Monthly Archives: March 2011

Literary Orphans

A lot is being written these days about literary orphans. Perhaps some clarification is needed for these are not famous characters in works of fiction who have no parents. Today’s meaning of a literary orphan is work who’s copyright holder … Continue reading

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Maag Annual Report

Download the Maag 2009-2010 Annual report (pdf) here.maag_annualrep_09-10_for web

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Does Good Writing Matter Anymore?

Henry Baum over at Self-Publishing Review examines the importance of the editing process to modern readers: [Editors] are good because they separate the wheat from the chaff, etc. etc. There is a major point missing from this argument: readers don’t … Continue reading

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Deduplicating Ohio’s Libraries

In the past, every major college and university library in the State of Ohio subscribed to The Reader’s Guide. In the time before computerized databases, The Reader’s Guide was THE index to articles in magazines and periodicals. You couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Maag Library Open Sunday 3/20/2011

Normal Sunday hours. Closed Sat. 3/19/2011

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Is it time for a National Digital Library?

David H. Rothman argues for a National Digital Library System that serves all people…from the Chronicles of Higher Education, March 4, 2011

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Print Publishing is Dead

Or at least, it will be if J.K. Rowling, Jonathan Franzen, or James Patterson ever find out about the Kindle. Free from the bureaucratic machinations of traditional print publishers, independent writers are making a killing over at Amazon and redefining … Continue reading

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