MLA pulls plug on landmark library survey

<p>The Museums, Libraries and Archives council has withdrawn funding for LISU's annual Public Library Materials Fund and Budget Survey, and may pull support from other LISU reports.</p><p>The landmark survey, produced for 20 years by Loughborough University's Library Information and Statistics Unit, will be discontinued. It provided the estimated and actual figures for expenditure on various categories of materials and also offered detailed analysis and trend data.</p><p>MLA c.e.o. Chris Batt said the survey effectively gave the same data as the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Acc...

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