We asked for your views on the proposed self-service model for the Printed Music and Drama Service. We also asked for any other suggestions for delivering a sustainable service for the future.
The majority of groups responding to the questionnaire have indicated that they would continue to use the proposed self-service model for the Printed Music and Drama Service. However, there is significant concern amongst most respondents with regard to the withdrawal of Inter Library Loans and advanced bookings and reservations. A number of alternative suggestions were made for delivering a sustainable service. The proposed relocation of the service was regarded by most a less problematic so long as good parking and access are available. For a more detailed report please see the attached results.
After reviewing the results we have committed to a further period of research to investigate the feasibility of the suggestions which have been made. Once we have identified the realistic options we will begin a second stage of public consultation. Following feedback with regard to the relocation of the service the Printed Music and Drama collection will move to Fosse Centre Library on Mantle Road in September with its current levels of service. The move is necessary as the space at Southfields library is now required for other purposes and there is reasonable parking at the Fosse Centre. Further details of the move will be sent out to groups in good time.
Results Updated 20 Jun 2014
Thank you to all subscribers who took part in the printed music and drama consultation. The full results of the consultation are available to view through the following link:
The city council is required to make difficult decisions about its services as a result of significant cuts in government funding. The council’s response to this challenge is to work with service users and local communities to develop proposals to make the required savings in ways that will provide a revised but sustainable service offer.
The Music and Drama service to groups in both city and county requires a lot of resource to maintain and the subscriptions that are currently charged only cover a very small part of the cost of the service.
Some initial work has been carried out on looking at options for the future of the service, varying from a complete ending of the service to offering the collection to other organisations to run. The city council would prefer to develop a revised, but less costly service that can be sustained.
Why We Are Consulting
The City Council therefore wishes to consult subscribers on a revised model of service that can be sustained into the future.
Please read through the proposal and let us have your comments by 18th May.
Once subscribers views on the proposal have been examined and any suggestions looked at, a decision on future provision will be made.
Your thoughts are very welcome and will be key to developing the revised service.