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Libraries Changed My Life

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Real life accounts from library patrons whose lives have been changed for the better by libraries.

 

Libraries Changed My Life (LCML) is the brainchild of two librarians from two parts of the country. Ingrid is a children’s and teen librarian from New York City. Natalie is a systems librarian from rural Florida. Together we’re hoping to create a place where people can tell their library stories, and those who are questioning the value of libraries can see their amazing impact. LCML is an independent, grassroots movement to spread library love across the country.

Why we’re here:

Libraries are valuable—and valued. In addition to traditional services like book lending, research help and children’s programs (still the services Americans value most), libraries offer free wifi, technology training, free or low-cost public meeting spaces, affordable printing, access to music and the arts, and other services our neighborhoods need.


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Libraries are valubale - accounts from patrons!

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Over 50s take Facebook training in Nottingham libraries

Over 50s take Facebook training in Nottingham libraries | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
A group of over 50s have become students of Facebook after taking part in a training session at Bilborough Library.

Six adults, all aged over 50, have signed up for a two part training course where...

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 15, 2013 1:32 AM

Training in social media at the library!

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RUSA reveals 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List: Reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries | American Libraries Magazine

RUSA reveals 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List: Reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

SEATTLE - The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2012 have been named to the 2013 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual handpicked list from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA.

 

The 2013 winners are:

Biotechnology: In Context, edited by Brenda Wilmoth Lerner & K. Lee Lerner, Gale CengageDictionary of African Biography, edited by Emmanuel K Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Oxford University PressEncyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition, edited by Andrew T. Carswell, Sage PublicationsEncyclopedia of Peace Psychology, edited by Daniel J. Christie, Wiley-BlackwellEncyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide, edited by Charles R. Figley, Sage PublicationsEnslaved Women In America: An Encyclopedia, edited by Daina Ramey Berry and Deleso A. Alford, GreenwoodJapanese Philosophy: A Source Book, edited by James W. Heisig, et al, University of Hawaii PressLiterature of War, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press/Gale CengagePresidents and Black America: A Documentary History, by Stephen A. Jones and Eric Freedman, Sage/CQ PressTypography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography, edited by Allan Haley et al, Rockport PublishersWomen in American Politics: History and Milestones, by Doris Weatherford, Sage/CQ Press

 

 

Contact: Elizabeth Markel
RUSA, Conference Services (cs), Membership (mbrshp)


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 1, 2013 2:34 AM

Worth to look at when in a small and medium-sized public & academic library.

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Professionalism: on changing organizational structures by Kendra K. Levine - Three posts on organizational change in libraries | Gavia Libraria

Professionalism: on changing organizational structures by Kendra K. Levine - Three posts on organizational change in libraries | Gavia Libraria | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

RT @LisaJElmer: Had a quick read, interesting.. RT @niamhpage: Three fascinating posts on restructuring of libraries http://t.co/Zi0Drx4n (via @gavialib)

 

chronological order by post time:

Thinking about Organizations by Jason Griffey

http://jasongriffey.net/wp/2013/01/02/thinking-about-organizations/

 

 

Professionalism: on changing organizational structures by Kendra K. Levine

http://libraryattack.com/?p=405

 

 

Professionalism, organizational structures, and the fog of war by Jenica Rogers

http://www.attemptingelegance.com/blog/2013/01/02/professionalism-organizational-structures-and-the-fog-of-war/

 

 

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 3, 2013 12:56 AM

Some positive insights about restructuring at libraries!

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Maker Librarian | Making the Future, One Library at a Time

Maker Librarian | Making the Future, One Library at a Time | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
RT @homeysimpson: new resource for librarians who want to learn about makers, hackerspaces, the participatory library and more: http://t.co/eQshWzOM

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New Pew Releases New Numbers About eBook Reading, eReader Usage, and Library Use in Different Communities – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Pew Releases New Numbers About eBook Reading, eReader Usage, and Library Use in Different Communities – Stephen's Lighthouse | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

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http://www.infodocket.com/2012/12/20/pew-releases-new-numbers-about-ebook-reading-ereader-usage-and-library-use-in-different-communities/

 

A new report, Reading Habits in Different Communities was released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project today.

