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An Investment in Knowledge: Library and Information Services in the United Kingdom
Investment in Knowledge
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Compiled and edited by Patrick Villa

Published jointly by the British Council and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

This booklet is the new edition of Information and Libraries in the UK. It provides a useful overview of the UK library and information scene and describes several momentous developments in the UK which have contributed to rapid change in the importance of information and library services and their impact in society.

This review begins by outlining the context in which the sector operates, covering the administrative and legislative background, as well as education provision for library and information management. Public, school, further and higher education, national and workplace library and information services are then described in more detail, and the document concludes with a review of the UK's position in the global information society. A list of useful addresses is also provided.

The electronic file, in pdf format, can be accessed from the bookmark on the left. If you would like a paper copy please email information.society@britishcouncil.org.

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