Category Archives: Library

Library Borrows Idea From Netflix

I recently read an article in, Hayward libraries to borrow Netflix model.  Basically, the library is offering patrons the option of paying a low monthly fee of $2.99 for the option of being able to check out a limited … Continue reading

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Databases vs Google

Stanford Libraries conducted a survey of 1st year students and gleaned some interesting information.  Read more at the Farel Librarian blog.  Here are a few highlights: Students who consulted a librarian were more likely to use library databases and the … Continue reading

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Working Class Movement Library

Working Class Movement Library Based in Salford in the United Kingdom, the Working Class Movement Library offers a “unique collection capturing the stories and struggles of ordinary people’s efforts to improve their world.” First-time visitors should click on the … Continue reading

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On Libraries and Henry VIII

Henry VIII had over fifty palaces each with its own collection of books.  The “Keeper of the King’s library” was paid £10 a year for his services.  The main library was in Richmond and was apparently a personal collection accumulated … Continue reading

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Bodleian Library

Read about one of the oldest and most important non-lending reference libraries in Britain in Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Bodleian Library.

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How Many U.S. Libraries

According to the most recent information from the American Library Association, there are an estimated 123,129 libraries of all kinds in the United States. 9,208 Public Libraries 3,617 Academic Libraries 99,783 School Libraries 9,066 Special Libraries (This includes corporate, law, … Continue reading

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Library of the Vatican

Italian  Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana  official library of the Vatican, especially notable as one of the world’s richest manuscript depositories. The library is the direct heir of the first library of the Roman pontiffs. Very little is known of this library … Continue reading

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LOC International

Since 1962, the Library of Congress has maintained offices abroad to acquire, catalog and preserve library and research materials from countries where such materials are essentially unavailable through conventional acquisitions methods. Overseas offices in New Delhi (India), Cairo (Egypt), Rio … Continue reading

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National Library Week

This week is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians.  The Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2009 is actress and New York Times best selling author Jaimie Lee Curtis.

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The Last One

Could the George W. Bush Presidential Library be the last one of its kind?  According to an article from it very well could be the last “brick and mortar” presidential library.  New ideas are being discussed to not only … Continue reading

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