Rise in ‘Social Seniors’ can help reduce digital exclusion

July 17, 2017

By Lyndsey Burton, founder of Choose, a UK broadband comparison site and information resource.

At a time when there’s talk in the UK of deepening generational divides, it was heartening to hear recently that the older segments of the population are increasingly joining their younger counterpa...

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Fair Finance for Young People

July 17, 2017

By Louise Macdonald,Chief Executive, Young Scot.

Do you remember your first phone contract? How about taking out a loan to buy your first car? Or was your first experience with credit your student loan?Most of us will remember making important f...

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Online data privacy and the role of library staff

July 14, 2017

by Aude Charillon, Library and Information Officer, Newcastle Libraries and Carnegie Partner

This is part of a blog series examining the theme of online data privacy and public libraries. More information about the wider project can be found here .  In the previous blog in this ...

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Reporting back: Engaging Libraries workshops

June 26, 2017

Georgina Bowyer, Carnegie UK Trust

Last month we held three workshops for potential applicants to the Engaging Libraries scheme.  We were delighted to have an enthusiastic response to these, whilst sorry not to be able to accommoda...

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‘Are we all tagged pigeons now?’

June 23, 2017

by Catherine Stihler, MEP for Scotland

This is part of a blog series examining the theme of online data privacy and public libraries. More information about the wider project can be found here .  ‘Are we all tagged pigeons ...

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Putting Fairness Ambitions to Work: reflections from the next stage of the Fairer Fife Commission

June 22, 2017

By Robert McGregor, Policy Manager, Fife Council

Robert McGregor is a Policy Manager in the Community Directorate of Fife’s Council, tasked with implementing the recommendations of the independent Fairer Fife Commission.The task of a Fair...

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Evaluating Fairness Commissions: ‘No need to reinvent the wheel, but everyone needs their own hubcaps.’

June 21, 2017

By Gail Irvine, Policy Officer

When the Carnegie UK Trust first started looking in detail at the different Fairness Commissions that have been established around the UK, I was advised that it might be difficult to assess their stre...

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Exploring Welsh Towns

June 20, 2017

Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

Towns in Wales have a particular geography. Larger towns and cities are concentrated around the edge of Wales, along the coasts and the border with England. In the heart of Wales, there are no large t...

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A retail data protection product for libraries and public facing services in the UK?

June 16, 2017

by William Perrin, founder of consultancy Talk About Local, trustee of Good Things Foundation, Indigo Trust and 360 Giving. He is a former senior civil servant in the UK government.

 

This is part of a blog series examining the theme of online data privacy and public libraries. More information about the wider project can be found here .  I was fortunate to travel to ...

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Celebrating the Carnegie Legacy in 2017

June 14, 2017

by Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

On 19 June in London, CILIP will be celebrating the 80 th anniversary of the CILIP-Carnegie Medal – the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards. Meanwhile, here in Dunfermline...

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