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America Gone Wrong: A Slashed Safety Net Turns Libraries into Homeless Shelters A dirty little secret about America is that public libraries have become de facto daytime shelters for the nation's street people while librarians are increasingly our un ...
HDAVIES - 11/02/2012 - 12:01 - Libraries Transform
Free Library of Philadelphia Lawsuit Casts a Pall Over eReader Lending Programs Everywhere Four visually impaired Philly residents filed suit this week against the Free Library of Philadelphia. They allege that the Free Library’s new Nook lending program, ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 11:22 - Libraries Transform
National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, four blind patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Greblosk ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:32 - Libraries Transform
E-Books for Education? Not so Fast... Much of the coverage of e-book products in recent months—especially Kindle Fire and products based on Apple’s new iBook platform—has focused on the potential of these products to revolutionize educational publishing. ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:38 - Libraries Transform
Mainstream Access to E-Books--What Works, What Doesn’t, and What Is Still Unclear E-books are an especially exciting development for print-disabled and blind readers because their properties make them ideal for finding alternative forms of access. When an ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:41 - Libraries Transform
Berkman Center Looks at Ebooks in Libraries David O’Brien, Urs Gasser, and John G Palfrey Jr of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University recently released a briefing document, “ E-Books in Libraries.” Drawing from a wide variet ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:55 - Libraries Transform
ALA and PLA Partner with OCLC on Ebook Research Project OCLC is launching a new project, “ The Big Shift: Advancing Public Library Participation in Our Digital Future. ” The purpose of the project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, i ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 11:04 - Libraries Transform
Public libraries to lead initiative to ensure public access to digital content The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $99,957 grant to OCLC for a new initiative, “The Big Shift: Advancing Public Library Participation in Our Digi ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 10:58 - Libraries Transform
E-Books And Libraries In the past year, libraries have seen a sharp growth in e-book borrowing. That trend is transforming the relationship between libraries and publishers. Libraries need to offer electronic books to remain relevant today. But some publi ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 11:12 - Libraries Transform
What DCWG Did This Summer (Spoiler: We Didn’t Vacation) Based on the past months of work on ebooks, publishers, and distributors, the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG) completed and released its report “ Ebook Business Models for Public L ...
HDAVIES - 10/10/2012 - 09:58 - Libraries Transform