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News: British Libraries Push Back - Inside Higher Ed

It's about time some libraries started looking at the cost of these expensive journals and saying "Nope, not gonna pay that. You want to sell us something, you're going to have to drop that price... a lot."

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LRB · Alan Bennett · Baffled at a Bookcase: My Libraries

LRB · Alan Bennett · Baffled at a Bookcase: My Libraries | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
I have always been happy in libraries, though without ever being entirely at ease there. A scene that seems to crop up regularly in plays that I have written has a character, often a young man, standing in front of a bookcase feeling baffled.
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Praguers protest abolition of free Internet in libraries | Prague Monitor

Recently, the United Nations declared Internet access to be a human right. I wonder how this jibes with that declaration?

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New Canaan librarian draws attention to schools' Web filters

New Canaan librarian draws attention to schools' Web filters | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Many school districts in Fairfield County have strict limits on which Web pages can be viewed by students during school hours, effectively outlawing the use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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What will the library of the future look like?

What will the library of the future look like? | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

So, while people debate about how the future of libraries is going to play out, I have a different take on it. Being the son of a man who maintained and cleaned libraries for over 25 years, I have to wonder... What will they LOOK like?

 

"Rita Meade, a New York librarian also known as Screwy Decimal, has been finding out what American children think about the library of the future. She was interested and surprised to hear many digitally minded suggestions such as: ..."

 


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