Tuesday, July 13, 2021

New Report on The Government Information Landscape and Libraries

 IFLA, the International Federation Of Library Associations, recently published a report on The Government Information Landscape and Libraries that offers a number case studies on the challenges faced by government information specialists:

"This report provides a summary of the government information landscape for selected countries and regions worldwide—the United Kingdom, Canada, Greece, the Russian Federation, Korea, the United States, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. It also includes an overview of information from International Governmental Organizations and a special postscript on cybersecurity. For each country or region, information is provided about government publishing practices, depositories, the legislature, access to information, government libraries, preservation practices, and digitization. Many think that it is easy to find government information. This publication makes the point that it is not easy to do so, and many complexities and challenges exist for users worldwide. Government information professionals are needed to assist users in finding the information they need and to advocate for more access for all."

There is a chapter on The Government Information Landscape in Canada by Susan Paterson, University of British Columbia Library.

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