September 18, 2014
"Then & Again" project shows Seattle then and now, side by side. This photo juxtaposes the Alaskan Way ferry terminal with Japanese residents boarding the train during their forced relocation to internment camps in 1942.

"Then & Again" project shows Seattle then and now, side by side. This photo juxtaposes the Alaskan Way ferry terminal with Japanese residents boarding the train during their forced relocation to internment camps in 1942.

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September 11, 2014

September 7, 2014
Hey Book Lovers: Stop Paying to Read Books

September 5, 2014
Please, think of the kittens.

Please, think of the kittens.

September 4, 2014
VCU Libraries unveils open-access publishing platform

August 27, 2014
Pew Internet: E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

Some interesting data points:

  • 28% of American adults read an e-book in the past year, a rise of 5% over the previous year.
  • Despite this, most Americans still read books in print; most who read e-books read in both formats. More people read print-only than e-book only.
  • 76% of adults read a book in some format in the past year.
  • 50% of adults have some sort of e-reading device, be it a tablet, a Kindle, or some other reader.
  • Demographically, women read more than men, blacks read more than whites or Hispanics, and 18-29 year olds read more than all other age groups. College graduates read more than those of other education levels.
  • Dedicated e-reading devices are becoming more common.

Read the whole report here.

August 22, 2014
Art by Lorenzo Mattotti.

Art by Lorenzo Mattotti.

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August 15, 2014
What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library

The Wall Street Journal discovers that the public library has e-books. Will wonders never cease.

August 15, 2014
Where We Came From, State by State

A chart of how Americans have moved between states, since 1900.

August 14, 2014

wilsonlibunc:

"O Captain! my Captain!" 

Wilson Library staff members take a moment to honor Robin Williams’s life and to remember his time in the Grand Reading Room, during the filming of Patch Adams.  

Image Two: The Filming of the Motion Picture Patch Adams, 2 June 1998, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Photographic Services Photographs #P0087, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.

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