Libraries News Round-up: 4th April 2014

Public Libraries News : 3rd April
Editorial DCMS, Powys, Northern Ireland and a whole ton of maps
A parliamentary question by Helen Goodman has revealed that libraries will received £93 million in grant in aid from the DCMS in 2015/16.  This appears to compare to £111 million in 2013/14.
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/04/dcms-powys-northern-ireland-and-a-whole-ton-of-maps.html

Swindon Link : 3rd April
Old Town Library hours to be maintained
http://www.swindonlink.com/news/old-town-library-opening-hours-to-be-maintained

Swindon Advertiser : 4th April
Small library wins a reprieve
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11125384.Small_library_wins_a_reprieve/

Swindon Advertiser : 4th April
Shirley’s letter | Arts Centre woes
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/11128419.Arts_Centre_woes/

Swindon Advertiser : 31st March
Letter | Arts Centre no joke
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/11114097.Arts_Centre_no_joke/

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 4th April
Staff at £188 million Library of Birmingham unable to reach the books
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/10744050/Staff-at-188-million-Library-of-Birmingham-unable-to-reach-the-books.html

Metro : 3rd April
£190m library where books are off-limits: New building ‘unfit for purpose’ because shelves can’t be reached
http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/03/190m-library-where-books-are-off-limits-new-building-unfit-for-purpose-because-shelves-are-too-high-4688335/

Leon’s Library Blog :
Community Libraries: Part 1
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/04/04/community-libraries-part-1/

The Courier : 4th April
Perth & Kinross Groups left ‘homeless’ by West Mill Street Library closure
This has been described as a “major blow” to elderly and visually-impaired users, as the building holds a significant collection of large print and audio books.
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-kinross/groups-left-homeless-by-west-mill-street-library-closure-1.300127

Question Everything : 4th April
Pin Heads
Somerset are really silly for doing this, self service is stupid enough as a concept in libraries without putting even more barriers in the way of users.
http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/pin-heads.html

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