Monday, January 23, 2006

50 UK Libraries to Close?
An article in today's Daily Telegraph reports that 50 public libraries in the UK currently face the axe - it is a well-researched article, but what it neglects to point out is that these closures take place after the closure of 3,000 public library service points over the last 10 years. In many cases the closures have taken place in spite of a slight increase in Library budgets during the last 8 years. Money from the closure of small rural libraries is being used to fund additional resources in the big glitzy new libraries.