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Beyond books: The quiet evolution of our libraries

3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and occasionally dogs are as much a part of today’s libraries as borrowing books. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2022-09-26 00:05:30 UTC ]
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It’s official: Book-banning attempts aimed at libraries are way up this year.

The American Library Association has released its preliminary data on attempts to censor books or limit library resources, and the numbers are bad. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, there were 681 “attempts to ban or restrict library resources,” targeting 1,651 titles in total. This number already exceeds... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-09-16 16:06:45 UTC ]
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Meta is spinning off the Pytorch framework into its own AI research foundation

In 2016, Meta (then but a simple country Facebook) launched its open-source AI research library, the Pytorch framework. Six years and 150,000 projects from 2,400 contributors later, Meta announced on Monday that the Pytorch project will soon spin out from the company’s direct control to become... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2022-09-12 14:00:51 UTC ]
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With libraries under threat, Literarian Award goes to Watts-raised super-librarian Tracie D. Hall

Tracie D. Hall, the South L.A.-raised executive director of the American Library Association, will receive the 2022 Literarian Award. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-09-07 14:14:03 UTC ]
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Truss urged to invest in libraries and abolish tax on audiobooks

Authors and publishers’ organisations have also called on the new government to support author visits to schools and to introduce an online sales taxNew prime minister Liz Truss should abolish “the last remaining tax on reading”, ensure schools have funding for author visits and invest in... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-09-07 08:06:33 UTC ]
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Windows File History review: Free, effective continuous data protection

At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsExcellent continuous data protection with versioningEasy, timeline browsing of backed-up filesIntegrated into WindowsBacks up user-created librariesConsEasy “Add folder” function removed from Windows 11Our VerdictWindows File History is still the easiest,... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2022-09-06 14:30:00 UTC ]
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Librarians and lawmakers are fighting for better e-book access

Since the early 2010s, libraries and publishers have clashed over the terms and costs of e-book licenses, which grant libraries permission to loan digital books. Librarians and their legislative allies are pushing publishers of electronic books to lower their prices and relax licensing terms, an... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2022-09-06 11:15:37 UTC ]
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Missouri Schools are Pulling Books From Libraries After New Law Criminalizing “Sexually Explicit” Material

A new law has led to Missouri school districts getting rid of any graphic novels that could be seen as sexual, including The Handmaid's Tale. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-30 17:45:17 UTC ]
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Closed Libraries and Fading Light: On Life in Kyiv, August 2022

I borrowed William Faulkner’s book Light in August from the university library three days before the first strikes on Kyiv in February. My electronic reader card shows the date. There were no people in the reading room; everyone was at home updating the news and packing their bags. The librarian... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-30 08:59:00 UTC ]
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This Ohio Librarian Is Seeking to Defeat a Book Banner Where It Counts—at the Ballot Box

With schools and libraries under increasing political pressure, Kathy Zappitello, director of the Conneaut Public Library and the 2022 President of the Association of Rural and Small Libraries, is standing up by standing for public office. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Cengage’s Gale and Bodleian Libraries: Asia-Pacific Fellowships

The Gale-Bodleian Libraries partnership is in its second year of Asia-Pacific research into digital humanities fellowships. The post Cengage’s Gale and Bodleian Libraries: Asia-Pacific Fellowships appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-08-24 20:19:36 UTC ]
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HBO Max is removing 36 shows ahead of Discovery+ merger

The union of HBO Max and Discovery+ is already causing pain through layoffs, and now the move is affecting some shows. Warner Bros. Discovery has confirmed to Variety that it's removing 36 titles from HBO Max as soon as this week while it prepares for the Discovery+ platform merger. Most of the... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2022-08-18 20:30:29 UTC ]
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How to Help Libraries Affected by the Kentucky and Missouri Floodings

What public libraries in flooded regions of Missouri and Kentucky are doing for their communities + how you can support them. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-16 13:01:51 UTC ]
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ALA Responds as Legislation Threatens Librarians for Offering Information on Abortion Services

ALA says it is “developing guidance” for libraries and library workers and working with other organizations to “oppose any efforts to limit access to constitutionally protected information or limit privacy protections” for library users. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Banners Don’t Know What a Book Ban Is

People trying to remove books from libraries insist it's not a book ban. Everyone wants to ban a book, but no one wants to be a book banner. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-03 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Louisiana School Librarian of the Year Seeking Legal Action After Slander Campaign

The president of the Louisiana Association of School Libraries speaks at a local library board meeting and met with harassment. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-02 15:08:14 UTC ]
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Best cloud gaming services: GeForce Now vs. Amazon Luna vs. Google Stadia and others

Being able to play modern, high-quality video games on just about any kind of PC is the big pitch of the handful of cloud gaming services out there. Using a subscription model, these services allow people with a strong internet connection to tap remote servers in order to play video games of... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2022-07-29 10:30:00 UTC ]
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LibraryPass Says Comics Plus Circulation Has Doubled in First Half of 2022

Comics Plus readers drove nearly half a million checkouts of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga through more than 2,000 schools and libraries through the first half of 2022. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A Classroom Without Books: Florida Teachers Told To Remove Classroom Libraries for Review

Following the "Don't Say Gay" bill, Florida teachers have been told to pull their classroom libraries until each title has been approved. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-07-25 17:58:04 UTC ]
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The Most Popular In-Demand Books in U.S. Libraries: April-June 2022

These were the most popular in-demand books in US libraries from April to June 2022. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-07-25 10:40:00 UTC ]
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