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Friday, 3 November 2017
More Thoughts on Replacing Public Libraries
Some thoughts on the agendas behind volunteer libraries are here. I have been making similar points for some, namely do volunteer libraries actually work as libraries? No one seems to know. Volunteer libraries may well be a form of back door privatisation, which at least in some cases means handing over a public asset to a "community" organisation who actually have no real accountability to the community and are not really effectively monitored for what they do. The last area of danger is that they may just drain resources from the proper library service which is thereby slowly undermined.