SLIC is commited to innovation, proficiency and inclusion and therefore regularly contributes to consultations about the library and information sector.

On this page you will find our official consultation responses over recent years. If you would like more information on consultations we have taken part in please get in touch.

In February 2014 the UK Government's department of Culture, Media & Sport published a consultation on the extension of the Public Lending Right to Rights of holders of books in non-print formats. 

SLIC and CILIPS produced a joint response to the consultation. The SLIC and CILIPS Public Lending Right Response advocated a detailed implementation plan to the proposed expansion of the PLR scheme.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh launched a Digital Participation Inquiry in 2013, to explore how digital technologies and the internet were used by the public, businesses, government and charities on a day-to-day basis.

As well as examining the opportunities digital technologies offered to both people and businesses online, it explored why many remain offline despite digital exclusion often leading to increasing exclusion from society and the economy.

In June of that year SLIC produced an official response to the RSE Inquiry, which tackled the obstacles and incentives of digital participation.  

In December 2013, the Royal Society of Edinburgh published an Interim Report on the findings emerging from its Digital Participation Inquiry.

It explored how barriers to digital inclusion could be overcome so that everyone in Scotland can benefit from the digital revolution. The SLIC official response to the Interim Report highlighted how Scotland's public library network could make a substantial contribution to key issues such as access, motivation and skills. 

The Inquiry’s final report was then published on 30 April 2014.