ADVICE, ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES TO LIBRARY AUTHORITIES
Libraries Development provides professional advice to the local authorities in relation to public library development, infrastructure and staffing on an ongoing basis.
INNOVATION AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT
The Libraries Development team investigates and evaluates new and emerging trends and services in public library service development internationally and within the EU, and provides professional advice to the Department and to local authorities. The current focus includes RFID technology, eBooks, reading and literacy development, community and culture, work and business support, and digital preservation.
NATIONAL SERVICES MANAGED BY LIBRARIES DEVELOPMENT
The implementation of national services as set out under national public library strategy provides advantages of scale in terms of volume, impact, cost, co-ordination and consistency.
On an ongoing basis, Libraries Development engages in national promotional activities for public libraries, manages media campaigns and acts as a clearing house for media enquiries on public library issues and services.
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