So how are libraries
and schools being reinvented in this much more social, connected, always-online world?
Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries
The issue of how libraries
acquire geospatial data is a prevalent one in this collection of articles.
The archives of academic libraries
are first and foremost charged with preserving and maintaining the college and university's administrative records.
The ALA, which has pushed to scale back the government's powers to gain information from libraries
, said its study was the first to examine a question that was central to a House vote in July on the Patriot Act: how frequently federal, state, and local agents are demanding records from libraries
Other manufacturers build a line of libraries
based upon a single robotic and enclosure design--a single-design box approach.
"Despite all the strides we've made, in many regards, digital libraries
are still in their infancy," says Steve Griffin, program director of the Digital Libraries
Initiative at the National Science Foundation (NSF; www.nsf.gov).
African American librarians realized that African American children who came to their branch libraries
needed to see images that were appropriately reflective of themselves in the books they read, but few books addressed this need.
Patrons of digital libraries
, she adds, "will never face an overdue fine."
"The very act of libraries
having fees and levying fines has social consequences," says Berman.
Across the country, tight budgets are leading to dramatic cuts in funding for public libraries
. So many libraries
have closed their doors in recent years that the American Library Association says it's no longer able to keep track of them all.
On March 28, as library officials prepared to lay off scores of workers and close branch libraries
for weeks or months at a time, NYPL came up with the funds to throw a party in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Virginia Woolf's suicide.