Tuesday, July 31, 2012

50 Shades of Red: Losing our Shirts to Ebooks | American Libraries Magazine

James LaRue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries
50 Shades of Red: Losing our Shirts to Ebooks | American Libraries Magazine




This post was written by James LaRue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries in Colorado, and member of the ALA Digital Content Working Group. More of LaRue's writing can be found on his site

For decades, public libraries have seen steady gains in use. We check out more books, get more visits both physical and virtual, and have more kids at storytime. At my own library, we've seen double digit growth almost every year for over 20 years running.
Until last year. The drop wasn't big — about .7 percent. But from such little shifts come major seismic realignments. [Read more...]
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