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  • June 29 2015
    ALA 2015: On E-books, Libraries Pushing For Options
    E-books were in the news at the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference, with W.W. Norton announcing just before the show that it would finally begin lending e-books.
  • June 23 2015
    E-book prices marked up too high at $85 per copy, libraries protest
    Why aren't there more e-books on your library's virtual shelves? Libraries say it's because big publishers are charging them up to $85 per copy — and they can't afford it.
  • June 19 2015
    All in the Family: A look at how the
    As libraries around the country continue to change, one initiative that has been gaining traction is the network of libraries associated with Family Place, a national program that promotes the idea of the library as a community hub for early childhood and family development. But what is so different about libraries with the Family Place designation? Aren’t most libraries already family-centered?
  • June 19 2015
    Ontario's Perceptions of Public Libraries
    Carol French, CEO Market Probe Canada, presented the latest study for the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries at the Defining New Metrics for Libraries Success symposium at the iSchool (University of Toronto) this week. These statistics are hot off the press...
  • June 15 2015
    Fair Ebook Prices are Long Overdue
    Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing have joined to raise awareness of high ebook prices charged by multinational publishers at fairpricingforlibraries.org. Despite booming borrowing rates and high demand for ebooks, public libraries face challenges in ensuring universal access to this content.
  • June 10 2015
    Library of the Year: Ferguson Municipal Public Library
    The Ferguson Municipal Public Library has been named 2015 Library of the Year by Library Journal and Gale, which noted that the "small suburban library rose above the chaos and stepped up to provide sanctuary and resources for all in a community in crisis, and remained steadfast to that call over months of duress.
  • June 02 2015
    What Judy Blume’s Books Meant
    People have intense feelings about Judy Blume. Fans, readers, booksellers — even other authors and celebrities — often dissolve into tears upon meeting her, confessing that books like “Forever ... ” and “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret” got them through adolescence; taught them about sex, love and friendship; and provided their first glimpse of adulthood. Ms. Blume has come to expect overwrought reactions.
  • May 29 2015
    Ending the Invisible Library | Linked Data
    To explain the utility of ­semantic search and linked data, Jeff Penka, director of channel and product development for information management solutions provider Zepheira, uses a simple exercise. Type “Chevy Chase” into Google’s search box, and in addition to a list of links, a panel appears on the right of the screen, displaying photos of the actor, a short bio, date of birth, height, full name, spouses and children, and a short list of movies and TV shows in which he has starred. Continue typing the letters “ma” into the search box, and the panel instantly changes, showing images, maps, current weather, and other basic information regarding the town of Chevy Chase, MD.
  • May 28 2015
    Libraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library says
    Stop worrying about whether libraries will survive the digital age, the head of the British Library has said, as he argues that they could outlast the internet.
  • May 26 2015
    Skyhorse Starts Investigative Book Imprint
    Skyhorse Publishing and David Talbot, founder of Salon, are teaming to launch a new imprint.

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