‘Dismal’ start for Access to Research initiative
Dr Murray-Rust said that the total number of users reported in six months indicated that just half a person per day was accessing the service in each local authority involved.  “That is appalling,” he said. “It is a pretty dismal record that represents the inadequate nature of the scheme. 

Information Twist : 13th August
Thoughts on Janene Cox IFLA Public Libraries keynote

Islington Gazette : 14th August
Confusion surrounds leaked Islington Council document proposing a swathe of dramatic cutshttp://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/confusion_surrounds_leaked_islington_council_document_proposing_a_swathe_of_dramatic_cuts_1_3725206

Cambridge News :  13th August
How do you think Cambridgeshire CC should save £31m? 
The council has launched a consultation on how to make the savings, which could affect services such as social care, transport and libraries.

The Star : 14th August
Sheffield | Wait continues for Walkley library decision

Portsmouth News : 14th August
Boss defends plan to move town library The man in charge of libraries in Hampshire has defended proposals to move a library into a community centre.

Bury Times : 14th August
‘Challenging’ and ‘innovative’ 3D sculptures could be installed at Bury Library 
“They are to be free flowing and organic 3D structures with a main powder-coated aluminium frame, attached to which are lightweight floral elements, all in a range of bright colours.”

Las Cruces News : 13th August
USA Report: Arts, culture (inc Libraries) have $5.6B impact in New Mexico


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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…

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