Tag: UK

Libraries News Round-up: 20 June

Hamstead & Highgate Express: 20 June Haringey | Highgate Library campaigners divided over relocation proposal http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage/highgate-library-campaigners-divided-over-relocation-proposal-1-5069474 Hastings & St Leonards Observer: 20 June East Sussex | Hastings Library reopening delayed until next spring http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/hastings-library-reopening-delayed-until-next-spring-1-8016216 The Guardian: 20 June The UK…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2016

BBC News : 30th November Web archive plans Trump-proof Canada back-up “Libraries in the UK should remember that they too are subject to excessive surveillance powers that may be abused” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38157530 BBC News : 30th November Ten Swindon libraries face…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2016

Third Sector | 10th November Locality calls for £1bn to back protection of public assets http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/locality-calls-1bn-back-protection-public-assets/local-action/article/1415195 Surrey Comet : 10th November Kingston Council to spend £500,000 on upgrading borough’s libraries as visitor numbers increase http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/14880584.Kingston_Council_to_spend___500_000_on_upgrading_borough_s_libraries_as_visitor_numbers_increase/ The Star : 10th November…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2016

House of Lords : 29th September Library Briefing — Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/LLN-2016-0047 Derby Telegraph : 3rd October Campaigners fighting to save Mickleover Library hold meeting … Derby City Council wants to close 11 of…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 August 2016

BBC News : 11th August Ex-Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey slams mobile library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37037934 Society of Authors : 11th August Should Knowledge Be Taxed? http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/should-knowledge-be-taxed DCMS Taking Part Survey 2015/16 Library usage has fallen from one half of UK…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 August 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1424 (p.34) | Library News : Derby Available in newsagents today Mix 96 Radio : 3rd August Bucks Libraries Could Go It AloneTo Save Millions http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2056620/bucks-libraries-could-go-it-aloneto-save-millions/ THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd August BBC Radio and libraries partner for…

Library News Round-up: 15 January 2015

Lincolnshire | Urgent News – The Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://us3.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=a40ebd566abc6427e8927e380&id=7f012c75c0THE INDEPENDENT : 15th JanuaryIt’s more than just sentiment that makes the loss of Britain’s libraries so deeply troublinghttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-more-than-just-sentiment-that-makes-the-loss-of-britain-libraries-so-deeply-troubling-9979843.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 15th January‘Eighteen months to implement Sieghart’, says library task force chair Paul…

Library News Round-up: 7 January 2015

Birmingham Post : 7th January British Library confirms no approach over Library of Birmingham rescue bid http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/british-library-confirms-no-approach-8396186 Gravesend Reporter : 7th JanuaryConsultation on charitable trust for Kent libraries is launchedhttp://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/consultation_on_charitable_trust_for_kent_libraries_is_launched_1_3908437 Get West London : 7th JanuaryHarrow | Lonely residents to become isolated should libraries…

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: 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: 3 July 2014

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd July Sir Peter Tapsell (Con MP) & Lincs Library Cuts Councillor Stephen Palmer receives an answer to his Open Letter from the Father of the House http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/03/sir-peter-tapsell-con-mp-lincs-library-cuts/ The Journal : 3rd July Ireland | Literacy to be targeted…

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: 17th April 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th April The ‘right’ to read http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/right-read.html Bay TV Liverpool : 17th April Public meetings to be held on the future of Liverpool’s libraries  http://www.baytvliverpool.com/vod/index.php?vid=OBV534fff9b1f473 Teleread.com : 17th April UK Shadow Culture Minister plays Robin Hood against…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th April 2014

Good eReader : 13th April UK eBook Lending Program a Success for Libraries, Publishers  http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/uk-ebook-lending-program-a-success-for-libraries-publishers Knutsford Guardian : 13th April East Cheshire | ‘Hub’ plan could open new chapter for county libraries “If libraries are to represent value for money to all…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th March CILIP urges Cable to implement copyright reforms http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-cable-implement-copyright-reforms.html THE GUARDIAN : 26th March How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers  I’ve followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 11th March Survey shows deep class divide in reading habits Researchers from the University of Sheffield identify significant link between deprivation and not reading books http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/11/survey-class-divide-reading-habits?commentpage=1 THE BOOKSELLER : 11th March Booktrust highlights ‘reading divide’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/booktrust-highlights-reading-divide.html Swindon…