Wed, 02/04/2014 - 09:20
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is stepping up its campaign to allow libraries to lend e-books.
The campaign ties into a Europe-wide movement to change how e-books are treated under copyright law, which currently prevents libraries from lending e-books in the same as they can print books....
Wed, 26/03/2014 - 09:30
Librarian body CILIP (The Chartered Institute of Library Professionals), the Wellcome Trust and the British Library, are among 50 organisations to sign an open letter urging business secretary Vince Cable to implement key reforms to copyright legislation, which they says they fear “could now be subject to delay”.
Mon, 24/03/2014 - 09:45
Campaigners and librarians' representatives have told an independent review of the state of the public library service in England that the service is becoming a “postcode lottery”, with volunteer-run libraries "akin to food banks", inadequately meeting a need that "should never have been created."
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 08:40
The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called for an end to the limitations placed on e-book lending in public libraries.
CILIP said that libraries should have the same right to lend e-books in the same way that they can lend print books, in order to promote literacy and foster a passion for...
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00
Library campaigners are hoping that the third National Libraries Day, taking place on Saturday (8th February), will be the most successful event yet.
Previous years have seen some authorities fail to take part in the annual celebration, designed...
Mon, 27/01/2014 - 11:00
Martyn Wade has been confirmed as the chair of CILIP council.
Wade is currently the national librarian and chief executive of the National Library of Scotland, a role he will retire from in March 2014.
Wade said he was keen for CILIP to be a vocal body: "At a time of rapid change and challenge for library and information...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 12:09
Browns Books for Students has become the official book supplier for the the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals.
The Hull-based book supplier has been named as the partner for the next three years, following a tendering process with CILIP. Each year, more than 90,000 children in 4,700 reading groups shadow the awards, run by...
Wed, 27/11/2013 - 06:30
Librarian Tom Roper, who helped lead the campaign against the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals attempts to rebrand itself, has been elected by CILIP members as one of four new council members to help run the body.
Thu, 31/10/2013 - 08:00
The Charted Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called on the government to release a report into library closures.
A report into the impact of library closures and the growth of community-run libraries was promised by the government in its response to a Culture, Media and Sport 2012-13...
Mon, 23/09/2013 - 09:00
Children's laureate Malorie Blackman has urged library spending to be ringfenced by councils, to prevent even more closures around the country.
The Noughts & Crosses author also condemned libraries minister Ed Vaizey for failing to react to a succession of library closures.