Using a longitudinal focus group methodology to measure the value and impact of public libraries

Leo Appleton

Edinburgh Napier University

Leo is also a doctoral candidate at Edinburgh Napier University, where he is a researcher at the Centre for Social Informatics and is part way through a longitudinal research study into the impact of public libraries on citizenship development in the UK


Purpose: There is a general acceptance that public libraries contribute to ‘community’, and at least have the potential to have a very positive impact on civil society. (Varheim, 2007). This ‘impact’ is longitudinal,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Leo Appleton (Edinburgh Napier University)

Topic Areas

Services , Impact , Value , Innovative Methods , Methods , Public Libraries


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