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    Abstrak:Perpustakaan saat ini menjadi fokus utama dalam hal sarana ataupun sebagai tempat yang mampu menyediakan informasi bagi para pengguna dalam memenuhi segala macam kebutuhan informasi yang dibutuhkan, untuk itu perlu adanya kebijakan tentang pengembangan perpustakaan.PRISON LIBRARIES, merupakan perpustakaan penjara yang berada di seluruh wilayah negara bagian Amerika Serikat (USA), yang dihadirkan sebagai bentuk dukungan pemerintah agar narapidana menjadi pribadi yang lebih baik.. Artikel kali ini akan dipaparkan dengan menggunakan metode jenis/pendekatan penelitian yang berupa Studi Kepustakaan (Library Research). PRISON LIBRARIES mengikuti pedoman ALA (American Libraries Association) dalam memberikan layanan perpustakaan umum yang setara kepada para pengunjung di Lapas. Adapun aspek pengembangan koleksi meliputi Analisis Masyarakat, Kebijakan Pengembangan Koleksi, Alat Bantu Seleksi, Pengadaan Bahan Pustaka, Evaluasi Koleksi, Stock Opname, Pelestarian Bahan Pustaka, Penyiangan/wedding.Kata kunci:  Pengembangan Koleksi, ALA, Aturan. Abstract:Libraries are currently the main focus in terms of facilities or as a place that is able to provide information for users in meeting all kinds of information needs needed, for that there needs to be a policy on library development. PRISON LIBRARIES, is a prison library located throughout the state. United States of America (USA), which is presented as a form of government support so that prisoners become better individuals. This article will be presented using a research type/approach method in the form of Library Research. PRISON LIBRARIES follows ALA guidelines in providing equal public library services to visitors to prisons. The aspects of collection development include Community Analysis, Collection Development Policy, Selection Aids, Procurement of Library Materials, Collection Evaluation, Stock Taking, Library Material Preservation, weddingKeywords: Collection Development, ALA, Policies

    Prison libraries, intellectual freedom and social justice in Nigeria

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    This paper deployed a systematic review to examine prison libraries and intellectual freedom towards attaining social justice in Nigeria. Information resources used cover the periods of 2010 and 2020 to articulate the necessary development in prison libraries, intellectual freedom and social justice in Nigeria. Search engines such as Google scholar, Semantic Scholar, and RefSeek were used to retrieve information and through different queries yielded several results but very few of them were selected to fit in the study due to limited studies directed to address the focus of this study particularly in the Nigeria scenario. Information obtained were subjected to content analysis following relevant themes of the research questions and relevant information obtained were subjected to analysis using a systematic review approach of relevant articles and information to achieve the major objectives of the study. Results were presented with respect to the research question of the study. The findings revealed that prison inmates in Nigeria have several information needs which include current affairs, legal information, religious information, health information, psychological information, recreational information, vocational information, educational information. recreational information and also financial needs. Despite the huge needs of these inmates, prison libraries provide very few, restricting access to majority to inmates. This could pose significant effect on inmates in the long run particularly in the prison and after serving their prison punishment hence, affecting the attainment of social justice society in Nigeria and also the attainment of SDG. To this end, the study recommends that various information needs are to be considered and met by prison libraries towards ensuring intellectual freedom and ensuring a social justice community and prison libraries should be provided with several needed facilities and funds that could make it possible to meet the intellectual freedom of inmates towards ensuring a social justice society

    The Reality of Prison Libraries in the Hashmiat Kingdom of Jordan from the Point of View of their Employees

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    This study aims to identify the reality of prisons libraries in the Hashmiat Kingdom of Jordan, identify the different aspects of this reality, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their resources, systems and services in order to present a proposal for improvement and development of them. The study aims to know the views of prisoners in prison libraries In terms of their reality, practice and contents.The study has used questionnaire and interview tools to answer the study questions and test its hypotheses. The questionnaire was distributed to a sample of (52) prisoner representing (88%) of the study target society , which includes workers and working inmates in prison libraries in Jordan.The results of the study show that all prison inmates need different libraries to get information and improve their knowledge. The result also show that there is no relation between the existence of a prison library and the education and cultural background of the prisoners ,the lack of flexibility in the future for expansion of the library. The results also show a shortage in the financial support to fund the prison libraries in general, as well as the lack of qualified and trained clerks.According to the results, the study introduces many recommendations hoping they will be considered by the managers and decision makers. The most important of these recommendations is the need to establish cooperative relationships between prison libraries and other public and privet libraries in the community, which may help to provide more and modern services. Also, the study recommends to courage having administrative decision to establish independent library building in each prison in Jordan. Due to there is a relationship between the existence of a library in the scientific sense inside the prison and the conviction of those responsible for the importance of its role in the reforming and rehabilitation of inmates, the study recommends to pay more attention to the importance of prison libraries

    Prison Librarianship and LIS Schools: Is there a career-path?

