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Association of Libraries of Czech Universities

Author(s): Iva Prochásková | Hana Landová

Journal: Liber Quarterly : The Journal of European Research Libraries
ISSN 1435-5205

Volume: 16;
Issue: 3/4;
Date: 2006;
Original page

From the communist putsch in February 1948 until the end of 1989, academic libraries in the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) were little-recognized parts of their universities. Usually situated in unsatisfactory spaces, libraries were provided with insufficient budgets and served as textbook lending offices. Access to current scientific information and knowledge was very limited - for financial and ideological reasons.
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