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UNH library halts book disposal after complaints

“Administrators at University of New Hampshire’s Dimond Library have put on hold an effort to discard little-used books and periodicals, in response to complaints received this week from faculty members and students. Tracey Lauder, assistant dean for library administration, said the sight of a Dumpster outside the library filled with books may have upset some, but the “weeding out” of older titles is a necessary part of life at any library.” (via Union Leader)

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Thousands of UNH library books found in dumpster

“A dumpster on the campus of the University of New Hampshire is filling up with books from Dimond Library, and professors want to know why. Librarians said they need to make room for new science books, but one art history professor said they are throwing out volumes worth keeping. A 20-yard bin that sits behind the library is filling up with books.” (via WMUR)

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NH libraries say they’re busy in electronic age

“IF EVERYONE is using smart phones, e-readers and laptops for everything, do we still need public libraries? Actually, New Hampshire librarians say they’re busier than ever. State librarian Michael York noted library visits statewide were up 34 percent from 2006 to 2011, when more than 7.5 million visits were recorded.” (via Union Leader)

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N.H. libraries, museums worth investment

Robert Finlay – “An extraordinary national resource, those diverse libraries and museums serve as invaluable repositories for the collective ideas, wisdom and creativity of the world — one of civilization’s noblest heritages derived from history, art, science, religion, philosophy and much more. They represent the sum of recorded human knowledge, innovation and achievement. And, in this new digital age, that heritage has become more readily accessible than ever.”

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