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Public Libraries

Property Tax Drop hit Kanawha Libraries

And it is a hit they really aren’t in a position to take. Last year, a decision by the State Supreme Court impacted funding for the library system, causing a building plan to be put on hold. And now:

The Kanawha County Public Library will receive slightly less funding from the county and city next year because of reductions in property values. 

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Public Libraries

Texas Cities Corinth and Denton reach Service Agreement

Since 1975, Corinth, Texas has been a member of the Lake City Libraries. They decided to leave last fall.

A recent partnership between Corinth and the Denton Public Library will allow residents to use Denton’s library service for a reduced price, finally ending Corinth’s long-standing agreement with the Lake Cities Library.

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Public Libraries

Less Lord of the Flies and more Sense and Sensibility

The title of this post is courtesy of the Mayor of San Francisco.

The mayor’s letter to the commissioners proposed creating a Family and Education Fun Zone around the library and suggested that the first step should be instituting actual penalties for breaking the library’s long-standing code of conduct.

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Academic Libraries E-Books Education

University of Pennsylvania plan to cut Math and Science Libraries Unpopular

A plan by the University of Pennsylvania to cut back on two of its branch libraries – one for engineering and the other for math, physics, and astronomy – has yielded an outcry from students and professors who say the books are critical to their studies and research.

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Libraries Library Issues

Things that Librarians Love … or 30 of them

Some of them are better than other. My personal favorite:

26. Going on vacation to visit really badass libraries

I can’t imagine anyone doing that.

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Business Practices Publishing

Author accuses Harper Collins of …

Posted to Amazon by author Carl Ashmore:

Time HuntersHi guys,

I thought I’d make you aware of a recent situation I’ve found myself in.

In July 2010, I gained a gold star for my children’s book The Time Hunters (Book 1 of the acclaimed series for children of all ages) on the Harper Collins website ‘Authonomy’, and a highly positive review from a Harper Collins editor.

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E-Books E-Readers

The Top Selling Books vs E-Books

But most importantly, the analysis, based on print book bestsellers, is already weighted against e-books. The top-selling print books may not also be the top-selling e-books. – The invisible e-book

So e-books aren’t just print books in electronic form but something different entirely.

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Publishing

Professional versus Unprofessional Publishing

Choose YourselfThe distinction now is no longer between “traditional publishing” versus “self-publishing.” The distinction now is between professional versus unprofessional publishing. My first 10 books were done unprofessionally. Even the ones with the big publishing houses. They will probably hate me now.

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Knowledge Management Libraries

Vinton Cerf on the Future of Libraries

You have no idea how eager I aVinton Cerfm to ensure that the notion of library does not disappear – it’s too important. But the thing is, it’s going to have to curate an extremely broad range of materials, and increasingly digital content. 

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E-Books

The Shattering for $1.99

Christie Golden’s World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm is available as a Kindle Daily Deal for $1.99 Today.

His eyes were open now, watching the path of the tiny flame. If you continue your path, little spark, you will cause great harm.I must burn!