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Three Library Stories

I got a giggle out of these three library stories.

Blame the Internet: London’s burglars won’t even steal CDs, DVDs

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/blame-the-internet-londons-burglars-wont-even-steal-cds-dvds.ars?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+%28Ars+Technica+-+Featured+Content%29

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 Publishing Taps Famous Librarian To Curate Its New Series

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-amazon-publishing-taps-famous-librarian-to-curate-its-new-series/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pcorg+%28paidContent%29

“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

http://infodocket.com/2012/01/07/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.

Stephen

 

Posted on: January 15, 2012, 7:09 am Category: Uncategorized

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