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The threats to public libraries look overwhelming: yet both defensive mobilizations to resist cutbacks and pressures for innovations offer hope for radical improvements

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2011 14:15
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32281/

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