These results came from the fourth part of a current study by the Pew Research & American Life Project on: “Library Services in the Digital Age” http://bit.ly/VNVpiv
We may be entering a future where much of your personal/recreational reading (or “lending” / “e-lending”) from the library is done from home (via ebooks, MP3 audiobooks, etc) via services such as OverDrive – but… when you come to the library, seeking quiet spaces or important information, we’ll be ready to serve!
In a bit of morbid Book News:
Famed Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda’s remains were dug up. This is the poet Gabriel García Márquez dubbed “the greatest poet of the 20th century”
New from The Guardian: On top of this week’s exhumation, research is underlining why the newly-installed junta was so keen to be rid of him
“…a new generation of world activists needs to reconnect with the vibrant political imagination embodied by Neruda….”
Meanwhile: News from the Occupy Wall Street movement
Huffington Post’s book site reported on the latest from Liberty Plaza-born “People’s Library” in New York. Occupy Wall Street Lawsuits: NYC Agrees To Pay Protesters For Destroying Library, Property
“…$100,000 for property damaged or lost when police cleared out their encampment…” — Almost half of that is going towards compensation for Library equipment and materials carelessly damaged or lost in the raid on Zuccotti Park last September.
In Entertainment-book news:
Today marks the 88th anniversary F. Scott Fitzgerald’s immortal Great Gatsby‘s 1st publication. And so now, we have The Great Gatsby 3D: Movie Novelization
and BOOK RIOT asks: - How closely will Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby 3D follow F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel?
More Entertainment-book news: (Gaiman edition)
The writer of Sandman, The Graveyard Book and Coraline reports that another of his well-known (if not, potentially most popular?) works, the epic novel American Gods will be turned into a show, on cable, via HBO. American Gods will debut this year if Gaiman can get the pilot script done in time to HBO’s satisfaction… So reported tor.com–