 

Direct to Summary/Full Text Report (HTML) ||| Direct to Full Text Report (PDF)

What Does the Report Cover?

The General Reading Habits of AmericansE-reading Device OwnershipThe State of E-Book ReadingWhere and How Readers Get Their BooksLibrary Use Across CommunitiesDifferences Between Heavy, Light, and Non-book readers Across Community Type


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 21, 2012 1:13 AM

It seems most users are not even aware about the availability of e-books in their public libraries...

 

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New Pew Releases New Numbers About eBook Reading, eReader Usage, and Library Use in Different Communities – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Pew Releases New Numbers About eBook Reading, eReader Usage, and Library Use in Different Communities – Stephen's Lighthouse | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Via Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket

 

http://www.infodocket.com/2012/12/20/pew-releases-new-numbers-about-ebook-reading-ereader-usage-and-library-use-in-different-communities/

 

A new report, Reading Habits in Different Communities was released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project today.

 

Direct to Summary/Full Text Report (HTML) ||| Direct to Full Text Report (PDF)

What Does the Report Cover?

The General Reading Habits of AmericansE-reading Device OwnershipThe State of E-Book ReadingWhere and How Readers Get Their BooksLibrary Use Across CommunitiesDifferences Between Heavy, Light, and Non-book readers Across Community Type


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 21, 2012 1:13 AM

It seems most users are not even aware about the availability of e-books in their public libraries...

 

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Better Together - The Potentials of Partnerships with Libraries

"Better Together is a short film about the potentials of partnerships between libraries and organisations, companies and users. The film introduces examples  from Roskilde and Aarhus. Read more about partnerships (in Danish) at www.bygpartnerskaber.dk "


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The iPad Mini’s Meaning and Impact - on #libraries | Joe Murphy @LibraryFuture – Librarian, Innovator

The iPad Mini’s Meaning and Impact - on #libraries | Joe Murphy @LibraryFuture – Librarian, Innovator | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
How could it REALLY change libraries?“@libraryfuture: The iPad Mini’s meaning & impact on libraries http://t.co/sh54FFJN”...

 

"For Libraries:
With this smaller device, the reach of the Apple iOS and resources through it expands to more of our patrons (those preferring the smaller device size and smoother integration into their lives) and into more of their spaces. So be prepared for more iOS mobile engagement with your content and services.

For librarians’ use: the Mini may be better suited for mobile library staff: easier use with Square and mobile payments, more portable for roving reference, for checking out tablets to users."


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Phil Bradley's weblog: Libraries, books, ebooks and the future

Phil Bradley's weblog: Libraries, books, ebooks and the future | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
There's a text version and 2 videos totaling 24 minutes below. There’s a phrase that I use every now and then; “It’s like dancing on quick sand” and never was it more appropriate than right now in respect of the eBook arena.

 

"Let’s look at the latest news. A new low cost eBook reader has been unveiled by txtr, a German eBook retail platform...

 

Oyster, which is a new startup has raised $3 million in order to become the ‘Spotify of books’....

 

HarperCollins is launching a new global publishing system which will provide them with an infrastructure that allows them to maximise it’s catalogue of books, eBooks and apps...

 

The final news item that’s caught my eye, and I assume has also caught yours is that Amazon is going to launch their lending service in the UK by the end of the month..."

 

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"We are at an absolutely pivotal point within both our profession, and within the library service in the UK. I recently talked to an ex-librarian who has since left the profession, and she said ‘I’m glad I got out, we’re finished’. That is so patently not the case it’s painful. This is a superb time to be a professional, or to have a love of libraries, of reading, books and knowledge. This is because we are going to be able to shape the development of all of those things into the future. What we do now is going to set a pattern for the next 50 or 100 years. We just need to believe in the power that the information professionals have, and the key role that libraries play in society. But – and this is a big but, we can only do it if we all work together, because it’s only by holding out our hands to one another in trust that we can help drag ourselves out of the quicksand, rather than push each other under faster."


