For wonks, & actually for all of us, here’s a treat…

CIPFA Stats: Library Authority Profiles Reports comparing each of the 147 library authorities (out of 151authorities) that submitted a return.

These statistics are collected annually, & almost no useful analysis is ever done. In a rare burst of helpfulness (credit where credit is due!) the libraries minister has funded some work to compare how nearby services spend their money, and how effective they are.
Click on the link to find yours… CIPFA data

 

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Libraries News Round-up: 14th April 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 14th April 6 Letters | Culture, commitment, libraries and expertise  http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/14/culuture-commitment-libraries-expertise Lincolnshire Echo : 14th April Helen Goodman, Labour's Shadow Libraries Minister, visits Ermine Library tomorrow http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-Helen-Goodman-Labour/story-20954990-detail/story.html Save Lincolnshire Libraries…