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Citizenship information, electronic government.

Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme

Authors

Rita Marcella

Graeme Baxter



Abstract

This paper summarises the results of the Citizenship Information national survey of information needs and information seeking behaviour of the UK general public. The project was funded by the BLR&IC and comprised a survey by questionnaire covering all regions of the United Kingdom. 1294 responses were received giving a valid and demographically representative response rate of 45.7%. A highly significant majority (79.2%) believed that access to information was very important for exercising their rights as a citizen. The paper goes on to review the issues arising from the project and from government policy in relation to the provision of information to the public and considers the likely trends emerging from policy as it is formulated presently.

Other Type Newspaper Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 1998
Print ISSN 1351-4113
Publisher Library Information Technology Centre
Institution Citation MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. Citizenship information, electronic government. Information UK outlooks, 31, pages 1-22.
Keywords Access information; Survey; Information need; Public opinion; User behaviour; Information policy; Public library; Electronic information; United Kingdom; Citizenship; Government information; Europe

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