A report examined how public libraries and their services contributed to the economy, including the scale of contribution a library could make to individuals and communities via the social and educational benefits they provided.
Source: BOP Consulting, Evidence Review of the Economic Contribution of Libraries, Arts Council England
A report examined the types of enterprising activities that United Kingdom libraries undertook, or could undertake, to generate additional income. It outlined a range of activities, considered the barriers, and said that there was greater potential for public libraries to realize an increase in the income they generated. The project would now look to develop a good practice guide for library service providers and to explore the potential to establish a demonstrator programme with relevant agencies, informed by the findings to date.
Source: Enabling Enterprise in Libraries, Locality