Thursday, December 28, 2006

Here's what's been going on in the library world over the past week or so...

Remember Ms. Dewey, mentioned a few weeks ago? Turns out she has a salacious past. Don't all librarians? (As an aside, I have a text file for Folderol links, and links that aren't self-explanatory usually have a description by them so I don't forget what they're about. The description for this one was "Ms. Dewey is hot.")

A new weblog tracks library videos, or videos featuring libraries. Yay!

Forbes explored the future of the book, and got pretty detailed about it. (Physical, tangible, printed books are going to stick around for a while, evidently.)

Hey, public librarians: next time someone mutters "I pay your salary" or "overdue fines are ridiculous" or something similar, you can direct them to this handy calculator which figures out how much someone would pay for library services if they were out in the capitalist world instead of within the friendly confines of the library. (It works best if you're in Maine, but even if you're not, it's a good estimate.)

Planning 2007 vacations? Check out the upcoming year's cool museum exhibits and scheme accordingly!

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