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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Can we measure up to ‘good work for all’ ambitions?

February 16, 2018

By Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust

We know that ‘work matters’. It matters to us as individuals and it matters to society as a whole. Now the debate is shifting rapidly to ‘ good work matters’. The idea that work should be of ...

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Engaging Libraries: Projects underway

February 5, 2018

By Rachel Heydecker, Policy and Development Officer Carnegie UK Trust, and Andy Wright Carnegie UK Trust Associate

Engaging Libraries is a new partnership between the Carnegie UK Trust and Wellcome to encourage public libraries to engage local people in imaginative and interactive projects exploring health and we...

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The Crucial Role Libraries Can Play In The Transformation Of Closed Societies To Democracy

February 2, 2018

By Vesna Crnogorac PhD, Senior Librarian and Information Specialist, Faculty of Art, University of Niš, Serbia

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. As part of the briefing we were keen t...

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Supercharge ideas to fill vacant shop units

January 18, 2018

Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

Top tips to bring on a new generation of town centre entrepreneurs. “TestTown inspired us to aim for a high street location, before that we hadn’t even considered that route” Aine McGuck...

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Trust, Privacy and our Ethical Principles

January 5, 2018

By Dawn Finch, author, librarian, and CILIP Trustee

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 the topic can be  f...

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