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Penguin halts e-books sales to libraries

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-10

(02-09) 18:55 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- Penguin Group (USA), which publishes such best-sellers as Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" and "Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love," has stopped selling e-books to libraries. Simon &...
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1964 Act is "barrier to reform", claims LGA

The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

The Local Government Association has called for the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act to be...
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Croydon under fire over National Libraries Day

The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

Two hundred events will be held at libraries around the country to mark National Libraries Day...
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Support National Libraries Day

The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

Tomorrow, Saturday 4th February, is National Libraries Day. It's a day on which everyone can...
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Kent 'ignores' National Libraries Day

The Bookseller – 2012-01-31

The Society of Chief Librarians has been forced to defend itself following claims that members of...
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At ALA Midwinter, Librarians Show Some Fight

Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-27

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that certainly held true for the issues facing librarians at the American Library Association’s 2012 Midwinter Meeting, held January 20–24 in Dallas. In a climate of stretched budgets,...
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Using Libraries In the Age of eBooks

PC World – 2012-01-21

Matt Hamblen's recent article on ebook borrowing illustrates the difficulties libraries are facing in the digital age. It's too bad, because libraries are an important resource.
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National Geographic to Launch Content Archive for Library Use

Folio Magazine – 2012-01-20

National Geographic will debut its version of the content archive this spring. Positioned as a resource for libraries and researchers, the National Geographic Magazine Archive will includes every issue of the publication from 1888 to 1994 (such as...
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Libraries are essential, trade tells MPs

The Bookseller – 2012-01-12

The Booksellers Association has dismissed volunteer-run libraries as "unsustainable",...
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Library cuts halted in Somerset

The Bookseller – 2012-01-12

A series of funding cuts to libraries in Somerset has been halted, after the High Court found...
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Digital Domain: For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

The New York Times – 2011-12-25

E-books and audio books on the Web site of the New York Public Library. Publishers are waiting for an industrywide approach to e-lending to gel.
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National Libraries Day website goes live

The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

The website offering resources for National Libraries Day, the national day to celebrate...
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New shadow libraries minister condemns closures

The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

Recently appointed shadow libraries minister Dan Jarvis has condemned "mindless closures...
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Judgment today for Brent libraries

The Bookseller – 2011-12-19

The court of appeal's judgment on Brent library closures will be given this afternoon (19th...
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The Library Alternative

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-16

In November, when Penguin abruptly announced it was pulling its frontlist e-books from library lending programs, the move was widely perceived as a response to Amazon—and a warning that, whatever the outcome of this latest struggle over e-books,...
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National Libraries Day logo unveiled

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

"Use it, Love it, Join it!" will be the strapline for National Libraries Day, to be...
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'Catastrophic' plunge in lending at Lewisham's community libraries

The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

Local campaigners have accused Lewisham council of operating a two-tier library service after the...
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Pioneering Library-Publisher Relations

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-02

Even in tense times, there is far more that unites publishers and libraries than divides them. And if one needs proof that librarians and publishers share common goals and can work together to mutual benefit, they need look no further than the...
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In Fight with Amazon, Libraries Caught in the Crossfire

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-25

When Penguin announced last week that it was disabling library e-book lending on the Kindle and pulling its latest e-book titles from all library lending platforms, libraries and readers took the hit, but to some observers they were collateral...
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Everyone loves e-books, but no one wants to lend them

GigaOM – 2011-11-24

Amazon is trying to reinvent the library by offering e-books through public libraries and through its own Netflix-style service, but publishers and authors are digging in their heels. Going electronic should theoretically make books easier to lend,...
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