Your next trip to the library could include an Oculus Rift

Public libraries aren't just for books anymore. These days, you can grab an ebook, movie or video game (not to mention learn how to code) at your local branch with nothing more than a free library card. Libraries are also the last bastion of interne... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2017-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Israel has damaged or destroyed at least 13 libraries in Gaza.

Librarians and Archivists with Palestine—a network of information workers in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination—yesterday released a report detailing the archives, libraries, and museums in Gaza that have been destroyed, damaged, or looted by Israeli armed forces... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-02-06 17:22:05 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: February 2, 2024

Among the week's headlines: PLA 2024 is next on the library conference calendar; Alabama takes aim at ALA; and Georgia proposes a book rating law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-02 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: January 26, 2024

Among the week's headlines: LibLearnX 2024 is in the books; Oklahoma appoints a conservative media provocateur to a key post; and new bills emerge to defend libraries and the freedom to read. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: January 19, 2024

Among the week’s headlines: ALA’s LibLearnX 2024 gets underway; students and librarians at an Idaho high school push back against book bans; and an Alabama legislator wants to make it easy for politicians to fire library board members. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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What Do Parents Really Think of Libraries and Book Bans?: Survey Results

The results are in for three surveys of more than 3,000 parents asking about their perceptions of libraries, librarians, and book bans. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-18 16:40:10 UTC ]
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L.A. Public Library to Publish Books

The Los Angeles Public Library has become one of the few public libraries in this country with its own press. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-17 17:54:25 UTC ]
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Modern Library’s Torchbearers Series to Reissue Elaine Kraf Novels

The Modern Library Torchbearers series, which spotlights women writers throughout history, will reissue four novels by Elaine Kraf, which were originally published between 1969 and 1979. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Gen Z and millennials have an unlikely love affair with their local libraries

Though they’re sometimes characterized as attention-addled homebodies, younger people see a real value in libraries − one that goes beyond books. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2024-01-12 13:28:57 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: January 12, 2024

Among this week's headlines: EveryLibrary updates its “legislation to watch” tracker for 2024; Indiana lawmakers take aim at how libraries are funded in the state; and the Los Angeles Public Library gets into publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Another Round of Public Library Bomb Threats

Minnesota public libraries have had a wave of bomb threats called in over the last week, closing institutions early & increasing fear. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-11 14:27:23 UTC ]
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OverDrive: Record Number of Libraries Hit One Million Digital Lends in 2023

Another year, another record: OverDrive reps reported this week that 152 libraries around the world reached million-checkout milestone last year, including 23 first-timers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Best Bookstores and Libraries to Follow on TikTok

Connect with book lovers all over the world by following 17 of the best bookstores and libraries on TikTok. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-09 11:36:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: January 5, 2024

Among the week's headlines: the ALA's I Love My Librarian Award winners will be honored at LibLearnX in Baltimore; Nichelle Hayes steps down in Indianapolis; and how one Colorado librarian (and her lawyer) have upped the stakes for would-be book banners. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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AI: Copyright Challenges Now Include a New York Times Lawsuit

The newly launched lawsuit of OpenAI and Microsoft by The New York Times parallels legal actions from the book publishing industry. The post AI: Copyright Challenges Now Include a New York Times Lawsuit appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-01-04 19:59:05 UTC ]
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OverDrive Reports Another Record Year for Digital Library Circulation

Library users worldwide borrowed some 662 million e-books, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines, OverDrive reps announced in a release this week, with 152 library systems reporting more than a million digital checkouts in 2023. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Most Popular Books in US Public Libraries 2023

Surveying the data reported from 19 public libraries across the country, here are the top 10 most popular books in 2023. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-12-21 14:40:59 UTC ]
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Most Parents Want School Libraries for Their Children–But With Restrictions

95% of parents believe every school should have a library, but 60% also believe those libraries should have restrictions. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-12-20 13:21:21 UTC ]
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Opinion: When libraries like Gaza's are destroyed, what's lost is far more than books

Governments and outside organizations can do a lot to preserve collections when disaster is looming. Even so, a part of human identity is erased with each library bombed. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-12-12 11:00:34 UTC ]
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The Top 10 Library Stories of 2023

PW looks back at the library stories that captivated the publishing world this year, and what they portend for 2024. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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