November 24, 2017

Archives for August 2010

Australian Ereader Supports 16 Ebook Formats

A recent post on the New Technologies Interest Group’s Blog, an Australian library blog, tells of the Kogan eBook Reader, a Linux-based ereader set to be released in Australia next week. One of its most notable aspects: it supports 16 different ebook formats, including open formats such as EPUB. Amazon’s Kindle, the leading ereader, mainly […]

Libraries as Cult Brands

I attended another inspiring luncheon with the American Marketing Association. This topic was Cult Branding 2.0. Speaker was Chris Stets of One Four Design Group. As I listened to Chris, I kept thinking over and over — he’s talking about libraries! See what you think. Chris interviewed CEOs or CMOs of leading brands: Target, Apple, […]

Resolution Could Bring Library in Camden Back from Brink–For Now

Last week, it looked like the Camden Free Public Library (CFPL) would be forced to close its three branches, and sell off, donate, store, or discard all the libraries’ materials and equipment, due to a 70 percent budget cut. But the Philadelphia Inquirer reports today that a last-minute action by the city council could save […]

Battle at the Nixon Library Over Watergate Exhibit

A recent New York Times piece on the disagreement between the National Archives and the Nixon Foundation over the portrayal of the Watergate scandal at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, CA, shows how that library, and the Nixon legacy, remains a contentious issue after all these years. The latest conflict stems […]

Show Us the Money | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA A new report helps us better understand the money trail, but it also points to key gaps in what’s getting counted According to the legends of academia, “black hole” is the term that administrators use to describe the campus library. As a true astronomical black […]

LC Virtual Tour Hits the iPhone

The Library of Congress (LC) has announced the release of its first official iPhone app, which allows users to take a virtual tour of the library, including photos of exhibitions and architecture, as well as audio, video, and links to other site content. (As with other iPhone apps, iPad and iPod Touch users can download […]

Congratulations to Grand Rapids Public Library

Congratulations to Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Library for winning the “Best in Show”  design award from ALA for their Bibliographies and Booklists. Thought you’d enjoy them. What I love: Integration of covers into the overall design Maximizing the beauty of the original covers Clever writing. Succinct and inviting. Not over communicating The creative is simple, elegant […]