An annual study of institutional libraries’ budget forecasts shows participating libraries in the Middle East and Africa forecasting the largest increases; Europe the only region forecasting a (slight) decrease.
Author David Mitchell’s writings on ‘imagination and time, which authors can take in so many directions’ are entrusted to Norway’s Future Library project.
A Colombian coffee-growing town went to the Bogotá Book Fair to showcase its own publishing house, run by the municipality.
‘We are advocating for a hybrid of existing pricing models that introduces fairness and flexibility’ into what Canada’s libraries pay for ebooks.’
According to a recent BBC report, some 15,000 volunteers have been recruited to run UK libraries, the paid staffers of which have been laid off. A standoff in south London is throwing the situation into sharp relief.
With a global reach to 34,000 libraries and institutions, digital library lending service OverDrive expands its service to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The Open eBook private-public partnership offers access to quality digital content, including a catalog of ebooks valued at more than $250 million.
The Russian government has embarked on a plan to merge the collections of the St. Petersburg and Moscow State Libraries.
At the Hesburgh Library and Niagara Falls Public Library, the concept of a library as a factory of learning is expressed literally in their architecture.
The first of a two part report from the 2015 East Africa Digital Reading Summit in Kenya looks at developments in e-reading and library ebook use.