December 16, 2017

New Briefing Document: “Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK”

The House of Lords Library (UK Parliament) has published a new research briefing (20 pages; PDF) titled, “Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK.”

The briefing provides background for an upcoming debate (October 13th) in the House of Lords on, “the cultural, civil and educational significance of local libraries and independent bookshops in the United Kingdom.”

From the Introduction:

This Library briefing presents some of the arguments made in support of local libraries and independent bookshops. It provides background about the history of public libraries, legislation governing its provision and statistics on public libraries and independent bookshops. It concludes by highlighting some recent developments in these areas.

Direct to Full Text Document (also embedded below)

Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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