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dale-estey's picture
Feb.01.2011
So it is not only in Egypt where the libraries have to be saved from destruction. But here it's called something else. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * We Love Libraries - video Threatened library closures in Somerset inspired Michael Eavis, Maggie Gee, Kate Mosse and Big Issue founder John Bird...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.31.2011
  Youth in Egypt Protect the LibrariesBy Jason Boog  Yesterday Bibliotheca Alexandrina director Ismail Serageldinwrote a short letter explaining that Egyptian youth were protecting the libraries as demonstrations swept through Cairo. Here’s an excerpt: “The young people organized themselves...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.22.2011
These all outdo any "library" I ever had. Mind you, I once had a glass-fronted, shelved cabinet liberated from an aunt's larder. As a child I was fascinated by the spice smells and plates of cookies. And at university I used to sit in the tall, red, wing-backed chairs in the library room...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.08.2011
  Larsson, Gilbert Top OverDrive's Most Downloaded Library E-Books List As ALA Midwinter kicks off in San Diego, e-book, audiobook, music, and video digital distributor OverDrive, which provides digital distribution services for more than 13,000 libraries, retailers, and schools, has...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.23.2010
Libraries in literature Libraries are facing widespread cuts and closures as councils try to save money following government funding cuts. But not only are libraries a crucial part of the book world, they also play an integral role within literature. Test your knowledge with our quiz by Benedicte...
manny-pacheco's picture
Nov.03.2010
A few of months ago I blogged about how 9 copies of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History made its way to the various branches of the LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY. This figure compliments the 2 additions in the ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY chain. What I didn’t know - this trend was taking place...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.01.2010
Open University makes e-books available on iTunesGood news for expats interested in distance learning: the Open University (OU) has become one of the first universities in the world to make e-books for its courses available on iTunes. By Leah Hyslop Expats abroad can download distance learning...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.15.2010
It's not just books that need preserving Photo: Alamy   Our libraries must branch out into a world of tweets and blogs Much of the content of early websites has already been lost, warns Lynne Brindley. A great national library is the mind and memory of a nation. It does not simply sit, inert...
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Sep.24.2010
I've been blessed in many ways. I do something for a living that I love--and sometimes it puts me in the company of some pretty fantastic people. This past week I spent time with four wonderful women. Although we'd never met face-to-face, two of them--Jane Smiley (Private Life) and Eileen Goudge...
kayla-cagan's picture
Sep.21.2010
Libraries Will Survive! From the blog, Reading Teen, check out this super funny and inspiring link. As most of you know, I am a big fan and advocate of using the library. Go support yours now! Reading Teen: "Libraries Will Survive" Hilarious Video by Librar...: "These ain't your...