Cultural entrepreneurship in libraries

In the journal “New Library World”, Vol. 107 Iss: 9/10, pp.434 – 443, one can find an interesting document by Jelke Nijboer, (The Institute of Media and Information Management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), entitle “Cultural entrepreneurship in libraries“.

[…] Purpose – The purpose of this research is to show how librarians today need to be cultural entrepreneurs in order to create and maintain thriving libraries in the Internet age. Findings – Cultural entrepreneurship in libraries is in line with a new and dominant trend seen in many countries in which cities promote themselves as centres of creativity. It is creativity, not the traditional values of trading in goods and services, that is now seen to be the force behind economic growth, especially in metropolitan areas. Growth is mainly determined by the ability to attract creative people, develop a creative atmosphere and build creative clusters.

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