Digital Transformation for UK Public Libraries: Five Approaches to a 'Single Digital Presence'

British Library,
06 June 2019, United Kingdom

This report considers the rationale for how digital transformation could support for public libraries in the United Kingdom. It forms the next phase in a sequence  of reports and roundtable conversations about how the idea of a “single digital presence” (a term coined by William Sieghart) proposition could support the public library sector. 

This report was commissioned by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust in 2017, building on previous work conducted by the Libraries Taskforce and Bibliocommons.1 The scope of this project was to consider options for what a UK-wide online platform for public libraries could look like, what it could be used for, and  how such an offer might fit in to the current ecosystem  for public libraries across the UK.2