Don’t miss this by Brian Kenney:
That strategy seems to represent a new chapter in a debate public librarians in America have had for 150 years: should we be providing our readers with the material they want, or should we be providing books we think they should read? Because, however noble DCL’s motivation is [...]
Brian Kenney writes his first Publishers Weekly column:
What do I want to come in 2013? What I want is simple: more chaos.
I have no interest in trying to replicate our old print models or owning e-books. I’m enough of a librarian to want someone out there to maintain a permanent copy—but please [...]
The most democratic book project I know is about to relaunch – Here is an article I wrote for the German library magazine BUB as member of the Zukunftentwicklers network – With a few corrections because a lot has happened with Unglue.it since the deadline: What is crowd funding and what does it mean to unglue?
To unglue a [...]
I am no longer reading the book 1493 by Charles Mann (see my previous post about Mann’s earlier book, 1491, here). I was reading it but it just disappeared from my iPad. I had downloaded it via Overdrive from my local public library. My two-week loan period is over, the book vanished, and I am [...]
TWIL #78: Jamie LaRue (Library Director at Douglas County Libraries) from Jaap van de Geer on Vimeo.
This week’s guest comes from the library world and takes the idea of Justo bravely to another level. Jamie LaRue, library director of Douglas County Libraries realized that not having the ownership of content or being able [...]
TADL at the Traverse Airport, a photo by mstephens7 on Flickr.
Lawrenceburg PL programs, a photo by mstephens7 on Flickr.
Clive Thompson recently gave an excellent interview on the findings tumblr as part of their “How We Will Read” series. In the interview, Thompson discusses his ideas on eBooks, social reading and the future of print. But I think that his thoughts about print on demand books are the most interesting.
What you see with print on [...]
EReader-Class, a photo by Mesa County Libraries on Flickr.