Think services, not buildings

Are we too attached to a nostalgic view of our library heritage and its buildings?

12 June 2012

Heritage library

David Moses, a former head of county council governance, writing on the Guardian blog, believes local government needs to do more to shift public focus away from a sentimental attachment to its heritage buildings and think more about the services themselves.

A library with diminishing footfall 'could find its resources provide a better service to all when reallocated elsewhere.... Detaching public opinion from these emotional ties to public buildings is essential if we are to succeed in getting them to think clearly about service provision.'

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