Friday, December 21, 2007
Thanet libraries scandal
In order to save money, Thanet District Council is opening both the recently refurbished Margate library and the newly rebuilt Ramsgate library without the assistance of a library catalogue system. A TDC spokeperson says it will save several pounds a year, and make the library much more accessibly to young people, as this is how their bedroom floors usually look. Librarians will be responsible for emptying several shelves each day, to avoid any accusations of professionalism or elitism. A librarian was quoted as saying "shit".
OK, don't panic, and for god's sake don't go and ask Steve Ladyman what he thinks... Although I think the librarian probably did say "shit" when she saw this lot - it's a library in Gisborne, New Zealand after a small earthquake yesterday evening. But don't think TDC would'nt do it if they could...