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Subject: 400 bibliotek hotas av nedläggning i Storbritannien. Stora protester idag
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:35:24 +0100
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Klipp ur BBC News:

With more than 400 public libraries under threat of closure, the
campaign to save
them is gathering pace. But in an age of downloads, cheap books and easy online
shopping, can this great British institution survive?

Idag är en stor protestdag mot hotet av kulturella vandalism i Storbritannien.

Några fakta

4,517 public libraries including mobile ones
398 libraries plus 53 mobiles under threat or recently shut
3.4 million fewer visits in 2010 than in 2009
188,000 fewer active borrowers in 2010 than 2009
£1.09bn net spend on libraries in 2010
1,217 more volunteers last year than 2009 - a rise of 11%

Fem argument för och emot.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12340505

The Guardian har en karta över hotade bibliotek

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/interactive/2011/feb/01/library-protests-map

Hundratusentals protester idag

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/hundreds-thousands-join-library-protests.html

Jan



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