Research indicates that 60 percent of Brits don’t visit their local library and that most are unaware of the new services they offer. Bookmark Your Library, a new website launched this week in the UK, intends to change that. Developed by OCLC, The Combined Regions, The Arts Council England, The Society of Chief Librarians, The Reading Agency, and The Collections Trust, the new initiative plans to boost visibility and usage of public library resources and services by moving them collectively online and making them accessible via a single digital presence. “Our goal is to help promote the services of libraries around the country—as they provide support to everyone,” says Elisabeth Robinson of Bookmark Your Library.
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Extending access to e-books for public libraries: new strategies
This webinar will present recent research and data on public library e-book purchasing and explore new strategies being developed around public policy, data collection and the library’s value in the e-book supply chain.