Libraries

The  satirical shows on late night TV could have a field day with this one. The point of view in an article I’m about to share with you is so blatantly self-serving that it’s almost humorous. Although we have a problem with library budgets in the US, the critic in this case is a best-selling […]

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Another useful and interesting free online resource comes to the web from Edinburgh Library and Information Services. It’s a great way to explore Scotland’s capital city’s past through stories, images and historical maps from the collections of libraries. This aggregate of resources is the largest collection of material about the Scottish capital city in the […]

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The Lawson McGhee Library in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, commemorates its 125th anniversary this month and throughout October. The festivities begin by embracing the future in a very big way. There’s been a lot published recently about the waning  importance of public libraries as bastions of knowledge due to the Internet the digitization of books, and […]

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The Comité des Sages is a reflection group focused on bringing Europe’s cultural heritage online. They have made a number of recommendations in their report “The New Renaissance” to the European Union (EU) Member States to ramp up their efforts to make the collections held in all their libraries archives and museums available online. The recommendation […]

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