--Full article link from NPR
People have been talking about "the death of the book" for more than a decade. But recent events suggest the end may be imminent for bound-paper books as we have known them for more than 500 years. Hardbound and paperback books may never totally disappear, but they could become scary scarce — like eight-track tapes, typewriters and wooden tennis rackets.
Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services are less about the searching and more about the getting. This new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. The new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising and profitable pastures. Check out these findings from the article link: The Web Is Dead. This evolutionary interplay between business, technology, consumers and education-which in my opinion encompasses the library niche is an intriguing one. Your insights /comments are welcome. Richard Thau, Library Director at firstname.lastname@example.org Please consider leaving your comments at our FaceBook page if you desire.
The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale is coming.
Monies raised goes to support the acquisition of important library resources
Dates: Sept. 24, Sept. 25, Sept 26 and Oct. 2.
At this time, the Friends have closed the pipeline for further donations for the upcoming sale. Thanks to those who have donated materials for the sale.
Please check out the Friends of the Library website for additional details. http://sites.google.com/site/htflfriends/
Google CEO Eric Schmidt had some interesting things to say about privacy in a recent speech. In a nutshell, he said there is an almost incomprehensible amount of data out there about all of us—much of which we’ve generated ourselves via social networks, blogs, and so on—and we are totally unprepared to deal with the implications of that fact. Read about it: Google: Brace yourselves for the data explosion
Note: Library professionals are most interested in how information is changing our world. Libraries are being challenged in how we deal with the growing amounts of information being made available through the new technologies as well as through traditional formats.