Libraries News Round-up: 21st August 2013

PRIVATE EYE | Library News 
Issue No. 1347
Item (1) Lincolnshire | Item (2) JLIS takeovers‏
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Gainsborough Standard : 21st August
Lincolnshire: Gainsborough MP condemns council’s plans for libraries
“Yes, changes should be made to make our libraries more affordable and more sustainable in the long term, but these proposals put our entire library culture at risk. Lincolnshire County Council must reconsider this immediately and keep our libraries open”
http://www.gainsboroughstandard.co.uk/news/local-news/lincolnshire-gainsborough-mp-condemns-council-s-plans-for-libraries-1-5970807

Market Rasen Mail : 21st August
Campaigners reject Co-op compromise
http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/local/campaigners-reject-co-op-compromise-1-5406651

Skegness Standard : 21st August
Spilsby councillors’ tentative support to Co-op library offer; public views sought next
“The Co-op is on board with it, we’re on board with it ..”    (tentative?)
http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/spilsby-councillors-tentative-support-to-co-op-library-offer-public-views-sought-next-1-5410511

THE INDEPENDENT : 20th August
Brent Council hire a hologram as their new receptionist 
“When they cut libraries they said they needed money for things like home care and other core services …”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brent-council-hire-a-hologram-as-their-new-receptionist-8776034.html?origin=internalSearch

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st August
Legal action from CLA prompts councils to license
If a council is found to be breaching copyright from digital or print publications, then in some cases the council officers and employees can be held individually liable.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/legal-action-cla-prompts-councils-license.html

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