Libraries Connected calls for 'clear decision' from government on library closures

Libraries Connected is calling on the government to issue "clear" guidance about closing libraries in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, highlighting "it is equally important that library staff are safeguarded during this period". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 08:33:36 UTC ]
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Library Campaign calls for government action over post-lockdown 'danger' to service

The Library Campaign has called for the government to do more to secure the facilities' future after the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 21:52:04 UTC ]
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Petition calls for 'ringfencing' of government library funding

A petition calling to protect libraries by "ringfencing government funding" has gained more than 5,000 signatures. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Government to investigate Northamptonshire library closures

The government is to investigate Northamptonshire Council’s plans to close 21 libraries following strong protest from campaigners and libraries body CILIP. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures

The government is considering holding a public inquiry into Lancashire's controversial plans to shut 28 of its libraries - the first time it will have intervened in library closures since 2009. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stonewall from government on library closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 22/06/2011 - 16:03 Campaigners desperate to save their local libraries from closure have been left none the wiser about the circumstances in which culture minister Ed Vaizey would intervene, after the Department for Culture, Media and Sport... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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 Connected holds first awards to recognise achievements of library staff

Libraries Connected held its first ever awards this week, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of library staff over the past year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-20 05:39:05 UTC ]
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Government delays decision on UK copyright regime changes

The government has decided not to change copyright exhaustion laws for the time being following a consultation which led to a campaign by the industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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An App Called Libby and the Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-Books

Increasingly, books are something that libraries do not own but borrow from the corporations that do. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2021-09-02 10:00:00 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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Library E-book Bill Clears Maryland Legislature, Heading to Governor

After passing the Maryland General Assembly unanimously on March 10, the bill sailed through the final steps of reconciliation this week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Welsh government announces £2.25m rescue for National Library of Wales

The Welsh government has announced a £2.25m rescue package for the National Library of Wales after proposed cuts at the institution sparked uproar. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-05 03:34:48 UTC ]
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CILIP calls for National Library of Wales cuts to be abandoned

CILIP,  the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, has called for planned cuts to the National Library of Wales to be abandoned, ahead of a debate in the Senedd today (3rd February). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 06:32:21 UTC ]
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Virtual library 'a wake up call' for sector over promised national website

The free provision of e-books for children by Oak National Academy has been branded a "wake up call" for a sector still awaiting its long-discussed shared website for all public libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-21 04:54:52 UTC ]
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Low infection rate shows safety measures work, Libraries Connected says

A survey of library services shows 1.4% of staff have tested positive for Covid-19 since reopening in July, suggesting safety measures have worked, according to Libraries Connected. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-07 11:43:42 UTC ]
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Hungarian Government Calls Children's Book 'Homosexual Propaganda'

Lawmakers are calling for "Wonderland Is For Everyone," published by a lesbian group, to be banned. Continue reading at HuffPost

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Ohio Library Board Reverses Decision to End ALA Membership for 'Leaning to the Left'

In seeking to end support for ALA, some library board members at the Medina County District Library in Ohio complained that the organization's support for racial and social justice issues was too politically partisan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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IPA Calls on Brazil’s Government To Drop Proposed VAT on Books

The International Publishers Association calls on Brasilia to abandon plans for new book taxes, as the econmy sharply contracts. The post IPA Calls on Brazil’s Government To Drop Proposed VAT on Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-09-02 13:53:42 UTC ]
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Pearse to hold live events for Libraries Connected

Libraries Connected has announced that author Lesley Pearse will launch its new series of virtual events. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-23 22:19:04 UTC ]
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