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Measuring the Value of Public Libraries

My favourite topic:

The Value of Public Libraries (and the measurement and demonstration thereof)

“The more enlightened among us even know that libraries are about more than just books, a shiny building and longer opening hours (Phil Bradley covers that all extremely well in this post). They’re about lifelong learning, independent decision-making and cultural development of the individual and social groups. They’re about the public good, equitable access for all members of society to public domain information of all kinds and in all formats, an appropriate balance within the law between demands from information users, and the need to respect confidentiality. They’re about a fair and economically prosperous society underpinned by literacy, access to information and the transfer of knowledge.”

Read the full post and follow the links for more.

Stephen

Posted on: March 14, 2011, 7:49 am Category: Uncategorized