25 Essex libraries earmarked for closure

A third of Essex's libraries could close within the next five years, according to a report released by the county's council. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For the Love of Libraries: Four Authors on What Makes Libraries Wonderful

Writer's Digest asked four authors about what libraries mean to them. Here’s what the greats have to say about what makes libraries so great. The post For the Love of Libraries: Four Authors on What Makes Libraries Wonderful by Ericka McIntyre appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-23 15:22:30 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight Fall 2019: School Library Advocacy Close-up

Suzanna Panter, library program manager at Tacoma Public Schools, has developed a series of videos that highlight her school library and how it benefits students. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan’s New Library Ebook Lending Model and its Effect on Libraries

Macmillan Publishers recently announced a two month embargo on all newly published e-book titles. This will greatly effect libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-08-12 10:34:07 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: New Reader Survey Urges Publishers, Libraries to Bridge Their Data Gap

Among the stories making news this week: veteran bookseller and library advocate Tim Coates releases a reader-focused survey; more drama over Drag Queen Storytimes; and what to expect from all the talk of antitrust action in the tech sector. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Comics in Libraries and Schools at the New York Public Library

NYPL and New York Comic Con are partnering to offer a day of professional programming on graphic novels for librarians and teachers on October 5, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. Here is a preview of the schedule, which will be finalized closer to NYCC. Admittance requires... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library to investigate 'single digital presence’ for public libraries

The British Library is leading an 18-month project to determine the possibility of a single digital presence for UK public libraries, backed by more than £260,000 worth of funding. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Zombies Ate My Library: a love letter to libraries

On Saturday teenagers take over libraries in the West Midlands for A Place Free of Judgement with artists Blast Theory. Author Tony White talks about working on this love song to libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shakespeare 'digital library wallpaper' from British Library and Vodafone

Vodafone and the British Library have partnered to make some of the earliest and rarest editions of Shakespeare’s plays available to download from specially-designed wallpaper featuring virtual library bookshelves. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight: How to Make Libraries Indispensible

School library expert Suzanna L. Panter shares the latest trends and issues affecting librarians in the field, ahead of the Texas Library Association annual conference. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Cards Without Libraries? How About Unicorns Too?

After the UK government suggested all 8-year-olds get library cards, author Chris White countered with a letter lamenting the lack of library funds. The post Library Cards Without Libraries? How About Unicorns Too? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SURVEY: Is a Library Without Print Books a Library at All?

Is an all-digital library just the 21st-century update of the traditional library? Or a free database and ebook service with better branding? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Do libraries matter? 94 percent of Americans say libraries make life better

In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of respondents said libraries aren't as necessary as they once were when it comes to finding information. However, 94 percent said a library improves a community's quality of life. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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School libraries aim for world record on National Libraries Day

School libraries will be celebrating National Libraries Day with a Guinness World Record attempt... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anthony Doerr’s Libraries of Wonder

“The library was practically a babysitter. You could leave yourself and enter worlds. It’s such a rich life when you get to be a reader. Books can give you multiple lives.” The post Anthony Doerr’s Libraries of Wonder appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2021-06-21 10:00:30 UTC ]
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Why bother organizing your books? A messy personal library is proof of life.

As the French writer Georges Perec wisely put it, book arrangements are “hardly any more effective than the original anarchy.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Community Mourns John Eldred, Pioneering Founder of Midwest Tape

John Eldred, president and owner of Midwest Tape, died on May 27. In a thoughtful remembrance shared with PW, Jeff Jankowski, Eldred's partner for over 30 years at Midwest Tape, recalled Eldred as a beloved friend who combined his passion for libraries with his love for history, movies,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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New York Legislature Passes Library E-book Bill

New York this week became the second state to pass a bill that would ensure public libraries the right to license and lend e-books that are available to consumers in the state. The bill is now headed to governor Andrew Cuomo's desk. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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'Libraries saved my life', says Lowborn author Kerry Hudson

Lowborn author Kerry Hudson has told a Scottish conference that libraries saved her life. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 23:41:04 UTC ]
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ALA Working Group Calls for Change in the Library E-book Market

In a paper released this week, the American Library Association’s Joint Digital Content Working Group offered a frank assessment of the state of the library e-book market and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Maryland Library E-book Bill Becomes Law

The new law requires any publisher offering to license "an electronic literary product" to consumers to also offer to license the content to public libraries on "reasonable" terms. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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