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International Library News 

26 February 2014

US libraries to trial ebook-sharing softwareIn the US, academic library members of the Greater Western Library Alliance will participate in a pilot program for a new software product that will...

International Library News 

20 January 2014

Simon & Schuster US announces new library ebook pilot with OverDriveIn the US, Simon & Schuster has expanded its library ebook lending program, launching a new pilot with library supplier...

International Library News 

1 July 2013

ALA launches Authors for Library Ebooks campaign The American Library Association (ALA) has launched a new campaign to improve access to ebooks in libraries at its annual conference in Chicago, reports Publishers...

International Library News 

19 June 2013

PNG library to open, more books needed A library in the formerly war-torn island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea opened on 21 June, but continues to look for support, reports...

UQP launches ebook bundles for library lending 

10 April 2013

University of Queensland Press (UQP) is now offering ebook bundles of its titles for library lending. The UQP eBook Collections are available to local libraries through James Bennett, with other...

International Library News 

10 April 2013

UK legal deposit extended to include digital publications In the UK, new regulations have extended legal deposit to include all digital publications, reports the Bookseller. The newly introduced regulations require UK...

International Library News 

9 January 2013

UK Labour Party calls for national body for libraries In the UK, the Labour Party has released a policy report on the public library service that recommends the establishment of...

International Library News 

5 December 2012

CILIP survey finds over 1000 UK library jobs in danger next year A new survey by the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) in the UK has found...

International Library News 

21 November 2012

Penguin expands US ebook library lending In the US, Penguin will launch a new ebook library lending pilot program with Baker & Taylor this year, reports the New York Times....

International Library News 

14 November 2012

Simon & Schuster ‘in discussions’ with libraries about ebook lending In the US, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy has said that the company has ‘been in discussions with libraries’...

WA library launches ebook ‘buddy’ program 

9 October 2012

The City of Vincent Public Library in Western Australia has developed a way of helping housebound individuals in its community learn how to use ereaders. The library, which is located...

Govt launches online survey for PLR/ELR schemes 

8 October 2012

The Federal Government’s Office of the Arts is seeking community feedback about the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and Education Lending Rights (ELR) schemes through an online survey. The survey, which...

Government seeks community feedback on PLR, ELR schemes

8 October 2012

The Federal Government’s Office of the Arts is seeking community feedback about the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and Education Lending Rights (ELR) schemes through an online survey. Interested parties have...

International Library News 

3 October 2012

MyLibraryNYC program extended The New York Public Library has announced that the MyLibraryNYC program, which grants public schools in New York access to the resources of  the city's public libraries,...

International Library News 

25 September 2012

Macmillan US developing ebook lending pilot program In the US, Macmillan has said that it is working on a pilot program for ebook lending in libraries, reports Publishers Weekly. The...