Edited by Marylaine Block
Chapter Two: How Librarians Are Rescuing the Book
Improving Intellectual and Physical Access
Blackwell's Tables of Contents Enrichment Service http://www.blackwell.com/level2/TOC.asp
Table-of-Contents Enhancement of the Catalog http://www.library.cornell.edu/cts/martyrep.htm
E-Book Library at the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/ebooklist.html
Over 1800 public domain titles formatted for MS Reader and Palm
Morton Grove Public Library: MatchBook http://www.webrary.org/rs/matchbookabout.html
fill out a form to indicate your reading preferences and you will automatically be notified of new books that match your profile.
Quad-LINC Web Catalog http://qlweb.rbls.lib.il.us/
the shared catalog and circulation system for 40+ academic, school, public, medical, and special libraries in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois. Cardholders at any library can check out books at any other library and even have them delivered to their home libraries.
"Risk-Taking at the Library http://neohio.craintech.com/cgi-bin/article.pl?articleId=2648
article about an e-book lending program with over 1,000 titles at the Clevnet Library Network.
Center for the Book
Center for the Book at the Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/ctr-bro.html
In addition to its own programs, links to all the state centers for the book.
Vermont Center for the Book http://www.vermontbook.org/home.html
an example of what the state centers for the book are doing, this one concentrates heavily on working with children.
Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library http://www.spl.org/wacentbook/centbook.html
home of the original One City, One Book program.
Group Reading Programs
Book and Poetry Discussion Groups [Las Vegas Clark County Library District] http://www.lvccld.org/events/programs_exhibits/books_poetry.htm
The library offers many reading groups on a wide variety of topics
Hennepin County Library - Readers Online http://www.hclib.org/pub/books/OnlineBookDisc.cfm
If All of Seattle Read the Same Book http://www.spl.org/wacentbook/seattleread/samebook.html
Waterboro Library Blog: "What Books Cities Are Reading Together." http://www.waterborolibrary.org/blogs/blog381402.htm#onebook
Yahoo: One Book Community Reading Programs http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Organizations/Reading_Groups/One_Book_Community_Reading_Programs/
Creating New Readers
"an interactive how-to web site for building and sustaining literacy coalitions, collaborations and partnerships. BuildLiteracy.org is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)."
Guys Read: a Literacy Initiative for Boys http://www.guysread.com
Author Jon Scieszka's campaign to convince boys that reading is cool.
Recommended Graphic Novels for Public Libraries, Selected and Annotated by Steve Raiteri http://my.voyager.net/~sraiteri/graphicnovels.htm
Librarian Steve Raiteri, who selects graphic novels for his own libary, now also reviews graphic novels for Library Journal
Spanish in Our Libraries and Public Libraries Using Spanish are key resources to help serve Spanish-speaking readers.
StoryPlace-The Children's Digital Library http://www.storyplace.org
from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County , a children's digital library, in English and Spanish.
One of many similar pages created by librians, this offers hot authors and series, award lists, reviews of new books, and a place for teens to submit their own recommendations
Booklists, Blogs, Reviews, and More
Book Lists and Bibliographies http://www.waterborolibrary.org/bklista.htm
A clearinghouse for the recommended reading lists that every library generates, courtesy of Waterboro Public Library (ME)
Hennepin County Library - Readers Online - If You Like... Database http://www.hclib.org/pub/books/iyl/
Morton Grove Public Library: Fiction-L Booklists http://www.webrary.org/rs/FLbklistmenu.html
Look for recommendations by genre, characters, region, subject, author, and audience.
WPL: Waterboro Lib Blog http://www.waterborolibrary.org/blog.htm
Molly Williams has created the best, most comprehensive source for news about books and reading -- new author interviews, book reviews, forthcoming books, web sites for readers, etc.
Keeping a Watchful Eye on the Future
Death of the Book? Challenges and Opportunities for Scholarly Publishing http://www.humanities.org.au/NSCF/bookfuture/futureofbook.htm
Presentation materials are available here from the recent conference held by the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Future of the Book http://www.futureofthebook.com/
An irregular weblog
Literacy in America http://bookmagazine.com/issue24/literacy.shtml
useful article from Book Magazine discusses the dimensions of the problem and some imaginative solutions.
OCLC Report on 5 Year Information Format Trends http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/community/informationtrends.pdf
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