A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

Co-operative News : 27th March
How co-operatives can help save our community libraries
http://www.thenews.coop/article/how-co-operatives-can-help-save-our-community-libraries

DCMS : 27th March
Press Release | Review of E-Lending Published
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/review-of-e-lending-published

SCL : 27th March
Society of Chief Librarians Welcomes Government’s E-Lending Review Recommendations
http://www.goscl.com/society-of-chief-librarians-welcomes-governments-e-lending-review-recommendations/

Society of Authors : 27th March
Library lending of ebooks
http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/library-lending-ebooks

THE BOOKSELLER : 27th March
Sieghart recommends free, remote e-lending for libraries
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-recommends-free-remote-e-lending-libraries.html

Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 27th March
An Independent Review of E-Lending in Public Libraries in England 
http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2013/03/an-independent-review-of-e-lending-in-public-libraries-in-england-.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 27th March
PLR to transfer to British Library
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-transfer-british-library.html

PLR News : 27th March
PLR transfers to The British Library
http://www.plr.uk.com/allaboutplr/news/whatsNew.htm

British Library : 27th March
Public Lending Right transfer
http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Press-Releases/Public-Lending-Right-transfer-618.aspx

Public Library News  26th March
Editorial |  Guardian reports that paid staff “have learned a lot from the volunteers”

http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/03/guardian-reports-that-paid-staff-have-learned-a-lot-from-the-volunteers.html

THE GUARDIAN : 27th March
LGA faces body blow as eight leading cities serve notice to quit
http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2013/mar/27/core-cities-quit-lga

Wandsworth Guardian : 27th March
New management for Wandsworth’s libraries after Easter
http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/10317436.New_management_for_Wandsworth_s_libraries_after_Easter/

Rhyl Journal : 27th March
Denbighshire | Library will be a new chapter for Prestatyn town
http://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/121209/library-will-be-a-new-chapter-for-prestatyn-town.aspx

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