Saudi Arabia

Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Authored by: Ayman Shabana

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120045401

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Abstract

This entry surveys the history of libraries and librarianship in Saudi Arabia. It traces the development of librarianship from a branch under the Ministry of Education into an independent field that has become closely tied with the Information Industry. It also briefly touches on museums, archival institutions, and library professional associations in Saudi Arabia.

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