School of Business and Economics


27 April 2017

Evidence-based Policy Making Event

Presented By Dr Louise Cooke

About this event

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There are currently no formal UK wide guidelines for the provision of public internet and wifi access in terms of issues such as managing acceptable use, content filtering and blocking, and monitoring technologies. Research by Dr Louise Cooke from the School of Business and Economics and her team has shown that this has caused issues for librarians, other information professionals and technical personnel and ultimately creates barriers to the equality of access to information and engagement with eGovernment for UK citizens.

On 27th April 2017 Dr Louise Cooke is hosting a one day networking and public engagement event that will bring together stakeholders from a range of domains including government policy makers, practitioners, NGOs, Internet Service Provider representatives and activist organisations. The event will facilitate the co-production of a set of practical and evidence-based guidelines to assist personnel in public libraries and their parent bodies in their decision-making in the provision of public internet and wifi access and will inform the content of a White Paper aimed for relevant policy making bodies.