Tag: Books

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 9th SeptemberPrisoners get better libraries than public, says ToryPrisoners are “far better served” by library facilities than the general public, an MP has claimed.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11085562/Prisoners-get-better-libraries-than-public-says-Tory.htmlCo-op News : 9th SeptemberHow co-ops can start an information revolution“as local authorities cut…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th SeptemberLead Story: New coalition to tackle UK ‘reading crisis’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coalition-tackle-uk-reading-crisis.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 8th SeptemberPoor reading ‘could cost UK £32bn in growth by 2025’  http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/08/reading-literacy-uk-cbi-schools-read-on-get-on-campaignSave The Children : September 2014New Report | Read On. Get OnAddressing child poverty through literacyhttp://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Read_On_Get_On.pdfCILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2014

BBC News : 4th SeptemberThousands sign 10-year-old’s Falmouth Library petitionhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-29052002Pirate FM Radio : 4th SeptemberFalmouth schoolboy hands in a five and a half thousand signature petition over the future of Cornwall’s libraries. “It’s been proven that reading makes you a lot…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 September 2014

Hold The Front Page : 2nd September‘Treat newspapers like pubs (and libraries)’ says unionhttp://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2014/news/treat-newspapers-like-pubs-says-union/Grantham Journal : 2nd SeptemberDecision on Lincolnshire libraries due in Februaryhttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/decision-on-lincolnshire-libraries-due-in-february-1-6274314Lincolnshire Echo : 2nd SeptemberNew talks to begin over future of Lincs libraries http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Talks-begin-future-Lincolnshire-libraries/story-22863729-detail/story.htmlRomford Recorder : 1st SeptemberBacklash…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 28th AugustWill digitisation destroy libraries or make us stronger?Simon Chaplin is head of the Wellcome Libraryhttp://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/aug/28/digital-digitisation-libraries-books-wellcomeThe Star : 29th August‘Set up to fail’ – Sheffield library lease fears weeks before takeoverhttp://www.thestar.co.uk/news/set-up-to-fail-sheffield-library-lease-fears-weeks-before-takeover-1-6811025 The Star : 29th AugustSheffield | Councillor insists Walkley…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2014

Southend Standard : 22nd AugustVictory in library cuts battleThe future of Southend’s libraries looks secure after plans emerged to keep at least one paid member of staff in each one. http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/11426372.Victory_in_library_cuts_battle/Express & Echo : 22nd August Union warns Devon County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 19th AugustReaders absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study findshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisationW F Howes : 19th AugustW.F. Howes launches eBook service for libraries UK’s leading publisher of unabridged audiobooks, and subsidiary of Recorded Books Inc., today announced the launch…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 16th AugustThe woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf“I wanted to make people aware of libraries as an ecosystem that are threatened in the same way as coral reefs.”http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/16/phyllis-rose-the-shelf-library-bookLeon’s Library Blog…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustCarnegie Trust launches £200,000 library innovation fundA three-year funding programme, Carnegie Library Lab, will create partnerships with up to 15 libraries looking to develop “innovative practice.”  Libraries will be able to apply for a grant during…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 August 2014

The Spectator : 2nd AugustMutually assured benefits: Francis Maude’s public sector revolutionhttp://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/08/mutually-assured-benefits-francis-maudes-public-sector-revolution/CILIP : 1st AugustSpeaking volumes about the worth and work of public libraries Jenny Peachey is Policy Officer at Carnegie UK Trust http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/speaking-volumes-about-worth-and-work-public-librariesCILIP : 1st AugustPress Release | Cilip MMIT Group Annual Conf:…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July 2014

Save Lincs Libraries : 18th JulyPress Release : Public Interest Lawyershttp://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/18/high-court-quashes-decision-of-lincolnshire-county-council-to-close-libraries/Malvern Gazette : 19th JulyWorcestershire | Library changes could have been far worse, says council leaderCouncillor Adrian Hardman says the only reason no libraries are earmarked for closure is because of massive…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 July 2014

Tom Roper’s Weblog : 15th JulyFarewell to CILIP Councilhttp://www.roper.org.uk/tr/2014/07/farewell-to-cilip-council.html THE GUARDIAN : 15th July Scores of authors lobby government to act on school libraries http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/15/authors-lobby-government-school-libraries-malorie-blackman THE GUARDIAN : 15th July Scrutinise schools on library provision http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jul/15/scrutinise-schools-on-library-provision Ilford Recorder : 15th…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 July 2014

Alan Gibbons : 12th JulyEd Vaizey states the blindingly obvioushttp://alangibbons.net/2014/07/ed-vaizey-states-the-blindingly-obvious/Alan Gibbons : 12th July Quote of the day “….no authority should close a library solely to save costs”  —  Culture Minister Ed Vaizey http://alangibbons.net/2014/07/quote-of-the-day-73/ Public Libraries News Society of Chief…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th July ‘Thunderclap’ for Lincolnshire Libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/thunderclap-lincolnshire-libraries.html Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 7th July Rallying Cry | And so begins Lincolnshire’s High Court Fight for Libraries  http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/07/and-so-begins-lincolnshires-high-court-fight-for-libraries-libraryjudicialreview/  Lincolnshire Echo : 7th July Save Lincolnshire Libraries: protest heads to the High…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 June 2014

Parliament.uk : 23rd June Questions | Public Libraries – Helen Goodman MP.  Responses – Ed Vaizey MP http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm140623/text/140623w0003.htm#1406246000030 Newmarket News : 24th June West Suffolk | Forest Heath to benefit from almost £1 million in arts funding from Arts Council England http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Newmarket/Forest-Heath-to-benefit-from-almost-1-million-in-arts-funding-from-Arts-Council-England-20140624134247.htm…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June 2014

Express & Star : 14th June Editorial | Libraries are our cultural soul, now who will save them? I barely have the time to read novels as it is, let alone run a library. http://www.expressandstar.com/comment-and-opinion/2014/06/14/libraries-are-our-cultural-soul-now-who-will-save-them/ Express & Echo : 14th June Exeter’s refurbished…