The Right to Be Forgotten: Impacts on Libraries and their Objectives

April 20, 2018

By Stephen Wyber, Senior Policy Officer, IFLA

This blog was originally created as part of a briefing pack for the #DataPrivacyNY study trip, examining the theme of online data privacy and public libraries.Further blogs on data privacy can...

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Why We Should Invest In Young People’s Digital Skills

April 18, 2018

By Anna Grant, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Young people are not ‘Digital Natives’The recent ‘data’ headlines that have dominated the media in the last few weeks highlight that even the most digitally confident among us can be tak...

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The future of Welsh towns and how data will help development

April 18, 2018

Rebecca Evans, Minister for Housing and Regeneration. National Assembly for Wales

Data matters. The right information acts as a foundation for regeneration.The Carnegie UK Trust and the Institute of Welsh Affairs will be developing a web-based data platform to support improved ...

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Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland – from rhetoric to reality

April 9, 2018

by Aideen McGinley, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust

1 April 2015 marked the biggest transformation in local government in Northern Ireland since the Local Government Act (1972) created 26 single-tier district councils. With the reduction in the number ...

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Academic research is still highly trusted but rarely used

March 28, 2018

By Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE, Newcastle University and Carnegie UK Trustee

Universities are under more and more pressure to show the impact of their research – to demonstrate what they are good for, not just good at. And in a climate of concern about the use and presentati...

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Professional networks for evidence-informed policy and practice

March 28, 2018

By Pippa Coutts, Research and Policy Manager at the Alliance for Useful Evidence

It is generally recognised that there is a gap between the production of high quality research evidence and its use in policy and practice. This is one of the reasons behind the international growth o...

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Harm Reduction In Social Media – A Proposal

March 22, 2018

by William Perrin, trustee of Good Things Foundation, Indigo Trust and 360 Giving. He is a former senior civil servant in the UK government. And Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex.

This blog is the second in a programme of work on a proposed new regulatory framework to reduce the harm occurring on and facilitated by social media platforms.  The authors William Perrin and Lorna...

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How RFK’s legacy should allow us to measure progress beyond economics

March 18, 2018

by Jennifer Wallace, Head of Policy, Carnegie UK Trust

Each quarter the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures come out, signalling good or bad economic progress. But how many of us actually know what GDP stands for, let alone how the index is constructed? ...

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A space to be well: reflections on the EDGE Conference 2018

March 7, 2018

By Andy Wright, Carnegie Associate on the Engaging Libraries programme, supporting projects which engage local people in imaginative and interactive projects exploring health and wellbeing.

The theme of this year’s EDGE Conference , “Affirming the transformative power and creativity of libraries in a changing world” was enticing enough to tempt me to travel to Edinburgh from Wakef...

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Can Society Rein in Social Media?

February 27, 2018

by William Perrin, trustee of Good Things Foundation, Indigo Trust and 360 Giving. He is a former senior civil servant in the UK government. And Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex.

The benefits that social networks bring for individuals and society are plentiful, yet the harm that many people have suffered is deeply troubling, described in countless reports by individuals , ci...

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