National Library to get over £300,000 for online services
The National Library of Wales welcomes the news that it is to receive additional funding of £321,000 as part of the latest round of grants funding for Welsh libraries, archives and museums.
In an announecment made by John Griffiths AM, the Minister for Culture and Sport, today (Wednesday 9 April), this substantial sum is a part of Welsh Government’s Programme for Government commitment to widening access to our culture, heritage and sport snd encouraging greater participation.
Aled Gruffydd Jones, Chief Executive and Librarian said:
“This welcome investment will enable the Library to provide even greater access to quality Welsh and global knowledge resources and allow us to make a significant contribution to building a productive, connected, skilled and literate Wales.”
The announcement comes as the Library launches its new Knowledge for All Strategic Plan where it says the organisation is committed to delivering maximum public benefit from its collections and services and claims that the services provided by the Library are relevant and important components of people’s lives and are integral to the life of Wales as a civil society.
Aled Gruffydd Jones went on to say:
“Our chief challenge during the next three years will be to bring together as many people as possible to engage with our collections, and to do so in new ways for a wide variety of purposes. Additional funding such as this will allow for the continued enhancement of the Library’s key services enabling future users in Wales from all walks of life, to enjoy improved forms of access to publicly-funded information and knowledge. We are grateful to the Welsh Governement for its support.”
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