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News & Blogs

"They helped me hone everything into a business plan. It has given me so much confidence, it's just incredible."

How we launched an award-winning library-based business start-up support service

Over 100 new businesses are successfully trading and more than 900 residents have received business start-support from Northamptonshire’s award-winning Enterprise Hubs service, a partnership between Northamptonshire Library and Information Service and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership 

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

3 ways libraries can support business

During Global Entrepreneurship Week, Dave Gimson from the British Library's Business & IP Centre blogs about how libraries can support business.

Adrian Brown’s Practical Digital Preservation wins a Digital Preservation Award

Facet Publishing are pleased to announce that Adrian Brown has won the NCDD Award for Teaching and Communications for his book Practical Digital Preservation: A how-to guide for organizations of any size.

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School data manager: the irregular evolution of a new information profession

Rob Mackinlay talks to school data manager Peter Atherton about the emerging role for professional data managers in schools.

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5 tips to run a sustainable digital preservation project

Preserving digital data for the long term is a complex business that requires sustained activity. It needs to be embedded in an organisation with a dedicated budget and applied as a business as usual activity.

Latest Events

Council meeting

CILIP Council meets on 26 November at CILIP's offices, 7 Ridgmount Street, London.

The CILIP Conference 2015

Following on from the success of CILIP’s Umbrella Conference 2013 in Manchester, we are pleased to announce that the CILIP Conference 2015 will take place on 2-3 July 2015 at St George’s Hall, Liverpool.

The 2015 conference will seek to inspire our audience, share knowledge, raise debate and provide networking opportunities. It will cover a broad range of issues from across the library, information and knowledge professions. The conference will build on the successful strategy behind CILIP Umbrella 2013, one of eight conferences shortlisted for Best Association Conference of the Year 2013.

If you are interested in attending the conference why not register your interest and receive updates about the event.

Call for Papers now open!

***Re-imagining learning: a new opportunity for libraries***

CILIP's brand new Executive Briefing looks at the new opportunities that have emerged for libraries within the changing learning landscape. An expert panel of speakers have been brought together to share their views and experience in this changing environment.

Places for this event are limited. Book now to guarantee your place. Discounts are available to all CILIP Members. 

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***CILIP LMS Suppliers Showcase - Autumn***

Our annual Library Management Systems (LMS) Suppliers Showcase gives you the opportunity to talk to the experts on how you can get the most out of your library management system.


CILIP Debate: 'This House believes that, in the digital age, government departments are no longer safe custodians of the public record'

Hosted by CILIP’s Government Information Group, this debate forms part of the CILIP Debates programme and takes place at the GIG AGM.

The debate will be chaired by Graham Monk, Information, Governance and Security Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions and Chair of CILIP GIG.

Arguments for and against the motion will be presented by two government KIM leaders:

  • David Smith, Assistant Director: Corporate Information Assurance and Records Management Services,  Dept for Communities and Local Government
  • Marlize Palmer, Library and Archive Services, Welsh Government