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In Warren Buffett’s own backyard: Underfunded Omaha libraries. National digital library endowment, anyone?

By David Rothman
July 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

“Currently, Omaha Public Libraries’ spending per capita is substantially below that of surrounding communities.” – Library Board of Trustees President Mike Meyer, as quoted by [...]

Baltimore Sun op-ed on “Books and billionaires” (this means you, Bill Gates)

By David Rothman
February 1, 2014 // 3 Comments

LibraryCity’s proposal for a national digital library endowment has just made The Baltimore Sun—complete with a personal appeal to Bill Gates to talk up the idea. Books and billionaires does [...]

Bill Gates, Nathan Myhrvold seek patent to convert text to video

By libertyc
August 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Need an imagination? There’s an app for that. Or soon will be. Among the wackier wheezes worked up lately to improve on plain old Mark One printed text is a patent application filed by Bill [...]

Need Library E-Books to Feed Your New Gadget? Here's the Answer

By libertyc
January 1, 2013 // 10 Comments

If you can’t find the right library e-books for your new Kindle, Nook, iPad or other gizmo, you’re not alone. More than 100 patrons of the District of Columbia Public Library were lined up [...]

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