Ten Stories That Shaped 2014
With 2015 around the corner, it's time to look back at this year's notable headlines.
10. Little Scofflaws
The Little Free Library movement ran afoul of local ordinances in several locations this year.
Amidst the hoopla over 3D printers, many of us got a chuckle out of this tongue-in-cheek parody.
If a library visit is as good as a pay raise, does that explain librarian salaries?
7. Prix Fixe
A payout structure was established this year for the long-standing case over Apple's illegal price-fixing practices with e-book publishers.
Google and other search engines started removing results to comply with a new European Union ruling over the "right to be forgotten."
Speaking about the publishing industry, Ursula Le Guin stated, "We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable-–but then, so did the divine right of kings."
Controversy over the purported slant of social studies textbooks were again in the news this year.
The protests in Ferguson, Missouri were the backdrop for one positive story: the public library stayed open, and received much acclaim for doing so.
As more authors and publishers embrace ways for their content to be freely available, questions remain about the best way to do so.
"Discovery" has become a buzzword, but the way that libraries deal with new search systems is a pivotal issue.
What was your favorite library story of 2014?