Across America individuals are erecting Little Free Libraries — 2’ x 2’ birdhouse like boxes — that encourage people to ‘take a book, leave a book.’
With the Wimbledon tennis tournament ongoing in London, we visit the club library, where 7,000 tennis-inspired books are just a lob’s away from Center Court.
Libraries take responsibility for preserving fragile documents and sometimes this means saving them from people who would rather see them destroyed.
Yale University Press is digitizing Stalin’s immense personal archive, amounting to 400,000 pages, which includes much revealing and invaluable marginalia.
At this year’s Librarians’ Day in Germany, discussion ranged from librarian training to Open Access to ensuring the future libraries as social gathering places.
With the limited number of e-book available for loan, selling e-books is an opportunity libraries could capitalize on, especially considering the economy.
Spanish e-book site Libranda has matured, partnering with Overdrive, it has migrated to the cloud, now offers library lending, and plans to launch an e-reader.
As more publishers decide not to lend e-books through libraries, one librarian calls for patrons to speak up.
Ministry of Culture of Spain has compiled a great list of websites and blogs that cover books and the book industry in Spanish.
Eric Hellman’s Unglue.it, now in alpha, asks an author or publisher to accept a fixed sum of money from the public for the unlimited use of an e-book.