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Top 10 Library Stories of 2011

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"American Libraries presents its list of the top 10 library news stories of 2011, covering digitization, privacy, copyright, advocacy, and much more." Youtube video edited by Greg Landgraf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORJ_wQn6mjE


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Public Libraries Turn Up The Volume (Literally)

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As public libraries continue their quest to stay relevant in the wake of cuts to their funding and decreased popularity, some are greatly altering their set-ups and making moves to appeal to a younger crowd.


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The Library Phantom Returns!

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Ten were promised and 10 were found, but it's still an unsolved mystery: who's been leaving intricate paper sculptures across Edinburgh?

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New Library as Incubator Project Helps Libraries Get Artsy to Support Local Communities

New Library as Incubator Project Helps Libraries Get Artsy to Support Local Communities | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

 “The project is about connecting libraries and artists of all kinds: visual artists, performing artists, writers—anybody who uses the libraries in their community,” says Batykefer. “It’s not only to make known that artists and art organizations can use libraries as resources, but highlight the ways which libraries contribute to communities all the time. “ The LIP’s site, which officially launched last month, features the work of artists who have relied on the support of libraries during their careers, as well as libraries that have supported the arts through unique collections or initiatives.

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Les bibliothèques, plus populaires que jamais

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C'est un lumineux après-midi d'automne, sans doute l'une des dernières journées chaudes de cette année, et, pourtant, la plus grande bibliothèque de Montréal est en pleine effervescence.

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La défense des bibliothèques publiques américaines se poursuit via les médias numériques

La défense des bibliothèques publiques américaines se poursuit via les médias numériques | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le Huffington Post, le plus influent des journaux américains en ligne, publie depuis novembre une série d’informations et de commentaires qui sont en train de constituer un important dossier d'analyse et de synthèse sur la crise américaine des bibliothèques. En donnant la parole à ceux qui font la bibliothèque d’aujourd’hui et de demain, c’est une véritable conversation nationale qui s’ouvre sur les attentes des américains en matière de services publics.


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Love, Your Admiring Patron

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"Though the patron for whom you order or check out a book today might not know to thank you for your hard work and your daily faith and patience, thank you for these things. You are the champions of our dreams, the crusaders for our growth, the soldiers who mark new territory for the expansion of our imaginations. Your work is profound, your effort glorious, your contribution quiet but immense."

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Should libraries stick to books?

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Councillor Mike Del Grande, the city's budget chief, questions whether the library should be in the business of movies and non-English materials.

 

Being a focal point for the community is precisely the right role, said Councillor Sarah Doucette, a library board member. She shook her head when Del Grande’s recorded comments were played back to her. “I guess it depends what you think a library is,” she said. “A library is no longer a room full of books. It’s the computers where people can come to get jobs, improve their education. Some of the videos are how-to videos. We’ve got the newspapers, we’ve got magazines. We’re working to get more e-books.”

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Toronto library board leaves room for more staff cuts

Earlier this week, the Toronto Public Library Board made clear its opposition to reducing hours and closing branches, but left itself open to additional staff, collection, and programming cuts.

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Canadian libraries thriving in ebook era | CTV News

Canadian libraries thriving in ebook era | CTV News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Despite the rise of smart phones and ebook readers, library usage is up 45 per cent over the past decade, from 16.6 to 24.1 transactions on average per capita, according to a recent report.

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