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Boopsie Releases Case Study on DC Library Collaboration

“Boopsie, Inc. today released a case study that explores its collaboration with the District of Columbia (DC) Public Library. The leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide worked with the Library to develop a customized app that provides convenient access to the Library’s services for the system’s users.” (via Digital Book World)

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Meet the man who is turning D.C. libraries into a national model

“A year ago, Richard Reyes-Gavilan was standing in an upstairs dining room at the Hamilton, a trendy downtown eatery. He’d come to talk to a roomful of business owners and civic leaders about that building. “I’m sure you’re all familiar with MLK,” says Reyes-Gavilan, the executive director of the D.C. Public Library, using shorthand for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the dreary, well-worn, four-story central library two blocks west of Verizon Center.” (via The Washington Post)

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A lost 120-year-old newspaper collection is mysteriously returned to a D.C. library

“District library officials are perplexed by the mysterious return of a huge bound volume of the 1896 Washington Evening Star to the Mount Pleasant branch this week. The book, 23.5 by 18.4 inches, was probably too large to fit down the return. Such archival material isn’t available for checkout, and the guess is that old papers probably disappeared decades ago. But officials at the Washingtoniana archives of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, where the volume is now housed, are glad it’s back.” (via The Washington Post)

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Police officer allegedly asked a woman to leave a D.C. public library because she was wearing a hijab

“The D.C. public library system is investigating an incident in which a woman in a hijab was reportedly asked to leave the Watha T. Daniel library in Shaw.” (via The Washington Post)

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The DC Public Library’s New “Memory Lab” Lets You Digitize Old Photos and Videos

“The new Memory Lab at DC’s flagship Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library doesn’t come equipped with a box of tissues, but you may want to bring one in case. “This is the only space where we might regularly see people crying,” says digital curation librarian Lauren Algee.” (via Washingtonian)

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Launch of DCPL’s Digital Commons opens doors to cutting-edge technology

“Many of the technologies that we depend on today are the product of a dynamic blend of experimentation, collaboration, and a judicious amount of risk-taking. Embracing that spirit, the DC Public Library (DCPL) has created its new Digital Commons to showcase some of the most cutting-edge software and hardware with the goal of stimulating exploration, innovation, and economic development. At the launch event last Wednesday, which featured comments by DC Deputy Mayor Hoskins and a number of other local luminaries, the excitement among the assembled crowd of library lovers and regular patrons was obvious.” (via District Dispatch)

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D.C. libraries lay off 40 employees

Washington Post – “The D.C. Public Library, which reduced hours at neighborhood branches and parked its equivalent of a Bookmobile to save money last year, laid off about 40 employees Tuesday to save a little over $1 million. The workers – adding up to about 23.5 full-time equivalents – were placed on administrative leave with pay until July 6, according to library spokesman George Williams.”

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