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View Resource PaperPersists: Why Physical Library Collections Still Matter

This article, provided by Walt Crawford of the Research Libraries Group in Online's January 1998 issue, makes a powerful argument that paper will continue to be an indispensible information medium in the forseeable future for both libraries and people in general. Among its conclusions: future information will be available in paper, electronic, linear and hypertext formats, and libraries will...

http://www.ampersandcom.com/GeorgeLeposky/crawford1.html
View Resource He who destroyes a good Booke, kills reason it selfe

In 1955, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas presented an exhibition compiled by librarian Robert Vosper on intellectual freedom and the banning of books. Demand for the exhibition catalog was so great that it was reprinted until over 20,000 copies had been distributed. Alexandra Mason and Richard Clement issued this electronic edition of the catalog to "continue the...

http://oll.libertyfund.org/quote/97
View Resource ReadingGroupGuides.com

People have been meeting in informal groups to discuss works of literature for hundreds of years, and in recent years reading groups have continued to increase in general popularity. This website, designed by a team of avid readers, provides a host of helpful resource materials for those seeking to start and maintain an effective reading group. Launched in January 2001, the site now includes over...

https://www.readinggroupguides.com/
View Resource Library of Congress 2004 National Book Festival

This year the National Book Festival celebrated its fourth year and played host to more than 70 different authors and their respective literary traditions. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the authors include those who write biographies, works of poetry, and fantasy. On the website, visitors can learn about the various authors who appeared at the Festival, and learn about different ideas...

http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/