Possible threat to PLR for Authors in Government's Library Review

The following is from the Society of Authors and concerns all published authors.

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has just published 'The Modernisation Review of Public Libraries: a Policy Statement' - the result of a consultation undertaken at the end of last year. The full document can be found here

The Society of Authors has noted with grave concern that the Policy Statement includes proposals for changes to the administration of PLR - something which was not raised during the consultation process.

The Society, along with ALCS and the Writers’ Guild, have written to the Minister expressing their concerns. The letter can be read on the Society of Authors website.