It's interesting that the report on the national digital presence for public libraries finally saw the light of day at the same time that BIC and a lot of library technology supply companies were meeting to progress the Library Communications Framework (LCF).
In their own ways they are each trying to solve the same problem: how to pull together a myriad disparate resources and services, each built to their own specific requirements, into a single user experience without requiring the availability of hundreds of library technologists in the front line of public libraries who probably will never exist.
I think they are both doable, with fair winds and fair spirits prevailing.
A core dataset for libraries - Publication of the Libraries Taskforce's list of contents for the core dataset for libraries.
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