Monday, May 23, 2005

This really is worrying


Although the Great British Public claims it doesn't trust the tabloids, it turns to them more than it does to libraries, apparently, even though libraries are more trusted.

Research for Sheffield University finds that libraries are just not open at the times people need them. Moreover, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) reports that public borrowing of library books has fallen from 420m to 320m in five years. The figures also show that only 62 of Britain's 4,800 libraries are open for more than 60 hours a week.

Strange how people will place convenience over trust - tabloids are full of shit, but at least you can get one anywhere. Sounds a bit like New Labour, doesn't it?


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