Impact Assessment of Cultural Institutions

Authored by: Sara Selwood

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043734

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Abstract

In the United Kingdom, and in England in particular, concern with the “impact” of cultural institutions, cultural activities, and cultural policies has grown exponentially. Prompted by the government’s requirement for greater accountability within the public sector and its desire to implement evidence-based policy, this has particularly affected organizations in receipt of public funding. In the United Kingdom, these include the majority of cultural institutions.

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