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Video loans rise quickly at libraries

Boston Globe – “Borrowed any good videos lately from the library? If you have, you are in good company. Video lending has exploded during the past five years, rising at a far higher rate than the lending of books or audio, according to information from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Video lending statewide more than doubled between 2000 and 2010, from 6.6 million videos to 14.1 million.”

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Save the State Library of Massachusetts

State Library of Massachusetts Blog – “At a press conference on Thursday, October 29, the Governor’s Office announced that Governor Patrick is considering closing the State Library of Massachusetts as a cost-saving measure. This closure will have a monumental impact on the cultural heritage of the Commonwealth.”

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More on Free Access to Public Records

Meg Hayden (Electronic Resources Librarian, Mass. Trial Court Law Libraries) writes:

“I thought you’d like to know that the public law librarians here in Mass. have been working to put our own cases online– http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/2007/12/massachusetts-cases-online.html. We’re adding over 100 cases per day, and currently have 10,000 cases available at the site. There is no group more committed to public access than my colleagues, and providing this content just continues our commitment to providing as much service as possible to the public for no charge!”

How cool is that! Bookmarked!

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