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

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)359-370
    Number of pages11
    JournalLibrary Review
    Volume56
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • libraries
    • information services
    • diversity
    • legislation

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