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The pattern of provision of European Union information in France and the United Kingdom: a comparative study of services.

Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Parker, Susan; Davies, Sylvie

Authors

Rita Marcella

Graeme Baxter

Susan Parker

Sylvie Davies

Abstract

Compares the selective European information services in France and the UK, stating that whereas France gathers information from official documentation and its representations in the EC in Paris and Marseille, the UK got its European information from three surveys, including two degree surveys. Maintains that French academic librarians are Civil Servants employed by central government and have limited access to European Documentation Centres (EDC), unlike their British counterparts whose libraries, over hundreds of years, have evolved into a self-governing institution, much better funded and able to provide information at local authority level where European responsibility has been significantly added to since the signing of the Single European Act in 1986.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 15, 1997
Journal Library management
Print ISSN 0143-5124
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 5
Pages 243-252
Institution Citation MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G., PARKER, S. and DAVIES, S. 1997. The pattern of provision of European Union information in France and the United Kingdom: a comparative study of services. Library management [online], 18(5), pages 243-252. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/01435129710176751
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/01435129710176751
Keywords European Union; France; Information services; Public libraries; United Kingdom

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