Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



This article discusses the meaning of the term "policy," along with general aspects of policies that might apply to many nations. Of particular concern is the placement of library- and information-oriented policies within a larger context. Literature on information policy is reviewed with the goal of devising a framework for discussing the national goals of policy. Examples from the United States are used to illustrate policy-making. Finally, some trends affecting policy are examined.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.