‘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: 19 July 2016

Brixton Blog : 19th July Lambeth | Carnegie trust won’t back council library planning application http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library-trust-council-planning-application/39252 The Star : 19th July Letter | The library policy failed http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/the-library-policy-failed-1-8021045 Lancashire Evening Press : 14th July…

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