"Saturday branch hours had to be cut because of layoffs that left the library system short of workers, officials said.
But there was a polite yet driving uprising among the library crowd, and the mayor and Board of Aldermen responded by restoring funds, said New Haven Free Public Library Executive Director Christopher Korenowsky."
"Which prompts the question: how well do our digital content collections play on mobile devices?
Rather than leaving you in the unenviable position of discovering that through trial and error (and a potentially large investment), the UNR Libraries have procured several different e-readers and tested how they work with our digital content."
Introduction to Social Media for Festivals and Events ... With the nation in recession, Americans are visiting their local public libraries more often and taking advantage of the free services they provide with greater frequency.
"I’ve just finished reading Paco Underhill’s book Why we buy: the science of shopping, which was recommended during Rachel Van Riel’s talk at the CoFHE conference earlier this year. It’s a fascinating book for anyone interested in marketing, retail or human behaviour.
...I thought I’d share some of my initial thoughts on how the browsing experience could be improved in libraries"
"Welcome to What is a Library Future?, a forum for discussion, speculation, questions and learning for Calgary Public Library staff, and others interested in the possibilities and challenges ahead for Libraries"
Book lovers say it's nothing to keep quiet about: San Francisco's libraries are thriving. In the past six years, nearly two dozen new and renovated branch libraries throughout the city have opened their doors.
"So if any of your web sites (especially your online catalogs or other discovery and delivery services) use third party web services, consider carefully where and how they’re being invoked. For each third party, you should ask what information they can get from users browsing your web site, what other information they have from other sources (like the “real names” and exact birthdates that sites like Facebook and Google+ demand), and what real guarantees, if any, they make about the privacy of the information. If you can’t easily get satisfactory answers to these questions, then reconsider your use of these services."
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