Morning Links: Organizing library books, Culture of Reading or Buying?

By Joanna Cabot
March 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

How I Organize Our Library Books (From 9 Different Sources) (Book Riot) Our home is a veritable borrowed book disaster. Each human occupant of our apartment (there are four of us) has their own New York Public Library card. My two daughters go to different schools, and we have library cards from [ on]

National Libraries Day cites decline in UK libraries

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

The UK’s National Libraries Day on February 7th passed off with some sad testaments to the protracted collapse of the British library sector, as well as events and statements in favor and defense of libraries from across the country. As children’s author Cathy Cassidy says on the [ on]

ALA goes 3D in program for Midwinter Meeting

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The American Library Association has listed 3D printing among the agenda topics at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting, to be held at the McCormick Convention Center in the ALA home base of Chicago, on January 3oth-February 3rd. Other topics include ebook policy, library funding options, national [ on]

Some more great photogenic libraries

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Business Insider, of all the surprising venues, has compiled and shared a rundown of 18 of the most splendid and photogenic libraries worldwide, with architectural details of what makes each one unique. Venues range from the George Peabody Library (above) in Baltimore, Maryland, to the Kanazawa [ on]

Franck Bohbot captures the world’s grandest libraries

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

French photographer Franck Bohbot has created a marvelous series of photographs of the great libraries of Europe – although Harvard Public Library does feature as well – as part of an ongoing project called House of Books which will eventually expand to embrace South America, Asia and [ on]

Morning Links: The year in technology. Where to donate books

By Joanna Cabot
December 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Year in Tech: Net Neutrality, IoT Grows up, Uber Turns Heads (GigaOM) As 2014 draws to a close, the technology world seems a little weary. *** Where to Donate Your Books (Book Riot) The best book people problem is just having too many books. *** Simon & Schuster Expands Library eBook Loans [ on]

Budapest’s beautiful book stations

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Budapest has one delightful and very practical resource for the reading public: drop-off book stations where people can both deposit and pick up books. These are … ahem … stationed in the northwestern district of Obuda, which as per the description on the book stations, describes itself [ on]

Arthur Machen archive threatened by UK library closures

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

My thanks to Tartarus Press for alerting me to the danger posed to Newport Art Gallery and Library, which houses an archive of books and other documents from and about the great Welsh horror and dark fiction writer Arthur Machen, by cuts and reorganization plans at Newport City Council. As [ on]

Library book sales: a lesson in critical reading

By Joanna Cabot
November 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

A story from today’s Morning Links proved to be an interesting case study in critical reading. It seemed straightforward enough: the folks at GoodeReader reported on a UK government study which “carry out real-time, real-world research into the impact of eBook lending in public [ on]

Library A to Z shows how to crowdfund library advocacy

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the more heartening initiatives by advocates of the UK’s library system in the face of devastating – and ideologically dictated – “austerity” cuts, is the Library A to Z, which “has created a visual A to Z celebrating the wide range of services, resources [ on]

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