The Modernisation Review of Public Libraries

The Modernisation Review of Public Libraries

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This paper puts forward policy proposals based on a consultation exercise launched in December 2009 by Margaret Hodge, Minister for Culture. The proposals presented are grouped under 6 main aims gleaned from the exercise: to drive the quality of all library services up to the level of the best; to reverse the current trend of decline in library usage and grow the numbers using the library service; that the library service is able to respond to limited public resources and public pressures; to ensure that all libraries respond to a 24/7 culture; that all libraries grasp the opportunities presented by digitisation; and to demonstrate to citizens, commentators and politicians that libraries are still relevant and vital.They are not compatible with e-book readers that operate proprietary formats, such as the Amazon Kindle. ... The scheme employs DRM (digital rights management), so the file destroys itself after 3 weeks. ... To ensure that libraries are not able to provide the public with unlimited access to an authora#39;s work ( which wouldanbsp;...

Title:The Modernisation Review of Public Libraries
Author: Great Britain. Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2011-01-01

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