Reading in the UK is changing dramatically. New digital platforms are transforming the ways in which people discover and read their books, while new websites and services are changing how readers connect with other readers.
Working with publishers
We are working with 40 leading publishers to create a shared plan to support digital reading in public libraries informed by our Digital Research Report.
This report reveals that libraries are already active in digital services and social media, and that there is a strong enthusiasm among staff to do more to promote reading and develop new audiences for reading online. There are plenty of issues to be overcome, such as in strategic planning, staff confidence and Local Authority IT infrastructure. But the message from public libraries is clear - that the sector must continue to develop its digital services around reading and be prepared to be bold.
Download the Digital Research Report.
A Digital Bucket for libraries
We are currently compiling a Digital Bucket of offers, tools and support for libraries to use to help them open up digital reading opportunities to readers, such as e-book lending and Skype chats with authors. Email digital offer for more information.