In many countries, parliaments are known not only for their legislative work but also for their own libraries. Parliamentary libraries were created initially to provide the elected representatives of the people with as new and complete information as possible. Parliamentary libraries were created in order to provide the MP’s with the latest and most complete information. Afterwards, parliamentary libraries have gradually evolved from being just book collector to institutions that provide a wide range of information, expert-analytical, educational and training services to a wide range of consumers (academics, journalists, post-graduate students, students, etc.), including by electronic means.
Read Parliamentary Libraries as the Providers of Information and Analytical Services (version, in Ukrainian)
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