Tag: Computers

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2016

BBC News : 16th January ‘Porn-viewing’ Norwich library users banned http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-35333577 The Leader : 16th January Talks loom on rescue bid (community asset transfer) for threatened libraries in Flintshire http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/157347/talks-loom-on-rescue-bid-for-threatened-libraries-in-flintshire.aspx Hunts Post : 16th January Cambridgeshire | Public being asked to consult on future…

Library News Round-up: 9 August 2015

Hinckley Times : 9th AugustLeicestershire | Future looks bright for village library35 more to be similarly “off-loaded” http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/future-looks-bright-village-library-9801788 Spalding Today : 9th AugustLincolnshire | Library volunteers plea ‘putting an end to council cuts politics’ “There are a lot of people in the area who may have…

Library News Round-up: 10 April 2015

Darlington & Stockton Times : 10th AprilA pint and a paperback are order of the day at pub library http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/weekend/features/12882559.A_pint_and_a_paperback_are_order_of_the_day_at_pub_library/THE GUARDIAN :  9th AprilUnconnected and out of work: the vicious circle of having no internet public libraries featuredhttp://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/09/unconnected-and-out-of-work-the-vicious-circle-of-having-no-internetLocal Gov Lawyer : 8th…

Library News Round-up: 26 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 26th DecemberThe future of Britain’s libraries: why lattes and Wi-Fi are nothing to fear I’m torn between being thrilled by the possibilities and convulsed with fear at the thought of how little the government seems to care about any of it.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/26/future-of-britains-libraries-lattes-wifiNorthern Echo…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th May 2014

BBC News : 7th May National Assembly for Wales | Digital Inclusion Delivery Plan: ‘Dead or resting?’ Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies called for a greater understanding of the role of libraries in facilitating internet access for people with disabilities. http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/wales-27307852 BBC News :…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th March 2014

Leicester Mercury : 27th March First Person: Volunteer-run libraries rarely sustainable http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Volunteer-run-libraries-rarely-sustainable/story-20857387-detail/story.html Basingstoke Gazette : 26th March No chance of saving Kingsclere library But there was fury when they learned from Alec Kennedy, head of library operations at Hampshire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th November 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 14th November Unison’s stance is an open book – we fight on to save threatened libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/unison-s-stance-is-an-open-book-we-fight-on-to-save-threatened-libraries-1-6243969 Wrexham.com : 14th November Committee Votes Against Closure Of Three Wrexham Libraries substantial detail about all new proposals http://www.wrexham.com/news/committee-votes-against-closure-of-three-wrexham-libraries-38321.html BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 2nd November Why we need the Back Office: a library assistant speaks  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-back-office-front-office/why-we-need-the-back-office-a-librarian-speaks Public Libraries News : 2nd November Co-located library downside: a trip to a Birmingham combined clinic/library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-co-location/co-located-library-downside-a-trip-to-a-birmingham-combined-cliniclibrary NottinghamPost.com : 2nd November Matt Styles:…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st November 2013

Hansard | House of Lords – Volunteers in public libraries Debate led by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131029-gc0001.htm#13102978000371 Local Government Lawyer : 31st October Councils told to raise game on business rates collection as arrears top £1.2bn All Campaigners> Why not…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th October Jarvis leaves library role, replaced by Goodman http://www.thebookseller.com/news/jarvis-leaves-library-role-replaced-goodman.html  Question Everything : 9th October Questions to Swindon Borough Council on Libraries http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/questions-to-swindon-borough-council-on.html This Is Hull & East Riding : 9th October Thousands face sack in Hull…