The Rede Brasil De Bibliotecas Comunitárias: A Space For Sharing Information And Building New Knowledge

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This is a report on the experience of creating the Rede Brasil de Bibliotecas Comunitárias (RBBC), an online social network that aims to bring together and share information regarding practices employed in setting up local library collections and making them available to the public; discussing the principles that govern the autonomous management of these spaces; establishing ties and creating exchanges between the different agents and spheres involved in this process; and encouraging society’s participation in the construction of public policy for Brazilian libraries. The work presents the theoretical references that make up the foundation of the proposal, the methodology employed and analyzes the data obtained during the first ten months of the network’s existence.

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@article{Machado2011TheRB, title={The Rede Brasil De Bibliotecas Comunit{\'a}rias: A Space For Sharing Information And Building New Knowledge}, author={Elisa Campos Machado and Geraldo Moreira Prado and Abra{\~a}o Antunes da Silva and Jailton Lira and Kleber Tadashi}, journal={J. Community Informatics}, year={2011}, volume={7} }