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Guest post #13 – Policymakers on employment, education and children “Take note!”, by Miranda McKearney

It’s an anxious time for young people. UK youth unemployment stands at 21.9%, and reports  show  it’s getting harder to bust out of a disadvantaged start.  http://www.dpm.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/news/nick-clegg-speech-social-mobility People under 25 make up 43% of the world’s population – their choices … Continue reading

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Guest post #11 – Five questions from the Carnegie UK Trust, by Liz Macdonald

It was 1883 when the first library in the UK was opened as a result of a grant from Andrew Carnegie. Then in 1950, having invested heavily in public library services, and not just buildings, the Carnegie UK Trust moved … Continue reading

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Guest post #10 – Publishers and libraries must work together, by Emma House

Having launched the Digital Skills Sharing initiative between publishers and librarians two weeks ago – one of the Library Development Initiative projectsfunded by the Arts Council –  it was evident to us and our partners in the project, The Reading … Continue reading

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Guest post #9 – Library services: Library buildings, by Kate Millin

I will start by looking at how online services will be provided. None of us know how far technology will have moved in 10 years, but it is a certainty that it will be even more embedded into our lives … Continue reading

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Guest post #8 – Are eBooks a Byway on the Virtual Highway? by Barbara Scott

I would suggest that eBooks are a significant part of a digital revolution which has been underway since the 1990s but it is the recent technological developments in digital and social media which have led to an explosion of the … Continue reading

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Guest post #7 – The library unchained, by Chris Meade

At the weekend I met a man who is restoring a Wurlitzer juke box, recreating a beautiful device, fascinating to old music lovers like me, but clearly redundant as a means to deliver tunes to the populace. if:book UK has … Continue reading

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