Libraries News Round-up: 14 August 2014

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION : 14th August
‘Dismal’ start for Access to Research initiative
Dr Murray-Rust said that the total number of users reported in six months indicated that just half a person per day was accessing the service in each local authority involved.  “That is appalling,” he said. “It is a pretty dismal record that represents the inadequate nature of the scheme. 
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/dismal-start-for-access-to-research-initiative/2015157.article

Information Twist : 13th August
Thoughts on Janene Cox IFLA Public Libraries keynote
http://informationtwist.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/thoughts-on-janene-cox-ifla-public-libraries-keynote/

Islington Gazette : 14th August
Confusion surrounds leaked Islington Council document proposing a swathe of dramatic cutshttp://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/confusion_surrounds_leaked_islington_council_document_proposing_a_swathe_of_dramatic_cuts_1_3725206

Cambridge News :  13th August
How do you think Cambridgeshire CC should save £31m? 
The council has launched a consultation on how to make the savings, which could affect services such as social care, transport and libraries.
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/How-do-you-think-Cambridgeshire-County-Council-should-save-31m-20140813145424.htm

The Star : 14th August
Sheffield | Wait continues for Walkley library decision
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/wait-continues-for-walkley-library-decision-1-6783944

Portsmouth News : 14th August
Boss defends plan to move town library The man in charge of libraries in Hampshire has defended proposals to move a library into a community centre.
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/boss-defends-plan-to-move-town-library-1-6237987

Bury Times : 14th August
‘Challenging’ and ‘innovative’ 3D sculptures could be installed at Bury Library 
“They are to be free flowing and organic 3D structures with a main powder-coated aluminium frame, attached to which are lightweight floral elements, all in a range of bright colours.”
http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/11411032._Challenging__and__innovative__3D_sculptures_could_be_installed_at_Bury_Library/

Las Cruces News : 13th August
USA Report: Arts, culture (inc Libraries) have $5.6B impact in New Mexico
http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_26331592/report-arts-culture-have-5-6b-impact-new

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