past and pending

~ some of the past and a little that is pending


“We librarians cannot stand by & do nothing while some publishers deepen the digital divide.”


Digital libraries on the street

I’m breaking up with eBooks (and you can too) | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton ›

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”
― Stephen Fry

Mixed Company: Libraries face the digital future ›


I spoke to some librarians and a library specialists from the Knight Foundation for PBS MediaShift about how libraries are facing Americans’ transition to reading digital books, especially given the country’s ongoing financial difficulties that have struck library budgets hard.

BookShift: What Is the Role of Libraries in the Age of E-Books and Digital Information?


I love the tone and approach of this video. It really brings a sense of professionalism and civility to the conversation. It’s just perfect. Well done Topeka Library and Shelf Renewal! Please consider signing the petition and then pass it on.


The smell of books


These publishers refuse to sell or license eBooks to libraries sign

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One of my favorite teachers talking about some of my favorite things.