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Safari Books Online Discussed, CEO Quoted in New Article

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UPDATE: Threepress and Ibis Reader join Safari Books Online (1/9/2012)  and Welcoming Threepress to the Safari Books Online Family (1/9/2012) A new article in the The Santa Rosa Democrat includes comments by Safari Books Online CEO, Andrew Savikas along with a few stats. From the Article: “I certainly think that they’re [ebooks] already mainstream,” said […]

E-Reader Lets You Physically Turn the Page

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From Discovery News: “E-books have grown in popularity, but we think they lost the physical features that real books have,” said Yuichi Itoh, an associate professor at Osaka University and project manager for the new device, called “Paranga.” Itoh worked with Osaka University students as well as Worcester Polytechnic Institute alumni to develop the hardware […]

Chicago Libraries to Close All Day Most Mondays & Full Text of Memo to Staff Re: 2012 Policy Changes

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From the Chicago Tribune: Chicago’s branch libraries will be closed all day on most Mondays instead of being closed during the morning on most Mondays and Fridays, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel originally envisioned. The change in plans, quietly announced this week, is the result of a stalemate between the city and the union representing library […]

Some South Jersey Municipalities Want to Move Libraries Off Beachfront, Put Land on Tax Rolls

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From the Press of Atlantic City: The Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County Library sits in a prized location, right on the beachfront at Ocean Avenue — and that’s why the borough is moving it two blocks away. Having such prime beachfront real estate used for a public library might seem like a […]