Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Great Regulars: Unveiling plans to boost cultural activities in libraries,

automatically enrol primary school pupils in their local libraries and an ambition to put Wi-Fi in libraries across England by 2015, [Ed] Vaizey claimed that the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals' prediction of 600 library closures "regularly quoted in the media . . . is very wide of the mark".

"A truer picture of building closures would be about a 10th of that," he said.

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Ed Vaizey says libraries 'thriving' and rejects prediction of 600 closures


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