Monthly Archives: February 2014

Extending PLR to e-books: a consultation

You may recall in the Seighart review of e-lending in public libraries in England, that one recommendation was the extension of PLR (public lending right) to e-books and audio books in the UK, with the necessary increase in funding to … Continue reading

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Update from Welsh university libraries

Here’s an update from WHELF, the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum, written for this blog by Rachael Whitfield, the new WHELF development officer. Thanks Rachael! WHELF has produced its Annual Report for 2012-2013 and it is now available online. It … Continue reading

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Expert panel for review of Welsh public libraries announced

Today (13th Feb 2014)  the Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM, announced the panel for the expert review of public library services in Wales. This was announced in a written statement and at a Welsh Local Government Association … Continue reading

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Be in it to win it! Marketing awards for Welsh libraries

Once again it’s coming up to the deadline for the annual Welsh libraries marketing awards. Now in their sixth year (I think), there are new categories for this year. Entries are welcome for the categories of public, FE, HE, and … Continue reading

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Nearly National Libraries Day 2014

Time has flown by and the 2014 National Libraries Day is nearly here – Saturday 8th February. In Wales lots of libraries are taking part and you can see a summary list of some events on the Welsh Libraries website, … Continue reading

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