Libraries News Round-up: 5 August 2014

SCL : 5th August
SCL digital study points to unique role for public libraries as physical spaces for
accessing digital knowledge and opportunities
http://www.goscl.com/scl-digital-study-points-to-unique-role-for-public-libraries-as-physical-spaces-for-accessing-digital-knowledge-and-opportunities/

Huddersfield Examiner : 5th August
Kirklees Public meeting set to save Lindley Library
Kirklees Council faces having to cut its £6.3m library budget to £2.8m by 2017 and now officers have come up with two options – option one will leave just Huddersfield and Dewsbury libraries, plus the home delivery service, with 100 staff losing their jobs.  Option two will save both main libraries, along with number of smaller community-led library hubs plus the home delivery service, with 60 fewer staff jobs. 
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/public-meeting-set-save-lindley-7564546 

West Briton : 5th August
Literary lad is so close to library petition target
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Literary-lad-close-library-petition-target/story-22075234-detail/story.html
Help that target to be reached !
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/write-to-read-stop-library-closures-in-cornwall

Swindon Advertiser : 4th August
Letter | Why keep on asking us? 
Libraries consultation – John Lister, Swindon
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/11385705.Why_keep_on_asking_us_/ 

Heart Radio : 5th August
Peterborough Libraries To Close?
http://www.heart.co.uk/cambridgeshire/news/local/peterborough-libraries-to-close/

Peterborough Telegraph : 5th August
Libraries under threat
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/politics/politics-news/libraries-under-threat-1-6219404

Kilburn Times : 5th August
Barham Library campaigners raise £35k to take over axed branch
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/barham_library_campaigners_raise_35k_to_take_over_axed_branch_1_3712962

News Shopper : 5th August
Bromley Mobile Library is being cut (axed)
The council says due to “unprecedented financial pressures” the facility will park up on Monday September 8. 
http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/News/11387441.Bromley_Mobile_Library_service_to_be_cut_next_month/

Burton Mail : 5th August
Talks over cuts to South Derbyshire mobile libraries
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Talks-cuts-South-Derbyshire-mobile-libraries/story-22073847-detail/story.html

Manchester Evening News : 5th August
Fixing benches at the library? I wrote the book on it, says DIY hero grandad Walter 
The bench being reinstalled coincides with the library being re-launched as The Place At Platt Lane.  After council funding was pulled in budget cuts, it has been transferred as a community asset to the Friends of Fallowfield Library and City South housing association.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/diy-grandad-fixes-library-bench-7567245

CILIP : 5th August
John Dolan becomes CILIP Trustee for second time as a result of Tom Roper’s decision to resign
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/john-dolan-becomes-cilip-trustee-second-time 

Media Bistro : 5th August
USA | Libraries Are Challenged by eBook Business Model: Study
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/libraries-are-challenged-by-ebook-business-models-study_b88801
IFLA Study:  http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/hq/topics/e-lending/documents/2014_ifla_elending_background_paper.pdf

 

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Leon’s petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/write-to-read-stop-library-closures-in-cornwall

 

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