July 2011 – Written Question about Library funding

by Nigel Bakhai on 19 July, 2011

Question

Will the Portfolio holder please give a detailed breakdown of how the funds from the sale of the “Birth of Eve” painting will be spent on the Library service?

Answer

Activity Initial Estimates
New Computers 20 @ approx £1,500 each  £30k
WiFi in all libraries and community centres £90k
Upgrade and replacement of out of date Pc’s £60k
Electronic Readers (compliant with e books) 300 @ £155 each £46,500k
Improved scanning and printing facilities £15k
Display equipment to enable visual arts and exhibitions £25k
Arts, crafts and family games for children improved library offer £5k
Specialist archiving and local History software; improvements to archives storage and access £25k
Refurbishment of library buildings £273,500
Total £570,000
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