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Climate antagonist in UA library story

“For all the influence of digital technology on education, there remains a reason why printed materials won’t be disappearing from academic libraries anytime soon, said Carolyn Henderson Allen, dean of University of Arkansas Libraries.”We have not figured out how we can preserve what we’re creating electronically very effectively,” Allen said.At UA and other academic research libraries that means the preservation of printed materials remains a day-to-day concern.The challenge involves controlling temperature and humidity while also ensuring the availability of collections to students and researchers.” (via arkansasonline.com)

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Librarians shrug off ISIS hack

“The Arkansas Library Association’s website has been hacked, and information about the librarians has been posted on a pro-ISIS website.But the librarians don’t seem too hacked off.Necia T. Parker-Gibson, a librarian and professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, said it’s unsettling, but the only difference she has seen so far is more spam in her email inbox.”I can’t for the life of me figure out why they want the names and addresses of a bunch of librarians,” Parker-Gibson said. “We’re not particularly scary.” (via NWADG)

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NW libraries coping with tightened budgets

“Northwest Arkansas’ public libraries largely survived last year’s $1 million cut in state money with minimal hardship, but library directors said others across the state have been more deeply harmed.The decrease can’t continue another year without bigger consequences, they added.Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposed $5.3 billion state budget for the coming fiscal year holds library aid at $4.6 million. The money was cut to that level during the 2015 General Assembly, down from about $5.7 million during the 2014-15 fiscal year.” (via NWADG)

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