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Could This Lawsuit Change Photo History? A Photographer is Suing Getty for $1 Billion

57 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Carol Highsmith took this photo of Seattle, gave it to the Library of Congress for public use, and we downloaded it for free after double-checking with Highsmith's attorney. Will Getty slap us with a threatening letterShow More Summary

Programming in Prison Libraries

A typical library scene—but this is not your typical public library setting: it is a prison library. Surprised? Prison librarians all over the country are coming up with an abundance of programming aimed at assisting prisoners in learning lifelong skills.

The world's cities with the most bookstores and libraries per capita

Topic: Book Stores Libraries Over the past two years, 18 cities have reported how many bookstores they have, and 20 have reported on their public libraries. Hong Kong leads the pack with 21 bookshops per 100,000 people, though last time Buenos Aires sent in its count, in 2013, it was the leader, with 25. Show More Summary

These Two Millennials Are Taking on Big Urban Problems -- and Winning

As Scott Benner sneakily took a few sheets of blank paper from the public library's copy machine, he kept an eye out for employees who could bust him for stealing. Walking between the public library's bookshelves, he recognized several...Show More Summary

Gay Blood Ban, Kristen Stewart, Jared Leto, Fairy Penguin, Tom Daley, Obama Library: NEWS

21 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

GAY BLOOD BAN. FDA reportedly reconsidering its stance: “In a seven-page notice set for official publication in the Federal Register on Thursday, the agency indicates it’s opening a public comment period on policies intended to keep HIV out of… Read The post Gay Blood Ban, Kristen Stewart, Jared Leto, Fairy Penguin, Tom Daley, Obama Library: NEWS appeared first on Towleroad.

Your Business Model Is Rent Out Of Shape

(Library | SD, USA) Library | SD, USA Categories: Books & Reading Crazy Requests Money Movies & TV Tags: library Library | SD, USA(I work at a public library at the circulation desk. One day a young man approaches the desk.) Patron: “How much is it to rent a book?” Me: “If you have a library card, it is free. Show More Summary

TeleStory Connects Familes at Brooklyn Public Library

Public libraries, as part of their public service and outreach initiatives, regularly reach out to the prison community to help reintegrate and reinvigorate the incarcerated, hoping to also lessen the chance of recidivism. The Brooklyn...Show More Summary

Watch a hernia surgery live in VR - CNET

Surgical video library site Giblib and camera maker 360fly have teamed for a 360-degree public broadcast of the procedure.

Sleepy's: The Mattress Professionals

If you ever start to feel your eyelids grow heavy while you're driving, stop at a Sleepy's and try out one of the beds. Most stores and especially libraries don't like it when customers use their public areas to rest. You can't walk into the central reading room of the 42nd Street Library and simply nod out, if you're looking for a place to nap. Show More Summary

The Best Art Books to Read for Free on the NYPL’s New eBook App

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

The New York Public Library just released a iPhone and Android app that lets anyone with a library card freely download any of the 300,000 eBooks in its collection.

Homeless in relentless heat

During extreme weather, the shade of a tree or an air-conditioned public library or bowling alley can become a life-saving respite.

How do authors make money from library books?

Topic: Authors Books Libraries But that staple of society is changing. The Los Angeles County Public Library has a lot of physical books, but it’s shifting a lot of its book budget to more of the hybrid model with ebooks and audio."I know I sound like a cheerleader for libraries, and it’s not just because my wife is a librarian. Show More Summary

The Uneasy Verse of Stevie Smith

Two books have haunted me since childhood. I read them both early, at nine or ten, in the summer in a tiny public library on Cape Cod, above the town hall, where my mother deposited me, often with my little sister, while she did errands. The books smelled of damp, and there was sand in the bindings.

The New York Public Library names Joshua Chuang Associate Director for Arts, Prints and Photographs

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The New York Public Library has named Joshua Chuang?former Chief Curator of the University of Arizona?s Center for Creative Photography (CCP)? the Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Associate Director for Art, Prints and Photographs, and The Robert B. Show More Summary

Branching Out, July 2016

The Alpine Library opened in San Diego; the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is back; work to begin on the Peterborough Public Library, Ont.; and more new construction and renovation news from the July, 2016 issue of Library Journ...

Libraries, Little and Free (Part One)

I live in a town, Ann Arbor, that values reading. We have a handful of lovely bookstores; we have several handfuls of excellent university and public libraries. We also have a number of Little Free Libraries, six of which I… Continue reading ?

The New York Public Library makes it easier than ever to borrow free eBooks with new app SimplyE

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The New York Public Library has released SimplyE, a new app that makes browsing, borrowing, and reading e-books from the Library easier than ever. SimplyE makes all of the Library's e-books available in one easy-to-use app for the first time. Show More Summary

Friends Group Opens Airport Bookstore

The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library are taking their book sales sky high with a new standalone bookstore in the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

Cincinnati PL Board Votes Not To Support Coverage of Gender Confirmation Surgery

In a decision that could have reverberations for library employees across the country, the board of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCHC) announced at its June 14 meeting that the library will not add a rider to...Show More Summary

Fulton officials to mull Central Atlanta Library renovation proposal

Just a few months ago, the future of Downtown's Central Atlanta Library seemed uncertain. Atlanta Fulton Public Library System officials, Fulton County commissioners, and architecture buffs squared off over what should be done with the Marcel Breuer-designed building, one of the renowned architect's last works.…

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