Library News Round-up: 6 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th February
National digital library network gets £30k funding
http://thebookseller.com/news/national-digital-library-network-gets-30k-funding

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February
Go digital by all means, but don’t bring the venture capitalists in to do it 
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/06/go-digital-by-all-means-but-dont-bring-the-venture-capitalists-in-to-do-it

Arts Council England : 6th February
Travels in My Tardis
To mark National Libraries Day (Saturday 7 February) our Director of Libraries, Brian Ashley, blogs about his career in libraries and what they mean to him.
http://blog.artscouncil.org.uk/blog/arts-council-england-blog/travels-my-tardis

Wirral Globe : 6th February
Wirral Council urged to rethink spending cuts after Government grant increase
http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11777949.Wirral_Council_urged_to_rethink_spending_cuts_after_Government_grant_increase/ 

Wales Online : 6th February
Artists draw up support for stricken Cardiff libraries 
Day of protests on #NLD15 tomorrow, including mass ‘read in’ at Cardiff Central Library from 12.00 noon
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/drawing-up-more-support-library-8595238

Stroud Life : 6th February
Labour leader Ed Miliband faces the electorate in Stroud
Ed Miliband says of this government:  “They just don’t get it about libraries”
http://www.stroudlife.co.uk/Labour-leader-Ed-Miliband-faces-electorate-Stroud/story-25986252-detail/story.html 

Northampton Chronicle : 6th February
Library bosses in Northamptonshire reject criticism of public donation scheme
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/politics/library-bosses-in-northamptonshire-reject-criticism-of-public-donation-scheme-1-6564891 

Ripon Gazette : 6th February
Deadline on North Yorkshire library consultation looms
http://www.ripongazette.co.uk/what-s-on/deadline-on-library-consultation-looms-1-7092583 

Harrogate Advertiser : 5th February
Support grows in Harrogate for Starbeck Library campaign
Campaigners argue the community would be responsible for raising the money to keep the library open – a staggering £65,500 – and could not manage it.
http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/support-grows-in-harrogate-for-starbeck-library-campaign-1-7090869#.VNRex3l4PIo.twitter 

Lambeth Save Our Services – Press Release : 4th February
Library Workers Accuse Council of Insult to National Libraries Day after Cuts and Closures Announcement
http://lambethsaveourservices.org/2015/02/04/press-release-library-workers-accuse-council-of-insult-to-national-libraries-day-after-cuts-and-closures-announcement/

News Shopper : 5th February
Bromley | Future location of Chislehurst Library in question
Bromley Council has put the freehold up for sale. 
The council recently ran a public consultation on proposals to hand over management of six libraries to external providers, which ended on February 2.  … Bromley’s mobile service was axed in September last year due to financial pressures. 
http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/11775160.Future_location_of_Chislehurst_Library_in_question/

Bitterne Park Info : 5th February
Southampton Young people get say on libraries’ ‘future’
http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2600:young-people-get-say-on-libraries-future&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59 

Shropshire Star : 6th February
Hundreds turn out to oppose Church Stretton library move
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/06/hundreds-turn-out-to-oppose-church-stretton-library-move/

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