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This is how we do it: Social media at Christchurch City Libraries

This is how we do it: Social media at Christchurch City Libraries | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Posted by Donna:

" [...] discuss how we at Christchurch City Libraries use social media – what we think is important, what we do, and why we do it. Hopefully it opens up a dialogue amongst Kiwi librarians. Wouldn’t it be grand if our information community were more forthcoming about sharing information on making the best use of social media?"

 

Topics covered in the article:

 

"- Many voices

- We talk about all sorts of things – events, new books, new stuff on the website.

- Content is king

- Made you look (Twitter)

- Looking at the tools and processes

- The power of the image

- The social catalogue

- A reading list on social media in New Zealand public libraries"

 

 


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Libraries, Telecentres, Cybercafes and Public Access to ICT: International Comparisons - Eldis

Authors: R. Gomez; IGI global 
Published: 2012

 

"The goal of this document is to portray the landscape of users and uses of public access to computers and the Internet in developing countries around the world. In 2007-2010, the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington conducted a ground-breaking study in 25 countries, the Landscape Study, to better understand who uses information and communication technologies (ICT) in public access venues and how. Each country conducted a discrete section of the study and shared a report. All the data was then collated and analyzed. This book attempts to put all the pieces together in order to make comparisons and cross-references for further research."

 

Full text:

http://faculty.washington.edu/rgomez/publications/2012%20full%20book,%20libraries,%20telecenters%20and%20cybercafes.pdf

 


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The library's future in a digital world - Saugerties Public Library's director Sukrit Goswani

The library's future in a digital world - Saugerties Public Library's director Sukrit Goswani | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

by SHARYN FLANAGAN:

"Interview with library director Sukrit Goswami. The subject? The future of libraries in an increasingly digital world:

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"What are people interested in and what programs are they signing up for?

Up to now we’ve been letting the community tell us what they want, just putting the programs out there in front of them and letting them choose. The most popular are the health-related programs, particularly the yoga and fitness classes, and also the educational programs; people love those. Our own staff teaches the computer programs, and in the coming year we want to offer resume building workshops and classes for job seekers on how to write cover letters. I’ve taught these when I was at Glens Falls [library], and I love teaching classes, but can’t now due to time constraints.

We are constantly expanding our services and programs, and we do three to four teen programs a week now, too, that are all well attended. We have increased storytime for children, adding one session to Saturdays for parents who work on weekdays, and that’s been very successful."

 

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As a manager, how can I support our library staff who use social media on our behalf? | From the floor

"What kind of support should I be asking for from management?" and "How can I support our staff?"

1. Give them your trust - Wholeheartedly.

2. Give them dedicated time

3. Get out of their way


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 18, 2013 1:49 AM

Managing social media in the library! Good tips!

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Public libraries: The new homeless shelters

Public libraries: The new homeless shelters | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
They're hiring social workers, nurses and other outreach workers to serve their neediest visitors

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 8, 2013 4:42 AM

How to serve a need in the community!

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Social Media Marketing: How New York Public Library increased card sign-ups by 35% | MarketingSherpa Blog

Social Media Marketing: How New York Public Library increased card sign-ups by 35% | MarketingSherpa Blog | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Courtney Eckerle:

The New York Public Library uses National Library Card Sign-up Month as an opportunity to bring in many new library users. To do so, the library implemented a social media campaign using quotes from celebrities.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 1, 2013 2:27 AM

Great idea in using social media!

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Library Love: Library Spaces In A Virtual World

Library Love: Library Spaces In A Virtual World | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

by Stephanie Bonjack

Here’s my theory: the proliferation of "shoppes" and "towne centers" may have satisfied a need (or collective desire) for designer sunglasses, fusion restaurants, and relaxing places to drink coffee, but commercial spaces will never satisfy all of the needs that a library can address. A great library has the potential to serve as a community hub, where resources and services intersect with work, learning, and culture. A space designed to facilitate such interactions while making the patron feel something – inspired, creative, curious – cannot be replicated commercially.

