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Blessed are the cheesemakers: evidence based policy versus the oral tradition

Law, Derek (2007) Blessed are the cheesemakers: evidence based policy versus the oral tradition. Library and Information Research News, 31 (97). pp. 4-13. ISSN 0141-6561

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Abstract

A paper presented at a special conference to celebrate the work of Brian Perry. Records the story of BLRDD and of research management in the UK from 1985-2000. Covers BLRDD, the Library and Information Commission and BLRIC. Considers the lessons to be drawn in moving from a managed research environment to the present more anarchic situation.