News from Monday, July 2

Push Comes to Shove: Japan’s E-book Market in 2012 – An interesting look at Japan e-book (non) market with some good suggestions on what publishers should do next.

Princeton library brings Revolutionary-era texts alive online – A fantastic digitization project at Princeton.

Westport Public Library unveils “Maker Space” – I’m really enthusiastic about creating maker spaces in libraries. I feel like we need to get beyond libraries as being “just about books” and into other ways of connecting with and accessing information and knowledge. Tinkering! Sounds like fun.

Residents use library to charge electronics as outages continue – a practical example of how useful libraries can be in an emergency situation. The DC metro area and beyond was hit hard by violent storms last Friday and many are still without power. Thankfully, there are some libraries open and available for those people who need a cool place to go and an electrical outlet to charge their devices. – so much better than before.

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