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.

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th February
The Myth of the 21st Century Library – Part 2 

THE OBSERVER : 17th February
It’s not what a library stocks, it’s what it shares

The first digital-only library in the US raises key questions about the broader purpose of a library


Brent & Kilburn Times : 14th February
Brent Council branded farcical over Willesden Green Library blunder

Harringay Online : 16th February
Imminent cuts to library services in Haringey
. Deletion of mobile and housebound library services
. Deletion of Schools Library Service

Swedish article will appear in Eng translation 
Learn from the UK library slaughter 
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http://www.svd.se/kultur/lar-av-biblioteksslakten_7906296.svd?utm_source%3Dsharing%26utm_medium%3Dclipboard%26utm_campaign%3D20130212&source=smo_sb …


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Eastbourne Herald: 13 September East Sussex | Lib Dems launch petition to stop library closures http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/lib-dems-launch-petition-to-stop-library-closures-1-8147746 Ludlow Advertiser: 13 September Shropshire | Consultation on library services http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/15530115.Consultation_on_library_services/ Gazette Series: 13…

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