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30-ton book collection in Canada slated for burning

“How to dispense with 30 tons of books? Burn them, the custodian of a massive Canadian collection has decided.

It’s the second time the book collection in Saskatoon has been slated for a fiery end. Seven years ago, when her neighbor died, Shauna Raycraft intervened and saved the books from destruction. The neighbor’s widow, faced with the prospect of getting rid of her husband’s 300,000 books, had wanted to simply burn them. Raycraft had the books trucked to her property. Over the better part of a decade, she has managed to sort only a third of them; about 200,000 remain.

via LA Times.

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Warner Video Restricting DVD Sales to Libraries

Swiss Army Librarian – “The cataloger at my library found out last week that Warner Home Video has initiated a new policy that puts a serious crimp in the way libraries can buy DVDs – and I’m surprised it hasn’t met the same uproar as HarperCollins’ ebook policy. The change is that Warner Home Video is forcing DVD distributors to: place a 28 day embargo on sales of Warner feature titles to libraries
discontinue providing libraries with DVDs that contain all the bonus features, but instead only sell us the “rental” version that is just the movie.”

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