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.

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th January
Packham defends Southampton Library

Times Series : 4th January
Squatters will launch two-pronged attack to prevent eviction from Friern Barnet Library

This Is Somerset : 4th January
Frome Library to close for installation of self-service point
“There will be staff support to help customers get used to the new technology.”


The Library Campaign latest –
We have revised the gift aid declaration wording on our membership forms to reflect the change that came into effect on January 1st, 2013.  The revised forms are now available here.

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Library News Round-up: 13 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 13th February'Digital dark age' could leave historians with no records of the 21st centuryhttp://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/digital-dark-age-could-leave-historians-with-no-records-of-the-21st-century-10043516.htmlTHE INDEPENDENT : 13th FebruaryManchester Central Library: Fears 24,000 books may have been pulped…

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