Libraries News Round-up: 18th November 2013

ITV News : 18th November
Half of Sheffield libraries could close 
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-11-18/half-of-sheffield-libraries-could-close/

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION  : 18th November
Academics challenge ‘apocalyptic’ predictions for future of libraries
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/academics-challenge-apocalyptic-predictions-for-future-of-libraries/2009100.article

Bucks Free Press : 17th November
Council boss: Bourne End library cuts to be spent on road improvements
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10814614.Council_boss__library_cuts_to_be_spent_on_road_improvements/

Daily Echo : 18th November
Southampton | Campaigners ready to fight for libraries
The city’s 11 libraries face an uncertain future after city council chiefs announced this week that they intend to begin a 12-month review into their future.  They have refused to rule out the possibility that the review, which would begin in April, could result in the closure of some libraries.
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10816167.Campaigners_ready_to_fight_for_libraries/

Telegraph & Argus : 18th November
Editorial – Fresh look at libraries is needed
Although Bradford Council is to open a new library in the city centre next month to replace the out-of-commission Central Library, it seems that one possible casualty of the need to reduce spending could be the home delivery service.
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/news_opinion/featuresourview/10815834.Fresh_look_at_libraries_is_needed/

The Lincolnite : 18th November
Revised Lincolnshire libraries closures proposals to be revealed
superb photograph
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/11/revised-lincolnshire-libraries-closures-proposals-revealed-2/

The Lincolnite : 18th November
Saving Lincolnshire libraries with technology
Bibliotheca has been providing library technology, consultation and support services for more than 10 years to over 1,500 libraries in the UK, and 4,000 libraries globally.
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/11/saving-lincolnshire-libraries-with-technology/ 

The Scotsman : 18th November
Moray libraries: Plan to reduce closures revealed
In a surprise move Councillor Allan Wright, the leader of the Independent and Conservative administration, today announced that the administration will be proposing to remove the libraries at Burghead, Dufftown and Cullen from the list of closures at Wednesday’s meeting.
http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/moray-libraries-plan-to-reduce-closures-revealed-1-3192841

Inside Moray : 18th November
U-Turn from Moray Council as they keep Libraries open
http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=1350

The Scotsman : 18th November
Moray libraries: Emergency council motion tabled
http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/moray-libraries-emergency-council-motion-tabled-1-3192841

Press & Journal : 18th November
Moray Library backers hope for closures U-turn 
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/3473665

Ellon Times : 18th November
Aberdeenshire | Don’t take the easy option on libraries
http://www.ellontimes.co.uk/news/community-news/don-t-take-the-easy-option-on-libraries-1-3192173

Save Our Libraries : 18th November
Moray | Campaigners welcome ‘productive’ meeting with Labour MSP
http://saveourlibraries.org.uk/?p=104

Northern Scot : 18th November
Plea for Moray Libraries
People in Cullen turned out in force on Monday to voice their concerns at the proposal by the Independent-Conservative administration to close seven rural libraries.
http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Plea-for-Moray-libraries-18112013.htm

About My Area : 18th November
Portsmouth | More than £100,000 Allocated for Mobile Library
http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Hampshire/Portsmouth/PO6/News/Local-News/262438-More-than-%C2%A3100-000-Allocated-for-Mobile-Library

library protest

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