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Change and Opposition in the 1980s: The UK Government′s Proposals for the Public Library Service

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 June 1991

Abstract

The closing years of the last decade saw the United Kingdom government trying to implement changes which could drastically alter the concept of the public library service in this country. These developments provoked a nationwide reaction from both librarians and the public which was expressed in the national and local press as well as in the anticipated professional sources. In the event the measures taken were not as draconian as feared, but the threat to the public library service remains. These events are chronicled and illustrated.

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Prichard, R.J. (1991), "Change and Opposition in the 1980s: The UK Government′s Proposals for the Public Library Service", Library Review, Vol. 40 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000001482

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MCB UP Ltd

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