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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Books are Basic, 1952

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This week we celebrate National Library Week, an event close to the hearts of Annotations’ archivists. Since we're both graduates of library school and avid readers, delving into the collection for some library-related audio was a no-brainer for us. The only difficulty came in choosing which instance of library radio to select. From a World War II-era discussion of book burning in Germany to public library dedications through all five boroughs, libraries play a notable role in the historic WNYC collection.

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The Takeaway

E-Books and American Libraries

Thursday, March 17, 2011

As e-books grow more and more popular, it’s not surprising that demand has grown, at online stores and libraries. But last week, it became more difficult for readers to get their e-books at the library. In the past publishers allowed libraries to lend out an e-book an unlimited number of times, but last week Harper Collins began enforcing a new set of rules. Under their new restrictions libraries may allow an e-book to be checked out only 26 times before it expires. What does this mean for e-books at libraries? And how are libraries around the country reacting?

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Studio 360

Reading, Morrison, Hmong

Saturday, September 20, 2003

At a time when half of all Americans don't buy a single book a year, Kurt Andersen and Sara Nelson talk about cultivating a passion for reading.

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Studio 360

What Do You Love to Read? Part 3

Saturday, September 20, 2003

More from the Queens Public Library — it circulates 16.8 million books a year, more than any other library in the country. Produced by Sarah Nobles and Rob Weisberg. Part 3.

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What Do You Love to Read? Part 2

Saturday, September 20, 2003

More from the Queens Public Library — it circulates 16.8 million books a year, more than any other library in the country. Produced by Sarah Nobles and Rob Weisberg. 

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What Do You Love to Read? Part 1

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Studio 360 hears from patrons outside of the Queens Public Library — it circulates 16.8 million books a year, more than any other library in the country. Produced by Sarah Nobles and Rob Weisberg.

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Book Dealer

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Kurt Thometz, who builds personal libraries for the well-to-do, has found his own perfect collection. Produced by Peter Clowney and Leital Molad.

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Book Dealer

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Kurt Thometz, who builds personal libraries for the well-to-do, has found his own perfect collection. Produced by Peter Clowney and Leital Molad.

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Book Dealer

Saturday, June 22, 2002

Kurt Thometz, who builds personal libraries for the well-to-do, has found his own perfect collection. 

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