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UK government says CIPFA library statistics ‘flawed’

29 August 2018
The UK government’s Libraries Taskforce has raised concerns about library statistics published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), reports the Bookseller. In a report entitled ‘CIPFA...

Ancient public library uncovered in Germany

1 August 2018
Archaeologists in Cologne, Germany, have uncovered the remains of the oldest public library in the country, built almost 2000 years ago, which may have housed up to 20,000 scrolls, reports...

Banksy to help keep Bristol libraries open

11 July 2018
In the UK, anonymous street artist Banksy has offered support to keep all of Bristol's libraries open, reports the Bristol Post. Bristol City Council had announced budget cuts in February last...

HK public libraries remove LGBTQIA+ kids books

27 June 2018
The Hong Kong government has been accused of moving several LGBTQIA-themed children’s books out of public view in the city's public libraries, following complaints by an anti-gay group, reports the Standard....

UK copyright specialists create copyright board game

20 June 2018
In the UK, two copyright specialists have created a board game to help research students and early-career researchers understand copying and licensing choices, reports the Chartered Institute of Library and...

Swedish universities cancel contract with Elsevier

23 May 2018
Swedish universities have decided not to renew a contract with Dutch journal publisher Elsevier, reports Times Higher Education. The Bibsam Consortium, which represents 85 higher education and research institutions in...

Hawaii government to rent out library land

5 April 2018
In the US, the Hawaii state government has put forth a bill to lease library land and facilities to private companies as a way of generating revenue, reports the Hawaii...

British Library reports 6.2% gender pay gap

15 March 2018
The British Library has revealed that women earn 6.2% less than men per hour at the organisation, reports the Bookseller. In January, the British Library reported that men are paid...