Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rockford Public Library Will Boost Spending on Digital and Audio Books in 2012

Rockford Public Library to boost spending on electronic media. (Rockford Register-Star, 10/9/2011)

ExcerptThe library is responding by setting aside 34 percent of next year’s $1.1 million collection budget — or about $400,000 — on electronic digital and audio books. In 2011, the library planned to dedicate only 6.6 percent of its collection budget to those resources.

The public’s demand for easier access to books, music, games and other resources through its tax-supported library system is guiding those decisions, explained Emily Hartzog, the library’s community relations officer

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