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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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    The 2017 Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award has been announced.  The winner is Marija Pericic with her novel 'The Last Pages'. It was a unanimous decision by the judges who were hugely impressed by the quality of all the works submitted this year. Marija said of the prize: “I’m honoured beyond words to receive this award. The Vogel Award does such important work in bringing new writers voices into the open. It’s just a beacon for emerging writers like me." Beginning in Prague, 1908,'The Lost Pages' is a richly reimagined story of Max Brod’s life filtered through his relationship with...

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  • JAMES BENNETT

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    ABC's The Book Club has announced the first four books for the 2017 season! To start this 11th season of The Book Club the books selected cover fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  They are : 'Storm and Grace' by Kathryn Heyman; 'Hillbilly Elegy' by JD Vance; 'Exit West' by Mohsin Hamid and 'The Monkey's Mask' by Dorothy Porter.  ABC air dates are yet to be announced.

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    Kate Grenville has won the 2017 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. This award, formerly  the Writers’ Emeritus Award, acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature. Kate has published 15 books of fiction and non-fiction.  Her most recent book is 'The Case Against Fragrance'.

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