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Kentucky appeals court considers cases that threaten funding for dozens of libraries

“Most of the state’s public library systems could be forced to roll back their tax rates and collectively refund millions of dollars to local taxpayers under a pair of lawsuits heard Monday by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The suits, filed by taxpayers in Kenton and Campbell counties, argue that many library districts have improperly raised taxes for decades without the 51 percent voter approval required by a previously obscure 1964 state law.” (via Kentucky.com)

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University press uses social media to increase brand loyalty

“The University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who own hard copies of titles and engage with the publishing company via social media. Book owners can submit a photo of themselves holding a hard copy of a University Press of Kentucky book on Tumblr, and the company will send them the e-book version. The press decided to start the e-book loyalty program after recognizing that many readers who own hard copies of books might also like to own the electronic version, but don’t want to pay the additional cost for the e-book, said Mack McCormick, director of publicity.” (via Inside Higher Ed)

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Ky. library lawsuits draw unkind attention

“Lawsuits filed by some Northern Kentucky tea party members against library taxes have drawn attention, puzzlement and in some cases – ridicule – elsewhere in the country. No other libraries in the country face such challenges, Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association, told the more than 100 people assembled in Newport, Ky., for a forum on the issue this week.” (via USA Today)

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EKU libraries puts old newspapers, yearbooks online

“For alumni, current and former faculty and staff and others with a connection to Eastern Kentucky University, memory lane is now just a mouse click away. EKU Libraries boasts a growing digital repository of the student-produced campus newspaper, The Eastern Progress, as well as the campus yearbook, the Milestone, all easily viewable, fully searchable and free, by anyone with Internet access. While digital content for the Progress has always been available for issues published since 2009, generous donations from members of The Friends of EKU Libraries have enabled the digitization of all extant copies of the Eastern Progress from 1922 to 1963. It is expected that the digital collection will expand to 1975 by mid-March, with the goal of collecting the funding needed to digitize the remaining collection this year.”

via The Richmond Register

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