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The Octagonal Pavilion Library of Macao: A Study in Uniqueness
Xie, Jingzhen; Reilly, Laura
2017
Source PublicationINFORMATION & CULTURE
ISSN2164-8034
Volume52Issue:1Pages:114-137
AbstractPrivately owned by the Macao Chamber of Commerce, the Octagonal Pavilion Library was the first free Chinese library service as well as the most used Chinese public library in Macao from its establishment in 1948 until the late twentieth century. With a total surface area of 1,130 square feet, it is possibly the smallest library in the world. Despite its diminutive size, its educational and cultural impact on the community make it unique. Its relationship to "the foreign-Chinese divide," to Ho Yin (Macao's most important twentieth-century historical figure), and to other libraries in Macao are of particular interest. Its architecture, classification system (centered on the Three People's Principles), and nontechnical operations in the current technical environment also make it a meaningful library service case study.
DOI10.7560/IC52105
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Language英语
WOS Research AreaHistory ; Social Sciences - Other Topics ; Information Science & Library Science
WOS SubjectHistory ; History Of Social Sciences ; Information Science & Library Science
WOS IDWOS:000402633600005
PublisherUNIV TEXAS PRESS
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
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Xie, Jingzhen,Reilly, Laura. The Octagonal Pavilion Library of Macao: A Study in Uniqueness[J]. INFORMATION & CULTURE,2017,52(1):114-137.
APA Xie, Jingzhen,&Reilly, Laura.(2017).The Octagonal Pavilion Library of Macao: A Study in Uniqueness.INFORMATION & CULTURE,52(1),114-137.
MLA Xie, Jingzhen,et al."The Octagonal Pavilion Library of Macao: A Study in Uniqueness".INFORMATION & CULTURE 52.1(2017):114-137.
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