Read about “outdoor libraries” set up by a collaboration of students, between a Detroit elementary school and the University of Michigan – responding to the recent closing of a local branch. Water-proof book cases were key!
“Outdoor Libraries Set Up After Branch Closings”
Reading that was very enthusing, it got me reverent over the role, the “vital” role libraries can (and should always) play in society. In fact, after a bit of searching on the wild Internet, I found this Op-Ed piece from Statesman Journal – Libraries vital to health of our society -wherein writer Sam Hall lays out the top 6 most important roles for “good libraries…”
Microsoft is entering the game
Barnes & Noble Deal Gives Microsoft Door To E-Books
And, apparently there’s nothing rotten about Apple’s (legal) tax dodge?
Don’t Blame Apple For Pwning The Taxman
And, if you’re interested – news on the Digital Public Library of America:
At West Coast Meeting, Digital Public Library of America Begins to Take Shape