Tag: 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act

Unhappy birthday, 1964 Act!

Yes, it’s 50 years old and showing its age a bit – the 1964 Public Libraries & Museums Act. This finally made providing (and promoting) public libraries a legal duty for councils, not just an option. And it gave the…

The Local Studies service in context

  It can be easy to forget that the local studies service should be considered part of the “comprehensive and efficient” service required by statute because many local authorities choose not to manage it through the library structure. Local Studies…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 May 2014

Public Libraries News : 20th May Editorial | “For all persons desiring to make use thereof” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/05/for-all-persons-desiring-to-make-use-thereof.html Islington Gazette : 21st May Islington and Camden council chiefs accused of cover-up over plans to merge legal departments Islington’s libraries and leisure centres, especially those near…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th January Campaigners brand DCMS library stats ‘bonkers’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-brand-dcms-library-stats-bonkers.html Public Libraries News : 19th January Editorial | DCMS presents the best picture, Doncaster the worst The DCMS have produced their review of the state of play in UK public…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th January 2014

UKAuthority.com : 17th January Librarians alarmed at community policy Key advice on www.gov.uk about setting up community managed libraries is flawed and does not appear to have ministerial sign-off, the body representing professional librarians claimed this week. The allegation will fuel concerns…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th December 2013

CILIP PMLG  Newsletter – ‘Access’ Including, among others, articles from Annie Mauger, John Dolan and Ian Anstice http://info.cilip.org.uk/FS/2834/Documents/PMLG%20Access%20Issue%201.pdf  Stoke Sentinel : 20th December Community volunteers could be drafted in to run libraries as part of a major-shake-up in Staffordshire Some…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th July 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 12th July Campaigners warn of libraries in crisis across England http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/campaigners-warn-of-libraries-in-crisis-across-england-8706460.html THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Library campaigners predict 1,000 closures by 2016 http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/12/library-campaigners-1000-closures-2016 Public Libraries News : 11th July DCMS to consult on abolishing an already…