Someone very kindly brought this to my attention, it's a procurement notice for the operation of the Library of Birmingham project;
"The Library of Birmingham project will create a new library for Birmingham, replacing the current 1970’s central library. It will comprise of 10 levels; nine above ground and one below ground amounting to approximately 31,000m² of space. Construction will be completed by mid-2013. The new Library will set new standards for libraries both in terms of iconic design and in terms of creating an exceptional resource for learning, information, and culture. This is an exciting opportunity to modernise the library service for the people of Birmingham for the decades to come. The Library has been designed to be open, welcoming and accessible and with an embedded technology focus running throughout the building. The successful applicant will be expected to operate the Library of Birmingham (LoB) including but not limited to the City’s archive collection, support services for Community Libraries, the Mobile Library, Library Service at Home and management of the Council’s book fund."
See the Library Campaign website for more on this story;
And some breaking news; it looks as if LSSI might be bidding for the contract?
- Alan Wylie
@wylie_alan @stuwystv yes thanks for this helpful insight Stuart, are LSSI bidding for it?