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    Library Information Science research has inquired and advocated for prison librarianship since as far back as the 1930s. While most of the articles published focus on the problems facing these institutional libraries, (budgets, censorship, best practices, and standards), very few focus on the preparations LIS schools take to prepare and promote prison librarianship. For many years’ civilians, not professional librarians, operated prison libraries. Although the rise in professional librarians in prison libraries has grown, has the preparation and quality of professionally trained institutional/prison librarians changed? Previous research states LIS schools often overlook or ignore institutional/prison librarianship. This article explores past recommendations and current ALA accredited LIS School’s curriculum to find out if LIS schools are preparing and promoting the necessity and career of prison librarianship. Sixty ALA accredited LIS schools were contacted and asked to supply course descriptions related to institutional/prison libraries. Additionally, they were asked if they promote the career path of institutional/prison librarianship. An inquiry about LIS student’s capstone and thesis projects on the topic of institutional/prison librarianship was included

    Zatvorske knjiĹľnice

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    Tema ovog rada su knjižnice koje se nalaze u zatvorskim ustanovama. U radu se istražuje stanje zatvorskih knjižnica u svijetu i Republici Hrvatskoj. Postojeća literatura upućuje na zaključak da je stanje u Hrvatskoj porazno, ali ni drugdje u svijetu nije puno bolje.Zatvorske knjižnice su tek u zadnjih 50 godina postale nezavisne i funkcionalne institucije za rehabilitaciju zatvorenika.This is a paper on prison libraries. The condition of Croatian prison libraries was researched, as well as the state of prison libraries in the world. Existing research shows that the state of Croatian prison libraries is not satisfying. However, the rest of the world has also just recently (in the last 50 years) recognized the value of prison libraries as independent and functional rehabilitation centres

    Censorship in Prison Libraries

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    The authors present their research on prison libraries from a class project. They describe the complex attributes of prison libraries, notably censorship, collection development, and privacy.Ope

    The right to read behind bars: access to books and libraries in the prisons in Bulgaria

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    The actuality of the research is justified by the lack of serious scientific, social and politically engaged interest in the subject of books and reading among prisoners, which could reflect on the whole society, with negative consequences. This topic has been neglected even at state level in the former socialist camp. A comprehensive picture of the reading in the penitentiary establishments in the world is absent. There is no empirical study on the reading in the places of imprisonment in Bulgaria after the end of the totalitarian period (after 1989). A research interest of the library keepers and of the experts from the public libraries to the problems of the reading in the prison libraries is absent. The aim of the study is to answer the question what is the level of the readers activity in the prisons in Bulgaria and what are the perceived material needs of the prison libraries to meet the reading right of the prisoners. The subject of the study is the access to books and libraries in Bulgarian prisons and the accompanying risk of information discrimination of the prisoner – the feeling of intellectual isolation from the books, the world is reading. Subject of a direct interest is the right of happiness through reading and the opportunities for the welfare of the imprisoned reader. For the first time, a recap of the status of the prison libraries and the readers activity among prisoners in Bulgaria after the democratic changes of 1990 to 2015 is presented


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    This paper is titled roles of library services to prison inmates’ rehabilitation in selected prisons of south western Nigeria. This study sought to examine the roles of public libraries in rehabilitation of prison inmates’ in Ekiti and Osun State Prison facilities through the provision of valuable information. the paper exposes Services rendered by Prison Libraries in Osun and Ekiti States, Nigeria, it examined the information needs of the prisoners in Osun and Ekiti States, Nigeria, extent to which the prison libraries are meeting the information needs of the prisoners in Osun and Ekiti States, Nigeria and commonly observed obstacles inmates face daily in sourcing for and utilising of information resources in Nigerian prisons, prison library infrastructure, and services are outdated, not human-friendly and inadequate. It was recommended in the paper that for lasting reformation and rehabilitation to take place, unequivocal access to relevant library information resources through reading is undisputable in their struggle for survival, reconstruction, corrections and final reintegration into Nigerian society

    Survey of Library and Informational Problems in Correctional Facilities: A Retrospective Review

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    Inmate Legal Information Requests Analysis: Empirical Data to Inform Library Purchases in Correctional Institutions

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    The introduction of legal content to Google Scholar made United States case law and law journal articles accessible to an unprecedented extent. With case law freely available and accurate bibliographic information for articles, could Google Scholar be accurate and complete enough for correctional institutions to forgo purchasing either print publications or fee-based services for these materials? This article empirically assesses whether Google Scholar can reliably answer the questions of inmates in a correctional facility, the Baltimore City Detention Center. As a comparison, the same questions are tested in Westlaw Correctional, a subscription database marketed to correctional institutions
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