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29th October 2013 Sara Lock

Resources by Ipsos MORI

What do the public want from libraries? Technical report

This technical report summarises the methodological approach for the 2010 programme of research conducted by Ipsos MORI and Shared Intelligence on behalf of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), This programme examined public attitudes to, and experiences of, public libraries, using a range of methodologies to collate existing data and to resolve gaps where little evidence previously existed. This fuller picture aims to be of value in shaping the public library service more closely to the needs of users and potential users in the years ahead.

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What do the public want from libraries? Summary report of quantitative research

This quantitative research fed into the full report 'What do the public want from libraries?'

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What do the public want from libraries? Summary report of qualitative research

This summary of the qualitative, focus group research feeds into the report 'What do the public want from libraries?'. The focus groups concentrated on:

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What do the public want from libraries?

This research aimed to give an up-to-date picture of public views on libraries, in order to help leaders and practitioners make decisions about the future development of the service. The findings come from focus groups with a cross-section of user and non-user groups and a quantitative survey with a representative sample of 1,102 adults as well as a literature review of previous relevant studies and national surveys.

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Envisioning the library of the future

Discover what lies ahead for libraries, and what we can do to help them develop. This major research project commissioned by Arts Council England intends to help set out the value, role and purpose of public libraries with clarity. It points out ways that libraries can respond to change in order to remain at the heart of the community, and gives focus for work in the future.

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