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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Holiday Whodunnits for Book Lovers: The British Library’s Crime Classics

A hit two holiday seasons ago has spawned a cozy cottage industry in a vaunted setting: The British Library is ready to stuff your stockings with crime. The post Holiday Whodunnits for Book Lovers: The British Library’s Crime Classics appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries for gathering, not just books

Libraries from Massachusetts to California are expanding to more unusual offerings like clothing exchanges and tai-chi sessions. 'For a long time, we’ve tried to make sure people come in for more than checking out books,' says Leah Price, communications director for the Library Foundation of Los... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2016-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins to grow RNIB's Talking Books library by 15%

The Royal National Institute of Blind People and HarperCollins have announced a new three year partnership to grow Talking Books' library by 15% to 28,500 titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pew Report: Americans Still Love Libraries, Especially the Books

Overwhelmingly, Americans continue to view public libraries as vital to their communities, but as libraries adapt to the digital age, opinions differ over how books should be treated in the library. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Breakthrough for Library E-Books?

SimplyE, a new app from the New York Public Library reduces the once-cumbersome process of checking out library ebooks to three clicks or less. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Princeton’s Cotsen Library Digitizes Classic Soviet Children’s Books

Princeton University Library has digitized 47 Russian children's books as part of its Cotsen Children's Library of international literature for young readers. The post Princeton’s Cotsen Library Digitizes Classic Soviet Children’s Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New libraries minister stresses community action

New libraries minister Rob Wilson has said his existing role as minister for civil society "overlaps" with his new libraries brief, both in the aim of encouraging volunteering and community action and in developing new governance models including mutuals, trusts and co-operatives. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Monthly E-Book Ranking: persistent podiums prove perfect platform for Paula

Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Transworld) has racked up its sixth Bookseller Monthly E-Book Sales Ranking number one, shifting 26,544 digital units in May. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Inaugural Little Free Library Fest Celebrates Reading, Community

On Saturday, which also happened to be National Readathon Day, the Minneapolis nonprofit Little Free Library hosted its first-ever Little Free Library Festival, featuring book swaps and the building of 100 little free libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google's online library of books

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Google Inc.'s online book library from authors who said the project makes it harder for them to market their work. The justices let stand lower court rulings in favor of Mountain View, Calif.-based Google and rejected the authors' claim that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PLA 2016: How We Need Diverse Books is Working With Libraries

Librarians have been big supporters of the We Need Diverse Books movement, and that support is only growing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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State-of-the-nation novel to Gallic Books

Gallic Books is to publish a "skilfully woven state-of-the-nation novel" by Antoine Laurain called French Rhapsody. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Communities rally together in support of National Libraries Day

Libraries across the country are hosting a range of events to encourage their communities to show "solidarity and support" in celebration of "our fantastic, vibrant libraries" to mark National Libraries Day tomorrow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Next Big Step for E-Books in Libraries

E-Book lending is on the rise in libraries, but is the current market sustainable? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Unifies E-book Terms for Libraries

Effective January 1, 2016, all Penguin ebooks purchased by libraries after January 1 will be licensed on a perpetual access model. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Macmillan and Orkney Library launch Hurricane Book Club

Pan Macmillan and Orkney Library & Archive have joined forces to launch a new joint reading initiative, The Hurricane Book Club. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nick Clegg pens book on 'state of British politics'

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is writing a book examining the "fluid and unpredictable state of politics", to be published by The Bodley Head next year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Day launches 2016 Patterson school library award

The World Book Day Award 2016 (WoBoD), funded by James Patterson, is offering school libraries the chance to win up to £10,000 of new books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Martian Proves Movies Are Now Better Than Their Books

The self-publishing boom means writers with great stories are connecting with directors who are masterful storytellers--and everyone wins. The post The Martian Proves Movies Are Now Better Than Their Books appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Japan, a Gorgeous Library Leads to Garbage Books

When Tsutaya Bookstores partnered with the Takeo Library, the result was a stunning building that left only enough money to stock it with cast off books. The post In Japan, a Gorgeous Library Leads to Garbage Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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