The National Library of Greece: Its Situation and Prospects for Development with a Note on Academic Libraries in Greece, Journal of Modern Greek Studies 26 (2008) 61–75



Georgios K. Zachos


The National Library of Greece: Its Situation and Prospects for
Development with a Note on Academic Libraries in Greece,
Journal of Modern Greek Studies 26 (2008) 61–75 

Abstract

The National Library of Greece (NLG) has had a long and checkered career.Founded in the earliest years of the modern Greek state, it has long been arepository of books, newspapers, and other materials relating to Greece and theGreeks. It has weathered all manner of crises and neglect, but more recently ithas benefited from new financial support, much of it from the European Union.Although there is much work to be done, it is moving ahead and stands poisedto take its place among the national libraries of the developed world. A fullaccounting of the history, collections, services, and operations is here providedby the former Director of the NLG followed by an extensive note on the morepositive situation of academic libraries in Greece.



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