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Technology Trends Changing Libraries Key Challenge Areas for Libraries in an Online Age. A number of societal trends have the potential to severely affect libraries, particularly as these move into the online information delivery environment.
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More specifically.......(Oshkosh grocery store locations map based on Oshkosh City Directories research.)
So, John, could you tell us what caused you to snooze through math class all those years?
And this question might be a tough one for you, in more ways than one, but based on the above graph, during whose Presidential administration did the U.S. unemployment and food stamp participation rates begin their serious upticks
0:28. Wider maker movement.
0:49. Maker faires, maker bots.
0:57. Hackerspace examples.
1:15. Art incubator spaces.
1:32. Tek Venture, Fort Wayne Indiana.
1:42. Idea Box, Oak Park, Illinois.
1:55. Studio i, Charlotte, North Carolina.
2:22. New Madison Central Library, 3rd level
2:30. New Madison Central Library, 1st level.
2:36. New Madison Central Library, ground level.
2:47. New Madison Central Library, lower level.
3:11. Branch programming
3:42. South Madison Branch. Portable animation stations.
4:32. The Bubbler
4:44. Hands-on, pop-up workshops.
5:02. Cyanotype printing workshop.
5:22. Maker community partners.
6:16. Makers unite.
Excerpt: In its heyday, when the mill ran three shifts, 24/7, Clairton supported
three movie theaters, four car dealerships, a full-time recreation
director. There was no urgent reason to travel upriver to Pittsburgh.
Almost anything a person needed was here. Now the coke plant employs
1,300 workers, compared with 5,000 at the height of the steel industry,
according to the local union. Residents must drive five miles out of
town simply to buy fresh produce.
Excerpt: Kinloch also noted today’s raid, conducted before the library opened at noon, had nothing to do with the $1,000-a-piece trash cans that were purchased for a library wing renovation project in 2010.
Excerpt: The library board voted 6-1 Monday to list the property with Wheaton-based Realty Executives, whose Realtors have previously estimated the land to be worth $1,897,000. The land was purchased by the library in 2003 with intentions of building a new library facility there, but voters rejected those plans in three separate referendums.
The cover story begins.There are two kinds of prices in America today: regular prices and health- care prices. The first kind seems to follow some sensible laws of supply and demand. But America's medical bills are something else. They flow from a surreal world where science has lost connection with reality, where bureaucracy and paperwork have no limit, where a half-hour tonsillectomy costs what an average worker earns in three weeks. The prices, like the system that issues them, are out of control.
And I suppose the world of pro sports hasn't changed all that much either.
Excerpt: Vruwink’s lead stayed above 0.5 percentage points, which denied VanderMeer a recount at taxpayer expense. VanderMeer’s campaign could have still moved forward with a recount by paying $5 per ward.
And why was it so important to include Monroe County voters in this district?
Other Institutions Are Changing: the rise of large stores and chains
Excerpt: Social institutions look vastly different than they did 20 years ago. A variety of forces, most specifically economic changes and technological developments, have reshaped and redefined our notions of what constitute a bank, a service station, or a bookstore. Groceries Excerpt: The replacement of "mom-and-pop" grocery stores by chain supermarkets over the past several decades has been supplanted by a movement to even larger superstore markets and warehouses. Oshkosh Grocery Store Locations. “Mom-and-pop” groceries. As you see from this crudely illustrated map, "mom-and-pop" groceries were still the norm in 1950. By the mid-1980s, there was just one survivors. For this project, I compared the "grocery" listings in the business sections of the 1950 and 1984 Oshkosh city directories.
Drug stores Local pharmacies. Gaughn’s, in Warren, Pennsylvania, bills itself as "a real drug store". Note the use of the present tense; it's still in business. • Ad from Times-Mirror