Value of Libraries to Research, Education and Society: Bangladesh Perspective
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The purpose of this paper is an attempt to describe the value of libraries to research, education and society in Bangladesh, and its objective is to explore the importance of establishing libraries in Bangladesh. Libraries continue to play a crucial role in the development of society providing contents, good knowledge, information on local communities, interests of common people, reading materials, research papers, space, better environment, technological facilities, scholarly communications, institutional repositories and connecting researchers & academics. This paper follows a mixed research approach and collects data from different organizations and receives comments from renowned personalities about value of libraries in Bangladesh. This study investigates how libraries are important to higher educational institutions, research organizations and societies in Bangladesh. It discusses how libraries help researchers, scholars, and societies in order to make a better shape of their working condition in their respective areas. It also focuses on the improved life style of general people in collecting, preserving, and disseminating information by libraries for the greater interest of common people and society in Bangladesh. This study finally shows how communities are benefited from library services.
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