Budget battle

3rd September 2010 at 01:00
Fears that ICT is eating library cash

One in three secondary schools had cut their library budget in the past year, according to a survey of more than 1,500 schools.

The research by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, carried out in the spring term, found that more than half of primaries had seen their library budgets frozen since last year and 18 per cent had received a cut.

Its findings add to concerns that schools are shifting focus away from books to ICT.

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