Hancock, Avery (2011) The threats to public libraries look overwhelming: yet both defensive mobilizations to resist cutbacks and pressures for innovations offer hope for radical improvements. British Politics and Policy at LSE (01 Feb 2011) Blog Entry.
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The local public library service across the UK has lost ground in recent times with rapidly declining book borrowing, a stale services culture, an ostrich-like ignoring of e-books, and high levels of fines putting off many users. However, Avery Hancock shows how the imminent and extensive threats to cut library services back to the bone has re-mobilized support for these key community institutions. It has also fuelled vitally needed new thinking on how to modernize and extend the appeal of libraries once again.
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|Library of Congress subject classification:||J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
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Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
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