Mon, 29/09/2014 - 14:50
Actress and writer Emma Thompson has today (29th September) opened a new Peter Rabbit children’s section at Gorton Library in Manchester.
The Peter Rabbit space was created by Booktrust and publisher Frederick Warne, the original publisher of the Beatrix Potter books, now part of Penguin. Frederick Warne is also...
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:10
Netherlands-based information services provider Swets is insolvent and has filed for bankruptcy, according to German book trade magazine Börsenblatt.
Swets, based in Lieden, describes itself as "the global market leader in content management services for libraries...
Mon, 22/09/2014 - 09:30
The public library service is at "a Beeching moment", philanthropist William Sieghart, who is currently chairing an independent library review, has acknowledged.
Making the keynote speech at the a.g.m. of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) on Saturday (20th September), Sieghart compared...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:50
A government-initiated inquiry into the online-physical and e-book sectors in the UK, a digital skills tax incentive for SMEs, and a minimum spend on teaching resources are among the measures in the Publishers Association’s first Publishing Manifesto, released today (19th September).
The manifesto has been produced ahead of this...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:20
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has told Sheffield to delay cuts to its library service, while he makes a decision on whether to intervene.
In a detailed letter to Sheffield Council, Vaizey has asked for 15 points of clarification to ensure the council is fulfilling its legal obligation to provide a comprehensive and efficient library...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:50
European member states can in certain circumstances allow libraries to digitise books for readers without the consent of rightholders, according to a ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
In a new published ruling, the CJEU also said that “within certain limits and under certain conditions, including...
Thu, 11/09/2014 - 17:34
Most organisations’ annual general meetings are a chance for colleagues to get together and rubber-stamp some innocuous paperwork. CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, has recently enjoyed rather more exciting affairs.
In 2013, the membership of the librarians’ body rejected its...
Thu, 11/09/2014 - 09:00
Young people in the US are just as likely to use libraries as older adults, and are more sceptical of the level of information available on the internet, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.
The report, Younger Americans and...
Wed, 10/09/2014 - 09:00
The Reading Agency is working with ITV's "Good Morning Britain" and Puffin to give away 10,000 books through libraries, to help get children reading.
More than 200 libraries in some of the most socially deprived areas of the country will be given 50 copies of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Puffin),...
Mon, 08/09/2014 - 12:43
Guardian children's book editor Julia Eccleshare has been appointed to the new part-time role of head of Public Lending Right (PLR) policy and advocacy.
The role has been created as part of the restructure of the body that occurred when...