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Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship

Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship | Library inspirations | Scoop.it

Here’s my conclusion: ebook models make us choose. And I don’t mean choosing which catalog, or interface, or set of contract terms we want — though we do make those choices, and they matter. I mean that we choose which values to advance, and which to sacrifice. We’re making those values choices every time we sign a contract, whether we talk about it or not.


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Public Library. 13th Century Church Converted to Modern Day Library in Holland | Inthralld

Public Library. 13th Century Church Converted to Modern Day Library in Holland | Inthralld | Library inspirations | Scoop.it
A 13th-century church in Holland converted into a mind-blowing modern library.

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The new European Library goes live!

The European Library offers services and facilities of direct relevance to research communities in Europe and beyond.
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Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?

Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? | Library inspirations | Scoop.it
With ultra-affordable e-ink readers, midprice color tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire, and even the more expensive iPads all vying for your e-book dollar, what's the best choice for you? It depends.

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Starbucks at a public library

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Starbucks coffee will open its first store at a public library, "Takeo library" in Saga, Japan. Starbucks Japan has collaborated with the book store chain CCC, but never before with a public library. The store is expected to open in April 2013.

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The Shifted Librarian » Visiting the Most Modern Library in the World

The Shifted Librarian » Visiting the Most Modern Library in the World | Library inspirations | Scoop.it
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