PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN TURKEY


Yilmaz B.

FONTES ARTIS MUSICAE, vol.57, no.3, pp.303-308, 2010 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : FONTES ARTIS MUSICAE
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-308

Abstract

Turkey has a long library tradition in history. Public libraries are administered by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Libraries and Publications in Turkey, where the population is around 71 million with 81 provinces in 7 large geographic regions. If the law passes in the Turkish Parliament, Turkish public libraries will operate under the responsibility of local authorities in the near future. The main problem of the public libraries is that they also serve as school libraries, because of the insufficient number of school libraries in most places. Musical materials number is insufficient in Turkish public libraries.