Openness of the Library of the Finnish Parliament and its services to support democracy
KORKEILA, Sirkka-Liisa and PEUHKURINEN, Tommi (2014) Openness of the Library of the Finnish Parliament and its services to support democracy. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 106 - Library and Research Services for Parliaments. In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.
Openness of the Library of the Finnish Parliament and its services to support democracyAs an open library since 1913 the Library of the Finnish Parliament supports the democracy in several ways. In this presentation we will address the measures the library has taken to engage the citizens in the democratic process. Transparency is the core value of the Finnish Parliament. The basis of the Library of Parliament is the provision of information on Parliament, legislation and society. The overriding principle of operation is openness and transparency. The objective is to ensure and promote free access to information. The vision of the Library is to support democracy, fulfil the right to public information ensured in the Constitution, promote the access to legal, parliamentary and political information and advance the possibilities for its customers to function as active citizens in the society.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Conference details:||IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge
Session 106 - Libraries for Democracy: Engaging Citizens - Library and Research Services for Parliaments
|Divisions:||Division 1 Library Types > Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||parliamentary libraries, openness, democracy|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2014 16:37|
|Last Modified:||17 Jul 2014 14:31|
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