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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Long, hot summer proves good for books

Despite the heatwave and the World Cup in Russia, the UK print market sold 42 million books for £344.2m between the first week of June and the third week of August, via Nielsen BookScan's TCM. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Dystopian Twist for Library E-Books

Why Tor’s decision to embargo new ebook releases in libraries is a wake-up call for librarians. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tor Scales Back Library E-book Lending as Part of Test

Tor's ebooks are now being made available to libraries four months after the book's publication as part of a test to see whether "library ebook lending is one of the contributing factors" to declining ebook sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why university libraries are tossing millions of books

Struggling to keep up with the increasing digitization of academia, libraries are purging older volumes to make way for study spaces and coffee shops. The act is a radical shift from when the value of a library was measured by the scope of its books.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library book spend falls £45m in 10 years

The amount of money libraries in Great Britain are spending on books has fallen by £45.8m since 2007, deeper analysis of figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) have revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kenilworth Books takes fight for libraries to Theresa May

Staff at independent bookshop Kenilworth Books have written an open letter to Theresa May lamenting the "deep injustice" of libraries cuts, which they say are threatening the nation’s literacy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Collectors' corner: book and music libraries – in pictures

With sales of vinyl and print on the up, British artist Mark Vessey celebrates the joy of personal, physical collections• Read an interview with Mark Vessey here Continue reading... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library's new system makes checking books out a breeze

New Plymouth libraries have gone ultra high tech with a new $385,000 system to automate the borrowing and returning of books. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ReadersFirst Survey: How Can We Improve Library E-books?

What would you like to see happen next in the library ebook market? Take the ReadersFirst survey and have your voice heard. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Get Free Kindle Books With Your Library Card

All you need is an internet connection, a library card, and a good e-reader to dive into your next page-turner. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2017-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstores and libraries are the most popular ways to get books

Nearly 400,000 New Zealanders did not read a book in 2016, according to a Book Council survey. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Book closes as library centralisation and cuts hit

A government move to offer library supply contracts to foreign firms has spelled the end for the 27-year-old Open Book Company, with six roles affected and the wider trade outraged. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-03 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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HarperCollins to Offer Multi-User E-Book Access to Libraries

In a major announcement ahead of this week’s 2017 ALA Annual Conference, HarperCollins has agreed to make a selection of its ebook backlist available to public library users on a multi-user model, via Midwest Tape’s hoopla digital platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2017 Spotlight: The Next Chapter for Library E-books

The ALA Digital Content Working Group is ending, but the conversation about ebooks in libraries is not. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ockham NZ Book Awards: Catherine Chidgey, Victoria University Press the big winners

Waikato author Catherine Chidgey was the big winner at this year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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African Book Trust Raise Funds for South Africa’s Library Collections

With a goal of getting South African authors' work to the country's readers, the African Book Trust is working to donate bookjs to library collections. The post African Book Trust Raise Funds for South Africa’s Library Collections appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Serbia’s National Library in Cultural Partnership With Sharjah Book Authority

From Gulf News: Aimed at cross-promotion of each other's cultural initiatives, the new Serbia-Sharjah agreement will come into play at book fairs. The post Serbia’s National Library in Cultural Partnership With Sharjah Book Authority appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As colleges ditch books, the future of the campus library is changing

As major universities like UC Berkeley abandon traditional book collections, the role of campus libraries is starting to look a little different from the good old days of an offline era. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2017-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Of Hype and Hygge: Those Books Aren’t Danish

As we near London Book Fair, the adult coloring book tide has receded, but these Danish hygge titles are plentiful. Who's missing out? Danish publishers. The post Of Hype and Hygge: Those Books Aren’t Danish appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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