digital libraries

National Digital Library Endowment plan makes New York Times of philanthropy

June 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

"Civic-minded billionaires could get the endowment rolling with a goal of $10-billion to $20-billion for the first five years. The endowment could also help local libraries start Kickstarter-style campaigns through which local donors could send money to their favorite local library projects. The money raised would be crucial to improving school and public libraries---and the reading and math skills of America’s students. Much of the money could go to hire and train librarians, family literacy workers, and others, especially in the very poorest areas." [...]

The “Culture” of rent vs own

May 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

This article from Apartment Therapy is the first I have seen to try to correlate the ‘rent vs own’ shift in digital media to actual renting and owning in the real [...]

Booktrack Combines Music with your E-Books

September 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

I am a daily commuter, and as such I always my e-reader with me so that I have something to read on my daily train rides. However, the train is far from a quiet library, and [...]

The Future of the Traditional Bookstore

September 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here’s more digital ink being spilled on this topic: what should the bookstore do? With ebooks on the rise, print on the decline and increasingly, shelf space being [...]
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