Scotland: National Library Reforms Passed by Scottish Parliament
New laws to cut the size of the board which runs the National Library of Scotland have been passed by MSPs, as part of wider reforms.
Future board appointments made by ministers would be “based on merit and selection”, under the bill.
With 70,000 visits a year to the reading room and about 2.5 million calls on the digital library, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said it was time to update the regulations under which the library operates, brought in during 1925.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.