Tag Archives: e-books

Independent Sieghart review of e-lending in public libraries published

Last autumn the DCMS commissioned an independent review of e-lending in public libraries in England. The panel took evidence from selected individuals and organisations representing a range of views, from publishers, librarians, booksellers, authors and so on, as well as … Continue reading

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Keep up at the back! E-books and libraries update

As ever, the world of e-books changes on a weekly basis. I highlight some news items and stories about e-books and libraries in my scoop.it page (which should be accessible in public libraries even where restrictions are in place, and … Continue reading

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E-books lending review by DCMS open

The independent panel appointed to review e-book e-lending has issued a call for evidence to be submitted to the panel. You can read the questions they are considering and watch/listen to author Joanna Trollope discuss the panel’s work on the … Continue reading

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Recent briefings on e-books and libraries

Recently there have been several briefing reports on the current state of play with e-books and libraries. If you’re interested in this area you may like to read the following: “Ebook Acquisition and Lending Briefing: Public, Academic and Research Libraries” … Continue reading

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Wales becoming a nation of e-readers

New research from Ofcom suggests that “Wales is a nation of fast adopters when it comes to new gadgets such as smartphones and e-readers”. More than one in eight (13%) adults in Wales had an e-reader in the first quarter … Continue reading

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E-books and libraries Scoop.it magazine

I have created my first ever Scoop.it magazine issue! (Ok, so you’re probably not as excited as me, but I’m really excited!) My first issue is on the topic of e-books and libraries. I’d been planning another blog post on … Continue reading

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E-books in public libraries mini update

A brief update on the current position of e-books in public libraries in Wales. The pilot with 14 local authorities is going well, and if you haven’t been to their website, click here. A few weeks ago, the Welsh Books … Continue reading

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