Friday, January 05, 2007

Importance of the Public Library Catalogue

A new report by US think-tank Public Agenda finds that only 48% people surveyed in the States think that "offering access to library catalogs and databases through the internet, so they can be accessed from home or at work" "should be high priority for their local public library". However, 64% prioritised "having enough computers and online services for the people that want to use them." The table was topped by 84% prioritising "keeping library services free".(p.24).

Public Agenda. Long overdue: a fresh look at public and leadership attitudes about libraries in the 21st Century. US: New York, NY: Public Agenda, 2006. ISBN 1-889483-87-7.

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