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Public perception of the role and tasks of library and information science professionals in Croatia: an overview of recent activities

Kornelija Petr (Assistant Lecturer, in the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education, University J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia)
Tatjana Aparac‐Jelusic (in the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education, University J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 November 2002

Abstract

Every profession has the urge to question and investigate its own identity as well as its reception by the society. This paper presents the findings of the study conducted in Croatia at the end of 2001, but also gives an overview of the similar studies conducted in this region since the mid‐ 1990s. This research was conducted among the librarians and library users and non‐users, with the aim to obtain insight into opinions that the members of our profession and those outside it – the public – have of libraries, library services and librarians. The research was conducted by the method of interview on the representative sample, and the results were analyzed by way of qualitative analysis.

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Petr, K. and Aparac‐Jelusic, T. (2002), "Public perception of the role and tasks of library and information science professionals in Croatia: an overview of recent activities", New Library World, Vol. 103 No. 10, pp. 364-375. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074800210447677

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