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LISNews: Librarian And Information Science News
Happy 20 Years LISNews!
by Blake on November 7, 2019 at 2:52 pm
Topic: LISNewsAs usual, I forgot! 20 years ago on Nov 2nd I brought LISNews online. I can't possibly thank everyone who has helped LISNews over the past 20 years. Steve Glabraith, Steven M Cohen & Nabeal Ahmed, were all instrumental in helping me during the early years (when I needed it most!). We also had a few authors that posted like bloggers possessed and are still with us, BIRDIE especially, and Ieleene, Aaron, Rochelle, and a few other authors who helped out for awhile and […]
VIDEO: Multiple raccoons take over the library at...
by Blake on November 7, 2019 at 2:43 pm
Topic: LibrariesAn Arkansas State University alumnus says he was surprised to spot a few curious critters running around the campus library. Codie Clark, a math tutor, says he spotted at least two raccoons Sunday on the third floor of the university's Dean B. Ellis Library while waiting for a student to arrive for a tutoring session. Clark says other students then cornered one raccoon. https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/oct/29/multiple-raccoons-take-over-library-arkansas...
Late author Philip Roth left $2M to an N.J....
by Blake on November 7, 2019 at 2:42 pm
Topic: Public LibrariesIn addition to his entire personal book collection, late author Phillip Roth also donated at least $2 million to the library in his New Jersey hometown. The Pulitzer Prize winner, before his death last year, arranged to donate the money to the Newark Public Library, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The money, the report said, a large chunk of his $10 million estate, would be used to bolster the library’s general collection. And the gift included […]
Amazon's latest antitrust foe: Libraries
by Blake on October 25, 2019 at 5:03 pm
Topic: Amazon.comLibrariesDriving the news: The American Library Association said libraries are struggling to acquire ebooks because of an "abuse of market power by dominant firms," as part of a report for the House Judiciary Committee's digital markets investigation that was made public Thursday. https://www.axios.com/amazon-library-ala-antitrust-ebooks-679e8e4d-97bc-4b91-98dc-353d607e6c...
A Word of Caution
by Bibliofuture on June 3, 2019 at 10:38 pm
Topic: LibrariesIn a 1972 book - Man and the Computer - there is a chapter on "The Library of the Future." The chapter ends with a word of caution. You can see the caution here.