There’s plenty of problems plaguing the press, particularly the mainstream media. The digital and social media world seem to have preempted or seriously damaged the traditional press. But I found this a real shock: the United States fell from 20th to 47th in the annual Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders.
Twentieth was bad […]
“A human being, like a dog, can get used to anything!”
So says Adam Salmen, a fictional narrator in Dieter Schlesak’s The Druggist of Auschwitz: A Documentary Novel. But what Salmen and others imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II got “used to” is staggering, so much so that it continues to […]
The Main and Ronning branches of Siouxland Libraries have registered to be book pickup locations for World Book Night. The library will have a party for the book givers selected by World Book Night and give them a reusable Siouxland Libraries bag. You can apply here to be a book giver.
Interesting Reading […]
How popular have e-books and ebook readers and apps become? Consider this: ebook checkouts from the Siouxland Libraries increased 201 percent over the course of 2011. Meanwhile, the number of electronic materials went up 139 percent from 2010 to 2011.
The figures are rather stunning. Last January, the first complete month of use by those […]