Literature Review on Local History Collection, Its Various Sources and Roles of Libraries

Calcutta University Journal of Information Studies ; XVII, 2015

8 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2018

Date Written: January 19, 2015

Abstract

Local history is the study of regions in the past. The region under study generally tends to be geographically small city, town or village. The writing of local history enriches the life and times of the community of a particular place by providing information related to historical sites and societies. The local history collection can help the students, researchers, historians, local administrator, social workers and writers by giving them the past history of that locality and this collection can be used in community information service. A large number of various types of documents like maps, pnjis, punthis, and paintings are to be considered as the information sources for local history writing. These are the valuable information sources for the historians, researchers and writers. Library can play a big role for local history collection. It may collect, organise and disseminate right information about local history of a place to the right user in right time for solving their queries.

Keywords: Local History Collection, Library Collection Development, Public Libraries, Information Sources

JEL Classification: Y9

Suggested Citation

Bhar, Dhritiman, Literature Review on Local History Collection, Its Various Sources and Roles of Libraries (January 19, 2015). Calcutta University Journal of Information Studies ; XVII, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3198824

Dhritiman Bhar (Contact Author)

Gobardanga Hindu College ( email )

Khantura, North 24 Parganas
Gobardanga, West Bengal 743273
India

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