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We still need libraries in the digital age

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We still need libraries in the digital age Ian Clark With the government axing public services, librarians are being forced to defend their existence against accusations of irrelevance in modern society. As one adviser on Newsnight put it during the BBC’s recent “mini-consultation” on the proposed cuts, why do we need libraries when everyone has

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Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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‘We have an obligation to imagine’ … Neil Gaiman gives The Reading Agency annual lecture on the future of reading and libraries. Photograph: Robin Mayes Neil Gaiman It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort.

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Seven Surprising Facts about Libraries

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By Lee Rainie.. The Pew Research Center’s studies about libraries and where they fit in the lives of their communities and patrons have uncovered some surprising facts about what Americans think of libraries and the way they use them. As librarians around the world are gathered in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference,

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Paper book is better than e-reader for bedtime story bonding

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Sarah Knapton.. 15 Dec, 2016..  Reading bedtime stories from paper books rather than kindles can help parents bond with their children far more than using an e-reader or tablet, researchers have found.Since e-readers were invented there have been arguments about whether the technology distorted the experience, or enjoyment, of reading.Now the University of Sussex has

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30 Stunning Home Libraries That Are a Book Lover’s Dream

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Though we may be in the digital age, no technology can compare to the feeling of a good book in your hands. And we want to showcase our copies of Proust and Nietzsche in a space that’s comfortable, personal, and unique. While public and university libraries are often vast and full of splendor, home libraries

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6 Must Read Books for Every Recruiter

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  by Michael Gorman Recruiting does not stay the same. New approaches, techniques, and strategies appear every week to make the work of recruiters even more efficient and effective and provide the most successful employee selection. The amount of literature is booming as well: on Amazon alone, you’ll find more than 7,000 books and publications related

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