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dc.contributor.author Luyt, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Ho, Swee Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T04:37:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T04:37:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2012-08-21
dc.identifier.citation Luyt, B., & Ho, S. A. (2011). Reading, the library, and the elderly: a Singapore case study. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 43(4), 204-212.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/8405
dc.description.abstract Singapore is now one of the fastest aging societies in the world. By 2030 those over 65 years old are expected to number 1.41m strong, 26.8 percent of the country’s entire population. Given these numbers, it is not surprising that aging is a key concern in Singapore. This article reports on a qualitative study of 32 individuals over the age of 55 who frequented one branch of Singapore’s public library system. It sheds light on the current views of the elderly on their reading and some of the facilities that the library currently offers them. In particular it argues that attention needs to be paid to four issues: gender disparities, class differences, the effects of ageism, and an instrumental view of reading.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of librarianship and information science
dc.rights © 2011 The Author(s).
dc.subject DRNTU::Library and information science::General::Ethics.
dc.title Reading, the library, and the elderly : a Singapore case study
dc.type Journal Article
dc.contributor.school Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961000611418813
dc.description.version Accepted version

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