Taiwan Airport Opens E-library for Transit Passengers

Taiwan's international airport has opened what it calls the world's first in-transit e-library, offering 400 ebook titles to ease waiting-hall boredom while... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]

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NYC public libraries are suspending all programs through March, but will remain open to readers.

This morning, both the Chief Librarian of the Brooklyn Public Library and the President of the New York Public Library released statements announcing that they would be cancelling public library programs for the rest of March, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-12 16:51:47 UTC ]
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New Barnsley library opens in £180m regeneration project

A new state-of-the-art library has opened in the centre of Barnsley as the “cornerstone” of a £180m regeneration project. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-17 11:03:48 UTC ]
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ALA 2019: In Opening Keynote, Jason Reynolds Celebrates the Libraries Within Us All

Reynolds earned a standing ovation for an intensely personal keynote that touched on family, religion, his closest friends and relationships, the power of narrative, and the central, “sacred” role libraries play in people’s lives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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W H Smith to open two stores in Bahrain International Airport terminal

W H Smith will open two stores, in partnership with retailer and publisher That Al Salasil, in the new terminal at Bahrain International Airport.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Springer Nature Solicits Input on Open Access Transition

Springer Nature's leadership says it's 'encouraging a significant shift in publishers’ view[s] of their role in the transition to open access.' The post Springer Nature Solicits Input on Open Access Transition appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Feminist Library to open in Peckham after £35k crowdfunder success

The Feminist Library staff have revealed the “massive relief” of raising £35,000 for its move to Peckham. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah Supports Guinea Library’s Restoration, Opens Kalimat-Gallimard Exchange

Having staged its Special Guest City program at Paris' Salon du Livre, Sharjah this week has formalized its collaboration with Conakry, Guinea's World Book Capital, and is in production with its Gallimard translation exchange. The post Sharjah Supports Guinea Library’s Restoration, Opens... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-04-04 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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Philippa Gregory to open North Yorkshire library

Historical author Philippa Gregory is to open a newly launched community library in North Yorkshire later this month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bargain hunters strike book bonanza on opening day of City Library sale

When Palmerston North City Library staff arrived at work on Friday morning, the queue for the first day of the three-day book sale had already formed. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Japanese Bookseller Tsutaya Opens Its First Book Cafe in Taiwan

Allowing drinks among the bookshelves, Japanese book retail chain Tsutaya's concept is meant to extend the amount of time visitors spend at the store. The post Japanese Bookseller Tsutaya Opens Its First Book Cafe in Taiwan appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Industry Notes: A Teen Takeover of Libraries, a Timely Release from Open Road

As teens in the UK prepare to 'take over' their community libraries, Open Road media begins releasing Gerald Durrell's books in the States, as 'The Durrells' comes to PBS. The post International Industry Notes: A Teen Takeover of Libraries, a Timely Release from Open Road appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Research Libraries Say ‘Neighboring Rights’ Oppose Open Science

Declaring that 'the current copyright framework is unfit for the digital age,' the chief of the Europe's research libraries organization speaks out against "neighboring rights,' related rights, for publishers. The post European Research Libraries Say ‘Neighboring Rights’ Oppose Open Science... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CILIP open letter urges Birmingham to reconsider library cuts

Nick Poole, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP), has written an open letter to Birmingham City Council, urging it to keep its libraries open and professionally staffed.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Second Mellon grant for Open Library of Humanities

Birkbeck, part of the University of London, has been awarded a grant of $741,000 (£476,372) to “cement and expand a new model for open-access publishing in the humanities disciplines”. The grant, from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, will go towards the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) platform... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kensal Rise Library re-opens after five-year battle

Kensal Rise Library is set to open for the first time in five years this weekend, with a community open day. The library was closed by Brent Council in 2011 and denied permission for a community library in the space, becoming a flashpoint for library campaigners, with authors such as Alan... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WHS to open six stores at Sydney airport

WH Smith has struck a deal to open six outlets at Sydney airport, Australia.  The company, which bought the Queensland-based Supanews chain last year, has reportedly secured the Sydney airport venues after a “competitive tender process” according to Stationery News Australia.  The new stores... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library of Birmingham to open six hours at weekends

The Library of Birmingham will be open for just six hours on weekends once planned cuts are introduced. Under the plans, which have seen the library's opening hours slashed from more than 70 hours a week to just 40, the library will be open for six hours on a Saturday, and closed all day on... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Beijing Subway Now Has A Library Of Free E-Books For Passengers

Riders can stop playing Angry Birds and download something a bit more enriching.On the subway in Beijing, as in most cities with underground Wi-Fi connections, commuters usually spend their rides mindlessly staring at their phones, scrolling through emails or playing games. But now riders on one... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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