Best Practices in Government Information, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3598440413
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440410
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 243 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Explores international trends and developments in access to government information. Covers issues such as public access, including censorship; legislation, facilities for the user, including training; and the possibilities for enhancement of on-line information, through maps, statistics, videos, and sound.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: The Struggle to Make Government Documents Accessible to Citizens.
2: Insistence and Resistance: The Non-Governmental Organizations and the Struggle for Access to Government Information in Nigeria.
3: The Right to Access Government Information, Democracy & Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
4: Management of Government Information in Kenya.
5: Factors Hindering Effective Management of Government Information in Kenya.
6: Informed Citizens in the Global Information Commons.
7: Accessibility of Government Information as a Determinant of Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Africa.
8: New Solutions for Making Electronic Government Information Available to the Public.
9: Management and Planning Organization of Iran: Official Publications.
10: Government Information and Centers of Business and Legal Information in Russia.
11: Caribbean E-Government Portals or Gateway Websites: Implications for Libraries and Librarians.
12: Government Publications and Information Dissemination: Indian Scenario.
13: Developing the Digital World of Government Information and Official Publications: A View from the United States.
14: Building Blocks for Making Government Information Available to the Public.
15: Information and Training through the Net: The Experience of DFP (Italian Government Information on the Net).
16: Lifting Ourselves by Our Bootstraps: Developing a National Peer-to-Peer Training Program for Data Librarians in Canada.
17: The Yrityssuomi (Enterprisefinland) Portal as a One-Stop-Shop for Public Information to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Finland.
18: The National Agricultural Library – Providing Tools for Education and Development in Agriculture.
19: The Challenge of Creating and Sustaining a Socially Inclusive E-Citizenry: The Proactive Advocacy Role of the National Library Board, Singapore.
20: GIS and Data Sharing in Libraries: Considerations for Digital Libraries.