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Thursday, September 08, 2011

England’s Libraries and the Funding Crisis by Phil Bradley

Phil Bradley writes: Like many other countries, the United Kingdom has experienced a series of financial shocks, including a severe banking crisis. The home nations in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) are funded differently, and each has its own unique financial and legal circumstances (and its own parliaments). Consequently, this article will focus on the current situation regarding libraries in England, specifically possible closures and other threats to library service. The point should also be made that it is not just public libraries that are affected: School libraries, academic libraries, and corporate libraries are threatened as well

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