2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for the ahslib.com blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Libraries are Important!

Library“I don’t think the library is threatened. Circulation of physical books has never been higher. But I wouldn’t even agree that libraries are in the book business. I think they are in the information sharing business. And it just so happens that books have been the primary method of sharing information for half a millennium. The library isn’t going to compete with the internet. It’s going to be part of the internet. New York libraries have one of the greatest collections of information in the world, and one of our goals is to have it all curated, linked, and navigable.”
“But once you’ve uploaded all your information, haven’t you made yourself obsolete?”
“Absolutely not. Libraries provide a third space that is neither home or work, where people can come together and do thinking work. There will always be that need. And a third of New York depends upon the library system for not only free books, but free computers as well. This is especially important to immigrants, because you don’t have to prove anything to get a library card.”

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2014 – The Year in Review

Click here for a collection of articles comprised of 2014’s top stories on culture, politics, science, business, sports, the arts and more. Includes the Ebola crisis, ISIS terror acts, the U.S. mid-term elections, the tensions between the Ukraine and Russia, the Olympic Games and many other top news stories from throughout the year.

Ebola Zaire Virus (TEM). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Dec 2014. http://quest.eb.com/#/search/139_1923846/1/139_1923846/cite

Ebola Zaire Virus (TEM). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Dec 2014.
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