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In Agra, Literature and Reading is “Dying a Slow Death”

In Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, young people are abandoning books for digital distractions.

Writing for the Times of India, Ishita Mishra describes the declining literary landscape in Agra as fewer people visit libraries and bookstores in the city.

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Colombian Online Library El Libro Total Expands Into Print

Alejandro Navas

Colombia’s El Libro Total, a free multimedia online library of more than 45,000 titles, is now expanding into mobile and print editions.

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Integrating Libraries and Bookstores: In Theory

Integrating bookstores into libraries would help both survive, particularly in underserved communities.

Deborah Emin, publisher of Sullivan Street Press, offers a theoretical plan for saving bookstores and making libraries more robust.

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India’s Focus Medica Launches Massive Medical Video Library

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Bangalore’s Focus Medica has launched a new online medical library with thousands of video clips and over 150,000 images, claiming it is one of the world’s largest.

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Infographic: Digital Roadmap for Libraries

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This infographic, The Digital Roadmap for Libraries, offers the possible applications of the new generation of technologies in library services, well beyond ebooks.

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Rome’s Colosseum Hosts Ancient Library Exhibition

'Infinite Library' exhibition entrance (1)

In the place where gladiators once fought, the city of Rome is hosting a summer exhibition of the public and private libraries of the Ancient World.

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Naay: Manuvo’s Library Ebook Platform for Kids

The Naay Box Environment is offered to libraries and other institutions as a place where children can fully immerse themselves in the digital world.

Mexico’s Manuvo has launched a new digitization and library subscription platform for small Spanish-language children’s publishers called Naay.

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Why Does Singapore Hate Gay Penguins?

And Tango Makes Three

The National Library Board in Singapore is removing and destroying three children’s books featuring plots with gay or nontraditional families.

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What Brazilian STM Publishers Learned in Germany

Eduardo Blücher

When Brazilian STM publishers visited their German counterparts last month they found common ground in questions surrounding Amazon, Open Access and more.

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Russia to Launch Digital Libraries, Add Ebooks to Schools

St. Petersburg, Russia

The Russian government plans to fund 50 all-digital libraries, establish a national ebook library and transition schools to ebooks over the next several years.

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