Category Archives: E-books

Publishing and literature in Wales survey

The Welsh Government is reviewing its support for publishing and literature in Wales and there is an open questionnaire/survey for anyone to fill in. Closes 31 August 2016 and is also available in Welsh. Readers and librarians may be keen … Continue reading

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Mini round up of news from Welsh libraries

Despite my recent silence on social media, particularly lack of blog posts, there has been lots going on in Welsh libraries, and today’s blog post only highlights some of the recent items. Yesterday (31st March 2016), Ken Skates AM, Deputy … Continue reading

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It’s #lovedigital time for Welsh libraries

Libraries of all types across Wales will be celebrating #lovedigital for a week from 21-28th Nov 2015, using the hashtag #lovedigital and #carudigidol in Welsh. The week builds on the success of last year’s #lovelibraries theme, but is focused on … Continue reading

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Extending PLR to e-books: a consultation

You may recall in the Seighart review of e-lending in public libraries in England, that one recommendation was the extension of PLR (public lending right) to e-books and audio books in the UK, with the necessary increase in funding to … Continue reading

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Top 10 (American) library stories of 2013

Did 2013 fly by for you? It did for me. Publishers Weekly (in America) has written a blog post summarising their top 10 library stories of 2013. Some are American only, but others may/will have resonance here in the UK … Continue reading

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Long time, no post

It’s been three weeks since the last blog post, and much as I love blogging, I just haven’t been able to get down to writing any recently. But I hope to change that in the next few weeks. Part of … Continue reading

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More on children and reading

Following on from recent posts on the importance of reading for children, here’s an infographic from Canada on children and digital reading. It was published on The Digital Reader and was prepared by BookNet Canada and is based on a study … Continue reading

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