Round up

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st November
Libraries report out on 6th November

BBC News : 1st November
Libraries run by communities in Gloucestershire to open

Swindon Link Magazine Online : 1st November
Swindon’s Cultural Passport app generates national interest

Southport Visitor : 1st November
Crunch Sefton library talks set for tonight

Yellow Advertiser : 1st November
Essex Library to close for improvements
Fryerns Library is to close for 11 days for improvement.  When it reopens visitors will find self-service machines to check out, return or renew their books and other borrowed items.  RFID machines take the routine work away from assistants, leaving them free to help customers use library facilities and deal with enquiries.

Get Wokingham : 31st October
Wokingham’s libraries will not be privatised : 1st November
You Don’t Own It?
What a stupid mess. So it was shocking last week when a Random House executive announced, in an interview, that when a library bought a Random House e-book, it owned the book. It was not a license. After this stunning comment bombed around the web for a couple of days, a different Random House executive dialed it back, saying that libraries “owned” their e-books inasmuch as the libraries could move the e-books across several preapproved platforms. Meaning that libraries don’t own e-books, they own licenses for e-books. Inasmuch my ass.

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