Library Link of the Day

December 2015

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  1. NSA to end controversial phone surveillance program by Sunday [Digital Journal]
  2. A Slippery Number: How Many Books Can Fit in the New York Public Library? [The New York Times]
  3. Who Is in Control of Your Library’s Data? [Slate]
  4. The Cloud Catalog: One Catalog to Serve Them All [Online Searcher]
  5. In Fight Over Academic Publishing House, Fear of Corporate Values [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  6. 'Mein Kampf' to be republished in Germany 70 years after Hitler's death [CNN]
  7. Long Line at the Library? It’s Story Time Again [The New York Times]
  8. The Right to Write History [Inside Higher Ed]
  9. Video: Tech Toys - eBooks - Is news of their death greatly exaggerated? [The Vancouver Sun]
  10. Let's stop pretending peer review works [Vox]
  11. Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves [The New York Times]
  12. Haruki Murakami's Library Record Published, But Was It An Invasion Of Privacy? [Bustle]
  13. University Slashes Thousands of Journal Subscriptions, Spurring Faculty Fears [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  14. Markers of Quality: The Role of Librarians in Everyday Life Information Literacy [Library Journal]
  15. Coping With The Age Of Automation: Relax, Retrain, And Redistribute [Fast Company]
  16. The internet isn’t making us stupid. It’s making us humble. [Vox]
  17. Bookstore or College Store: Building a Relationship [Library Journal]
  18. Happy Birthday to You to enter public domain after copyright case is settled [The Guardian]
  19. Wisconsin elementary school cancels reading about transgender teen after anti-LGBTQ group threatens lawsuit [Daily News]
  20. The Weird Rules Governing What We Download [Harvard Business Review]
  21. Thwarting Book Thieves [American Libraries]
  22. Big-Box Bookstores Don’t Have to Die [Slate]
  23. Quiet, please… In praise of the British Library [The Guardian]
  24. Need a gift idea? Books offer lingering pleasure [The Shreveport Times]
  25. Ten Stories That Shaped 2015 [LISNews]
  26. Harvard Launches “Free the Law” Digitization Project [Library Journal]
  27. Wikipedia: the difference between information acquisition and learning knowledge [First Monday]
  28. Librarians Nationwide Protest Michigan Bill [American Libraries]
  29. Jólabókaflóð [Now I Know]
  30. What Causes the Smell of New & Old Books? [Compound Interest]
  31. Are There Germs In Library Books? Here's What You're Bringing Home With You [Bustle]

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