As parts of Beirut struggle to rebuild after the August 4 explosion, the Sharjah World Book Capital Office has stepped in to help restore three damaged libraries.
Saying that the Internet Archive operates ‘the digital equivalent of traditional library lending,’ the nonprofit answers a test of Controlled Digital Lending.
The ongoing implementation of Beijing’s new national security law in Hong Kong reportedly includes the removal of published content.
ReedPop’s trade show opens its digital events, which are available free of charge to the public. The weekend will feature a digital edition of BookCon.
As coronavirus-related economic aid is released in Italy, publishers, libraries, and booksellers are asking for a cultural-spending incentive for families.
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.