If Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan were alive, what would he think of the Digital Public Library of America? Is the DPLA’s present vision in line with his Five Laws of Library Science? Later today, Washington, D.C., time. (Update: Online late Saturday.)
For now, enjoy the holidays. And while you’re at it, check out a child-oriented library blog, from Simferopol in the Ukraine, where the librarians are taking a very family-friendly approach to literacy—exactly the sort of local effort that the DPLA and other national library organizations everywhere should encourage no matter what the medium, e-book or paper book. Thanks, Google Translate!
- OverDrive as an e-library kickstart—and related information on e-books and family literacy: Links for new visitors to LibraryCity.org
- An e-smart family literacy approach for Rockford, Illinois? Back to the future?
- Your dream reading-app for the DPLA and a national digital library system? Especially with the summer reading slump in mind?
- Related writings
- “Newport Beach may close Balboa branch, open ‘electronic’ library”: Many are shunning books. How to restore their popularity—and protect the public library model?