The Modernisation Review of Public Libraries

The Modernisation Review of Public Libraries

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This paper puts forward policy proposals based on a consultation exercise launched in December 2009 by Margaret Hodge, Minister for Culture. The proposals presented are grouped under 6 main aims gleaned from the exercise: to drive the quality of all library services up to the level of the best; to reverse the current trend of decline in library usage and grow the numbers using the library service; that the library service is able to respond to limited public resources and public pressures; to ensure that all libraries respond to a 24/7 culture; that all libraries grasp the opportunities presented by digitisation; and to demonstrate to citizens, commentators and politicians that libraries are still relevant and vital.reach people who may not visit their local library building regularly, but who would like to borrow e-books from home. ... They are not compatible with e-book readers that operate proprietary formats, such as the Amazon Kindle. ... Users are able to read the book on e-book readers which are not networked (e.g. Sony e- reader) by downloading onto them. ... be used to access these e-books but it may become popular as more networked devices (eg the iPad) become more prevalent.

Title:The Modernisation Review of Public Libraries
Author:Great Britain. Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2011-01-01


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