2008-01-19Konferenzveröffentlichung DOI: 10.18452/1315
Who is Everyone?
Hidden Barriers to Information Provision for a Certain Clientele. Considerations of a New Information Policy to a Local Base on the Background of German and International Experiences.
Hidden access to information caused by lacking technological skills, language barriers, insufficient information literacy and last not least by problems of the copyright laws are known and frequently discussed by international and national professionals.- Barriers to certain groups of clientele however are only sometimes getting into the focus of library policy as the opening discussion of cultural diversity is indicating.However barriers for information e.g. to smaller enterprises are still a problem especially on the background of the economical and social landscape, which is characterized by deep changes subsequently leading to even increasing information needs: Countries in Central and Eastern Europe have to build up a new economical structure with private smaller enterprises especially for the local and increasingly for the international market. Women are obtaining leading positions in smaller enterprises offering sometimes the only chance to work and develop new ideas in their own professional field when having a family. The lack on non partisan information for these clientle on the one side and their growing political as well economical power on the other side have to be taken into a much broader and more sufficient consideration by libraries and their information work as it is excercised today.
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