Libraries News Round-up: 1 June 2014

BBC News : 1st June
Save Lincolnshire Libraries establishes fighting fund
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-27655027

Herts & Essex Observer : 1st June
Essex | £1m new fund to support voluntary groups & projects aimed at strengthening community-led activityhttp://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/News/Uttlesford/New-fund-to-support-Essex-charities-receives-1m-boost-20140601173005.htm

Wales Online : 1st June
Angry protesters chain themselves to bookshelves in last ditch attempt to save library 
Police were called after a group of campaigners chained themselves up at Rhydyfelin Library, near Pontypridd
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/rhydyfelin-library-rhondda-cynon-taf-7200185

Business-Cloud.com : 1st June
Changes to UK copyright law come into action
The claim from the UK Government is that these changes will generate £250m for the UK economy over the next 10 years. With the press release claiming that the new regulations will save libraries, archives and museums around £26m per year or £260m over the same period, it is questionable as to where, beyond these saving, the financial benefits are to be found.
http://www.business-cloud.com/articles/news/uk-copyright-changes-force

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