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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Can Libraries Survive the E-Book Revolution?

To read the entire article, go to http://www.govtech.com/education/Can-Libraries-Survive-the-E-Book-Revolution.html The e-book revolution has overturned the whole infrastructure upon which libraries depended. From 2011 to 2012, the percentage of Americans who owned an e-book reader leapt from 18 to 33 percent, a rapid climb from 6 percent in 2010. Attempting to accommodate this shift, more than three-quarters […]

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New UpToDate Subscription Brings Changes for WSU Users

WHAT: Effective immediately, WSU UpToDate users must register and create a personal username and password to access UpToDate. There is no cost to register. Your new personal registration provides: A free UpToDate Mobile App for up to two mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows phone and tablet. Continued fast easy access to UpToDate […]

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Remembering Elmore Leonard, “The Dickens of Detroit” and America’s greatest crime novelist

Elmore Leonard, the crime and western author called “the closest thing America has to a national writer,” passed away this morning of complications from a stroke he suffered in July. His longtime researcher Gregg Sutter announced the death on Facebook. Leonard, called “Dutch,” by his friends, after the baseball pitcher, was born in New Orleans […]

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August 15: Hidden Treasures of Wayne State University’s Ramsey Collection of Literature for Young People

Discover the stories behind a little-known collection of rare books that date back to the late 1700s! Taking place at the Ford House Visitor Center in Grosse Pointe Shores on August 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wayne State University Librarian Cindy Krolikowski will share rare treasures from the Ramsey Collection of Literature for […]

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Abandoned Wal-mart is now America’s largest library

There are thousands of abandoned big box stores sitting empty all over America, including hundreds of former Walmart stores. With each store taking up enough space for 2.5 football fields, Walmart’s use of more than 698 million square feet of land in the U.S. is one of its biggest environmental impacts. But at least one […]

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