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,...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:30
Lincolnshire County Council will go back to the drawing board after a judicial review quashed their plans for library cuts.
The High Court ruling today (17th July) said the council's plans were "flawed".
The judicial review was brought up by Lincoln resident Simon Draper with Public Interest Lawyers, contesting...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 08:40
Princeton University Press (PUP) will make 3,000 of its backlist titles available as e-books and through print-on-demand in a collection described as the Princeton Legacy Library.
The titles will be available through the Ingram Content Group to libraries and scholarly institutions through library aggregators.
More than 1,200...
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 09:40
Tom Roper has resigned from the CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Council after six months, in protest at planned changes to the body's governance.
Roper, a clinical librarian at Royal Sussex County Hospital,...
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 09:00
Dozens of writers, illustrators and teachers have signed an open letter calling on the Department of Education (DoE) to act on its recent report on the state of school libraries.
Children's laureate Malorie Blackman, former poet...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:10
Libraries around the country will be closed today (10th July) as thousands of public sector workers go on strike in protest over pay, pensions and cuts.
Staff from libraries will join teachers, council workers, firefighters, refuse collectors and civil servants in the strikes, which are backed by unions including the Public and...
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 11:46
Usborne is joining The Reading Agency’s Reading Partners consortium of library services.
Under the terms of the partnership Usborne will provide libraries with promotional offers and activities for its key children’s titles, starting with Compton Valance, the Most Powerful Boy in the Universe by Matt Brown....
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:30
Politicians from across the political spectrum have made recommendations to improve school libraries across the UK, including urging the Department for Education (DfE) to start collecting concrete data on library provision in schools. In a new report, the Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group also recommended that Ofsted should also...
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:27
Libraries in Derbyshire could see staffing reduced and opening hours slashed as the county council prepares for another round of "unrelenting" cuts.
Derbyshire County Council needs to make £157m of savings by...