The paper seeks to outline the topography of Danish library associations and organisations and to analyse their role in the development of the libraries. Corporate trends and traits are used as the analytical framework.
The paper focuses on cases and issues from the development of the Danish libraries and the research design is primarily desk‐top research combined with interpretations of previous research into the theoretical framework of corporatism.
The paper offers some inspiration for cooperation among institutions and associations outlining some of the prerequisites for a solid corporation among different stakeholders.
The paper introduces a concept from political theory and uses it as an interpretative framework in relation to one of the cases of a rather successful cooperation in the library field.
Ole Pors, N. (2006), "The role of the library associations and organisations in the changing library landscape: A study of corporatism in Denmark", Library Management, Vol. 27 No. 1/2, pp. 66-76. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435120610647956Download as .RIS
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