Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:19
World Book Night events on 23rd April will take place in Edinburgh as well as Liverpool and London, with Alexander McCall Smith and Andrew Motion among the latest authors confirmed to be taking part.
In Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith will be in conversation with Peggy Hughes at the Edinburgh Central Library. McCall Smith, author...
Wed, 20/06/2012 - 08:40
John Wiley is proposing to close its Edinburgh facility in June 2013, expanding its outsourcing to Asia. Fifty staff handling content management for journals are entering collective consultation over their jobs.
Wiley's content management operations already have a substantial presence in Singapore.
Steve Miron, senior vice...
Tue, 22/02/2011 - 09:40
Publishing Scotland chief executive Marion Sinclair has urged Scottish publishers to look abroad for opportunities, likening the current situation in digital publishing to "the Wild West".
Speaking yesterday [21st February] at the Publishing Scotland annual conference in Edinburgh, Sinclair said: "At a time when home...
Fri, 23/10/2009 - 05:30
Librarians across Edinburgh are said to be "completely demoralised" as a result of a restructure of positions at the city's services, which had led to the reduction of the number of full-time staff by nearly a quarter.
According to the Edinburgh Evening News, morale is said to be at an "all-time low" following the...
Mon, 02/02/2009 - 07:49
The fortune of libraries north of the border has taken a turn for the better in light of the economic downturn, Scottish newspaper The Herald reports.
Glasgow libraries saw a 12% rise in usage over December compared with the same time the previous year, while Edinburgh has "noted a gradual percentage rise", a trend...
Fri, 19/09/2008 - 03:06
Harry Potter author J K Rowling is to be honoured by the city where she created her world-famous wizard books.
The writer has been selected to receive the Edinburgh Award, which last year went to fellow writer Ian Rankin, creator of the popular Rebus series, reports the BBC.
A panel of judges from the fields of arts, business and...