Tagged: Tim Coates

Library coronavirus measures to be based on local risk as activists urge caution

Coronavirus safety measures in libraries are "best taken locally" based on each area's risk assessments, Libraries Connected has said, amid calls for caution from campaigners who... Read more

Five-year stats show library service entering 'rapid decline', finds Coates

The public library service has entered a phase of “rapid decline” as figures show visits have declined sharply and loans have plunged in the past... Read more

Library Campaign calls for government action over post-lockdown 'danger' to service

The Library Campaign has called for the government to do more to secure the facilities' future after the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

Library loans down 43% in 10 years, new analysis shows

Latest figures from The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy show library loans are down 43% in the last decade in England and libraries are still... Read more

Latest CIPFA stats reveal library numbers still falling

Newly released figures show there were 35 static and mobile library closures in the year to end March 2019 across England, Wales and Scotland, with... Read more

English library borrowing plummets while US remains stable

New library borrowing figures from the US show how far England is lagging behind other countries because of its facilities’ falling book stocks, according to new... Read more

Dwindling UK libraries have 'fallen into trap', warns campaigner

New figures showing the dwindling popularity of UK libraries suggest the facilities have fallen into a "trap" and a new approach is needed, campaigner Tim... Read more

UK publishers urged to tackle library crisis

Big UK publishers need to lobby councils over the importance of their libraries in a “last ditch stand” to save the service, campaigner Tim Coates... Read more

The Bookseller's c.e.o. predictions for 2019

Following on from The Bookseller's 'alternative' predictions for 2019, senior figures share their hopes and expectations for the year ahead. Read more

Government slams CIPFA library data as 'flawed' and 'unusable'

The government-appointed Libraries Taskforce has criticised the body responsible for publishing annual statistics on libraries, saying its "flawed" data reveals the sector to be in... Read more

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