Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Social Functions of Modern Libraries as Cultural Institution

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2016, Vol. 9, Issue 6
Kachanova, Elena Iu.
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Kachanova, Elena Iu.:Khabarovsk State Institute of Culture 112 Krasnorechenskaia Str., Khabarovsk, 680045, Russia;
library; culture; social functions; marketing; information resources; cultural mission

The paper analyzes the social function of libraries in modern society, various approaches to this problem in Russian librarianship. The author characterizes the traditionally recognized social functions of a library (essential and derivative ones), justifies the need to revise the methodological approaches to library activities in connection with changes in social life, starting from the 1990s, taking into account the emergence of new industrial technologies and marketing strategies. On the example of libraries in Khabarovsk Krai, the author explores the pros and cons of the implementation of new social functions, makes a conclusion about the need of modern libraries to comply with new cultural mission

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