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    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that the NSW government will no longer force the mergers of 14 Sydney local councils currently challenging the actions in court. The proposed mergers that will no longer proceed are: Burwood, City of Canada Bay and Strathfield Municipal councils; Hornsby Shore and Ku-ring-gai councils; Hunter's Hill, Lane Cove and City of Ryde councils; Mosman Municipal, North Sydney and Willoughby City councils; Randwick City, Waverley and Woollahra Municipal councils. As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald Ms Berejiklian stated "The government's merger policy has always been about putting ratepayers first and it has become increasingly clear that...

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    We love graphic novels at James Bennett so we are excited about Comic Con-versation 2017. It runs from the 10th-15th July. The Comic Con-versation Library Festival (CCV) is an avenue for the comics community to mingle with the library community through a diverse program of engagement, which includes workshops, live drawing sessions, panels and exhibitions. It is aimed at children, teens, and adults. Libraries participating this year include: Burwood, Fairfield, Liverpool, Ryde, Sutherland, and the Inner West Council Libraries of Ashfield, Leichhardt, and Marrickville. Comic Con-versation (CCV) began in 2014 with an evening comic convention at Ashfield Library. In 2015, CCV organisers...

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    Last week we saw the presentation of the first ever Library Design Awards. Nominations covered new and refurbished libraries from across Australia and included inspirational examples of modern exteriors and interiors for school, public, academic and special libraries. At James Bennett we are very proud of the part we have played in helping to support the creation and delivery of opening day collections for many libraries over the years, some of which are included in the nominees listed.  In particular, we feel very privileged to have worked on the opening day collection for the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre which won...

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    collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution and Solus, a global library technology provider, have just announced a new joint initiative to support collection management in public libraries. The joint initiative surrounds the launch of SOLUS’ ‘Gizmo’ mobile device and the compatibility of collectionHQ Action Plans with the SOLUS Staff App. Gizmo, an Android-powered handheld tool, supports the SOLUS Staff App to allow librarians to deliver better customer service by responding to patron queries, searching the collection and placing hold requests all from the library floor. The compatibility of collectionHQ Action Plans with Gizmo via the Staff App takes that portability...

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    The new Glen Street Library in Belrose, NSW was officially opened on Friday 2 June 2017 by Michael Reagan, former Mayor Warringah Council and Dick Persson, Northern Beaches Council Administrator. The Library building forms part of Stage Two of the Cultural Hub and Glen Street revitalisation project. It will replace the former Belrose Library and is a great addition to the Glen Street Theatre.

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    As reported in Book+Publishing the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has written to the government urging them to extend the Public Lending Right (PLR) and Educational Lending Right (ELR) schemes to also include ebook and eaudiobook loans from public libraries. The letter to Mitch Fifield who is both the Minister for Arts and Minster for Communications, argues that "(a)t a time when ebook and eaudio lending is rapidly growing across the world, it is now essential that a writer’s PLR payments include copies of their books  loaned in a digital format. Today’s libraries offer access to thousands of ebooks and eAudio...

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