Role of Public Libraries within the Public Administration
Author: Bohumil Pechr, Ministry of Informatics, Czech Republic
Present changes within the society and the changes of the functionality of particular institutions have not let the public libraries without an affect. The original library services have been widened and the main goal of libraries has moved to the position of information providers in general. The Ministry of Informatics would like to take advantage of their potential by implementing new conception of the public administration and lay hold on highly skilled staff as the contact points of e-Government with the aim to come closer to the public. Crew, thanks to their professionalism and to the librarian equipment, can provide information or even some electronic public services on a high quality level. Therefore Ministry of informatics coordinates connections of the public libraries to the intranet of public administration and work together within the project of the Public administration Portal.
About the author
The author graduated at the University of Economics in Prague, dept. of information technologies. She was involved in BPR consultancy and in implementation of information systems in the years 1995-1999; then worked in the field of new technologies statistics and later on in 2001/2002 spent half a year at the European Commission. She applied herself to e-democracy and e-government projects within IST program there. Currently the author works at the Ministry of Informatics, directorate of e-government projects.
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