And once again Billionaire Bloomberg has it in for the New York Public Library system.
Every time he’s tried this he’s been slapped down by an outraged public.
Here is where to express that outrage: Take Action NYPL
Fill in the form and a letter is generated and sent to the appropriate City Council member.
I’ve done mine.
St Christopher House, ex-Public Library
Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Can’t Read
According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday.
WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Fund’s Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means.
“Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks,” she said.
The Library of Congress just spent our taxes in a way that we get maximum value from a government agency. I don’t think we’ve gotten this much bang for the buck since the old Space Age and NASA days. This is Big Big WIN!
HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations
HarperCollins Seeks to Limit Digital Lending, Access Patron Data, Generally Piss Off Readers
HarperCollins Announces 26 Loan Limit on E-book Circulation for Libraries
All I’ve got to add is this: Self-published writers would be happy to do once-only sales to public libraries. That’s who helped us when we were nobodies and we’d help them back. We understand the value of public libraries in a way that HarperCollins apparently can’t begin to comprehend.
Print publishing is suicidal as it is in ignoring the future. They’re simply speeding up their own deaths with a move like this.
Guest Blog -Librarian and Fabulous All Around Woman – Robin “@Tuphlos” Bradford
The point is — libraries let people in on the secret of all the great books that will never see the light of day on a bestseller list.
I never heard of this service until it showed up in an email I got from the New York Public Library:
Click = big
Well, this excited me! A way to support the NYPL and buy eBooks. What’s not Win about that?
You’ll quickly see.