Public Libraries

Bryony Ramsden, of the UXLibs conference team, reflects on how inclusivity became an unexpected but critical theme of the 2018 conference.

Posted 21 March 2019

Internet Archive plans to cache content.

Posted 20 March 2019

Melanie Holst describes 'A Million Stories'. The library-led intercultural storytelling project is the largest curated collection of unfiltered personal accounts from refugees in Europe.

Posted 11 March 2019

Plan hopes to support and grow the biotech ecosystem across southeast England.

Posted 15 February 2019

It's 2019 and ILI is back to celebrate innovative libraries and librarians in our 21st year. We take a look behind the scenes as the Call for Speakers opens, and speaker proposals start to come in.

Posted 28 January 2019

The IFLA Green Library Award is sponsored by De Gruyter.

Posted 25 January 2019

The book collection for this year's Challenge has been revealed.

Posted 10 January 2019

Public Library Manifesto will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2019.

Posted 27 November 2018

A UK petition signed by 30,000 called for ringfenced funding.

Posted 13 November 2018

A new report produced by think tank Demos in partnership with the Reading Agency highlights societal benefits of reading.

Posted 02 November 2018

In Sweden, libraries are at the forefront of opening up the UNESCO heritage listed decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland by using immersive VR and enhanced marketing techniques.

Posted 19 October 2018

The Library of Congress has published its new strategic plan for the years 2019 - 2023.

Posted 03 October 2018

Katherine Skinner, Executive Director of Educopia, shares her thoughts on scholarly communications and network-driven collaboration.

Posted 24 September 2018

The Man Booker Prize is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Posted 19 September 2018

Get it Loud in Libraries brings live music to local libraries, large and small.

Posted 19 September 2018

The winning library set out to be "the living room for the community".

Posted 05 September 2018

The IFLA Green Library Award, sponsored by De Gruyter Publishing, was established in 2016.

Posted 20 July 2018

UK publishing houses have had their best year overall; but textbooks have taken a massive hit.

Posted 19 July 2018

A school librarian is a reading professional, there to support the child, to guide them through the world of books and to help them gain the skills required to function through the education system and into adulthood. Every child deserves to have people in their school with the right skills for the job, says Dawn Finch.

Posted 16 July 2018

Reading rates continue to fall; Netflix and other binge content providers are the competition.

Posted 25 June 2018

A wide range of topics were covered at INFORUM in Prague, including library strategy and advocacy, tech developments, preservation, archiving and digitisation.

Posted 12 June 2018

Announcing LibraryCamp Camp, a new library learning festival, with tents!

Posted 30 May 2018

The Bookseller is looking for the best libraries in Britain.

Posted 29 May 2018

Privacy literacy in a complex data landscape at the Brooklyn Public Library, reported at UKSG.

Posted 23 April 2018

Geographic proximity to the home is important to encourage attendance at leisure centres, but with libraries the picture is more complex.

Posted 18 April 2018

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