Axiell Partnership

Axiell, announced a new partnership with Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems at the fifth annual RFID in Libraries Conference in London this year. Axiell continues its focus on RFID which complements its ‘one stop shop’ approach covering all technology requirements for…

Baker and Taylor Acquisitions

Baker & Taylor Acquires Blackwell North America and James Bennett Blackwell U.K. Acquires B&T’s Lindsay and Croft in the U.K. As Part of Deal. Customers to Benefit from More than 300 Years of Bookselling Excellence – CHARLOTTE, N.C. – December…

NAG has a Facebook Page

Please come and visit our page – our list of friends is growing and you can read about past and forthcoming events. Facebook

The Role of Used and Discount Book Services

A Look at Out-of-Print Books and Libraries By resourceshelf on Libraries and Librarianship From the Article: Using data collected from collections-development specialists at 144 institutions – more than 86 percent of them academic libraries – Tafuri shows the role that…

BIC Standard Subject Categories

The publication last year of Book Industry Communication’s e4libraries subject category headings, a simplified version of BIC’s Standard Subject Categories scheme specifically aimed at public libraries, has attracted considerable interest and is now in the process of being implemented by…

OPSI Consultation Paper

The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) has published on its web site a consultation paper concerning the future of the public library subsidy on official publications. Please see http://www.opsi.gov.uk/official-publications/public-library-access-scheme The Standing Committee on official publications (SCOOP) will be considering…

BIC launches new supply chain excellence awards scheme

BIC has launched a new accreditation scheme for publishers and booksellers which will replace the well-established e4books scheme in 2011. The BIC Supply Chain Excellence scheme will widen the parameters for successful certification beyond the traditional supply chain for books…

OCLC and SWRLS Announce Major Collaboration

OCLC and the South West Regional Library Service (SWRLS) today announced a collaboration that will initially see seven public library authorities in the South West of England using WorldCat Local as their shared end user discovery service in 2010. Library…

Askews enters e-books arena

Lancashire-based library supplier Askews is preparing to supply e-books to libraries. The service will compete with US company Overdrive, which presented its e-book offer to UK libraries this week, attracting attendees from as far afield as Berkshire, Surrey and Kent.…

Chief Librarians open up library access across UK

The Society of Chief Librarians has announced a new scheme enabling readers to borrow books and other items from any public library in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. More than 4,000 libraries have signed up to the scheme, which becomes…

Scotland’s APUC appoints Coutts Information Services as their recommended supplier for all print books

Ringwood, UK – APUC Ltd. (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) has recently awarded Coutts Information Services Limited the contract for the supply of Print, Approvals and Standing Orders books, making Coutts the supplier of choice for Scottish academic libraries.…

Dawson Wins National Tender

Dawson Books is delighted to announce that it has been appointed by the new English University Joint Purchasing Consortia to be one of the suppliers to supply all English Universities with their Books, eBooks, Standing Orders, Out of Print Materials…

BLACKWELL AWARDED TENDER AS A PREFERRED SUPPLIER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION LIBRARIES

Blackwell is delighted to announce it has been awarded the tender to supply Higher Education libraries throughout England. As one of the preferred suppliers, Blackwell will supply English language books, standing orders, eBooks, out of print and audio-visual materials to…

E4LIBRARIES CATEGORY HEADINGS

Nielsen Book is applying the BIC E4libraries initiative to its core online service. BookData Online users can now search by E4Libraries category headings. http://www.nielsenbookdata.co.uk/press.php?release_id=37

MLA National Transformation

MLA to complete integration with creation of London team. The MLA has announced that, following agreement with the Mayor of London’s Office, it will complete its national transformation with the creation of a regional team for London to be operational…

Annual Register Online Free!

ProQuest makes The Annual Register™ Online free to UK public libraries for one year, as part of 250th anniversary celebrations for the publication Cambridge, United Kingdom – June 10th, 2009 – ProQuest is pleased to offer United Kingdom public libraries…

NAG appear at the Library Show

For the first time NAG made an appearance the Library and Information Show at the NEC on the 10th and 11th June. We’d like to say thanks to all of you who came to say hello, and those of you…

Amazon may Launch a New Version of Kindle

Amazon is poised to reveal a new version of the Kindle device “with a larger screen and other features” to make it more attractive to readers of textbooks and newspapers, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The paper cites “people…

Bloomsbury Library Online is Imminent

The Bloomsbury Library Online A message from Colin Midson, Acting Publicity Director, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK: Bloomsbury is set to transform the relationship between publishers and libraries, and between libraries and readers, with an innovative development in public lending: The…

Fantasy Award Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for The David Gemmell Legend Award for Fantasy has been announced: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski The…