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Librarians flourish in lockdown with roll out of digital community activities

The government, local authorities and heads of schools have recognised the value of librarians since the first lockdown, according to representatives of library associations. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-04 23:06:43 UTC ]
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What’s the matter with Kim Jong Un?

On April 15, Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator, missed an important birthday celebration: that of his late grandfather, Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s founding ruler. The younger Kim’s absence sparked speculation about his health. Early last week, Daily NK, a website based in South Korea,... Continue reading at 'Columbia Journalism Review'

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-04-28 12:08:17 UTC ]
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Environmental activists arrested after protests in Cannes

A group of roughly 20 protesters from the environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion were arrested Thursday after they jumped from a raft off the shore of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and tried to swim to the beach. This comes one day after 14 of their members... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-20 13:15:19 UTC ]
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How can libraries survive and thrive in the 21st century?

Rob Wilson on how the government wants local authorities to think differently about public libraries. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Local authorities risk 'breaking law' on libraries

A new nationwide library campaign will hold the government to account over its legal responsibilities towards libraries and has called on local authorities to put all changes to library services on hold or risk breaching the law. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CILIP called on to oppose 'amateurisation' of library service

CILIP member Andy Richardson has called on the organisation to oppose the “amateurisation” of public library services. Richardson said that allowing library services to be run by volunteers in the local community with little or no funding for professional or paid library staff, proposed by many... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sunday trading consultation opens today

The government has launched a consultation today (5th August) on plans to give local areas the power to allow large shops to open for longer on Sundays to help compete with online retailers. The government’s department for Business, Innovation and Skills said the reforms would give metro mayors... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google, Microsoft among biggest IT industry lobbyists at European Commission

Google and its lobbyists have had more meetings with European Commission officials than any other company, according to figures published by Transparency International on Wednesday.With 32 meetings logged between December and June, Google’s lobbying is topped only by that of BusinessEurope,... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2015-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Local authority budgets cut again

Local authorities will see their spending power reduced by 1.8% on average in 2015/16, following cuts to funding by the government, but some councils could face a 6.4% reduction. The announcement comes on the same day that the funding of libraries has come under the spotlight with the release... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Summer Reading Challenge participation up 3.6%

The Reading Agency said that 839,622 children took part in the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge, a 3.6% increase compared to 2013. Sue Wilkinson, chief executive of The Reading Agency, said she was pleased that the numbers were up despite cuts to library services. “Library budgets are very tight... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public Libraries Act ignored, says man who wrote it

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 16/08/2011 - 11:17 The government and local authorities are not fulfilling the statutory duties laid out in the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964, according to the man who drafted it. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fragmentation threat to Summer Reading scheme

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:35 The Reading Agency has warned library service cutbacks could challenge its Summer Reading Campaign, as it revealed 97% of library authorities will participate in this year's scheme. It will be launched on Monday at the House... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Community-run libraries ‘could charge’

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 08:29 Book borrowers at community-run libraries could be charged for the privilege in future, according to guidance issued by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). The Department for Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS)... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Council cutbacks hit blind readers using RNIB scheme

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 02/06/2011 - 09:33 Local authority cutbacks to the Royal National Institute for the Blind’s Talking Books service are leaving blind and visually impaired book lovers without proper access to the world of reading, the RNIB has said. The service... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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