Library News Round-up: 17th February, 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th February
The Myth of the 21st Century Library – Part 2 
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-myth-of-21st-century-library-part-2.html

THE OBSERVER : 17th February
It’s not what a library stocks, it’s what it shares

The first digital-only library in the US raises key questions about the broader purpose of a library

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/17/digital-library-san-antonio-texas

Brent & Kilburn Times : 14th February
Brent Council branded farcical over Willesden Green Library blunder
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/brent_council_branded_farcical_over_willesden_green_library_blunder_1_1934629

Harringay Online : 16th February
Imminent cuts to library services in Haringey
. Deletion of mobile and housebound library services
. Deletion of Schools Library Service
http://www.harringayonline.com/forum/topics/imminent-cuts-to-library-services-in-haringey?commentId=844301:Comment:460253&xg_source=activity

Swedish article will appear in Eng translation 
Learn from the UK library slaughter 
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http://www.svd.se/kultur/lar-av-biblioteksslakten_7906296.svd?utm_source%3Dsharing%26utm_medium%3Dclipboard%26utm_campaign%3D20130212&source=smo_sb …

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