Developing public libraries. Effectiveness of subsidized development projects in public libraries.

In 2015, the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture CUPORE to conduct a survey of library development project subsidies. This survey focused on two aspects: the development projects of Finnish public libraries funded by state subsidies and their correspondence to the Ministry’s library policy. The process of library development projects was analyzed as a whole from the
viewpoints of effectiveness and national strategic goals. The main research question was: How strategic, clear and apt is the subsidy process of public library development projects in relation to the library policy objectives of the Ministry of Education and Culture? The survey focused on the Finnish Public Library Policy Program and on the development projects documented in the
Finnish public library project register.

The survey was conducted and reported in Finnish. An English language summary of the report is available.

Olli Jakonen
Olli Jakonen Researcher, M.Soc.Sci., Doctoral Student

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