A Darwinist approach to library and information services


YILMAZ M.

TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, vol.27, no.1, pp.197-200, 2013 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-200
  • Keywords: Darwinism, Social Darwinism, libraries, information services
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Libraries are a living organism in the community such as people. According to the doctrine of Darwinism, every living thing has to struggle to live with each other. After having struggled, the only winners always survive. While libraries provide information services to their users (customers!), they should cooperate with each other rather than competing against other libraries. The key issue concerning libraries should be solidarity and cooperation instead of fighting.