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

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)359-370
    Number of pages11
    JournalLibrary Review
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • libraries
    • information services
    • diversity
    • legislation

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