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Open to All? The public library and social exclusion: executive summary

Dave Muddiman (School of Information Management, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK)
Shiraz Durrani (Merton Civic Centre Library Services, London Borough of Merton, Merton, UK)
John Pateman (Merton Civic Centre Library Services, London Borough of Merton, Merton, UK)
Martin Dutch (Archives and Information Services, Highfield Library, Sheffield Libraries, Sheffield, UK)
Rebecca Linley (Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, London, UK)
John Vincent (Independent Consultant based in Exeter, UK)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 May 2001

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Abstract

The executive summary of the report of an 18‐month research project on public library policy and social exclusion based at Leeds Metropolitan University and conducted in partnership with the London Borough of Merton (Libraries), Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services, and John Vincent, an independent consultant. Briefly describes the background to the research and gives a summary of the study findings and the main conclusions and recommendations. The study examines the context of social exclusion and the nature of the problems facing public libraries and other public institutions in tackling disadvantage.

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Muddiman, D., Durrani, S., Pateman, J., Dutch, M., Linley, R. and Vincent, J. (2001), "Open to All? The public library and social exclusion: executive summary", New Library World, Vol. 102 No. 4/5, pp. 154-158. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074800110390626

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