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Can new laws make public services better? Reflections on diversity legislation for libraries

Joint, N. (2007) Can new laws make public services better? Reflections on diversity legislation for libraries. Library Review, 56 (5). pp. 359-370. ISSN 0024-2535

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    Abstract

    This paper argues that government-led social legislation inspired by Victorian ideals of paternalistic law-making is still an appropriate way of intervening to promote citizenship and equity in the information society of the twenty first century. However, to do so effectively is more complex than traditional models suggest and needs ongoing and energetic participation from the LIS profession to ensure good laws are put on to the statute book.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 5119
    Keywords: libraries, information services, diversity, legislation, Law (General), Library and Information Sciences
    Subjects: Law > Law (General)
    Department: Professional Services > Information Services
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      Depositing user: Mr N Joint
      Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2007
      Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 23:23
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5119

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