Image: Jose Vasconcelos Library


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 3, 2013 12:26 AM

Good argument for saving libraries!

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MOOCs and Librarians - Emerging Technologies - "Massive Open Online Courses"

MOOCs and Librarians - Emerging Technologies - "Massive Open Online Courses" | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

By Nancy Bellafante:

The Chronicle’s recent article on plagiarism accusations in Coursera courses kicked off my exploration into MOOCs and the role librarians can play. A recent RUSA post on Chasing Reference points to the lack of research assignments in MOOCs and the need for embedded librarians. Even though students enrolled in a MOOC do not typically have access to the parent institution’s fee-based library resources, information literacy and research skills can still be taught and are an important component in courses that ask students to explore complex issues and social problems. Simply providing students with a reading list is not going to teach them to be savvy information consumers who can effectively find authoritative information and critically evaluate sources. So, what’s our first step?

Librarians should  join a  MOOC.

 

Read more: http://www.library.drexel.edu/blogs/technologies/tag/edx/

 

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 24, 2012 1:37 AM

Free online classes the future of education > with a direct impact on librarians!

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New Pew Releases New Numbers About eBook Reading, eReader Usage, and Library Use in Different Communities – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Pew Releases New Numbers About eBook Reading, eReader Usage, and Library Use in Different Communities – Stephen's Lighthouse | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Via Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket

 

http://www.infodocket.com/2012/12/20/pew-releases-new-numbers-about-ebook-reading-ereader-usage-and-library-use-in-different-communities/

 

A new report, Reading Habits in Different Communities was released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project today.

 

Direct to Summary/Full Text Report (HTML) ||| Direct to Full Text Report (PDF)

What Does the Report Cover?

The General Reading Habits of AmericansE-reading Device OwnershipThe State of E-Book ReadingWhere and How Readers Get Their BooksLibrary Use Across CommunitiesDifferences Between Heavy, Light, and Non-book readers Across Community Type


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It seems most users are not even aware about the availability of e-books in their public libraries...

 

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From a deluge of data, e-science tools bring knowledge

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Today, many scientific fields can be described as data-intensive disciplines, which turn raw data into information and then knowledge. If this sounds familiar it’s because this represents the late and influential computer scientist Jim Gray’s vision of the fourth research paradigm. Gray divided up the evolution of science into four periods or paradigms. One thousand years ago, science was experimental in nature, a few hundred years ago it became theoretical, a few decades ago it moved to a computational discipline, and today it’s data driven. Researchers are reliant on e-science tools to enable collaboration, federation, analysis, and exploration to address this data deluge, equal to about 1.2 zettabytes each year. If 11 ounces of coffee equaled one gigabyte, a zettabyte would be the same volume as the Great Wall of China. (...) - by Adrian Giordani, MyScienceWork blog, 27 november 2012


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"Today, many scientific fields can be described as data-intensive disciplines, which turn raw data into information and then knowledge. If this sounds familiar it’s because this represents the late and influential computer scientist Jim Gray’s vision of the fourth research paradigm. Gray divided up the evolution of science into four periods or paradigms. One thousand years ago, science was experimental in nature, a few hundred years ago it became theoretical, a few decades ago it moved to a computational discipline, and today it’s data driven. Researchers are reliant on e-science tools to enable collaboration, federation, analysis, and exploration to address this data deluge, equal to about 1.2 zettabytes each year. If 11 ounces of coffee equaled one gigabyte, a zettabyte would be the same volume as the Great Wall of China.

This article was originally published in International Science Grid This Week as “Enabling knowledge creation in data-driven science”
http://www.isgtw.org/feature/enabling-knowledge-creation-data-driven-science

[...]

 

"To answer this problem [of data deluge], some are creating infrastructures and software that are set to radically transform the way scientific publishing is done, which has been little changed for centuries.

