Enabling legislation for access to information in Cameroon and the role of libraries and librarians
SHAFACK, Rosemary M. (2015) Enabling legislation for access to information in Cameroon and the role of libraries and librarians. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa in Session 114 - Library and Research Services for Parliaments Law Libraries and Africa.
Enabling legislation for access to information in Cameroon and the role of libraries and librariansThis paper examines the legislation in force in Cameroon that enables access to information of different types and forms by looking at the strength and shortcomings. In writing this paper, the role of the Library and Information Sector(LIS) has been highlighted with respect to how it can enhance legislation relating to access to information. In the paper, it is evident that legislation is a driving force in accessing information. The survey method with questionnaire, interview schedule and document analysis constituting the main data collecting instruments was used. The sampling technique used to select the samples for study was the purposive sampling technique. The simple descriptive statistical method of using mean scores and percentages was used to analysis data collected for the study. The research questions that guided the study include: What legislation exist in the country relating to access to information? How fluid is the implementation of existing legislation? What are the constraints of using the legislation in force? What role does the LIS sector play with respect to the legislation relating to access to information in Cameroon? What is the way forward and are there any hopes? Based on findings from the study, some recommendations were proffered.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Conference details:||IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa
Session 114 - Access to legal information and legislative data in Africa: the role of libraries and librarians- African Legal information and legislative data and- Building a Reading Culture in Africa - Library and Research Services for Parliaments Law Libraries and Africa
|Divisions:||Division 1 Library Types > Law Libraries Section
Division 1 Library Types > Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
Division 5 Regions > Africa Section
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Access to Information, Enabling Legislation, Constraints, Cameroon.|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jun 2015 10:12|
|Last Modified:||15 Jun 2015 10:12|
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