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February, 2010:

E-Library Economics

Another link to an article from a professor in my MLIS program from Inside HigherEd.

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/02/10/libraries

It expands on the Kindle article posted earlier and discusses the economics of print and digital library collections along with the challenges faced in making the conversion to digital.

Superheroes in the stacks?

I was just reading the reviews for a new book that might make a good choice for the next book club selection:

This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
by Marilyn Johnson

And just a reminder: We will be discussing our first book selection – “Everything is Miscellaneous” – at the next FLIP meeting on February 19.

How to build a library

Kato Ha’unga, a UAA student here in Anchorage, is in the process of saving books for a new library in Tonga.

Here is her story: UAA student helps Tonga gain a library (from the Anchorage Daily News).