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  • N.Y. Public Library's e-book lending increased 81% in one year

     
    The NY Public Library system has seen e-book lending increase by 81 percent in the last year....
  • Saving libraries but not librarians [Blowback]

     
    The digital revolution, while improving society, has gutted many professions. And now, the Internet is replacing librarians. Or at least it should be....
  • Kindle books are at 11,000 libraries -- but any you want to read?

     
    Amazon.com Inc. is trumpeting the availability of its Kindle e-books at 11,000 public libraries around the U.S., a step that is sure to make Kindle readers happy. Until they find out how few Kindle books are actually available. At the......
  • Amazon courts Hachette authors by proposing they keep e-book revenue

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc ratcheted up the pressure on Hachette Book Group by proposing the publisher's authors get all the revenue from ebooks sold by the ecommerce company, as both sides try to resolve their bitter months-long contract...
  • Wethersfield Names New Library Director

    WETHERSFIELD — The library board has chosen a successor to Director Laurel Goodgion, who retired at the end of June. Brook Berry, manager of information and circulation services for the New York Public Library's Mid-Manhattan Branch, will take over...
  • Libraries to offer Wi-Fi to go in Chicago and New York

    Public libraries around the country have long been places where you can go to use the Internet. Indeed, on any given day at any given library, you might find more people using social media, filling out job applications and perusing Web pages on computer...
  • Destination trips

    EAST HARTFORD - The following destination trips are offered by the East Hartford Parks and Recreation Department. For further information, call 860-291-7160 or visit http://www.easthartfordct.gov. All trips require payment in full at the time of...
  • Remembering the great Maya Angelou

    "ARRIVE at a party in a fringed flapper dress or a hoop skirt, and you're in costume. Come in the style worn by Katharine Hepburn or Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s -- a dress of woven silk gauze and chiffon that clings to the figure and plunges in the back...
  • Museum of the Moving Image to Honor HBO's Richard Plepler, Charlie Rose

    HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler and journalist Charlie Rose will be honored at the Museum of the Moving Image's annual black-tie benefit. The June 11 event recognizes top leaders in the media industry. This year's dinner co-chairs are Jeffrey...
  • Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries

    Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries
    Let's start with the idea of a recommendation engine. It's an informal term to describe the complex algorithms that parse masses of data to make suggestions of the "if you like that, you'll like this" variety. Online services crave good recommendation...
  • Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.

    Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.
    The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...