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£400 million funding cut, libraries museums and arts

£400 million funding cut to libraries, museums, and arts

Councils reduced expenditure on libraries, museums, and arts by £400 million in the last decade - with more money for care services needed, to protect culture cuts.
life in America

Understanding the rich history of life in America

Deborah Thomas from Library of Congress reveals the astonishing resource created by The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and what it reveals about everyday life in America

Shared solution enables library systems management savings

Black Country Libraries in Partnership sets innovative plans in motion to improve customers’ experience, by signing a joint deal with Capita Libraries to supply and host their library management system (LMS), in a recent announcement. The deal encompasses four local authorities in the Midlands – Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley and...

More than 20 libraries to close in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council is set to close more than 20 libraries, it has emerged A number of libraries across Lancashire are set to close, the county council has confirmed. The news comes after a consultation into the fate of libraries across the county, which received more than 7,000 responses. The subsequent...

Sunderland Council could raise £500,000 selling off libraries

Sunderland City Council considers selling local libraries in a bid to raise £500,000. Facing tough budget cuts, Sunderland City Council has said selling libraries could raise much needed cash for the city. The council has been selling off a number of its assets in an attempt to save £100m after government...
Wirral libraries under threat from closure

Wirral libraries are under threat

Wirral Council will consider plans to seek help from volunteers to prevent the closure of library sites throughout the borough. Wirral Borough Council's cabinet is being asked to approve plans to seek outside help from volunteers to maintain library sites throughout the borough. The council has been forced to cut...

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