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Rhysida, the new ransomware gang behind British Library cyber-attack
Gang thought to be from Russia or CIS has attacked companies and institutions in several countries

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

24, Nov, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Personal data stolen in British Library cyber-attack appears for sale online
Ransomware group Rhysida claims responsibility for hack and has posted images from library’s HR files

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

22, Nov, 2023 @12:40 PM

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‘Incredibly overdue’: Minnesota library book returned more than 100 years later
The book, Famous Composers, was last borrowed in 1919 from the St Paul library; mayor assures that there will be no late fee

Diana Ramirez-Simon

18, Nov, 2023 @8:25 PM

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Digital curator Giulia Carla Rossi: ‘There is a misconception that if something is on the internet it will last for ever’
The British Library’s head of digital publications on the urgency of preserving digital stories, from smartphone apps to interactive web narratives

Callum Bains

18, Nov, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Creative ideas to turn train stations into social hubs | Letter
Letter: After the government climbdown on closures, Prof Paul Salveson highlights social enterprises helping to save train stations

08, Nov, 2023 @6:11 PM

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British Library celebrates the surging popularity of fantasy fiction
Authors’ sketches, early editions and movie props all feature in a new exhibition exploring the long history of the genre

Ella Creamer

27, Oct, 2023 @9:48 AM

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Chaucer goes digital as British Library makes works available online
Library photographs and uploads its entire collection of manuscripts by author of The Canterbury Tales

Caroline Davies

25, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Penguin Random House launches high schoolers’ award to combat book bans
The publisher’s $10,000 Freedom of Expression prize invites teens to write about a banned book that changed their life, against a backdrop of rising censorship

Ella Creamer

24, Oct, 2023 @12:34 PM

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Most libraries to provide ‘warm banks’ again this winter
Library service schemes to offer free, heated space, which began last year in response to the cost of living crisis, will resume at the end of October

Ella Creamer

17, Oct, 2023 @4:16 PM

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Batley library book-takers urged to return and help save building
Appeal follows emptying of shelves in apparent misunderstanding at ‘fill a bag with books for £1’ event

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

13, Oct, 2023 @1:23 PM

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‘Atrocious behaviour’: visitors accused of sabotaging Batley library £1 book sale
Volunteer says some people decided ‘all stock was available to take’ despite his protestations at West Yorkshire event

Robyn Vinter

12, Oct, 2023 @2:33 PM

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‘Libraries are the heart of community’: children’s laureate Joseph Coelho on inspiring the next generation of writers
Since his first anthology in 2014, Coelho has become a prolific author for children and YA readers – and it all started, he says, in a vital community space

Alice Kemp-Habib

06, Oct, 2023 @3:30 PM

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