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Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Budget Battle

This week Miami-Dade commissioners set the millage, raising rates slightly and setting the stage for a major battle down the road. Click on the above picture to watch the interview.

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Thrillers fuel near 100% rise in ebook lending

Surrey readers’ love of a thriller has fuelled a near 100% rise in ebook loans from libraries.

The number of ebooks borrowed from Surrey County Council’s libraries in the first six months of this year climbed to 29,390 compared to 15,267 for the same period in 2013. 338 more words

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Kindle Unlimited is Not a Library Card

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Surprise, surprise: The Huffington Post published a controversial opinion piece about Amazon’s new subscription service, Kindle Unlimited. The article, “Amazon Wants You to Pay for a Glorified Library Card,” takes a willfully ignorant stance against Amazon’s service. 448 more words

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All of the natural light is amazing…looks super comfy…

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Drowning in the Amazon

Just how big and mighty has Amazon become? Last week the marketplace behemoth announced a new “subscription service” for it’s popular Kindle reader called “Kindle Unlimited” where the customer can subscribe to an unlimited e-book service for $9.99 a month. 743 more words

U.S. libraries become front line in fight against homelessness

By Ian Simpson published by Reuters:

(Reuters) – George Brown, a homeless man in Washington, has a simple answer when asked how often he uses a public library. 53 more words

Amazon Unlimited

Auf die Gefahr hin, wieder zu sehr in die Rolle des Amazon Fanboys zu verfallen, zwei Gedanken*) warum Kindle Unlimited um ein vielfaches interessanter ist als die elektronischen Angebote von Bibliotheken — sowohl für Autorinnen und Verlage als auch für Leser.

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