Collection Development and Censorship in Torah Studies Libraries in Israel

Gila Prebor, David Gordon

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A Torah studies library is a type of Jewish library specializing in biblical and rabbinical literature. One of its characteristics is its process of collection development and censorship. This study primarily aims to discuss the collection development policies in Torah libraries, particularly censorship implemented as part of a policy, with an emphasis on how prohibited books are rejected. A qualitative-narrative research technique was used, allowing the viewpoints of the “selectors” to be examined. To present a broad picture, various types of Torah studies libraries were chosen for the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-55
Number of pages29
JournalCollection Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2015

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  • Jewish libraries
  • censorship
  • collection development
  • collection management
  • special libraries


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