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Libraries News Round-up: 4th February 2014

The Magic of Libraries – Video for National Libraries Day http://vimeo.com/85812331 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd February Journal articles made free to public libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/journal-articles-made-free-public-libraries.html THE BOOKSELLER : 4th February HC UK makes all e-books available for library loan Good EReader reported…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd February 2014

BBC News : 3rd February Public libraries get online access to research journals The PLS says the move will “strengthen the position” of public libraries at a time when they are “under pressure”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25981183 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd February National…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd February 2014

Southend Standard : 2nd February 100 volunteers say they’ll run Southend’s libraries http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/echo/10979155.100_volunteers_say_they_ll_run_Southend_s_libraries/?ref=nt Louth Eye : 1st February Lincolnshire | Evidence Of Shocking Cluelessness At LCC http://www.loutheye.co.uk/01-02-14-evidence-of-shocking-cluelessness-at-lcc.php Spalding Guardian : 2nd February The Deepings | Council drew up ‘secret’ library plan “There may be…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st February 2014

BBC News : 1st February Birmingham Library website ‘cost more than £1m’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-25999701 Local Government Lawyer : 29th January Standards watchdog to review risks from new models of service delivery http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17105%3Astandards-watchdog-to-review-risks-from-new-models-of-service-delivery&catid=59&Itemid=27 BBC News : 1st February Volunteers offer to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 31th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Books on Prescription scheme sees loans rise  More than 100,000 people have made use of the Books on Prescription scheme since it launched in public libraries last summer. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/books-prescription-scheme-sees-loans-rise.html Luton Today : 31st January Article…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th January 2014

Inside Croydon : 30th January Carillion cuts jobs just weeks after taking over libraries http://insidecroydon.com/2014/01/30/carillion-cuts-jobs-just-weeks-after-taking-over-libraries/  Lincolnshire Echo : 30th January Lincolnshire Libraries – last chance to save them tomorrow http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-Libraries-chance-save-tomorrow/story-20527198-detail/story.html Herald Scotland : 30th January Letter | Library is a vital facility…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 28th January Editorial | To claim that paid staff can in any way give a better service is ridiculous” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/to-claim-that-paid-staff-can-in-any-way-give-a-better-service-is-ridiculous.html LocalGov : 29th January Councils paying over the odds for IT equipment, survey finds http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-paying-over-the-odds-for-IT-equipment-survey-finds/35492 Locality.org : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th January 2014

Voices for the Library : 28th January Data protection and volunteer-led libraries http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/01/data-protection-and-volunteer-led-libraries/ Swindon Advertiser : 28th January Letter | Valuable volunteers As the manager of the Walcot Community Shop I would like to correct the references Sherry Waldon made about the shop and…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 27th January Birmingham faces £2m library cuts Libraries across Birmingham face closure as the city looks to slash £2m from its library budget, with even the flagship Library of Birmingham facing heavy cuts. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-faces-%C2%A32m-library-cuts.html THE BOOKSELLER :…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 26th January Editorial | UK children’s libraries could do better http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/uk-childrens-libraries-could-do-better.html Basingstoke Gazette : 25th January Hampshire | Future uncertain for Kingsclere library “I am optimistic that we will be able to reach an agreement with the local community.  We…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th January 2014

Swindon Advertiser : 24th January Letter | Library truths http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/10963141.Letters_to_the_editor__24_1_14/ Louth Leader : 25th January Is there new hope for libraries in Sutton on Sea and Alford? It will be a massive challenge for these two groups to find the volunteers to…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th January 2014

India Education Diary : 24th January Public libraries to get a massive facelift under National Mission on Libraries  http://indiaeducationdiary.in/Shownews.asp?newsid=27737 BBC News : 23rd January Library cuts plans approved by Herefordshire Council  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-25871262 News 24 : 24th January US kids don’t…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd January £12m library plan for Westminster gets go-ahead https://www.thebookseller.com/news/%C2%A312m-library-plan-westminster-gets-go-ahead.html Birmingham Mail : 23rd January Four Birmingham libraries facing closure because of budget cuts  http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/four-birmingham-libraries-facing-closure-6556612 The Star : 23rd January Town Hall ‘hid library review’ http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/town-hall-hid-library-review-1-6390593 Herald…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st January 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 21st January Improving council library and waste services – workshop We will hold a workshop Wednesday 29 January from 12pm-2pm to discuss how core services can be made better http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2014/jan/21/improving-council-library-waste-services-workshop THE BOOKSELLER : 21st January Row over DCMS library closure statistics http://www.thebookseller.com/news/row-over-dcms-library-closure-statistics.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th January Campaigners brand DCMS library stats ‘bonkers’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-brand-dcms-library-stats-bonkers.html Public Libraries News : 19th January Editorial | DCMS presents the best picture, Doncaster the worst The DCMS have produced their review of the state of play in UK public…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th January 2014

UKAuthority.com : 17th January Librarians alarmed at community policy Key advice on www.gov.uk about setting up community managed libraries is flawed and does not appear to have ministerial sign-off, the body representing professional librarians claimed this week. The allegation will fuel concerns…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th January 2014

Gov.uk: 16th January DCMS | Report under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 for 2012/13 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964-for-201213 New Statesman : 15th January Five reasons Universal Credit will fail – even if they sort out the IT It’s also not enough to be…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th January 2014

CILIP : 15th January Revealed: Government advice promoting volunteer-run libraries had no Ministerial sign-off http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/revealed-government-advice-promoting-volunteer-run-libraries-had-no-ministerial-sign Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 15th January Vaizey ignores CILIP http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2014/01/vaizey-ignores-cilip.html The Star : 15th January Group wants to run threatened Sheffield library The nine residents…