Nordic public libraries in transition
Development does not happen by itself, it is a result of informed planning,
creative visions and determined action. In this issue we have gathered current government draft bills, reports and national policies, there are significant definitions of policy to be presented from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Government reports and national policies interconnect with legislation and state budgets, generally also with state grants and purposeful project support. They are not binding in the same way as legislation, but their impact is obvious.
The strategies of associations and consortia focus on expedient action in the framework of national, regional and local ambitions, and on the more pragmatic needs of their members. There is always the municipal view, the implementation of policies and strategies in the daily activities of the local library.
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