CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, and all the sublimely prickly stuff in between as viewed by Heather McCormack, Collection Development Manager, 3M Cloud Library

CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, discovery

"Members can also bring together their favourite ‘shops’ to create a virtual high street of book recommendations. They can select shops owned by friends or family, as well as famous authors, local bookstores, or librarians."



- Going back to last week’s announcement about Penguin Random House’s My Independent Bookshop initiative, I hope PRH’s UK office reaches out to the public librarians of the UK. We met with six amazing women from Lewishman council, and they would no doubt have much to contribute. 



"This survey shows that 3M is building a great product and working hard to ensure our librarians are satisfied."



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My colleague Tom Mercer, marketing manager of 3M Cloud Library, on a new survey conducted with 200 U.S. libraries that use both OverDrive and 3M Cloud Library. You can read the full story here.

You know I’m working hard to make you happy in the collection development department. Suggestions are always welcome.



If I had to choose THE book of London Book Fair 2014 (not that it’s about buzz as much as rights), ABBA: The Photo Book wins. Why? No matter where I went, I found myself staring up at the jacket. That is what you call great marketing.

If I had to choose THE book of London Book Fair 2014 (not that it’s about buzz as much as rights), ABBA: The Photo Book wins. Why? No matter where I went, I found myself staring up at the jacket. That is what you call great marketing.

One of the coolest things about London Book Fair parties are the settings. Tonight, at Penguin Random House’s shindig, we gathered inside one of legendary English architect Christopher Wren’s lesser-known gems, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, built for “those broken by age or war.”
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One of the coolest things about London Book Fair parties are the settings. Tonight, at Penguin Random House’s shindig, we gathered inside one of legendary English architect Christopher Wren’s lesser-known gems, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, built for “those broken by age or war.”
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One of the coolest things about London Book Fair parties are the settings. Tonight, at Penguin Random House’s shindig, we gathered inside one of legendary English architect Christopher Wren’s lesser-known gems, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, built for “those broken by age or war.”

"If you don’t start young, if you don’t consecrate readers, you will pay the price down the line,” he [Anthony Horowitz] warned. “If I was to sound a warning for the future, it is that we need to nurture our love of reading."