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A study of the UK Information Workforce.

Hall, Hazel; Irving, Christine; Ryan, Bruce; Raeside, Robert; Dutton, Matthew; Chen, Tao


Hazel Hall

Christine Irving

Tao Chen


In 2014, CILIP and the Archives Records Association (UK & Ireland) (ARA) commissioned Edinburgh Napier University to undertake major research to map the workforce across the Library, Archives, Records, Information and Knowledge Management Services and related professions in the United Kingdom.
Mapping the workforce
Library, Archive, Records, Information and Knowledge professionals are developing new roles in business, industry, government, and the third sector. There are an estimated 270,000 people in the UK working in these sectors but there is no accurate picture of the workforce overall and little information on demographics.
This research has helped CILIP and ARA to better understand the sector so that we can monitor trends in the workforce, advocate on behalf of the sector, develop relevant and robust policies, and to develop better and targeted services.

Report Type Research Report
Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Dec 15, 2016
Publication Date Dec 15, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 24, 2018
Publicly Available Date Sep 27, 2018
Publisher CILIP, Library and Information Research Group
Pages 194
Public URL
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Contract Date Sep 24, 2018


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