Steve Lohr – “And he is reaching out to the public to try to give the laptop campaign a boost. The marketing program, to be announced today, is called â€œGive 1 Get 1,â€ in which Americans and Canadians can buy two laptops for $399.”
Abbie Mulvihill – “I like free”.
Just a reminder that if your local library subscribes to Proquest New York Times Historical, you can access the entire NYT for free. Plus, you can impress your clients with PDFs of really old articles. I used it the other day.
NYT – “A booming real estate market, combined with a 120-year-old state law that allocates a fixed portion of local taxes to libraries, has created a surplus that has reached into the millions of dollars for some libraries in towns on the Jersey Shore.”
NYT – “Janice Raspen, a librarian at an elementary school in Fredericksburg, Va., came clean with her book club a couple years ago. They were discussing â€œA Fine Balance,â€ a novel set in India in the 1970s by Rohinton Mistry and an Oprahâ€™s Book Club pick, when she told the group â€” all fellow teachers â€” that rather than read the book, she had listened to an audio version.” (via)
NYT – “Disputes about printing confidential national security information have flared in recent years, but this particular letter is dated July 11, 1916, and was sent by Newton Baker, Woodrow Wilsonâ€™s secretary of war. It is part of a vast collection of personal letters, financial documents, confidential reports, photographs and more â€” more than 700,000 pages in all â€” that The Times has donated to the New York Public Library.”
NYT – “A little less than two months ago, Mr. Dale, the veteran Broadway actor turned voice of Harry Potter, finished recording the audio version of â€œHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,â€ the seventh and final installment in the colossally successful series by J. K. Rowling…So that means that he knows how it ends.”
Caveat Lector: “[T]he next time some brainless style reporter shows up to play image games. We say no. We say â€œyou write about what I do at work, or you donâ€™t call me a librarian in your article.”
"The word “scrotum” does not often appear in polite conversation. Or children’s literature, for that matter.
Yet there it is on the first page of “The Higher Power of Lucky,” by Susan Patron, this year’s winner of the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious award in children’s literature. The book’s heroine, a scrappy 10-year-old orphan named Lucky Trimble, hears the word through a hole in a wall when another character says he saw a rattlesnake bite his dog, Roy, on the scrotum."
Congrats to Jess on getting a mention in the article, even though her blog is mentioned as an "electronic mailing list". Bad NYT. Bad.