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It’s 2016 – Time to Legislate Canadian Social Value Act: Part 2

As mentioned in the Part 1, governments’ desire to think holistically about “increased community capacity” and “multi-generational benefits” is at odds with ability to define and quantify the business of “social”. The common way of managing “impossible to quantify” using under- … Continue reading It’s 2016 – Time to Legislate Canadian Social Value Act: Part 2

It’s 2016 – Time to Legislate Canadian Social Value Act: Part 1

In 2012, the U.K. House of Commons granted royal ascent to a private member’s bill called the Social Value Act. The Act requested public commissioners to take into account “social values” — such as socio-economic or environmental well-being — when deciding about public service … Continue reading It’s 2016 – Time to Legislate Canadian Social Value Act: Part 1

New Paradigm for Library Sustainability

The idea of “sustainability” has been invading information grounds rather frequently. Politically conscious citizens, interested in supporting “sustainable” commerce, finance,  art and government, have begun to operate in overlapping discourses of environmentalism, socio- political literacy and education. Literacy and education, although non-exclusively, are domains of libraries … Continue reading New Paradigm for Library Sustainability