Tag: 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/

Libraries News Round-up: 29 September 2015

BBC News : 29th SeptemberSheffield City Council thanks library volunteers “We still have some financial support from Sheffield City Council, but that will end in about 18 months time, and even that does not meet all our bills so fundraising is…

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: 23 June 2014

Public Libraries News : 22nd June Quelle Horreur: further reflections on the differences between the French and English public library services For them, England is fast becoming a horror story to tell each other in the staff room and an…

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: 6th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 6th March By Alan Wylie | World Book Day: libraries are a lifeline for literacy and social mobility The long-term effects of council cuts to libraries could be disastrous – literacy and a love of reading is essential for…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th June 2013

DAILY MIRROR : 18th June Jobless forced to pay for library internet access just as more services move online A survey of 2,000 library staff by Britain’s biggest public sector union Unison for its annual conference in Liverpool this week,…