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Hellman, Eric – Library Journal, 2010
People keep writing articles about how valuable libraries are, even with ebooks and the Internet. What people are overlooking is that the reason libraries are having such fits dealing with a changing environment is not that libraries are unrecognized as fountains of value, it's that libraries are so valuable that they attract voracious new…
Descriptors: Competition, Internet, Library Services, Electronic Publishing
Griffey, Jason – Library Journal, 2010
The author believes that publishers and authors will, in the digital age, benefit from freely sharing information, and that digital rights management (DRM) and other protection mechanisms are crazy. He has argued on behalf of libraries that ebooks and other digital content deserve the same First Sale rights that physical purchases have. But that…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Library Materials
Shorr, Manya – Library Journal, 2009
Yoga and Pilates are everywhere these days, and it's no wonder. Innumerable medical studies have shown that yoga and Pilates not only help people improve their fitness levels and slim down but also help them to alleviate asthma symptoms, manage arthritis and carpel tunnel pain, decrease cardiovascular risk factors, and improve one's emotional…
Descriptors: Internet, Physical Health, Physical Fitness, Health Promotion
Coombs, Karen – Library Journal, 2009
Drupal is a PHP-and MySQL-based system for managing web sites, developed in 2000 and released in 2001 under the open GNU General Public License (GPL). It is modular, extensible, and scalable. In recent years, Drupal has gained a huge following within libraries as a content management system (CMS). Probably the best-known extension of Drupal in the…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Internet, Web Sites, Libraries