Google Forms New Partnership with Bloomsbury in the UK

Bloomsbury and Google announced today starting in January Google would sponsor a couple digital bookshelves on Public Library Online, Bloomsbury digital library service.

The 2 shelves will contain a total of 2 titles. The first will be based on Arden Shakespeare, and hold 10 annotated Shakespeare plays The other shelf  is titled Our Environment, with 10 books including The Hot Topic by Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King.

Director of Public Library Online Stephanie Duncan said: “We are delighted that Google has enabled every UK public library to offer these digital bookshelves to complement their existing resources.”

Public Library Online is a subscription service for libraries, and it allows them to offer curated collections as digital bookshelves of children’s, teen, and adult fiction, as well as non-fiction. Bloomsbury provides content from a number of publishers, including Allen & Unwin, Alma Books, Mercier Press, Oneworld Classics, Canongate, Faber, Macmillan Education, Quercus, and Verve.

These  collections will be made available in January and will be inline until February 2013.