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‘We Wanted Our Patrons Back’ — Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity

‘We Wanted Our Patrons Back’ — Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/30/781374759/we-wanted-our-patrons-back-public-libraries-scrap-late-fines-to-alleviate-inequi

“A form of social inequity”

“Acknowledging these consequences, the American Library Association passed a resolution in January in which it recognizes fines as “a form of social inequity” and calls on libraries nationwide to find a way to eliminate their fines.

“Library users with limited income tend to stay away from libraries because they may be afraid of incurring debt,” said Ramiro Salazar, president of the association’s public library division. “It stands to reason these same users will also stay away if they have already incurred a fine simply because they don’t have the money to pay the fine.”

Lifting fines has had a surprising dual effect: More patrons are returning to the library, with their late materials in hand. Chicago saw a 240% increase in return of materials within three weeks of implementing its fine-free policy last month. The library system also had 400 more card renewals compared with that time last year.”

Posted on: December 4, 2019, 6:28 am Category: Uncategorized

The 10-Digit ISBN Is Getting Retired Next Year

The 10-Digit ISBN Is Getting Retired Next Year

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamrowe1/2019/11/29/the-10-digit-isbn-is-getting-retired-next-year/#6c6927524d3e

“Every commercially published book in the world is given a unique International Standard Book Number, or ISBN. On its inception in 1967, that number was 10 digits long, though it was updated to 13 digits in 2007. Now, starting in early 2020, the 10-digit ISBN is getting replaced entirely by the 13-digit version for the first time in the US market.

The news comes from the Book Industry Study Group’s Metadata Committee, which met earlier this month to discuss the changes.

Up until now, any 10-digit ISBN could be updated to a 13-digit version by slapping a “978” onto the front — pick up any commercially published book, and you’ll see the ISBN and barcode somewhere on the cover.

Next year, Bowker, which manages US ISBN assignments, plans to add a new “979” prefix in addition to the 978 one. With two prefixes floating around, any systems that still just convert 13-digit ISBNs to 10-digit identifiers will have no way to tell a 978-prefixed ISBN from its 979-prefixed counterpart. And those systems still exist. Some might even opt for a 10-digit number automatically.”

Stephen

 

Posted on: December 3, 2019, 6:55 am Category: Uncategorized

How to Disagree Well

How to Disagree

https://conversational-leadership.net/disagree-well/

“The hierarchy of disagreement is a concept proposed by Paul Graham in his 2008 essay How to Disagree. His hierarchy has seven levels, from “Name-calling” to “Refuting the central point”.

  1. Name-calling This is the lowest form of disagreement, and probably also the most common.
  2. Ad Hominem An ad hominem attack is not quite as weak as mere name-calling.
  3. Responding to Tone The next level up we start to see responses to the writing, rather than the writer.
  4. Contradiction In this stage, we finally get responses to what was said, rather than how or by whom.
  5. Counterargument At this level, we reach the first form of convincing disagreement: counterargument.
  6. Refutation The most convincing form of disagreement is refutation.
  7. Refuting the Central Point The force of a refutation depends on what you refute. The most powerful form of disagreement is to refute someone’s central point.
Paul Graham's Disagreement Hierarchy
Paul Graham’s Disagreement Hierarchy

How to disagree productively and find common ground | Julia Dhar”

Stephen

 

Posted on: December 2, 2019, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized

ROLES of the SCHOOL LIBRARIAN: EMPOWERING STUDENT LEARNING and SUCCESS INFORMATIONAL BRIEF

ROLES of the SCHOOL LIBRARIAN: EMPOWERING STUDENT LEARNING and SUCCESS
INFORMATIONAL BRIEF

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/slssap/ncc-roles-brief.pdf

21 page PDF

 

Posted on: December 1, 2019, 6:10 am Category: Uncategorized

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Posted on: November 30, 2019, 6:40 am Category: Uncategorized

The 3 Traits of Highly Resilient People Acceptance, purpose, & flexibility

The 3 Traits of Highly Resilient People

Acceptance, purpose, & flexibility

https://medium.com/mind-cafe/the-3-traits-of-highly-resilient-people-af318cca9bfd

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 30, 2019, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized

Physical books still outsell e-books — and here’s why

Physical books still outsell e-books — and here’s why

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/19/physical-books-still-outsell-e-books-and-heres-why.html

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 29, 2019, 8:54 am Category: Uncategorized