British Library Users Group

Readers will know that one of my first FOI requests was to the British Library seeking their contract with Building Zones to manage the BL’s wireless internet access. The British Library neglected to list this contract on its disclosure log until I published the full contract on my website. Ten days later, an astute reader noticed that the BL had added the contract to its disclosure log.

You can now read the contract at http://www.bl.uk/about/policies/pdf/wificontract2004.pdf

The way this decision was made (and the contract awarded) without taking library users into account promted an online campaign. As I write, 32 people have agreed to write to their MPs calling for this charging system to be abolished. You can sign up until 5th July.

I have now started a new campaign to set up a British Library Users’ Group. If you are a library user and would like to join the group please sign up at www.pledgebank.com/blusers

2 Responses to “British Library Users Group”

  1. Paul Ridgway says:

    I do not know if I am leaving this message in the right place.

    Do you have any Web site information on the rumoured reductions in service by the BL at Euston Road please?

    PWR

  2. heather says:

    Hello,
    You can check out the British Library Readers Group webpage, which I also run, at: http://www.blrg.org.uk.

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