Enabling Open Government for All: A Road Map for Public Libraries

G. Brian Burke, Alan Kowlowitz, Theresa Pardo, and Megan Sutherland
Dec. 1, 2014


Open government and librariesThis report presents the results of a year-long partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and public library and open government experts.

The project focused on how efforts to open government are influencing, and possibly changing, the role of public libraries in their communities.

The report offers six recommendations for practices and ensuring a future role for public libraries in expanding the open government agenda which emerged from research and expert meetings.

In addition, the report provides two resources to support these recommendations and to help public libraries get started in building their open government agendas.

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