The American Library Association’s 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990—2000 (of 6,364 Reported Challenges) Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Harry Potter (series) by...
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support... →
“Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced investments in 30 states that will create jobs by building and enhancing libraries in 129 rural communities across the nation. The projects are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). ‘Libraries are the centerpiece of rural community life, but in many cases they need additional funding to...
Netflix & Libraries →
I think it’s interesting how Abram points out that Netflix isn’t the top of the food chain here. They don’t own the content, but rather license it.
Surveillance Nation: Austin Library Won't Let You... →
libraryland: seltzerlizard: Go Home...
Stephen King on E-Books Bestselling author Stephen King was asked on CNN Money: “The internet, in many ways, killed the music industry. So, why won’t it do that to books?” “Well, I’m not sure that it won’t,” King said. “The book is not the important part. The book is the delivery system. The important part is the story.” (via libraryland)
Ebooks Don’t Cannibalize Print, People Do →
libraryland: infoneer-pulse: Therein lies the rub. The most important lesson I can convey to book publishing professionals is that they must understand that those of us who have made the transition to ebooks, buy ebooks, not print books. Ebook reading device users don’t shop in bookstores and then decide what edition they want; ebook device readers buy what is available in ebookstores. Search...
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The best teacher I ever had taught 10th-grade English. He made books breathe and...– THE HARDY BOYS THE FINAL CHAPTER… (via chryselephantine)
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of...– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via libraryland)
Anger as a Private Company Takes Over Libraries... →
bearishlibrarian: And so…it begins.
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the...– Franz Kafka (via finallyseeing: lavenderlines: unicornology) (via into) (via counterforce) (via libraryland, sadnesses)
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to...– Ray Bradbury (via wordpainting)
arianesantos: hellomayfly: “She wants to know if I love her, that’s all anyone wants from anyone else, not love itself but the knowledge that love is there, like new batteries in the flashlight in the emergency kit in the hall closet.” - Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close SAD SAD SAD TRUTH.
The newspaper is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent...– Edmond de Goncourt (via quotationsblog)
There is no better way to cultivate taste in words than by constantly reading...– Emily Post, Etiquette (5: Words, Phrases, and Pronunciation - How to Cultivate an Agreeable Speech)
Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant...– hunter s. thompson (via oldtimefriend)
Do Egyptian mummies have a right to privacy? →
Should we consider the privacy or reputation of the individual when analysing an Egyptian mummy? The assumption that ancient corpses are fair game for science is beginning to be challenged. Though strict ethical guidelines apply to research on modern tissue samples, up until now there has been little discussion about work on ancient human remains. This idea seems silly to a lot of the...
They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve...– Jack Kerouac, On the Road. 1957 (via ellisdsamerica) (via libraryland, ellisd)
E-books in a Correctional Setting: a niche market →
I immediately saw the advantage of e-books in the prison setting. If each inmate could have a library of over 1,000 titles in one small e-book reader, it would cut down on hiding contraband among the books (such as sandpaper to erase their uniform logo), remove the unsanitary habit of reading books in the rest-room, cut down on repairing books (averaging 20% or over 1,200 books destroyed each...
The trouble with Google Books →
“Nunberg, a linguist interested in how word usage changes over time, noticed “endemic” errors in Google Books, especially when it comes to publication dates. A search for books published before 1950 and containing the word “Internet” turned up the unlikely bounty of 527 results. Woody Allen is mentioned in 325 books ostensibly published before he was born. Other...