By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Current study results on Information Technology have been published. According to news originating from Madrid, Spain, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The percentage of foreign-born residents in Spain has multiplied almost fourfold over the last decade. Immigration has changed our society, both from a demographic and economic perspective, and from a cultural and political prospective."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Carlos III, "The Spanish public library network, a democratic institution that provides services, initially, of equal access for all users, may become in this context a bonding tool and contribute to the social integration of individuals and groups with plural cultural identities. Assuming international recommendations as a reference point, we have made a comparison of the evolution in the development of multicultural library services in Spanish public libraries during 2007-2010. The study is based on data provided by the respective organisms responsible of coordinating of library services in the Spanish regional administrations. The data analysis followed the guideline framework provided by IFLA's Section for Library Services to Multicultural Populations. The planning of library services with a multicultural approach is still ignored by the majority of the librarian coordinators in the respective regional administrations in Spain."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Despite our transformation into a multicultural society and the ever-growing percentage of foreign population during the analysed period, the development of such services shows similar levels of diversity as in 2007."
For more information on this research see: Comparative analysis of the development of multicultural library services in the Spanish public library network (2007-2010). Information Research-An International Electronic Journal, 2012;17(4):278-287. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal can be contacted at: Univ Sheffield Dept Information Studies, Univ Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, S Yorks, England.
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from F.G. Lopez, Carlos III Univ, Agustin Millares Inst Informat Management & Docum, Madrid, Spain.
Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Madrid, Europe, Information Technology
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