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Dan

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Re: Library talk
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2013, 03:51:14 PM »

Haha. There is a book exchange on the shelf next to my desk (started before I worked here) that is essentially the same thing. Since it's adjacent to me, I tend to overanalyze what is in there. Obviously, the good stuff goes quickly and people bring in the crap that they don't want anymore. So the library steadily devolves. Still...it's fun.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2013, 06:55:08 PM »

Our library in Newport has what they call "honor books," which are free and you don't have to check them out nor return them after a certain amount of time. you can keep them forever if you wish.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2013, 07:12:44 PM »

at my old workplace we had a book exchange shelf in our library, but only two people used it. we eventually gave all the books to the county library book sale.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2013, 12:19:56 AM »

There's a glass case with honour books in it on Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue! Just on the sidewalk, "take what you want to read".

This honour book thing is one of the things that never ceases to amaze me about America. I think its fair to say that if something similar were to be offered in England, petty hoodlums would have set the books alight by now. Or turned them into missiles to fling at passing cars.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2013, 11:23:49 AM »

The annual book sale (which includes a/v) starts on Saturday, 9 am and continues until next Fri.

I went Saturday afternoon and was surprised at the lack of crowd for the first day it started. I hadn't been to the main downtown sale in a couple years but remember going early on the first days before and it being packed. I mean, there was a nice crowd there, but for example when we checked out, there was no one in line for the cashier for about twenty minutes or so.

It was a lot different than I remembered a few years ago ... the volume of original/collectible books they have for sale now is pretty impressive. I also couldn't help but think what a utopia it would be for people with more mainstream tastes that will probably never visit ... if someone was interested in things like uber-cheap graphic novels from the big two comic companies or TV shows on DVD. As per usual my best finds where buried in the boxes underneath the tables that didn't make the displays.  I was especially happy that I found this in a said box ...

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Re: Library talk
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2013, 12:40:48 AM »

Cincinnati Library users--rejoice.  Your DVD/VHS fines will now only be 20/day instead of $2/day.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2013, 01:06:17 PM »

In a meeting today, I asked how YBP's DDA MARC FTP records would look in our III ILS.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2013, 02:28:06 PM »

Cincinnati Library users--rejoice.  Your DVD/VHS fines will now only be 20/day instead of $2/day.
Rejoice? I think the REVERSE. Removing the killer penalty of $2/day takes away a significant stimulus people had to turn in their DVDs on a timely basis... I personally think this move's a big mistake.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2013, 03:36:06 PM »

Euro, I actually agree with you but I'm just forced to implement what the powers that be decide.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2013, 03:27:02 PM »

I kind of love the idea of someone making an archive of movie scenes filmed in a library. How is Slimer's first appearance in GHOSTBUSTERS not on here yet?

http://www.youtube.com/user/LibrariansVanity
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2013, 04:15:18 PM »

There's a glass case with honour books in it on Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue! Just on the sidewalk, "take what you want to read".

This honour book thing is one of the things that never ceases to amaze me about America. I think its fair to say that if something similar were to be offered in England, petty hoodlums would have set the books alight by now. Or turned them into missiles to fling at passing cars.

My daughter's school is talking about setting up one on the edge of campus and filling it with children's books. It's an excellent idea.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2013, 04:20:14 PM »

This honour book thing is one of the things that never ceases to amaze me about America. I think its fair to say that if something similar were to be offered in England, petty hoodlums would have set the books alight by now. Or turned them into missiles to fling at passing cars.

I'd say that's probably what would happen in 95% of the neighborhoods in America as well.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2013, 09:12:23 AM »

Thank you for your advice guys! I was able to ILL the book and it's arrived. Thank you so much!

Thank you again for the advice guys. We made a copy of the thesis and then had that bound nicely. We gave it to my friend a few weeks ago and she actually started tearing up as she was reading it. Obviously this was very meaningful so thank you so much.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2013, 09:43:29 AM »

Thank you for your advice guys! I was able to ILL the book and it's arrived. Thank you so much!

Thank you again for the advice guys. We made a copy of the thesis and then had that bound nicely. We gave it to my friend a few weeks ago and she actually started tearing up as she was reading it. Obviously this was very meaningful so thank you so much.
Super-duper-cool! What a fantastic gift.
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Re: Library talk
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2013, 02:41:04 PM »

When asking a library listserv for ways to recycle about 2700 withdrawn STEM titles from the 1910's-1960's, here is a sampling of really bad advice:

1) Make something crafty out of them, like purses or tables.
2) Send them to prisons or to an African village.
3) Why are you trying to recycle books?  Libraries should be stewards of the printed word.
4) Freecycle or Craigslist.
5) Find someone interested them.

When I reframed my query again mentioning the 2700 out-of-date titles and needing it done in as few steps as possible, the lightbulb went off and I got this advice:

1) Make something crafty out of them, like purses or tables.
2) Send them to prisons or to an African village.
3) Why are you trying to recycle books?  Libraries should be stewards of the printed word.
4) Freecycle or Craigslist.
5) Find someone interested them.

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