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Conclusions

In this final chapter, I will sum up the considerations made in the book and also provide them with some wider perspectives.
The first research question concerned the characteristics of the benefits and the challenges of the open public libraries and about the particular aspects of the open libraries that are controversial in professional discourses.
The benefits or the pros of the open libraries are primarily two. The open libraries make the services of the public libraries available for more people. They radically increase the possibilities for visiting a library when the user wants it or when the user is free to do it. Especially commuters and people with odd or unusual work duties will benefit from the open libraries.
Second, the ...

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