Internet access for older adults in public libraries
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Published by Library and Information Commission in [London?] .
Written in English


  • Internet access for library users.,
  • Public libraries -- Services to the aged.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementKay Flatten ... [et al.].
SeriesLibrary and Information Commission research report -- 50
ContributionsFlatten, Kay., Library and Information Commission.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p., [10] leaves :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18451663M
ISBN 101902394259

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