Category Archives: Welsh Government

Publishing and literature in Wales survey

The Welsh Government is reviewing its support for publishing and literature in Wales and there is an open questionnaire/survey for anyone to fill in. Closes 31 August 2016 and is also available in Welsh. Readers and librarians may be keen … Continue reading

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Big friendly start to the Big Friendly Read!

“The event was a chance to show what libraries do so well, everyday – a place full of people having a great time, celebrating reading.” (Jemma Francis, my colleague) Public libraries across Wales, along with their counterparts in the rest … Continue reading

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Mini round up of news from Welsh libraries

Despite my recent silence on social media, particularly lack of blog posts, there has been lots going on in Welsh libraries, and today’s blog post only highlights some of the recent items. Yesterday (31st March 2016), Ken Skates AM, Deputy … Continue reading

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Written Statement on Welsh public libraries

On 9th November Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Media and Sport in Wales, published a Written Statement on public libraries in Wales. The full text of the statement can be found on the Welsh Government website in English … Continue reading

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Supplier for all-Wales public library LMS just announced

The supplier for the new shared LMS for public library services in Wales has just been announced. The single-supplier framework contract has been awarded to SirsiDynix. This piece of work, led by my colleagues in partnership with public library services … Continue reading

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Cardiff Central Library goes digi-tastic!

Here’s a guest post on the new digital floor at Cardiff Central library, from my colleague Jemma Francis. There was a buzz in Cardiff city centre last Thursday (30th July 2015) with the re-opening of the revamped Cardiff Central Library. … Continue reading

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New links for MALD information

Following the name change of CyMAL to MALD (Museums, Archives and Libraries Division), the web pages have undergone a revision. Old links no longer work and I will try to update the links on my pages, and perhaps the last … Continue reading

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