Tag: digital

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

Libraries news round-up: 10 June 2018

Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 June Somerset | Last chance to have your say: Highbridge Library consultation to end Grantham Journal: 10 June Lincolnshire | Former Allington village surgery transformed into library East Anglian Daily Times: 10 June New figures reveal rapid rise…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 October 2017

Devon Live: 24 October Politician, Strictly Come Dancing star and top author Ann Widdecombe urges book lovers to use their libraries http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/politician-strictly-come-dancing-star-671332 Newbury Today: 24 October West Berkshire | Volunteers crucial to Thatcham Library’s survival http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/22655/volunteers-crucial-to-thatcham-library-s-survival.html White Horse News: 24…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2016

Keighley News : 4th September North Yorkshire | Volunteers take on South Craven libraries provision http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/14722335.Volunteers_take_on_South_Craven_libraries_provision/ THE GUARDIAN : 3rd September Borrowed time: US library to enforce jail sentences for overdue books https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/03/borrowed-time-us-library-to-enforce-jail-sentences-for-overdue-books Chronicle Live: 3rd September Future of Sunderland library services to…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Report to recommend £20m digital investment in libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-recomment-20m-digital-investment-libraries-319894 The Knowledge Exchange : 8th January Digital leadership: how should digital be represented at board level? Reading Room is is a digital consultancy that identifies opportunities, creates…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 December 2015

UK Authority.com : 24th December Age UK says pensioners could suffer from digital shift (and LGA response) http://www.ukauthority.com/news/5875/age-uk-says-pensioners-could-suffer-from-digital-shift Wales Online : 24th December RCT library visitors down 26% since 13 libraries were axed in May 2014 ‘Many people have stopped going…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th SeptemberCILIP votes overwhelmingly against ‘amateurisation’ of library service http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-votes-against-amateurisation-library-service-313284Leon’s Library Blog : 25th SeptemberCilip AGM 2015 http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/25/cilip-agm-2015/ SCL : 25th September Library leaders across England and Wales confirm the welcome offered to refugees and asylum seekers from public libraries http://www.ascel.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/public/Libraries%20extend%20welcome%20to%20refugees%20and%20migrants.pdfShropshire Star :…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 24th SeptemberA letter from Camden Unison re proposed library cuts http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/a-letter-from-camden-unison-re-proposed.html THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd SeptemberTwo libraries, 80 jobs go at Kirklees http://www.thebookseller.com/news/80-libray-jobs-lost-due-cost-cutting-shake-kirklees-library-service-313241Huffington Post : 23rd SeptemberUSA |Our Libraries Are in Trouble http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hilal-isler/our-libraries-are-in-trou_b_8184360.htmlNorthwich Guardian : 23rd SeptemberCheshire West | Town’s library and museums…

Library News Round-up: 3 July 2015

Love Bris Libraries (Twitter: via @LoveBristolLib) Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Bristol City Council ‘Libraries for the future’ consultationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JYUqiViI3RaGFaemRxU2M3RHpXQUFzX0owOHlHTVp4bHFn/view?pli=1Daily Record : 2nd JulyEast Kilbride library axed in council budget cuts hosts farewell tea for loyal customers The closure…

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: 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…

Library News Round-up: 19 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 19th DecemberEditorial | Special on Sieghart: The Independent Library Reporthttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/special-on-sieghart-the-independent-library-report.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 19th DecemberJoanna Trollope | Flexible and digitised, our libraries have a bright future http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11301894/Flexible-and-digitised-our-libraries-have-a-bright-future.htmlLeon’s Library Blog : 19th DecemberMuch ado about nothing…the Sieghart report? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/12/19/much-ado-about-nothing-the-sieghart-report/Barry & District News : 19th…

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…

Library News Round-up: 2 December 2014

ASCEL : 2nd DecemberChildren’s digital needs and libraries – new research commissioned by ASCELinc. link to the research report – published today http://www.ascel.org.uk/press.asp Pratham Books : 1st DecemberVideo | Pam Sandlian Smith – What to Expect from Libraries in the 21st CenturyWhy…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th September 2013

Spalding Today : 8th September Letter – Market Deeping | Library: Disgusted and ashamed at county council http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/library-disgusted-and-ashamed-at-county-council-1-5461601 Friends of Barham Library : 8th September Letter to ACAVA re Barham Library http://barhamlibrary.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/letter-to-acava-re-barham-library/ PC Pro : 7th September Ebooks: the final…