April 29, 2017

SELF-e Comes to Cuyahoga | Self-Publishing and Libraries

SELF-e is the partnership between Library Journal and Charleston, SC’s BiblioLabs. BiblioLab’s product, Biblioboard, is a platform that seeks to bring (among other things), self-published works into the library ecosystem. I spoke recently with Hallie Rich, Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Communications and External Relations Director, about the library’s pilot project with the platform.

Up Close: Giving the People What They Want at Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH | Library by Design

“It’s the largest investment in our 90-year history,” says Sari Feldman about Ohio’s Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) plan to renovate or rebuild 18 of its 28 branches. The $110 million spate of rebuilding, led by executive director Feldman and detailed in CCPL’s Facilities Master Plan, will create new and updated library facilities that the library says will save CCPL $4 million a year. Those savings are particularly meaningful, because since 2008 CCPL’s revenues have dropped by $14.9 million owing to state budget cuts, and since 2009 property tax revenues declined by $7 million.

Library Construction Update: New and Renovated Buildings

Broward County Libraries and the City of Dania Beach, FL, welcomed on April 9 the opening of the Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Branch Library  in its new digs. The 10,000 square foot facility is a joint city/county venture, with Dania Beach contributing $3.5 million to the total $9.6 million city center project, which includes an […]