Category Archives: Publications

Adults’ media use, particularly of the Internet, from Ofcom research

Last month (April 2016), Ofcom produced its annual Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report for the UK. This research report looks at “media use, attitudes and understanding, and how these change over time, with a particular focus on those groups that … Continue reading

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Ambitions and opportunities for Scottish public libraries

Public libraries in Scotland were centre stage last week when the first strategy for them was launched at the CILIP Scotland  conference June 2015. Entitled Ambition & Opportunity: a strategy for public libraries in Scotland 2015-20, it focuses on 6 … Continue reading

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Libraries: “vital role” in Wales says review

“Public libraries will continue to play a vital role in the ongoing delivery of local and national priorities such as social inclusion, lifelong learning, literacy, digital inclusion, health and wellbeing and community cohesion.” (Paragraph 198)  An independent expert panel, appointed … Continue reading

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Welsh libraries: “unique … contribution to … community life”

The National Assembly for Wales* Communities, Equality and Local Government committee has published its report today (23rd July 2014) following its inquiry into public libraries in Wales. (Report also available in Welsh.) Watch a YouTube video of the chair of the report … Continue reading

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Speaking volumes about impact: Libraries and wellbeing

A new handy, colourful and concise leaflet has been produced showing the impact of public libraries on four aspects of wellbeing: culture, communities, learning and economic. Produced by the Carnegie UK Trust the folded pamphlet (“Speaking volumes“) captures excellent examples of … Continue reading

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The economic value of public libraries

New research published yesterday (14th May 2014), by ALMA-UK (Archives, Libraries and Museums Alliance UK) reveals the economic value of public libraries in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. John Griffiths, the Minister for Culture and Sport in Wales, announced the Welsh … Continue reading

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New standards for Welsh public libraries

A new set of library standards for Welsh public libraries has been produced and launched. Libraries making a difference: the fifth quality framework of Welsh Public Library Standards 2014-2017 builds on previous frameworks but includes impact and outcome measures for the … Continue reading

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