Tag: digital age

Libraries news round-up: 2 August 2018

Sheffield Telegraph: 2 August Telegraph Voices: Are public libraries still relevant in our modern digital society? BBC News: 2 August Northamptonshire County Council: ‘Radical’ service cuts planned Northamptonshire Telegraph: 2 August Northamptonshire libraries closure plans on ice – for now

Library News Round-up: 18 August 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 18th AugustLibrarians call on Birmingham to maintain library serviceshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/18/librarians-call-on-birmingham-to-maintain-library-servicesHR Magazine : 18th AugustThe future of public sector Human Resources + an angry comment from Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hr/features/1153197/the-future-of-public-sector-hr On The Wight : 18th AugustConsultation on library cut-backs draws closer Possible closure of…

Library News Round-up: 29 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th JulyLibrarians dispute children’s attendance ‘fall’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/librarians-dispute-childrens-attendance-fall-308324Lincolnshire Echo : 29th JulyCouncil leader Martin Hill launches scathing attack on Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaignershttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Council-leader-Martin-Hill-launches-scathing/story-27506790-detail/story.htmlHucknall Dispatch : 29th JulySave our libraries – plea to Notts councilhttp://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/news/local/save-our-libraries-plea-to-notts-council-1-7383379The Scotsman : 29th JulyLibraries are…

Library News Round-up: 4 June 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 4th JuneEd Vaizey MP – Libraries must embrace the digital age to meet “changing needs and expectations” of publichttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11650196/Libraries-must-embrace-the-digital-age-to-meet-changing-needs-and-expectations-of-public.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneVaizey keen on national library frameworkhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaziey-keen-national-library-frameworkTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneLibraries urged to innovate to raise…

Library News Round-up: 25 May 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 25th MayLibraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library sayshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/11627276/Libraries-could-outlast-the-internet-head-of-British-Library-says.htmlStaffordshire Newsletter : 25th MayStaffordshire library staff go digital help people get onlinehttp://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Staffordshire-library-staff-digital-help-people/story-26567830-detail/story.html Local Gov Lawyer : 22nd MayCrowdfunding website looks to fund public interest litigationhttp://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23067%3Acrowdfunding-website-looks-to-fund-public-interest-litigation&catid=56&Itemid=24

Library News Round-up: 13 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 13th February‘Digital dark age’ could leave historians with no records of the 21st centuryhttp://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/digital-dark-age-could-leave-historians-with-no-records-of-the-21st-century-10043516.htmlTHE INDEPENDENT : 13th FebruaryManchester Central Library: Fears 24,000 books may have been pulped during £170m upgradehttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/manchester-central-library-fears-24000-books-may-have-been-pulped-during-170m-upgrade-10045558.htmlSave Lincs Libraries : 13th FebruaryLincolnshire Library Campaigners…

Library News Round-up: 14 January 2015

The Library Campaign : 14th JanuaryFight the stripping of the library counters in North Yorkshire http://www.librarycampaign.com/fight-the-stripping-of-the-library-counters-in-north-yorkshire/South Wales Evening Post : 13th JanuaryLibraries could be brought to bookSwansea wants Pub Libs renamed as ‘book clubs’ to make them “cheaper to run”2 good commentshttp://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Libraries-brought-book/story-25845738-detail/story.html Your Thurrock…

Library News Round-up: 4 January 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 4th JanuaryCoffee is only the start of the future of our librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/04/future-libraries-closure-government-report Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th JanuaryBrent Council proposes to privatise the management of its library servicehttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-council-proposes-to-privatise.html …Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th JanuarySave Bob Lawrence Library Campaign –…

Library News Round-up: 5 December 2014

BBC News : 5th DecemberPrison book ban ruled unlawful by High Courthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30344867FINANCIAL TIMES : 5th DecemberJudge overturns ban on books being sent to UK jailshttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/674ab5d6-7c87-11e4-aa9c-00144feabdc0.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th DecemberCILIP protests against IWM library ‘closure’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-protests-against-iwm-library-closureLeon’s Library Blog : 5th DecemberDysfunctional and…

Library News Round-up: 3 December 2014

Cornish Guardian : 3rd DecemberCoalition party councillors need to do more than just complain in a letterPoliticians from Westminster’s coalition parties must be much more forceful in demanding that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats put an end to the cuts.  They…