Libraries need a deeper online presence

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Public Libraries

Librarians understand the context in which books make sense, how they go together, what are the canonical readings, and what are the dissenting works worth reading. Library information systems may not know as much about users’ behavior as Amazon does, but even highly anonymized usage records can say …read more

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Fallout from child protection law felt in Pa. churches, libraries, fields

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Libraries

The fallout from Pennsylvania’s rules requiring Department of Human Services child abuse background clearances and state police criminal records checks for employees and volunteers who have “routine contact with children” is being felt in churches, libraries, playgrounds, swimming pools and on Little League and soccer fields across the commonwealth.

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After 20 years, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy thrives on the web

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Academic Libraries

Launched two decades ago, years before Wikipedia existed, the site led the way in academic information sharing. It now includes 1,478 authoritative and vetted entries about all manner of philosophical topics. It is updated almost daily, thanks to about 2,000 contributors.
The encyclopedia averages more than a million Internet …read more

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Accelerated pace of Kansas City Public Library’s book-culling process upsets … – Kansas City Star

Kansas City Star

Accelerated pace of Kansas City Public Library’s book-culling process upsets …Kansas City StarSylvia Stucky, a longtime member of Friends of the Kansas City Public Library, stood in the lobby of the Central Library downtown one day last week and opened her shoulder bag. “I just saved these from …read more

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Double Feature at the Howland Public Library – Philipstown.info

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Double Feature at the Howland Public LibraryPhilipstown.infoEscape the summer heat with two travel-themed films showing at the Howland Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Starting at 11 a.m. will be Under the Tuscan Sun, starring Diane Lane. Starting at 1 p.m. will be Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts.

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