Tag Archive for e-books

Libraries News Round-up: 15 January 2018

The Bookseller: 15 January Library closures are a ‘disgrace’, says Daunt https://www.thebookseller.com/news/daunt-library-closures-are-disgrace-707681 Croydon Guardian: 15 January Council guarantees jobs of library staff after Carillion collapse http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15828282.Council_guarantees_jobs_of_library_staff_after_construction_giant_collapse/ Croydon Advertiser: 15 January Croydon libraries to be run by the council again to…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April

Swindon Advertiser: 27 April Staff could get a share in the core libraries under new delivery model http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15251854.Staff_could_get_a_share_in_the_core_libraries_under_new_delivery_model/ Bath Chronicle: 27 April LETTER: Libraries have passed their sell-by date http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/libraries-have-passed-their-sell-by-date/story-30296070-detail/story.html The Scotsman: 28 April Record books sales as e-reading loses…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February 2016

Spiked Online : 23rd February Turning libraries into community centres Libraries are for reading, not knitting http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/turning-libraries-into-community-centres/18057#.VsyQWUBNgmQ UK Authority : 23rd February Six library authorities take up cloud e-book service http://www.ukauthority.com/news/6002/six-libraries-take-up-cloud-e-book-service Buteman : 23rd February Put school librarians before top job,…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February 2016

Publishers Weekly : 12th February Three Ways Publishers and Libraries Can Work Better Together http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/69404-three-ways-publishers-and-libraries-can-work-better-together.html Leon’s Library Blog : 13th February Parish or Bust! http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/02/13/parish-or-bust/ Swindon Advertiser : 13th February Librarians shown appreciation with giant Valentine’s Day card http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14273854.Librarians_showed_appreciation_with_giant_Valentine_s_Day_card/

Library News Round-up: 9 June 2015

Gov.uk : 9th JuneSecond Meeting of the Leadership for Libraries Task Forcehttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/second-meeting-of-the-leadership-for-libraries-task-forceTHE BOOKSELLER : 9th JuneChris Riddell crowned children’s laureateHe said it is “bizarre” that it is not a statutory requirement for all schools to be equipped with a library…

Library News Round-up: 5 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th JuneRemote e-lending hits bookshop and library footfallhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/remote-e-lending-hits-bookshop-and-library-footfallHarrow Times : 5th JuneCulture Minister Ed Vaizey pledges to review library closures in Harrowhttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/13316456.Library_closures_to_go_under_review__says_culture_minister/ Coventry Telegraph : 5th JuneLetter - Christopher Sidwell | ‘How much does Coventry council value libraries?’http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/how-much-coventry-council-value-9400547SCL : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 11 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 11th MayE-lending: what does your new government mean for digital libraries? Sieghart Report dominateshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/11/e-lending-libraries-sieghart-reportTHE BOOKSELLER : 11th MayWhittingdale made new culture secretary http://www.thebookseller.com/news/whittingdale-made-new-culture-secretary Wales Online : 11th MayGrade II listed Roath Library set to be closed, just weeks after being…

Library News Round-up: 30 April 2015

Alan Gibbons Diary : 29th AprilOpen letter to Ed Vaizey- the riddle of the missing librarieshttp://alangibbons.net/2015/04/open-letter-to-ed-vaizey-the-riddle-of-the-missing-libraries/THE BOOKSELLER : 30th AprilPublishers give $250m free e-books for Obama schemehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-give-250m-free-e-books-obama-schemeThe Conversation : 30th AprilBritain’s libraries can’t face any more cuts after this election Sally O’Reilly…

Library News Round-up: 19 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 19th DecemberEditorial | Special on Sieghart: The Independent Library Reporthttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/special-on-sieghart-the-independent-library-report.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 19th DecemberJoanna Trollope | Flexible and digitised, our libraries have a bright future http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11301894/Flexible-and-digitised-our-libraries-have-a-bright-future.htmlLeon’s Library Blog : 19th DecemberMuch ado about nothing…the Sieghart report? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/12/19/much-ado-about-nothing-the-sieghart-report/Barry & District News : 19th…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th July ‘Thunderclap’ for Lincolnshire Libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/thunderclap-lincolnshire-libraries.html Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 7th July Rallying Cry | And so begins Lincolnshire’s High Court Fight for Libraries  http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/07/and-so-begins-lincolnshires-high-court-fight-for-libraries-libraryjudicialreview/  Lincolnshire Echo : 7th July Save Lincolnshire Libraries: protest heads to the High…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 June 2014

TES : 20th June How to save libraries from the e-predators Claire Fox is director of the Institute of Ideas http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6434256 Stourbridge News : 20th June Staffordshire | MP worried about Kinver Library volunteer plan http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/11289607.MP_worried_about_Kinver_Library_volunteer_plan/?ref=var_0 Exmouth Journal : 20th June Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th June 2013

BBC News : 19th June Lincolnshire County Council proposes major library shake-up The number of static libraries under the authority’s control would fall from 47 to 15. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-22962132 This Is Lincolnshire : 19th June 170 jobs will be lost over…