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Wikipedia's Outgoing Fundraiser Claims Money Being Wasted

The Register reports that Sue Gardner of the Wikimedia Foundation issued a statement noting that cash is going to fund bureaucrats in chapter organizations instead of individual editors modifying Wikipedia. Apparently three particular chapter organizations dominate the process of receiving funds.

Mentor Public Library Adds Streaming Media Opportunity For Patrons

Mentor Public Library in Ohio has contracted with Hoopla to provide streaming rich media to patrons in addition to other electronic content on offer from Zinio, Overdrive, and other vendors.

17 Year Old Killed in Library Parking Lot

WJW Fox 8 News in Cleveland reports that a teen was shot in the parking lot behind the Eastman branch of Cleveland Public Library who then later died after transport to MetroHealth Medical Center. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the Cleveland Division of Police. WEWS News Channel 5 reported on the incident as well.

Initial Notes on Death of Roger Ebert

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Andy Ihnatko has an initial reaction posted to the death on 4 April 2013 of Roger Ebert.

Comparison of Google Reader Alternatives

Fabian Scherschel at The H Online presents a feature comparing alternatives to Google Reader for those looking to replace it in their daily lives.

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Libraries Have Had Their Day

Horrible Histories author Terry Deary has said libraries have had their day. Deary referred to libraries as being a Victorian idea that does not fit in contemporary times.

(h/t Public Libraries News)

It Came From Akron

Apparently over 40 phone calls or so to your local public library that are harassing in nature may lead to charges being filed against you, according to WOIO news in Cleveland. Further details are available from The Akron Beacon-Journal.

Washington Post Reportedly Seeking Paywall

Agence France-Presse via France24 reports that the Washington Post is reviewing erecting a paywall to its online edition in 2013.

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