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12 Ways Libraries Are Good for the Country
"one dozen ideals toward which libraries strive" (Via @OverDriveLibs.)
American Libraries Magazine, Tuesday 21 December 2010

Booktrust schemes
"Booktrust is to lose all government funding for its bookgifting programmes in England from 1st April next year ... The book charity's bookgifting programmes, Bookstart, Booktime and Booked Up, received [pounds]13m from the Department for Education last year. This sum was used to generate a further [pounds]56m-worth of sponsorship from publishing partners and corporate sponsors." (Via @FalseEcon.)
False Economy, Tuesday 21 December 2010

"One question per person"
Unshelved cartoon, Sunday, December 19, 2010.
Unshelved, Tuesday 21 December 2010

"Efficient" library service means change, says Vaizey
theBookseller.com, Tuesday 21 December 2010

'Six weeks to save the library sector', campaigners warn
"It is estimated around 1,000 libraries will be threatened with closure next year, out of 4,500 nationally."
theBookseller.com, Tuesday 21 December 2010

Google will not enforce exclusivity over library scanning
"will not enforce exclusivity clauses in contracts to scan and index library book collection"
theBookseller.com, Tuesday 21 December 2010

Libraries of the Future
Presentation, "The best days of libraries are ahead of us."
Virtual Dave...Real Blog, Tuesday 21 December 2010

TWIL [hash]31: Hans van Velzen (Director Amsterdam Public Library)
"Amsterdam Public Library opened on 07-07-07 Hans van Velzen talks about the services the library offers on a daily basis."
This Week in Libraries, Tuesday 21 December 2010

BLANK: a novel
"Warning, real books were harmed in the making of this video."
TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010

Newspapers and Magazines Coming To Amazonís Buy Once, Read Everywhere Kindle Apps -- Starting With Kindle for Android
"update that enables users to buy, read, and sync over 100 Kindle newspapers and magazines"
TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010

Amazon brings newspapers, magazines to Android Kindle app
"Up to now, only owners of Kindle hardware devices have been able to read the electronic newspapers and magazines Amazon makes available..."
TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010

British Library project to map pronunciation seeks childrenís book readers from around the world
TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010

UK literacy program Booktrust to lose government funding in April, 2011
TeleRead, Tuesday 21 December 2010

Libraries and Ideas
"Is your library about ideas? Does it just store them? Does it work with folks to create new ideas? Does it help ideas become reality?"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010

Library Poetry
"Overdue Charges from an Animated Patron"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010

Data Visualization
"Libraries produce a ton of data and we have to turn it into information on the way to insight and decision making."
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010

New Pew Report on the Generations and Technology
US research.
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010

App Stores and Books
"there are over 50,000 apps for books in the app store"
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010

The Library Movie
'Here is the Trailer for the imaginary feature film "The Library"'
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010

Libraries and Book Trailers
"Now we're seeing book trailers on the web as a pretty common way to promote books and reading..."
Stephen's Lighthouse, Tuesday 21 December 2010

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