ERIC Number: ED441474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A New Zealand Perspective on Managing Cultural Diversity.
Mohi, John H.
This paper describes the work of the New Zealand National Library and its commitment to being a center for diversity so that the collections within it are a reflection of the community it represents. Two acts that have focused attention on managing diversity in the government sector are summarized: the State Sector Act 1998, which requires the National Library to develop an equal employment opportunities plan each year; and the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975, a compact by the Maori and the British Crown to build a nation together. The National Library consultation with the Maori has centered on a strategic partnership goal; it will have a strategy for developing an effective partnership with the Maori by 2002. (MES)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Legislation, Library Role, Library Services, Maori (People), Minority Groups, National Libraries, Users (Information)
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/095-106e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand