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One Year Later, HarperCollins Sticking to 26-Loan Cap, and Some Librarians Rethink Opposition

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From an Article by Michael Kelley at Library Journal: Librarians’ passionate advocacy of our titles is vital to our efforts  and we remain committed to keeping our ebooks available in the library channel,” said Josh Marwell, Harper’s president of sales. Marwell said that the 26-loan cap remains a work in progress, but no other business […]

Europeana Formally Announces Option to Preview Search Results on a Map

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From the Europeana Blog: The devel­op­ment depart­ment at Euro­peana have been work­ing hard on a new inter­ac­tive search and dis­play fea­ture that enables you to locate and pre­view search results on a map. The map is auto­mat­i­cally pop­u­lated with the first 1,000 results from a search query and dis­trib­utes them on a multi-layered map (Open­StreetMap, […]

Canadian Public Libraries Looking For Viable “Canadian Alternative” to OverDrive

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From Quill and Quire: In the past year, library groups such as CULC [Canadian Urban Libraries Council] have met several times with the Association of Canadian Publishers and the Canadian Publishers’ Council, expressing the urgency of finding “easier ways for our patrons to discover and borrow books, and [have] access to more content,” says de […]

New York: Yonkers Library Worker Admits Stealing $163,582, Faces Prison

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From the LoHud.com: A former Yonkers library worker agreed Thursday to serve one to three years in state prison for stealing $163,582 out of the public library system over seven years. Margo Reed, 54, pleaded guilty in Westchester County court to second-degree grand larceny and filing a false tax return, both felonies. The plea satisfied […]