Monday, November 28, 2011

LSSI Walks Back Its UK Target

Sort of like that 250,000 new jobs campaign promise.

U.S./LSSI Public Library Status Report

LSSI 'revises UK targets'. (The Bookseller, 11/28/2011)

Excerpt: American library management firm LSSI has retreated from its target of managing 15% of UK public libraries in the next five years, according to a report in today's Independent.

The Maryland-based firm, which runs over 70 libraries 
[17 public library systems and 69 branch operationsin the US, entered the UK market earlier this year. However chief executive Brad King said: "It has not been easy and we're still waiting to see if the UK is ready yet for the idea of library privatisation." The company is currently revising its targets for next year, and will not set definitive figures.

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