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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Balancing privacy and public benefit: six local area partners announced

May 30, 2017

By Simon Burall, Senior Associate at Involve

In partnership with Involve and the Understanding Patient Data team at the Wellcome Trust , the Carnegie UK Trust is exploring how government, civil society and advocacy groups make sense of, and ...

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The Place of Work in Our Lives

May 9, 2017

By Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust

The Trust has chosen to have a clear focus on ‘fulfilling work’ for at least five years. It is clear to see why the Trustees should make this such a priority. We have been working to promote wellb...

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Exploring the key factors for social progress

April 28, 2017

By Rebekah Menzies, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Earlier this week Iceland hosted a two-day conference on social progress, organised by the Social Progress Imperative. ‘What Works 2017: The International Summit to Advance Social Progress’ brough...

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Reflections from Day One of What Works 2017

April 25, 2017

Rebekah Menzies, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

The  Social Progress Imperative  defines social progress as ‘the capacity of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, establish the building blocks that allow citizens and communit...

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Improving our wellbeing: inviting in international advocates

April 20, 2017

By Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

How we define and measure our success as a country is one of the most pressing and controversial topics of our time, at the heart of impassioned debates across western democracies about what type of s...

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Rise in Library Use Among Scottish Primary School Children

April 13, 2017

By Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive, Scottish Library and Information Council

More than 70% of households with primary school aged children (5-11 years) in Scotland are now using public libraries, more than they were five years ago, according to ‘Shining a Light’ - publis...

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Shining a light on England…

April 13, 2017

by Kathy Settle, Chief Executive, Libraries Task Force

I really welcome the publication of Carnegie’s Shining a Light report to add to the collective knowledge of the libraries sector. As Ian Anstice says in his blog, it’s vital that any actions are...

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‘Shining a Light’ on the path ahead: what are the opportunities and challenges for public libraries across the UK and Ireland?

April 10, 2017

By Martyn Evans, CEO, Carnegie UK Trust

Public libraries are a very well-used service and are extraordinarily well-loved. Our Shining a Light research, published today, reveals that across the UK and Ireland around half of us are using ou...

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