Libraries News Round-up: 17th June 2013

Sunderland Echo : 17th June
Sunderland library spending had fallen by £2.5million even before closure plans announced
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-spending-had-fallen-by-2-5million-even-before-closure-plans-announced-1-5775185

Sunderland Echo : 17th June
‘Hands off our libraries’ – fight launched to save nine Sunderland branches from closure
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/hands-off-our-libraries-fight-launched-to-save-nine-sunderland-branches-from-closure-1-5775100

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th June
Digital discord
http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/digital-discord.html

Public Libraries News : 16th June
The road not taken: the French and English library systems compared
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/06/the-road-not-taken-the-french-and-english-library-systems-compared.html

Alan Gibbons : 16th June
Review of “The Damage” (new Unison pamphlet) by Steve Davies
http://alangibbons.net/2013/06/review-of-the-damage-by-steve-davies/

Express & Star : 17th June
Sandwell Conservative leader hits out at plans to slash libraries’ hours
“I could not  believe it when I found out. We protested the last time and now it’s  happening again. Libraries are very important places in Sandwell – as a  community base, for education. I feel enough is enough.”
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2013/06/17/sandwell-conservative-leader-hits-out-at-plans-to-slash-libraries-hours/

Building Design : 17th June
Are libraries living on borrowed time?
(there is also a link available on Google News that does not require you to register to read)
http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/analysis/are-libraries-living-on-borrowed-time?/5056283.article

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