I got a giggle out of these three library stories.
Blame the Internet: London’s burglars won’t even steal CDs, DVDs
I think is is another indicator for libraries. There’s not mycu life left in the CD/DVD business format for lending. And why steal a CD/DVD when I can borrow it from the libarry and rip a copy in my car?
“Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Publishing is launching a new series, “Book Lust Rediscoveries,” curated by librarian and NPR commentator Nancy Pearl. Pearl will select a handful of out-of-print books each year to be republished by Amazon in print and digital formats.”
We need more rock star librarians like Nancy!
UK: Universities Collected £50m in Library Fines, Figures Show
via INFOdocket by Gary D. Price
“From The Guardian: Universities have raised almost £50m [approx. $77.15 million USD] from fining students for overdue library books in the past six years. Leeds University accrued the most money from overdue books, collecting more than £1.8m in fines for the six academic years from 2004/05. Manchester University, which collected almost £1.3m, came in second [...]”
How much? !!!!! Wow.