International and Comparative Librarianship

S. R. Ranganathan, P. N. Kaula, R. N. Sharma, J. F. Harvey, D. J. Foskett, J. P. Danton, M. M. Jackson, etc.
This Blogosphere has a slant towards India [a.k.a Indica, Indo, South-Asian, Oriental, Bharat, Hindustan, Asian-Indian (not American Indian)].

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Two Libraries in India: How Things Have Changed! The Courier, by — Crystal Sharp

The MCubed Library, Mumbai, and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
I visited two very different libraries while recently in India: a neighbourhood public library in a Mumbai suburb and an academic library at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. I was impressed by the innovative resources and programming, welcoming spaces, and philosophy of service in both libraries.
I grew up in India in the 1970s. At that time, our local lending library was a hole-in-the-wall enterprise sandwiched between shops on the main street. We paid a fee to belong and were charged per book borrowed. Despite the limited choice of used popular adventure, mystery, and comic books, my siblings and I were eager patrons. continue reading SLA Toronto Chapter


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