Internet access in libraries : a comparison of press coverage between Canada and Singapore
Date of Issue2006
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
This article compares the newspaper coverage of Internet access in public libraries across two countries, Canada and Singapore. The aim is to discover some of the main concerns and themes that the press identifies with libraries, noting the differences between the two countries in this regard, and then to provisionally link these differences to certain structural characteristics of their respective societies and states. To achieve these aims I compare press coverage produced in terms of dates of publication, discourse producers, and discourse content. Implications of the findings for libraries and librarians are discussed.
DRNTU::Library and information science::Libraries
The international information & library review
© 2006 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by International Information and Library Review, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iilr.2006.08.003].