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21 entries from November 2015

Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers’ DNA | Fusion


Be careful what you share.
Full story in the following link.

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Would you unplug?


‎Not many of us would...

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Can/Am leisure reading stats|mentalfloss.com


Americans are spending more time not reading.

Pew research:
1. Some haven't touched a book thus year.
2.‎ Young people read more than older folk.
3. Americans,on average read 12 books a year (not bad).
4 . Gender effects reading habits.
5. Print is still alive. Digital book sales declining. 

Full article:

Thanks to @solslib for bringing this article to Twitter.

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Good...better


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Baffle Web Trackers-Obfuscating Your Movements Online | Thompson for WIRED


Clive, ever vigilant, writes about programs designed to annoy people who make money out of our search for information.

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SFPL-ROI,14 Yrs of Citywide Library Improvement | Library Journal


‎Robert does the ROI for the System, which uses a very different set of metrics. www.rcls.org

It's good to see libraries reaching out to their constituents to explain ‎where the money is

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Picasso


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Global Support for Principle of Free Expression, but... | Pew Research


Privacy.
Free expression. 
Free speech.
Do we all want it all?

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In New York we skate on our books

BryantPkNYPL17 feet below ground, in a concrete bunker...the (NYPL)...is expanding.

Yes, the NYPL had to reevaluate and re-imagine expansion. The solution is clever, practical, secure and technically smart. NYPLSec

"The Bryant storage space consists of two floors, the first of which was put into use in the late 1980s, while the second floor, dug out but not finished back then, has lain fallow. Now, to accommodate the books long housed in the original 105-year-old stacks, a part of the library whose future is still under discussion, the second floor is being turned into a state-of-the-art storage hub."

Here's the link to the full article in the NY Times.

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PUBLIC LIBRARIES 2020/latest update

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Are people still asking, "Do libraries 'have a future'?

Do you find yourself defending funding to libraries - your library?

When was the last time someone told you 'books are so yesterday, libraries are dead"?

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Public Libraries Europe just updated their Tour site. There are some great talking points here, and a lot of encouraging news.

This is their main website: Public Libraries 2020 Building Stronger EU Communities

 

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