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Social Impact Study for Museums, Libraries and Archives

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Main Document 1.08 MB

David Streatfield, Jared Bryson and Bob Usherwood

2002

Intended purpose and/or audience:

Practitioners, Academics, Policymakers

The aim of the study was to assess the collaborative impact of archives, libraries
and museums in terms of promoting social cohesion, fostering social inclusion and
encouraging lifelong learning. Specifically it sought to: 1) Illuminate where and how museums, archives, and libraries made an impact; 2) Develop an approach to this evaluation, which would be useful to colleagues
in other parts of the UK; 3) Inform the lifelong learning agendas of the participating organizations; 4) Stimulate innovative thinking about meeting social purpose and priorities; 5) Lead to further cross sector working.

Publisher


MLA SW

Year published


2002

Commissioned by


MLA SW

Authors


David Streatfield, Jared Bryson and Bob Usherwood

Author organisation


Information Management and CPLIS at University of Sheffield

Domains


Museums
Libraries
Archives

Geographical coverage


South West England
UK

Other keywords


Social Audit

Programmes


Cultural Entitlement

Social groups


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
Unemployed people
New communities
Refugees and asylum seekers
Lower socio-economic groups
Looked-after children and those leaving care
Prisoners and ex-offenders
Homeless people
Ehnic minority groups
People with disabilities
Older people
Children and young people

Social outcomes


Celebrating local identity
Community cohesion & inclusion
Economic Impact
Health & well-being
Learning & skills
Local infrastructure & regeneration
Tourism
Community empowerment & active citizenship
Raising participation
Positive outcomes for vulnerable groups