david-pearsonLibraries have a future, writes David Pearson, but only if they adapt to changing readers.

The Stationers' Company embraces a broad church of trades relating to the world of books and newspapers and includes not only designers, publishers and manufacturers but also librarians.  Their world, like everyone else’s, has been transformed in recent decades by the changes of new technology and internet communications.  When Kindles are everywhere and printed book sales are falling, when information is freely available via Google and the world is on your iPad, do libraries have a future

Jane Bickerstaffe Consumer research on people’s attitudes to packaging, carried out for INCPEN over the years, shows that people have little or no perception of packaging - either good or bad – when they go shopping.

They have almost no understanding of its role or any appreciation of its environmental, social, economic, technical and aesthetic contribution to their everyday lives.

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