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The National Library and Information System (NALIS) of Trinidad and Tobago: a public Library System performing National Library functions
In an environment where the continued survival of national libraries is being questioned, this article looks at an example of a public library system providing national library functions. The recent creation of the National Library and Information System (NALIS) in Trinidad and Tobago is evidence that Caribbean public libraries through a process of integration and centralization of existing library services can provide a nationwide national library service while maintaining essential national library functions. The organizational structure of NALIS is presented along with an outline of the functions of the various library divisions. A brief review of the literature on the current status of national libraries precedes the discussion on NALIS.
ISSN : 0955-7490
Alexandria (Aldershot) Y. 2002, vol. 14, No. 3, pages 151-159 [9 pages] [bibl. : 12 ref.]
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