Fri, 20/06/2014 - 09:20
Author and comedian David Mitchell will open this year’s Booksellers Association Conference.
The 2014 conference, held over 21st-22nd September at The University of Warwick, will focus on “the renaissance of bookselling”, reflecting the recent increased optimism in bookshops, despite the tough trading conditions....
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 15:35
The first UK e-lending trial involving major UK publishers has been positive, according toSociety of Chief Librarians (SCL) president Janene Cox, because “people who loan books, buy books”.
Cox was speaking at a panel on digital projects in public libraries at the London Book Fair this week.
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Fri, 21/03/2014 - 09:30
Libraries and bookshops are discussing ways they can work together to help each other survive the current challenging climate.
The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and the Booksellers Association are holding meetings to see if libraries and bookshops can collaborate to tackle a tough environment in which both are facing closure on a...
Wed, 26/02/2014 - 09:30
Leicestershire County Council has proposed handing control of 37 libraries to parish councils and volunteer groups, with just 16 bigger libraries still under council control.
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 09:00
Publishers and librarians have assembled a list of questions to inform e-lending pilot schemes around the UK.
The move follows the Sieghart Review's recommendation that free remote e-book lending be established at public libraries, but that "frictions" be put in place to mirror physical lending.
Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:38
Library e-lending pilot schemes could be in place by the end of the summer, following the release of the Sieghart Review last week.
One of the recommendations of the government’s review into public library e-lending was that...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:30
Library campaigners are forecasting a grim 2013, predicting that 300 libraries could close or be lost from local authority control in the next 12 months.
2012 saw 200 libraries shut according to figures from CIPFA, but many fear 2013 could be worse.
Phil Bradley, president of the Chartered Institute for...