UK Government Information on the Internet
Tuesday, 1st April 2008
The early days of the Internet saw great optimism as to the potential for the freeing up of information and consequent greater accountability of governments. The Internet's very existence, as well as legislation like the UK's Freedom of Information Act (2000), has indeed improved the availability of information in some respects.
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By Adrian Janes
Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.
A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.
Adrian can be reached at email@example.com
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