Macmillan CEO John Sargent reverses his controversial stance on library ebooks, and Penguin Random House announces a discounted digital books amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The 2019 data just released on trends in Spain’s reading habits shows that among those who don’t read books, ‘lack of time’ is the most cited reason.
BookNet Canada’s new tool, LibraryData, promises to provide ‘nationwide data on loans, holds, renewals, on-order, and collection holdings.’
Set for completion in April, Sharjah’s new House of Wisdom facility is designed to bring legacy and digital library services together with social learning.
The Manchester-based Portico Library Prize for Literature–focused on the country’s North– finds its winner in a native of Sunderland.
A proposed Missouri state bill ‘relating to parental oversight of public library with penalty provisions’ alarms freedom-of-expression advocates.
Backing ‘the journey of a historic cultural icon’ in Nairobi, the Sharjah World Book Capital program announces support for the McMillan Library restoration.
‘This list defies the rumor that it’s grim up north,’ says the Portico Prize jury of its 2019 shortlist of fiction and nonfiction related to the northern regions of England.
In a ‘Library Week’ competition from the UK’s CILIP, library supporters build their visions of the future in Lego and head for a festival this weekend.
At the IPA Amman seminar, OverDrive’s Steven Rosato will stress that in moving to a digital library ecosystem, ‘It’s the publishers who must take the leap.’