Library News Round-up: 2nd January 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.

Campaign For The Book
Newsletter : January 2013
While the DCMS has managed to transform itself into a grotesque hybrid of Pontius Pilate and Lord Nelson stubbornly pressing the telescope to the wrong eye, this doesn’t come close to a serious analysis.  The reality is simply that this government has no interest in the continued existence of a publicly funded library service, run locally by full time staff.
http://alangibbons.net/2013/01/campaign-for-the-book-newsletter-13/

Don’t Privatise Libraries Blogspot : 2nd January
Boris and the Mystery of the Public Libraries Trust! 
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/boris-and-mystery-of-public-libraries.html

Huddersfield Daily Examiner : 2nd January
Library expert Biddy Fisher criticises Kirklees Council’s short-sightedness
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-west-yorkshire-news/2013/01/02/library-expert-biddy-fisher-criticises-kirklees-council-s-short-sightedness-86081-32529212/

This Is Gloucestershire : 2nd January
Two libraries to shut for revamp
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/libraries-shut-revamp/story-17739917-detail/story.html

Get Surrey : 2nd January
Villagers volunteer to take over library services
The library is one of 10 in the county which will become a community run project as Surrey County Council decided that paid staff members will no longer be used to manage them.
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2126379_villagers_volunteer_to_take_over_library_services

Daily Echo : 2nd January
Hampshire | Council chief to open new library
The new library for a Winchester estate will open this month following the closure of the previous branch.
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10134621.Council_chief_to_open_new_library/

Dorset County Council : 2nd January
Roll-out of community-run libraries in Dorset
http://news.dorsetforyou.com/2013/01/02/roll-out-of-community-run-libraries-in-dorset/

This Is Scunthorpe : 2nd January
North Lincolnshire | Bottesford in line for new £150k library at Cambridge House
Bottesford Library is currently located in a shop unit on Cambridge Avenue, but will reopen in the new facility next summer.
http://www.thisisscunthorpe.co.uk/Bottesford-line-new-pound-150k-library-Cambridge/story-17739284-detail/story.html

HughRundle.net : 2nd January
Mission creep – a 3D printer will not save your library
http://hughrundle.net/2013/01/02/mission-creep-a-3d-printer-will-not-save-your-library/

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