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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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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Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market

In written testimony made public this week, American Library Association officials told lawmakers that “unfair behavior by digital market actors—and the outdated public policies that have enabled them—is doing concrete harm to libraries.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital focus for Libraries Week as Bobby Seagull publishes manifesto

Libraries Week kicks off today with a focus on what the nation’s libraries are doing with digital technology. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-06 18:00:32 UTC ]
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Anna James to edit British Library Christmas collection

Children's author Anna James will edit the British Library's Christmas collection.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-16 16:13:19 UTC ]
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London Library backs Jacaranda project celebrating black British writers

The London Library has joined forces with indie publisher Jacaranda for its #Twentyin2020 project, celebrating black British writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-22 11:44:25 UTC ]
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Citing Embargo, Libraries Plan Boycott of Blackstone Digital Audio

A coalition of some 44 public libraries across Washington state is organizing a six-month boycott of Blackstone Publishing's digital audiobooks after the publisher announced last month that it would withhold new release audio titles from libraries for 90 days. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library acquires Granta magazine archive

The British Library has acquired the 40-year archive of Granta magazine featuring letters and papers from authors including Margaret Atwood, JG Ballard, Angela Carter and Kazuo Ishiguro. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-09 06:16:31 UTC ]
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S&S Changes Library E-book, Digital Audio Terms

S&S officials confirmed that as of August 1, public libraries will be able to license S&S e-books for two-year terms, on a one copy/one user model, with most “new release” e-books priced between $38.99 and $52.99. Previously, S&S e-books were sold on one-year licenses, though at a... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library considers new Leeds outpost

The British Library is considering opening a new facility in Leeds, alongside plans to expand its existing reading rooms in the area. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dame Carol Black appointed British Library chair

Culture secretary Matt Hancock has appointed Dame Carol Black as chair of the British Library for a four year term. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library reveals 6.2% gender pay gap

Women earn 6.2% less than men per hour at the British Library, it has been revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Eccles British Library Writer's Award: investing in authors

Catherine Eccles reflects on the history of the Eccles British Library Writer's Award and how it supports authors' careers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library's 'truly exceptional' chief librarian to retire after 15 years

The British Library’s 'truly exceptional' chief librarian, Caroline Brazier, will be stepping down from her role next year after deciding to take early retirement. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Evers and McWatt land £20k British Library residences

Stuart Evers and Tessa McWatt have been announced as the joint winners of the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The magic that inspired Harry Potter on display at the British Library

Magic is in the air at the British Library here — specifically the magical world of one of the most famous characters in modern literature, Harry Potter. “Harry Potter: A History of Magic,” a recently opened exhibition spotlighting rare books and artifacts that detail traditions of folklore and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A sneak peek at the British Library's Harry Potter exhibition

Unseen material from J K Rowling and Bloomsbury’s personal collections sit alongside artefacts from the British Library's archives in the new Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, which opens today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Two new Harry Potter books for British Library exhibition

Bloomsbury and Pottermore will publish two new books this autumn for the British Library exhibition “Harry Potter: A History of Magic”, opening on 20th October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Hay Festival Archive to British Library; Cengage Fights Counterfeit Course Materials

British Library officials say the Hay Archive comprises its largest acquisition of literary recordings. And Cengage announces new anti-piracy efforts. The post Industry Notes: Hay Festival Archive to British Library; Cengage Fights Counterfeit Course Materials appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Extension plans for British Library

The British Library is to get a 100,000 sq ft extension, as well as a new entrance and more exhibition space, with "new facilities" for the writers and academics who use the site. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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