Posts Tagged collection development
It is interesting to see the changing going on in ‘library as place’ – the Netflix library has arrived at the Hayward Public Library.
$2,99 – three items a month
$4,99 – five items a month
$8.99 – ten times a month
There are no late fees…
According to the Library Hotline, November 16, 2009 – “The Fines Free Library Loan program, the first of its kind, aims to lure back library users who find their accounts blocked, that is 20% of total users give up on the library.” The program estimates just 2% of the public would have to join the program for the library to receive significant income from circulation.
Have we moved into the age where the cost of circulating a book can be turned into a net gain?
The Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Blog posted a futurist idea of the “library as place.” It is a building block that we believe is part of any building project.
What is the relevance of Special Collections? And how does it relate to the library of the future? We believe that Special Collections are part of a laboratory of ideas. Something libraries can offer to enhance their experience. Jennifer Howard states, “Don’t lock your special collections away in neglected corners of the library — use them to teach students about the possibilities and principles of research. Such collections should be put to use as laboratories where students work hands-on with primary documents, incorporate them into original research projects, and even publish the results in institutional repositories.”
The discussion was held as part of the Coalition for Networked Information‘s fall forum.