It’s no surprise that libraries are coming under increasing budget pressures, both in the US and the UK. If e-book publishers can ever get their act together so that libraries can make them available to more readers, the zero-marginal-cost nature of e-books plus the savings in physical space might be helpful in reducing some of those pressures.

But in the meantime, one Virginia library system has produced a hilarious short film and music video to make it clear that, even in the midst of disheartening budgetary pressures, libraries will survive.

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TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows has been writing for us--except for a brief interruption--since 2006. Son of two librarians, he has worked on a third-party help line for Best Buy and holds degrees in computer science and communications. He clearly personifies TeleRead's motto: "For geeks who love books--and book-lovers who love gadgets." Chris lives in Indianapolis and is active in the gamer community.

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