Thu, 28/03/2013 - 10:05
All sides in the library e-book lending issue—publishers, librarians, authors' representatives and booksellers—have showed unity in welcoming the broad recommendations of the Sieghart Review into library e-lending, published...
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 08:00
Library campaigners have called government plans to scrap equalities assessments and limit judicial reviews "devastating".
In a speech at the CBI on Monday (19th November), Prime Minister David Cameron outlined his intention to make judicial reviews harder to access, describing many as "completely...
Fri, 19/10/2012 - 08:50
Amazon has been approaching UK publishers ahead of the launch of its Kindle lending service, with a number having agreed to put e-books into the scheme, though the Society of Authors has questioned whether publishers can do so without first gaining authors’ permission.
Amazon’s e-book lending service, Kindle Owners...
Tue, 10/04/2012 - 08:10
The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) is to have meetings with individual publishers over e-lending, with licensing business models among proposals for discussion. Leasing e-books for a set time period, or a limited number of loans—the proposal favoured by HarperCollins a year ago, and at the time widely criticised—are among the...
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 08:05
Dedicated digital bookseller Bilbary will launch in the US in the next fortnight and in the UK and Europe by April, its founder Tim Coates has told The Bookseller.
Coates said he expected the site, which will have books to buy and rent...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:03
Penguin US is "terminating its contract" with library e-book supplier OverDrive, reports journal The Digital Shift, meaning the publisher will no longer offer any e-books or audiobooks to libraries.
Fri, 30/09/2011 - 08:10
Judgement has been reserved in the judicial review hearing into library closures in Somerset and Gloucestershire, which concluded in Birmingham yesterday [29th September].
No indication was given by Mr Justice McKenna of when judgement would be given, but the usual time frame in judicial review cases ranges between three weeks and...
Mon, 18/07/2011 - 12:18
The sun's shining (just about) and school's out for the summer. So where do frazzled parents head for? That's right: my library.
Now you may think this is because the library is educational, improving, a place to show kids there's more to life than Facebook and Twitter. But you'd be wrong. Because the real reason...
Tue, 12/04/2011 - 15:36
Publishers called for more retail and library support for children's poetry as Chris Holifield, director of the Poetry Book Society, warned that children's poetry "faced extinction" during a seminar about children's poetry at the London Book Fair.
Kate Paice, commissioning editor at A&C Black,...
Sun, 14/11/2010 - 07:00
Writers including Charlie Higson, Will Self and Helen Dunmore have joined former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion in condemning plans by councils that could see 130 London libraries closed.
The Evening Standard reports the authors urging officials to reconsider the cuts to a service used by some 3.4m Londoners 52m times a year....