Tag: libraries

Throwback Thursday: Silly Questions


Still my most popular photo on Flickr with almost 13,000 views.

Is it Copyrighted? Can I Use it?


Copyright! Complicated, confusing, and not clear-cut. What does a librarian need to know? Michael and Laura will present scenarios to discuss, as we all shine a light on the subject and try to figure out what a librarian needs to do. Presented by Michael Sauers and Laura Johnson, Nebraska Library Commission Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference […]

Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped


If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the ubiquity of McDonald’s, this stat may make your day: There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than outposts of the burger mega-chain (about 14,000). The same is true of Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally). “There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,” says Justin […]

Ursula K. LeGuin on eBooks, Libraries, and Publishers


While most small presses sell all their books freely and happily to libraries, the “Big

Most Social Media Friendly State Libraries for 2013


Woot! The Nebraska Library Commission has been ranked 6th out of the 50 state libraries regarding their social media presence. Generally I take such lists with a grain of salt, and I can definitely say, this isn’t a competition, but I’m quite happy being in the top 10. Read the full report and see all the […]

Permission Based Publishing: The New York Publishing Model (and Why It Doesn’t Work)


…Bookish is a great example of this. Bookish took two years to launch and was

Entire Hachette eBook Catalog Will Soon Become Available to All Libraries


Hachette Book Group, which publishes Stephenie Meyer and Malcolm Gladwell among others, announced Wednesday that

25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome


See all the photos @ Flavorwire.com.

James Patterson wants a bookstore bailout


I’m not really sure how I feel about his idea (shown right) but he does

Petition: Fund the 2013-2015 budget requests from the Nebraska Library Commission


Help fund ebooks and electronic databases for Nebraska residents! There are three requests that need to