State Library Victoria proves libraries aren't just about books: they're about community

In our digital age, libraries are spaces for community and connection. The new State Library Victoria proves libaries have an exciting future. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2019-12-08 18:49:50 UTC ]
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Book Expo 2019: State of Indie Publishing 'Great, but Sucks'

As Book Expo kicked off Wednesday, Independent Book Publishers Association CEO Angela Bole pointed out during a session on the state of indie publishing that while it presents many opportunities for entrepreneurs, there remain many obstacles to success. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Study: Library Patrons Tell Researchers They Buy More Books

New BookNet Canada research indicates that consumers who borrow books from libraries also purchase more books per month than those who don't use libraries. The post Canadian Study: Library Patrons Tell Researchers They Buy More Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-29 03:14:45 UTC ]
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Little Free Library Marks a Decade of Book Sharing

It has been a year of joy mixed with sorrow for Little Free Library, but the Wisconsin nonprofit just keeps growing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Offer Free—Readable—E-book Version of 'The Mueller Report'

By publishing a real, functional ebook edition of 'The Mueller Report,' the nation's libraries are picking up where the federal government slacked off. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2019: Learn More About 'Pop Up Libraries,' Baker & Taylor’s Community Engagement Program

Baker & Taylor representatives will be on hand in the lounge throughout the show to answer questions about the innovative new program that can help your library can reach more deeply into the community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In L.A. Unified elementary schools, library books could be off-limits to many students

Here we go again, tumbling down the shaft and into a bizarro world in which school libraries lock out students who need them most. L.A. Unified elementary school libraries are on the chopping block once again, and library aides, many of whom could lose their jobs, are screaming for justice. Some... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time to Read launches 'Book Bingo' in north west libraries

People in the north west are being encouraged to use their libraries with a “Book Bingo” contest worth up to £200. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kalimat Foundation Donates 2,000 Books to Italian Libraries

Kalimat Foundation has donated 2,000 Arabic-language children's and young adult books to 11 Italian libraries for Arab immigrant and refugee children. The post Kalimat Foundation Donates 2,000 Books to Italian Libraries appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beach libraries and cricket as Sharjah becomes UNESCO World Book Capital

Beach libraries and celebrating reading through cricket will form part of the year-long programme in Sharjah when it becomes the 19th UNESCO World Book Capital. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At London Book Fair: ‘Libraries on the Beach’ Courtesy of Sharjah

Those restful beach lean-tos at London Book Fair were reminders that in April, the United Arab Emirates' Sharjah becomes UNESCO's World Book Capital. The post At London Book Fair: ‘Libraries on the Beach’ Courtesy of Sharjah appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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San Diego’s Laotian community pushes for a place in California history books

Members of San Diego’s Laotian community have launched a statewide movement to get their history added to California textbooks. Lao Advocacy Organization San Diego, or LaoSD, formed last fall after then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that added lessons on the Vietnamese American refugee... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ahead of London Book Fair: IPA’s New Leadership on the State of a World Publishing Industry

This year's London Book Fair coincides with the arrival of the International Publishers Association's new president and vice-president, leading 'a conversation of public debate' about publishers' role amid 'sensitive socio-cultural issues.' The post Ahead of London Book Fair: IPA’s New... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books Salon: Building a ‘Global Community’ of Publishers in New York City

The second Children’s Books Salon in New York City brought together 26 international and nearly 70 American children’s book publishers for meetings and discussions. The post Children’s Books Salon: Building a ‘Global Community’ of Publishers in New York City appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher, Author Groups Protest Library Book Scanning Program

More than 36 organizations from around the world have spoken out against a library book scanning program known as "controlled digital lending," dubbing the practice "systematic infringement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Latest CIPFA stats reveal yet more library closures and book loan falls

A familiar picture of declining spending on UK public libraries, with yet more library closures and staff cuts, and continuing drops in library visits and book loan numbers, has been revealed in the latest library statistics compiled by CIPFA. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stan Lee's comic books were a commentary on the social issues facing the United States

Stan Lee's impact on popular culture spurred a billion dollar superhero industry, but the comic supremo's contribution to American literature during a period of intense social change was just as rich.   Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Library finds Bram Stoker's source books

The London Library says it has located a number of the actual books used by Bram Stoker in researching his novel Dracula. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian State Libraries’ Consolidation Program Moves Forward Amid Staff Shakeups

More than two years into its controversial plan for library system consolidations, staff leadership shakeups at Russia's leading state libraries are part of a plan to eventually streamline and digitally network libraries across the country. The post Russian State Libraries’ Consolidation Program... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Foundation’s ‘NBF Presents’ Inaugural Season Goes to 10 States

In its first season, the National Book Foundation is partnering with five book festivals, two colleges, and three libraries to send authors to readers across the country. The post National Book Foundation’s ‘NBF Presents’ Inaugural Season Goes to 10 States appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Changes Library E-book Lending Terms

Beginning October 1, 2018, PRH is moving from a perpetual access model (where libraries pay a higher price but retain access to the ebook forever) to a metered model (with lower prices on ebooks that expire after two years). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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