Tag: technology

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February Library of Birmingham visitor numbers plummet by 600k http://www.thebookseller.com/news/visitor-numbers-library-birmingham-plummet-600k-322929 Public Technology : 22nd February How technology can save council libraries Peterborough model examined https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/features/how-technology-can-save-council-libraries Chronicle Live : 22nd February Newcastle City Council meeting LIVE: Cabinet expected…

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: 5 November 2015

PublicSectorExecutive (PSE) : 5th November Devon libraries to be outsourced to private company owned by staff http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/devon-libraries-to-be-outsourced-to-private-company-owned-by-staff?dorewrite=false Cambridge News : 5th November Have your say on ways Cambridgeshire libraries can make money – and stave off the threat of cuts…

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: 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: 31 May 2015

THE TIMES : 31st MayLetter | Reclaim librarieshttp://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article4456492.eceGazette Live : 31st MayNorth Yorkshire | Meeting to discuss Stokesley Library’s future7 p.m. Tuesday, 2nd Junehttp://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/meeting-discuss-stokesley-librarys-future-9362711 Lincolnshire Echo : 31st MaySix organisations make pitch to run Lincolnshire’s library serviceeach describedhttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/organisations-make-pitch-run-Lincolnshire-s/story-26581796-detail/story.html The Leader : 29th MayMembers call-in plan for…

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: 11 February 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th FebruaryRally for the Library of Birmingham on #NLD15with text of Alan’s SPEECH http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/rally-for-library-of-birmigham-7215.html Hemel Today : 11th FebruaryCounty’s 46 libraries to remain open as technology and volunteers set a path for the futurehttp://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/more-news/county-s-46-libraries-to-remain-open-as-technology-and-volunteers-set-a-path-for-the-future-1-6573706Gazette & Herald : 11th…

Library News Round-up: 12 January 2015

Library Technology Guides : 11th JanuaryThe Giant has stirred – public libraries could dominate Ebook lending Paper for ALA Conference by Tim Coateshttp://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=20233 The Lincolnite : 12th JanuaryCampaigners vow to keep fighting for Lincolnshire libraries“Libraries are the foundation of learning and achievement.…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2014

Lincolnshire CC Full Council meets tomorrow Sept 26th – Libraries are on the Agenda Watch the live webcast from 10:30am http://bit.ly/YbHBU9  or track on Twitter, using hashtag #lincslive ITV News : 25th September Future of Liverpool’s libraries discussed http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-09-25/future-of-liverpools-libraries-discussed/ Hertfordshire Mercury : 25th September Technology to…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 September 2014

Left Foot Forward : 10th September‘If at first you don’t succeed, you don’t succeed’ – How the government is failing adult learnershttp://leftfootforward.org/2014/09/how-the-government-is-failing-adult-learners/Liverpool Confidential : 10th SeptemberPleas to spare Liverpool libraries from closureThe problem for the city is that there is…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th June Libraries’ economic contribution ‘can only be measured long-term’ Public libraries have an economic impact on their communities that far exceeds their “traditional perception”, according to a report released by Arts Council England (ACE). http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-economic-contribution-can-only-be-measured-long-term.html ACE…

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: 4th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 4th March How government can engage with citizens online – expert views http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/mar/04/public-service-reform-technology?CMP=twt_gu&commentpage=1 Go On UK : 24th February Go ON UK CEO demands greater Basic Online Skills investment http://www.go-on.co.uk/go-on-uk-ceo-demands-greater-basic-online-skills-investment/ Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th March Mutuals…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th November Library cuts ‘worse in deprived north’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-cuts-worse-deprived-north.html CILIP : 28th November Damaging library cuts are wrong and dangerous http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/damaging-library-cuts-are-wrong-and-dangerous Public Libraries News : 28th November The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th November 2013

ITV News : 18th November Half of Sheffield libraries could close  http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-11-18/half-of-sheffield-libraries-could-close/ TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION  : 18th November Academics challenge ‘apocalyptic’ predictions for future of libraries http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/academics-challenge-apocalyptic-predictions-for-future-of-libraries/2009100.article Bucks Free Press : 17th November Council boss: Bourne End library cuts to…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th November Record numbers for summer reading scheme  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/record-numbers-summer-reading-scheme.html CILIP Cymru Wales : 15th November Concerns over threats to library services in Wales raised in open letter to Minister for Culture & Sport http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip-cymru-wales/news/concerns-over-threats-library-services-wales-raised-open-letter-minister Inside Moray :…