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CILIP criticises Boris Johnson library claims on Marr show

Library association CILIP has criticised Boris Johnson following his comments on library services, following an Andrew Marr interview where the Tory leader suggested library closures were solely down to councils’ financial mismanagement. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-01 19:40:00 UTC ]
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7 Cool Things Libraries Are Doing, Beyond the Books

Libraries are awesome, don't you agree? Looking up library services, beyond the books, here are seven cool library initiatives I found and love.  Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2019-10-08 10:36:16 UTC ]
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Jisc launches 'next generation' academic library tools

Not-for-profit firm Jisc has launched three "next generation" library services for the higher education sector, including one that makes academic collections visible through web searches. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-22 04:09:36 UTC ]
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Librarians Celebrate as House Passes Key Library Funding Bill

The House of Representatives on December 19 passed the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA), paving the way for the Institute of Museum and Library Services to continue distributing federal library funding to the states. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA welcomes PLR increase, urges action on loans decline

The Society of Authors has welcomed a proposed increase in the rate of Public Lending Right (PLR) payments, but has voiced its dissatisfaction that the number of loans has continued to decline, exacerbated by cuts in library services and the exclusion of volunteer-run libraries from the scheme. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trump Renews Bid to Eliminate Library Funding, NEA, and NEH

As it did last year, the Trump administration has once again proposed the permanent elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, as well as the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Follow the (Grant) Money

What do the grants funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services tell us about the library’s future? Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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£10k Library Fund launched

A new library fund for libraries has been created by professional body CILIP to help improve access to library services. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Poet to petition Sadiq Khan over library closures

South London poet Chrissie Gittins is to petition London Mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured) about the future of Lewisham's library services. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Local authorities risk 'breaking law' on libraries

A new nationwide library campaign will hold the government to account over its legal responsibilities towards libraries and has called on local authorities to put all changes to library services on hold or risk breaching the law. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Privately-run Devon libraries plan passed

The future of 50 Devon libraries was secured last week after council members passed plans to set up a new private organisation owned by staff that will run the library services. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2015: Sloan, Knight Foundation Grants For Digital Public Library of America

The two new awards, coupled with significant earlier support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities, will help to establish the growth of DPLA’s "service hubs." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Coates: 'Too much library money going on council overheads'

Library services are being hit by failure to spend on book stock and the growing cost of council overheads, according to new analysis from former Waterstones boss and library campaigner Tim Coates. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Aid doubles shipments in 2014

Book Aid International sent more than a million books to African libraries in 2014, almost doubling their distribution figures for 2013.   The charity, which works in partnership with library services in Africa to distribute new books and learning resources, celebrated its 60th anniversary... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Summer Reading Challenge participation up 3.6%

The Reading Agency said that 839,622 children took part in the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge, a 3.6% increase compared to 2013. Sue Wilkinson, chief executive of The Reading Agency, said she was pleased that the numbers were up despite cuts to library services. “Library budgets are very tight... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Infographic: Digital Roadmap for Libraries

This infographic, The Digital Roadmap for Libraries, offers the possible applications of the new generation of technologies in library services, well beyond ebooks. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pubs could deliver more future library services

More library services could be delivered in local pubs and shops according to the chair of a... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PLA 2014: What’s the Buzz?

With the new year underway and the 2014 Public Library Association conference in Indianapolis approaching, we asked some experts working in children’s and teen services what trends they are seeing in libraries and library services. What are the big issues children and teen librarians will be... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Not dead yet: Libraries still vital, Pew report finds

The Pew report assures us that, even in the digital age, libraries continue to serve a variety of functions.Perhaps the most groundbreaking aspect of “Library Services in the Digital Age,” the report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is how... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brent warned not to close libraries "by stealth"

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 11/08/2011 - 15:20 The lawyer representing Brent library campaigners has warned Brent council not to undermine the borough's library services while both parties await the results of July's High Court judicial review. The judge in the case, Mr... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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