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Keats Tops NYPL Most Circulated Books
by StephenK on January 14, 2020 at 1:47 am
Topic: BooksCirculationLibrariesNPR reports that New York Public Library has calculated its most circulated books of all time (so far). Only one non-fiction book made the top ten.
Ten Stories That Shaped 2019
by John on December 15, 2019 at 6:54 pm
Topic: LibrariesLISNews FeaturesNewsAs we limp headfirst into a new decade, it's beginning to feel like many of these stories have become perennial entries. 2019 saw yet more drag queen story hour protests, vendor buyouts, the persistence of fake news, scandals, and lawsuits aplenty, along with the usual spate of book burning and banning. Below are some of the other notable headlines from the past year's library-related news. 10. Naomi Cries Wolf Feminist author Naomi Wolf found her book […]
Libraries using Internet Trust Tools
by rochelle on December 2, 2019 at 4:27 pm
Topic: Public Libraries"NewsGuard’s green-red ratings signal if a website is trying to get it right or instead has a hidden agenda or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda, according to NewsGuard’s website, https://www.newsguardtech.com/." https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191116/library-using-internet-trust-tool I am not feeling great about this tool and will not be installing it at our library. Curious to hear others' decisions or experiences with NewsGuard. Live sex chats
eBook Embargo on Libraries is Only the Tip of the...
by Blake on November 21, 2019 at 9:12 pm
Topic: EbooksLibrarieseBook Embargo on Libraries is Only the Tip of the Iceberg As of November 1st, 2019 McMillan Publishing, one of the largest print publishers in the world, placed an 8-week embargo on libraries purchasing more than one copy of new release eBooks limiting an entire branch to loan out one eBook at a time to library patrons. This coupled with the publishing community beginning to limit perpetual access to eBooks and audiobooks, in general, should serve as a warning for […]
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 […]