15 June 2016
The report analyses responses from delegates attending the LGA/Arts Council England library seminars between 2014/15.
22 June 2015
Even in times of austerity, museums must resist the temptation to resolve short-term financial problems by selling from their collections. This joint statement outlines the code of ethics for selling from collections.
Libraries play important roles as meeting places; in developing learning; giving access to the internet; supporting literacy, and providing information to local residents on issues such as public health and finding jobs. The LGA is supporting the Libraries Task Force to implement free WIFI across public libraries.
The LGA and English Heritage are working with partners to help local historic environment services adapt, modernise and continue to improve at a time of budget reductions and a new approach to planning.
- Steering the joint LGA / Department for Culture, Media and Sport Leadership for Libraries Taskforce, so that it supports the transformation of front line public libraries.
- Working with Historic England and partners to maximise the contribution of heritage to creating places where people want to live, work and visit.
- Working with The National Archives and partners to promote the wider value of archives and share different delivery models.
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Issues affecting libraries.
Issues affecting archives and heritage (including museums and galleries).
LGA joint publications
22 January 2013
A joint Arts Council England and Local Government Association (LGA) report that looks at how communities are involved in library service delivery.
This publication outlines the vision of the Museums Association for the museums of the future.
This English Heritage publication shows how local heritage lists provide a unique opportunity for communities, in partnership with local authorities, to identify heritage assets that they wish to protect.
‘Common Futures' have produced a report called Common libraries about ways social enterprise can be explored in a library context.
‘Locality' has produced a report called Enabling enterprise in libraries which explores ideas, advice and guidance about ways libraries can (and can't) generate income.