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Archive for March, 2011

Japan

11 Mar

Our hearts are sad over the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  On  a personal note, my husband and I are from Oregon and the town that my sister-in-law lives in is currently under a tsanami watch.  We will constantly be in touch today.

 
 

e-books

09 Mar

Did you see the Chicago Tribune article about e-books.  chicagotribune.com/libraryebook.

 
 

Harper Collins

02 Mar

Harper Collins has decided to only let its e-books circulate 26 times before they disappear.   So, that means that we have to buy another copy. The blogs are full of librarians up in arms about this decision. Lots of talk of boycotting Harper Collins.  We buy books to  reflect the needs of the DeKalb patrons, so I wonder what the future of e-books are for libraries.  Right now they are “hot” so maybe in the future, the publishers will realize that people do check books out of libraries and then buy copies for themselves as well.