The ALA is making an “effort”:http://www.accessatlanta.com/partners/ajc/epaper/editions/today/news_a39d4455f575b07400aa.html to restore the proposed cuts in library funding.
A different kind of digital “protest(Memories of a Movement)”:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/04/13/MN12743.DTL is taking place at UC Berkeley.
Funding of a “public(Back to drawing board for library aid)”:http://www.lsjxtra.com/news/010412GLLIB1.2.html library (or the lack thereof).
Another “case”:http://www.journalnow.com/wsj/news/MGBJCZICFLC.html of a woefully unfunded school library, and while what the people there are doing is great, it is only a first step.
A second “look”:http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010414/en/ap_arts__old_newspapers_1.html at the same subject focusing on Nicholson Baker’s personal crusade to save old newspapers.
“More(Is the Library a Good Place for Books?)”:http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/010423/library.htm on the issue of preserving the originals versus the digital copies. The librarians in the article make some excellent points…
It seems publishers have finally noticed what I always suspected: the initial “market”:http://news.excite.com/news/r/010414/17/net-column-pluggedin-dc for e-books is college students.
An “article(Get Your Digital Data Fix)”:http://www.fastcompany.com/online/46/clickhere2.html praising “RefDesk”:http://www.refdesk.com/.
!http://www.libraryplanet.com/images/morganto.jpg(Morgantown Public Library’s Nancy Swanger, a library associate, shows her granddaughter Sarah Stone, 4, how to check out a library book and apply for her very first library card on Wednesday afternoon. Sarah was at the library with a group from Guardian Angel Child Care from Bruceton Mills in Preston County.)!
Need a “laptop”:http://www.pressplus.com/cumberland/987049178.html? Check one out @ your library.