pussreboots:

epicreads:

The Anatomy of A Hardcover [source]
(It’s so sexy.)

Useful to know.

pussreboots:

epicreads:

The Anatomy of A Hardcover [source]

(It’s so sexy.)

Useful to know.

alathinktank:

This is canon.

alathinktank:

This is canon.

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24 Library-Centric Sites We Love

mentalflossr:

See the whole list: 24 Library-Centric Sites We Love

libraryadvocates:

The LCA/EFF brief argues the following main points: that Google Book Search is tremendously beneficial to the public, that this public benefit tilts the analysis firmly in favor of fair use, that a legislative “fix” is both unnecessary and unworkable, and that the Authors Guild should not be permitted to shut down Google Book Search after encouraging public reliance on the tool for years.

In addition to these general arguments, the LCA/EFF brief incorporates stories contributed by librarians of all types demonstrating the ways in which GBS is an essential tool for librarians, enables new forms of research, and even benefits authors.

libraryadvocates:

pussreboots:

Amusingly, screenshots work. After two years of being an MLIS student I’ve gotten really fast at transcribing ebook and ejournal passages on the ones that have copying turned off.

Hey, we know that guy.

bibliofeminista:

In McAllen, Texas, MS&R Architecture turned an old Wal-Mart into a public library–converting a space the size of two football fields into “the country’s largest single-story library.” The project was a winner at the2012 Library Interior Design Awards.

bibliofeminista:

In McAllen, Texas, MS&R Architecture turned an old Wal-Mart into a public library–converting a space the size of two football fields into “the country’s largest single-story library.” The project was a winner at the2012 Library Interior Design Awards.

libraryadvocates:

Today OITP released the first of these documents, a backgrounder (pdf) that shares some highlights from the newest Pew Research Center report on “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books,” along with some possible messaging and local angles for leveraging this new research with local media and decision makers.

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Discussion about making public libraries open access and preserving library standards without bureaucracy.