The NAG Award – Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea wins the new National Acquisitions Group Excellence Award

The NAG Award – The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea wins the new National Acquisitions Group Excellence Award!! This annual award is designed to promote excellence, original thinking and innovation by a library or individual within the field of…

Joint Academic Consortium Tender – Coutts awarded the supply contract for all their bids

The All England Joint Consortium recently appointed Coutts Information Services as one of their recommended suppliers for all six lots. Susan Wright, Head of SUPC (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium), explained, “We undertook a rigorous tender process and were looking for…

An open letter from the National Acquisitions Group

This is the text of an open letter sent by the NAG Executive to Ed Vaizey, the Bookseller, CILIP, the Independent and the Daily Telegraph. The National Acquisitions Group is a not-for-profit organisation of public and academic librarians, and commercial…

Who’s killing the Dewey Decimal system?

The Chicago Tribune recently ran a feature on how suburban libraries in the US are turning away from the traditional Dewey classification system. ‘A handful of pioneering suburban libraries are transitioning from the librarian-loved but misunderstood Dewey to the type…

Music industry working on global copyright database

The industry estimates that 100 million euros each year could be saved in copyright administration fees and returned to song writers and the industry by simplifying the current system, Reuters reports. The report says, ‘There is currently no database or…