Libraries News Round-up: 4 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th June
Libraries’ economic contribution ‘can only be measured long-term’
Public libraries have an economic impact on their communities that far exceeds their “traditional perception”, according to a report released by Arts Council England (ACE).
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-economic-contribution-can-only-be-measured-long-term.html
ACE Report:
http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/browse-advice-and-guidance/evidence-review-economic-contribution-libraries

Public Libraries News : 3rd June
Editorial When technology makes things worse, it’s probably because we’re doing it wrong
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/06/when-technology-makes-things-worse-its-probably-because-were-doing-it-wrong.html

THE GUARDIAN : 4th June
Books do furnish a room – but not for much longer if Jeff Bezos has his way
Has attracted some comment
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/04/books-jeff-bezos-kindle-amazon-ebooks?commentpage=1

Now Bath : 4th June
Councillors To Vote On Local Council Cooperation
http://www.nowbath.co.uk/news/councillors-vote-local-council-cooperation-56999/

View From Online : 4th June
AXMINSTER: Call for town to turn out in force to oppose library downgrading
http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/32487/21/1/axminster-call-for-town-to-turn-out-in-force

Lincolnshire Echo : 4th June
Lincolnshire County Council slammed for library closures with £41 million in the bank
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-County-Council-slammed-library/story-21186762-detail/story.html

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 4th June
Save Lincolnshire Libraries Fund passes £2000 mark
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/06/04/save-lincolnshire-libraries-fund-passes-2000-mark/ 

The Journal : 4th June
Lending rise in Newcastle as e-books are trialled in libraries 
http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/ebook-borrowing-soars-newcastle-libraries-7211515

Herefordshire Council : 4th June
Partnership saves library opening times
But – Herefordshire campaigners report, on Twitter @savelibservices : “What this news update fails to point out is that 3 more Herefordshire Libraries rely on volunteers to keep them open”
http://newsroom.herefordshire.gov.uk/2014/june/partnership-saves-library-opening-times.aspx

Blackburn Citizen : 4th June
East Lancs library users asked views
http://www.blackburncitizen.co.uk/news/11255279.East_Lancs_library_users_asked_views/

Virtual Lancaster : 3rd June
Library opening hours under review 
http://virtual-lancaster.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/library-opening-hours-under-review.html

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