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As Library E-Books Live Long, Publisher Sets Expiration Date

While librarians are pushing for access to more ebooks to satisfy demand, publishers are reconsidering how much that access should be worth. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2011-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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American Library Association attacks HC e-lending policy

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 09:19 The American Library Association (ALA) has said HarperCollins US' restrictions on the number of times an ebook can be checked out restricts users' access to information. ALA president Roberta Stevens' claim comes amid new data... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Threat to 1964 Act’s protection of libraries

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 14/03/2011 - 16:02 The legal obligation for councils to provide a public library service could be under threat, after the government launched a review into local government statutory duties. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Taiwan Airport Opens E-library for Transit Passengers

Taiwan's international airport has opened what it calls the world's first in-transit e-library, offering 400 ebook titles to ease waiting-hall boredom while... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lawyers demand Hunt inquiry into Lewisham libraries

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 10/03/2011 - 15:20 Lawyers have written to culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, demanding that he order an inquiry into Lewisham library closures. The Public Law Project, which advises local campaigners Peter and Patricia Richardson, sent a... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Wants Libraries to Pay (and Pay...and Pay...) for e-Books

Back in 1984, I wrote a book that sold to a lot of libraries. It stayed on the shelves for over a decade. If it had been an ebook published today by HarperCollins, there's a good chance it would have been off those shelves within a year. Or sooner. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More legal challenges launched over library closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 15:52 The Campaign for the Book has launched a legal challenge over the widespread library closures, claiming culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has failed to comply with his duties under the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act.... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gibbons proposes National Libraries Day

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 24/02/2011 - 15:29 read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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High Court challenge launched over library cuts in Gloucestershire and Somerset

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 23/02/2011 - 15:33 A High Court challenge is being launched over library closures in Gloucestershire and Somerset, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. A challenge to the coalition government's "vague" Big Society concept,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #judicial review #coalition government #library closures #library cuts


Cookbooks Surge to Top Category at Libraries

Though cookbook publishers are usually quick to seek out special sales channels from Williams-Sonoma to the Culinary Institute of America, one venue may not be at the forefront of their minds: libraries. And while health and medicine titles used to be the most popular nonfiction titles checked... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bradford latest council to announce library closures

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 15:41 A fifth of libraries across Yorkshire face the axe with Bradford the latest city in the region to announce closures. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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OverDrive Library E-book Reader Now Optimized for IPad

OverDrive Media Console--the iPhone app that lets users check out and read ebooks from their local libraries--has been upgraded to a universal app optimized for... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fifty UK libraries sign up to Overdrive ebook app

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 15:42 read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Government may take direct control of libraries

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 14/02/2011 - 08:39 The government may take direct control of libraries if councils are overzealous in closures. The Sunday Times, quoting Whitehall sources, said the government is concerned some communities, particularly rural ones, may end up... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #library campaigners #library services #sunday times #direct control


Authors calls for moratorium on library closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 11/02/2011 - 08:28 An open letter to culture secretary Jeremy Hunt and culture minister Ed Vaizey calling for a halt to library closures after the success of last weekend's protests has been signed by high-profile authors including Sarah... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries offered lifeline on Isle of Wight

Publication Date: Thu, 10/02/2011 - 08:30 The nine libraries threatened with closure on the Isle of Wight could be saved following a consulation by local civic chiefs. The nine libraries, of the 11 on the island, had been set to close as the Conservative-run council looked to save £32m over... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hundreds of thousands join library protests

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 09:05 The nation is gearing up for the first Save Our Libraries day on Saturday (5th February), with around 50 events planned around the UK and “hundreds of thousands” of supporters thought to be backing the cause. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Save our Libraries: a call for action

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 17:00 Remember everyone: Saturday 5th February is Save Our Libraries day. Four hundred of our libraries up and down the UK are currently threatened with closure. Show your support for our treasured service: go to your local... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade backs library e-lending, claims Overdrive chief

Written By: Benedicte Page Overdrive c.e.o. Steve Potash has said there is “enthusiastic support” for library e-lending from “many” trade publishing houses, describing fears over remote downloading as “not a real issue”. Potash was visiting London this week for talks with the major publishers,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hounslow postpones library cuts

Written By: Benedicte Page Hounslow council has postponed proposals to save money by cutting eight libraries, after a public consultation showed a majority of residents wanted to keep them all. The Hounslow Chronicle reports however that campaigners say libraries are not yet safe, as the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #save money