The End of U.K. Libraries?

Anonymous Patron writes "According to a report by Libri, the UK's non-profit that promotes libraries, UK libraries will be out of use by 2020.The organization based this figure on a survey that shows that visitor numbers have decreased by 50 percent since 1984 and if patron numbers continue to decrease, UK libraries will no longer exist in next 20 years.Article here:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3661831.stmStudy here: http://www.rwevans.co.uk/libri/"

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Guardian article

The Guardian (UK) has a good article that sumarises the main points of this report. I especially like the president of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional's (Cilip) quote: ""There is pressure from government [but] libraries have suffered from years of underinvestment".

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