Tag Archives: libraries

Time to read?

I’ve never understood the ‘holiday reading’ thing. I usually take a couple of books away but rarely read them once stepping off the plane. You go on holiday to do things you don’t normally do, right? So why would I … Continue reading

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They don’t know what librarians do (yet again)…

The Guardian’s regressed a bit on its recent good record on library stories that show an understanding of what the profession really does. It lists librarians as under threat from new technology, along with city traders, military pilots and IT … Continue reading

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Bookshare: library or club?

Sutton Council is keen to stress that its new Bookshare scheme is no substitute for its ‘wonderful library service’. Both the council and Adrian Short, the developer of the service, say that it is, on the whole, another push to … Continue reading

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Libraries – tap into community creativity!

‘Are libraries at all prepared for information without publishers?’ is a very interesting question posed in response to the HarperCollins library e-book lending furore. The publisher has decided to limit each of its e-book in libraries to 26 loans only. … Continue reading

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Contain yourself

Being a journalist, I obviously think that content is king. I’m interested in the quality of content and the fact that despite all the citizen-generated stuff out there on social networking platforms that the kidz look at, apparently the majority … Continue reading

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