Knight Foundation Invests $5 Million in 'Library-Centered' Digital Platform

The funding will support the Palace Project, a nascent partnership between LYRASIS and the Digital Public Library of America to develop digital tools and services for libraries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-29 04:00:00 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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Bustle Digital Group Buys Mic for an Estimated $5 Million

Executives at digital news publisher Mic managed to lay off nearly the entire company and secure a new owner all in one day. The company, which launched with a splash as a go-to news source for millennials, is officially being sold to Bryan Goldberg's Bustle Digital Group. Sources say a... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Are For Everyone (and Everything): 5 Unexpected Items Your Library Will Lend You

Libraries are more than just books! Did you know many libraries will let you borrow musical instruments, tools, seeds, and more? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-09-20 10:31:00 UTC ]
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5 Haunted Libraries in 5 Different Countries

Take a virtual tour of some of the world's most haunted libraries, and learn the history behind the hauntings of these bookish spaces. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-02 11:30:00 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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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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Announcing the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 honorees.

Today, the National Book Foundation announced its 5 Under 35 honorees: five fiction writers under the age of 35 “whose debut work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape.” As always, each honoree was selected by a writer who has been previously recognized by the National... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-21 14:00:45 UTC ]
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New PLA Survey Illustrates Critical Digital Role Played by Public Libraries

The report, '2020 Public Library Technology Survey,' provides a current, detailed snapshot of how libraries serve as digital equity hubs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The 5 Best Libraries to See in Cambridge

Cambridge has over 100 libraries, so here are some (subjective) recommendations for the best ones to start with. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-08-23 10:39:00 UTC ]
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Clays invests in new press with 50-million book capacity

UK book manufacturer Clays has ordered a new printing press which will have the capacity to produce roughly 50 million books a year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-09 22:52:28 UTC ]
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Ventris says digital iteration of LBF is a sound investment for the future

Having assumed the reins at London Book Fair during one of the most testing times in its history, Andy Ventris is under no illusions as to the size of the challenge that lies ahead for the fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-18 22:15:17 UTC ]
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PRH Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

Under the terms of its program, which PRH began more than a year ago, libraries have the option to license e-books and digital audio for one-year terms at a 50% prorated price as an alternative to the existing two-year term (for e-books) or perpetual access (for digital audio). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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US Book Industry Charitable Foundation Raises $1 Million for Bookstores

Ingram Content Group seeds Binc's 'Survive to Thrive' bookstore grant program, with additional major support from publishers and Bookshop.org. The post US Book Industry Charitable Foundation Raises $1 Million for Bookstores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-04-01 14:26:57 UTC ]
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Maryland Legislature Passes Law Supporting Library Access to Digital Content

The Maryland legislature this week became the first to pass legislation that would ensure libraries can license digital content that is available to consumers. Similar legislation is pending in New York and Rhode Island. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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House Introduces Bill Seeking $5 Billion for Library Facilities

The Build America’s Libraries Act was introduced in the House of Representatives this week by Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI) and Don Young (R-AK) and would provide $5 billion to address decades of needed repairs, updates, as well as the construction of modern library facilities in underserved and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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What a $5.5 million Super Bowl ad can buy in digital media

For example, in terms of Big Game spending, $5.5 million for a 30-second ad could cover the cost of 275 million impressions on YouTube. The post What a $5.5 million Super Bowl ad can buy in digital media appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-02-05 05:01:00 UTC ]
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What a $5.5 million Super Bowl ad can buy in digital media

For example, in terms of Big Game spending, $5.5 million for a 30-second ad could cover the cost of 275 million impressions on YouTube. The post What a $5.5 million Super Bowl ad can buy in digital media appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-02-05 05:01:00 UTC ]
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New Nonprofit to Advocate for Digital Content in Libraries

Among the group's priorities will be to advocate for “less restrictive" e-book licenses and new digital licenses that would allow libraries to "own" digital works with the same associated rights as print materials. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-27 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Wattpad has been sold to Naver, Korea’s leading internet platform, for $600 million.

Some news for self-published writers: this week, Publishers Weekly reported that Naver, Korea’s leading internet platform, is acquiring Wattpad for over $600 million in cash and stock. For those who aren’t among the 90 million people that used Wattpad in 2020, or who don’t have any fanfiction... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-22 18:51:40 UTC ]
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