Research publishing 2.0

While a number of scientific institutes, European Commission-funded projects, and research communities work on establishing common data policies and open-access infrastructures to make research data more searchable, shareable, and citable, the life sciences are looking at data analysis and publishing approaches that move the computer to the data rather than moving the data to the computers"

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Small Island Librarian: Corporate online storytelling for libraries?

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Small Island Librarian: Corporate online storytelling: for libraries?

 

Posted by Mark-Shane Scale:

 

"In my view, there needs to be a course within library schools that will deals with institutional digital storytelling. This is because, in the age of social media and Library 2.0, libraries need to move online and tell their stories. Libraries need to find ways of connecting with their users and potential users in the online world. We need content on our websites and a social media presence that is constantly updated and engaging, reminding our users that we are a channel to credible information sources. Our Websites must now be more like blogs or online magazines, with a constant flow of information. We should not only tell users what we have, but also post commentaries and view points, to represent the information that we have within our collections. In short, we need to take a page from Coca Cola's book on corporate storytelling. If Coca Cola is thinking about becoming a publisher, why not libraries?"


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Internet Librarians—The Power to Transform Libraries

by Cindy Shamel :

"The 16th annual Internet Librarian conference recently concluded in Monterey, Calif. More than a thousand registrants and 215 speakers tackled the topic Transformational Power of Internet Librarians. While the sessions ranged from accessibility of digital content to web analytics, two themes took center stage: the future role of libraries and the reality of ebooks. As it turns out, some would assert that the future role of libraries depends upon the ultimate impact of ebooks.
Role of Libraries

Depending upon whom you ask, libraries should serve as a platform for networking, return to their core competency as the keeper of print books, or launch new products and services as the enabler of content creation.

In the opening keynote address, David Weinberger advocated for the library as a platform for people, ideas, and works delivered through tools and services. Weinberger is senior researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, co-director, Harvard Innovation Lab, and author of Too Big to Know. He says, rather than attempting to collect knowledge in the form of published works, librarians can advance knowledge through public learning, generous sharing, and the power of iteration. Weinberger used the experience of software developers as an example of fast, efficient, and effective learning as they collaborate through tutorials, versioning, and social connections to tweak and improve programs. He posited that libraries can serve as a networking platform that “provides the resources that let others create and flourish.”


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What Can Libraries Learn from New User (and Non-User!) E-Reading Data from the Pew Internet - Slideshare Project? | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

"At the Library 2.012 worldwide virtual conference, Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr and ALA Program Director Larra Clark will discuss key findings from these reports—including a brand new analysis focused on younger Americans' reading preferences and library use habits. The session also will explore immediate practical implications for U.S. public libraries."

 

Slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/PewInternet/what-can-libraries-learn-from-new-user-and-nonuserereading-data-from-the-pew-internet-project

 


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The Library of Congress has announced that they will implement RDA cataloging on March 31, 2013

The Library of Congress has announced that they will implement RDA cataloging on March 31, 2013 | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

The Library of Congress has announced that they will implement RDA cataloging on March 31, 2013 http://www.rdatoolkit.org/content/364

 

 


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The bookless library – Is that the future of libraries? | ePublish a Book

The bookless library – Is that the future of libraries? | ePublish a Book | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

"The bookless library is increasing a reality, staring in places meant to be the repository of knowledge, university libraries, and gaining ground outside academic grounds.
The New York Public Library is implementing its plan to move many of its books away from its main branch into offsite storage with 24-hour advance request required. Yet it is not the first library to do so. Opening the move was Kansas State University’s engineering school, which went bookless 12 years ago. The University of Texas at San Antonio ditched print for e-books and e-journals in 2010. Stanford University’s engineering school pruned 85 percent of its books last year. Drexel University opened a new library just last month with hardly a single print book – just rows and rows of computers. And Cornell recently announced a similar initiative." 

 

Read more: http://www.epublishabook.com/2012/08/31/the-bookless-library-is-that-the-future-of-libraries/#ixzz257b6gIeO


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