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Development of Public Libraries in Goa

Library Herald Year : 2009, Volume : 47, Issue : 2 First page : ( 113) Last page : ( 124) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Development of Public Libraries in Goa

Satpute B B, Senior Assistant Librarian Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi - Ponda - Goa. E-mail:

Abstract Presents an exhaustive picture of movement for library legislation in Goa State. Enumerates the advantages and disadvantages of Goa Public Libraries Act. Describes the intricacies of Goa Public Libraries Act, its impact on development of Public Libraries. Highlights the need for Directorate of Public Libraries and Director of libraries. Highlights the need of maximum support from Government. Highlights the necessity of establishment and spreading a network of rural public libraries in each and every village to take knowledge to the doorstep of the rural community to educate them. Highlights the necessity of public libraries as a potential instrument of smoother and faster development of Goa State. Highlights the necessity of the provision for strong and efficient administrative set up to build and maintain public library services of high order to spread network of village libraries in Goa State. Brings out the importance of library facility as the medium for sustaining the increasing rate of literacy in Goa.

Keywords Public Libraries, Library Legislation, Goa Public Libraries Act, State Library, Central Library, Village Libraries.

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