Monthly Archives: March 2013

Independent Sieghart review of e-lending in public libraries published

Last autumn the DCMS commissioned an independent review of e-lending in public libraries in England. The panel took evidence from selected individuals and organisations representing a range of views, from publishers, librarians, booksellers, authors and so on, as well as … Continue reading

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Welsh newspapers digitised and online

Following a successful launch on the 13.3.13 at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, the Welsh Newspapers Online website is now live. From the press release: “The National Library of Wales’ Historical Newspapers and Journals Project is digitising historical Welsh newspapers and … Continue reading

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Skills of the library workforce – future of sector skills

Some of you may be aware of things called National Occupational Standards* and sector skills councils. As this topic can get a bit confusing with lots of different names etc I’m going to try to keep it as simple as … Continue reading

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New Minister for culture in Wales

Today we have a new Minister for Culture and Sport in Wales, following a Welsh Government Cabinet reshuffle which was announced on Twitter: John Griffiths AM. The eagle eyed among you will notice the portfolio name change too – museums, … Continue reading

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Schools, social media and digital literacy

Last week the Minister for Education in Wales, Leighton Andrews, announced that local authorities in Wales should unblock access to social media in schools in order to help teach pupils safe Internet usage. He said “Social networking sites have become integral … Continue reading

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Eeek! Creepy stories!

The Reading Agency has announced the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge: Creepy House. You can read about the impact of the 2012 challenge (Story Lab) on their website, or more about the Creepy House on here. In Wales, all … Continue reading

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