBRARY is an institution charged with the responsibility of collecting, organizing, preserving and dissemination of information. KEY FUNCTIONS 1. COLLECTING MATERIALS 2. ORGANIZING MATERIALS 3. PRESERVING MATERIALS 4. DISSEMINATING INFORMATION TYPES OF LIBRARIES National library A national or state library serves as a national repository of information, and has the right of legal deposit , which is a legal requirement that publishers in the country need to deposit a copy of each publication with the library. Unlike a public library, they rarely allow citizens to borrow books. Often, they include numerous rare, valuable, or significant works. Their primary function is to collect literature produced in a country. The secondary function of the national library is to collect current foreign literature. Public library A public library provides services to the general public and usually makes at least some of its books available for borrowing. Typically, libraries issue library cards to community members wishing to borrow books. Many public libraries also serve as community organizations that provide free services and events to the public, such as reading groups. A public library has four key functions: (i) Supports education at all levels (ii) Acts as an access point to wider information (iii) Supports leisure activities in the community (iv) Supports arts and culture through literature.
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COMMUNICATION SKILLS 2012 M’SAZA 2012 Page 6 Academic library An academic library is generally located on an educational institution such as campuses of colleges and universities and serves primarily the students and faculty of that academic institution. Some academic libraries, especially those at public institutions, are accessible to members of the general public in whole or in part. The main functions of an academic library are: (i) To provide resources and research support for students and faculty of the educational institution. Provides specific course-related resources such as copies of textbooks and article readings held on 'reserve' (meaning that they are loaned out only on a short-term basis, usually a matter of hours). (ii) The academic library provides a quiet study space for students on Campus (iii)It may also provide group study space. The library provides a "gateway" for students and researchers to access various resources Special library A library that contains current detailed materials meant for specialized users. Many private businesses and public organizations, including hospitals, museums, research laboratories, law firms, and many government departments and agencies, maintain their own libraries for the use of their employees in doing specialized research related to their work. Special libraries may or may not be accessible to some identified part of the general public.
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