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A novel idea: Take a look inside the library pub

BBC – “Can pubs replace libraries? A pub in the Yorkshire Dales which also doubles as a library may be a vision of the future for many communities.” (Thanks Kathleen)

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iPads and Kindles are better for the environment than books

Washington Post – “Environmental analysis can be an endless balancing of this vs. that. Do you care more about conserving water or avoiding toxic chemical usage? Minimizing carbon dioxide emissions or radioactive nuclear waste? But today the Lantern has good news: There will be no Sophie’s Choice when it comes to e-books. As long as you consume a healthy number of titles, you read at a normal pace and you don’t trade in your gadget every year, perusing electronically will lighten your environmental impact.”

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Law Library partition plan draws criticism

Bakersfield Californian – “A plan to limit access to a section of the Kern County Law Library has prompted complaints that members of the public will soon have a harder time conducting legal research there. A glass wall recently went up in the library, located on the third floor of the county Superior Court building on Truxtun Avenue. Soon only lawyers and library workers will be permitted behind the wall, the library’s board of trustees decided earlier this year.”

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Library of Congress pays $250K in sex suit

AP – “Officials with the Library of Congress have agreed to pay $250,000 to an employee who sued over alleged sexual harassment by the former top law librarian. The U.S. District Court in Washington formally accepted the settlement Thursday, but the agreement stipulates it is not an admission of guilt.”

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Get Ready for Ads in Books

WSJ – “For those who think this too radical a notion, consider the overwhelming product placement in movies, music videos and video games.”

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