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Investigación bibliotecológica

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MENESES TELLO, Felipe. Library services in the realm of executive power: the case of presidential libraries. Investig. bibl [online]. 2010, vol.24, n.52, pp.29-62. ISSN 2448-8321.

This paper analyzes the issues arising from library institutions in the direct service of the executive branch. The problem lies within the framework of the complex relationship that exists between library and public power, and by extensión between library and the state. As a point of reference, US presidential libraries are examined. The author goes beyond the model of the US presidential library; however, to reflect upon why this kind of library is essential to supporting the political actions, in the fulfillment of the powers and duties conferred by law, of the President of the Republic as Chief of State and the government.

Keywords : Presidential library; Presidency of the Republic; Chief of State; Head of Government; Executive Power; State.

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