Public Libraries

Formal announcement on long running dispute expected soon.

Posted 25 July 2012

The annual conference of the American Library Association (ALA) welcomed delegates from over 80 countries. Marydee Ojala reports from Anaheim.

Posted 23 July 2012

Should public libraries sell e-books? A short survey is seeking opinions.

Posted 30 May 2012

The inaugural Consortia Conference focused on lessons learned and future opportunities for shared services.

Posted 25 May 2012

The BBC's Roly Keating will join the BL in September 2012.

Posted 10 May 2012

The data-driven library, removing barriers for library users, and new roles for information professionals emerged as major themes at this year's UKSG conference in Glasgow.

Posted 30 March 2012

OCLC Research is extending its research programme in Europe.

Posted 16 March 2012

An OCLC report uncovers the opportunities for librarians, researchers and educators of working at 'webscale'.

Posted 01 March 2012

Europe's largest public library development project is taking shape in Birmingham in the UK.

Posted 29 February 2012

With so few Swedish language e-books available, Stockholm Public Libraries developed innovative responses, including working with partners to produce their own e-books.

Posted 03 February 2012

R-Squared, a new conference, aims to help librarians develop their creativity, innovation and risk-taking capability.

Posted 23 November 2011

In a town in Sweden museums, libraries and archives are collaborating to develop new services, digitise collections and deliver value for money.

Posted 11 November 2011

The third biennial Axiell Library Symposium sought to identify the opportunities for public library services and to discuss how future libraries should be shaped.

Posted 02 November 2011

Digital innovation means new opportunities for collaboration in UK public libraries. At ILI 2011 the authors will be discussing emerging models and good practice.

Posted 13 September 2011

Dean Frey, of Red Deer Public Library, is busy organising a TEDx event and looks forward to sharing his experiences at ILI2011.

Posted 07 September 2011

The British Library wants to acquire the 7th century St Cuthbert Gospel for the nation.

Posted 20 July 2011

Information Today publishes a range of journals, newsletters, books and blogs in the information space, including a wealth of online content. Here we bring you some recent highlights.

Posted 27 June 2011

30 'hackers' create apps and mashups to help make Europeana's cultural collections open and accessible to all.

Posted 12 June 2011

The London Libraries Consortium is the UK's largest public libraries consortium. Its Digital Reference Resources Workstream is delivering increased usage and real savings.

Posted 12 May 2011

As the debate around volunteer 'librarians' and library closures rages in the UK, in Finland the state recognises the value of libraries - and professional librarians.

Posted 25 February 2011

Åke Nygren reports back from what must be, quite literally, the coolest library conference in Europe. Collaboration and innovation were key themes at the Helsinki Midwinter Darkness Camp.

Posted 04 February 2011

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