Libraries News Round-up: 11 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th August
Carnegie Trust launches £200,000 library innovation fund
A three-year funding programme, Carnegie Library Lab, will create partnerships with up to 15 libraries looking to develop “innovative practice.”  Libraries will be able to apply for a grant during September, submitting an idea for the library which finds a new way to use the space, offers a alternative method to deliver the library service, brings different activities into the library or involves a new partnership.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carnegie-trust-launches-%C2%A3200000-library-innovation-fund.html

Liverpool Echo : 11th August
Protestors pledge: We will fight to save Liverpool’s libraries 
Over 8,000 sign petition against closure of 11 city libraries
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/protestors-pledge-fight-save-liverpools-7592324

Public Libraries News : 10th August
Editorial | Liverpool sinking, stock floating … and a request for information
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/08/liverpool-sinking-stock-floating-and-a-request-for-information.html

Public Libraries News : 10th August
New page:  Dynamic / Floating Stock
includes – Pros & cons and a Case Study 
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-reducing-expenditure/dynamic-floating-stock

THE GUARDIAN : 11th August
Labour: ‘Unleash digital creativity to shift power away from Whitehall’ 
Listing six key findings from the review, the piece states priorities for Labour’s digital government planning:
The sixth is:
• Inclusion of all communities and support through libraries, post offices and voluntary organisations for those without digital skills.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/11/labour-digital-creativity-shift-power-whitehall

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