This little gem is tucked away deep in the budget cost cutting proposals due to go before the Peterborough City Council Cabinet on the 25th, they will of course all be nodded through. The proposal on first reading sounds quite reasonable, but if you read it again, your free choice of books and thinking, is about to be curtailed....by computer!
"Vivacity is also proposing to reduce the amount it spends on library stock including !books, newspapers and DVDs. Any impact will be minimised by the use of its modern ‘smart stock’system which allows the service to select stock for each library based on what people are reading in that community. For example, if crime novels were popular in Bretton Library but not well-read in Orton Library, some of those books would be transferred to Bretton."
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