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Analysis of the Library Administrative Systems and Legislations in Canada

캐나다의 도서관 행정 및 법제 분석

  • 윤희윤 (대구대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Published : 2004.06.01

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the administrative system and legislation of Canada's libraries with priority given to public library. Canada is a constitutional monarchy, a federal state and parliamentary democracy with 10 provinces and 3 territories and two systems of law(civil law and common law). There are about 1,045 public libraries in total and its governance and legislation is a provincial responsibility. For that reason. federal government did not legislate on public libraries and library act is the provincial public library statute authorizing the establishment and operation of public libraries and their management by boards. In Canada. each provincial library act provides for four types of public libraries : municipal libraries, regional libraries, districts libraries, and integrated public library systems.

Keywords

Canada′s Libraries;Library Administrative System;Library Legislation;Library Act;Library Standards

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