12th February 2011 | PLIF, PLQIM | Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, Shetland, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire


Cool Computing for Couthie Customers. Wi-fi hardware to extend customer access, choice and experience. Awarded: GBP 19,600.

Dumfries and Galloway

Information Mobility: smartphones and tablets. Taster sessions on how to make best use of popular mobile operating systems Awarded: GBP 11,868.


Live Archive – Dundee people Bringing Dundee’s history to Life. Linking library volunteers with specialist staff to create a virtual collection. Awarded: GBP 8,415.

East Renfrewshire

Enhancing Digital Participation: Mobile Technology Strategy. To develop a mobile apps strategy with Glasgow University and improve infrastructure (wi-fi), purchase mobile devices, implement mobile technologies Awarded: GBP 20,900.


Learning at The Watt. Creating a learning centre with wi-fi in the local history library, and encouraging its use through ‘next steps’ classes for learners who will produce local heritage resources. Awarded: GBP 16,750.


IT tuition to harder to reach groups. Establish a network of volunteers to engage harder to reach individuals and deliver IT tuition to encourage digital participation Awarded: GBP 17,992.

North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Re@ds. Digital participation for older readers by providing intergenerational learning opportunities with local schools using a range of devices. Awarded: GBP 26,600.


Click Shetland. Support for individuals and small groups to improve their computer skills. Awarded: GBP 6,510.

South Lanarkshire

Mi-Library. Raising level of IT skills and promote libraries as a multi-channel information. Awarded: GBP 13,250.


The Home Key. Library ICT training and online resources for digitally excluded residents in care homes.Awarded: GBP 6,500

West Dunbartonshire

Digital Diamonds. Digital equipment and technology to facilitate Web 2.0 input from the public. Awarded: GBP 17,360.

SmartLINK2 – Efficiency in book procurement

Consortium of 10 local authorities: Angus, Argyll and Bute, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Inverclyde, Moray, Perth and Kinross, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian. Awarded: GBP 90,000.

VIRGIL2 – Book groups for visually impaired collaborative project

Consortium of 4 local authorities: East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, and Glasgow. Awarded: GBP 5,000.


For Ask Scotland, a new national virtual reference service which provides users with access to library resources and collections. Awarded: GBP 90,000.

Scottish reading promotion

To develop a national project to promote reading and support the literacy action plan. Awarded: GBP 20,000.
For PLIF impact research. Awarded: GBP 10,000.

The 16 projects were awarded a total of GBP 380,745.