Wed, 27/08/2014 - 09:05
Edinburgh book festival sponsor ScottishPower Foundation is offering primary schools in Scotland the chance to win £2,000 to spend on their libraries.
The foundation, which is the charitable arm of energy provider Scottish Power, is asking primary schools in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians to submit a photograph of their...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 15:09
Liverpool Council has approved plans to close up to 11 libraries.
The closure plans were given the green light at a cabinet meeting this morning (15th August), and will now go forward to a four week public consultation. Opposition councillors have already called in the decision for scrunity by the council's cultural select...
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 09:10
Three library workers have been named UK public library staff of the year by CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
Jacqueline Cooper, librarian at West Berkshire Council's Newbury Library, was named public librarian of the year for being "active at the very centre of her community"....
Tue, 12/08/2014 - 09:20
The Carnegie UK Trust is starting a new £200,000 project to help expand the role of public libraries.
A three-year funding programme, Carnegie Library Lab, will create partnerships with up to 15 libraries looking to develop "innovative practice."
Libraries will be able to apply for a grant during September,...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:20
More than half of Liverpool's libraries are at risk of closure as the city council looks to make savings on its budget.
The authority, which is hoping to make £157m of savings by 2016/17, believes it can save £2.5m by passing 11 of its 19 libraries to volunteer groups. If groups do not come forward to run the service,...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 09:15
More than 14,000 people have made use of the Access to Research project, which sees academic content from dozens of publishers made free in public libraries.
The two-year programme launched in February this year as a recommendation from...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 09:30
Children's author Alan Gibbons has written to libraries minister Ed Vaizey urging him to act against Kirklees Council's proposed library cuts.
Kirklees Council has unveiled plans that could see 24 of its 26 libraries closed, in an...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 09:20
Macmillan in the US is to make all of its frontlist e-book titles available to libraries via its public library e-lending pilot.
The library e-lending pilot has been in place since March 2013, and up to now has only included Macmillan titles published a year or more ago.
The latest development means there will be around 15,000...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:36
Audiobook publisher W F Howes has signed a partnership agreement with e-book and digital audiobook publisher Creative Content, to supply its titles to a wider market.
W F Howes, a subsidiary of the US business Recorded Books Inc, will now have exclusive rights to distribute Creative Content's audiobook titles as physical and...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 14:33
Kirklees Council could close all but two of its 26 libraries as it looks to slash its library budget by more than half.
One option suggested by the council, which is aiming to cut its annual library budget from £6.3m to £2.8 by 2017, would see all the libraries in the region except Huddersfield and Dewsbury closing down,...