Tag: ebooks

Libraries news round-up: 10 June 2018

Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 June Somerset | Last chance to have your say: Highbridge Library consultation to end Grantham Journal: 10 June Lincolnshire | Former Allington village surgery transformed into library East Anglian Daily Times: 10 June New figures reveal rapid rise…

Libraries news round-up: 7 June 2018

Leicestershire Live: 7 June Rushey Mead library closure put on hold at 11th hour The Mirror: 7 June Tory austerity strips more than 3,000 computers with internet from libraries Shadow Libraries Minister Kevin Brennan said: “Tory austerity is decimating digital…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January

THE ECONOMIST : 26th January Britain’s local councils face financial crisis Amid a painful fiscal squeeze, some authorities may soon be unable to meet their statutory obligations. http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21715673-amid-painful-fiscal-squeeze-some-authorities-may-soon-be-unable-meet-their-statutory Bloomberg Technology : 26th January German Media Giant Betting on Ink and…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January

LGA : 16th January Library services should be more accessible for e-readers, report says  http://www.localgov.co.uk/Library-services-should-be-more-accessible-for-e-readers-report-says/42357 Plymouth Herald : 16th January Council set to close TEN of Plymouth’s libraries and move book borrowing online  http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/council-could-close-ten-libraries-and-move-book-borrowing-online/story-30061880-detail/story.html Hackney Citizen : 16th January Hackney…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 November 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th November Letter (Lord Bird) Library closures, cuts and false economies https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/11/library-closures-cuts-and-false-economies THE BOOKSELLER : 11th November EU e-lending ruling sparks book trade concerns http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ruling-e-lending-raises-concerns-book-trade-429801 THE GUARDIAN : 11th November Libraries | A moment that changed me: stealing the…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2016

Keighley News : 4th September North Yorkshire | Volunteers take on South Craven libraries provision http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/14722335.Volunteers_take_on_South_Craven_libraries_provision/ THE GUARDIAN : 3rd September Borrowed time: US library to enforce jail sentences for overdue books https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/03/borrowed-time-us-library-to-enforce-jail-sentences-for-overdue-books Chronicle Live: 3rd September Future of Sunderland library services to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 June 2016

Arts Technica UK : 16th June E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/ebooks-lending-public-libraries-advocate-general-cjeu/ Palatinate.org.uk : 17th June The government are waging war against the poor on a new, quiet frontier http://www.palatinate.org.uk/the-government-are-waging-war-against-the-poor-on-a-new-quiet-frontier/ LGA : 17th June…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th May Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/13/books-ebook-publishers-paper?CMP=share_btn_tw Swindon Advertiser : 12th May Councillor urged to back up her pre-election library promises http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14489911.Councillor_urged_to_back_up_her_pre_election_library_promises/

Library News Round-up: 24 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 24th JulyDrop in younger children visiting libraries is worrying, says Chris Riddell This story has been very widely published Some queries have since been raised about the reliability of the figures quoted therein. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/24/drop-younger-children-visiting-libraries-chris-riddellDCMS : July 2015Taking…

Library News Round-up: 20 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th JulyApp could turn America’s poor into lifelong readersWhile the UK quibbles over library ebook lending, American publishers are teaming up with charities and libraries to give away thousands of ebooks to low-income students. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/20/app-americas-poor-lifelong-readersTHE BOOKSELLER : 20th…

Library News Round-up: 4 June 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 4th JuneEd Vaizey MP – Libraries must embrace the digital age to meet “changing needs and expectations” of publichttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11650196/Libraries-must-embrace-the-digital-age-to-meet-changing-needs-and-expectations-of-public.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneVaizey keen on national library frameworkhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaziey-keen-national-library-frameworkTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneLibraries urged to innovate to raise…

Library News Round-up: 16 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th AprilLabour slams coalition’s ‘legacy of boarded-up libraries’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/labour-slams-coalitions-legacy-boarded-librariesThe Lincolnite : 16th AprilLincolnshire heritage sites included in libraries outsourcing contractinc. libraries refshttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/04/lincolnshire-heritage-sites-included-in-libraries-outsourcing-contract/ Hinckley Times : 16th AprilLeicestershire | Library offload plans progress for villages http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/library-offload-plans-progress-villages-9054656News North Wales : 16th AprilPetitions’ bid to…

Library News Round-up: 19 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th MarchRakuten to buy OverDrive for £275mhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/rakuten-buy-overdrive-275mTHE BOOKSELLER : 19th MarchAll libraries in England to get wi-fi fundinghttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/all-libraries-england-get-wi-fi-fundingPublic Net : 18th MarchFree Wi-fi for 57 Libraries in deprived areas‘Barclays Digital Eagles’ will provide technical support at the new Wi-fi…

Library News Round-up: 9 March 2015

Good eReader : 9th MarchPublisher Revenue Plummets as the Novelty of eBooks Wanehttp://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/publisher-revenue-plummets-as-the-novelty-of-e-books-waneDaily Record : 9th MarchTeachers and parents outraged Scottish schools are spending just 70p a month per pupil on books http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/revealed-teachers-parents-outraged-scottish-5295724Greenock Telegraph : 9th MarchInverclyde | Greenock author’s call to save…

Library News Round-up: 4 March 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th MarchLabour and libraries: the shape of things to comehttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/04/labour-and-libraries-the-shape-of-things-to-come/ Hansard : 3rd MarchPublic Libraries: Written question – 225619http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-02-26/225619/ On You Tube : 3rd MarchBBC Radio Coventry Alan Gibbons Interview – Coventry Libraries Campaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjQODi5k0g&feature=youtu.beStoke Sentinel : 4th MarchDo…

Library News Round-up: 6 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th FebruaryNational digital library network gets £30k fundinghttp://thebookseller.com/news/national-digital-library-network-gets-30k-fundingTHE GUARDIAN : 6th FebruaryGo digital by all means, but don’t bring the venture capitalists in to do it http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/06/go-digital-by-all-means-but-dont-bring-the-venture-capitalists-in-to-do-itArts Council England : 6th FebruaryTravels in My TardisTo mark National Libraries…

Library News Round-up: 2 February 2015

Public Libraries News : 1st February Editorial | Should one save all the libraries all the time? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/02/should-one-save-all-the-libraries-all-the-time.html Lincolnshire Echo : 2nd February Save Lincolnshire Libraries stage pop-up library protest in Lincoln http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-stage-pop-library/story-25960827-detail/story.html Stamford Mercury : 2nd February Yellow ribbon protest planned…

Library News Round-up: 12 January 2015

Library Technology Guides : 11th JanuaryThe Giant has stirred – public libraries could dominate Ebook lending Paper for ALA Conference by Tim Coateshttp://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=20233 The Lincolnite : 12th JanuaryCampaigners vow to keep fighting for Lincolnshire libraries“Libraries are the foundation of learning and achievement.…